The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.6 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now established as one of the most successful public art galleries in the UK, attracting critical acclaim and audiences from around the world.
We present an ambitious programme of major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art, alongside innovative displays drawn from Wakefield’s growing art collection. Central to our work is our learning programme that engages schools, families, adults and local community groups through inspiring creative learning opportunities. In 2019, we opened The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, to complement our David Chipperfield-designed gallery and provide an inspiring public garden, free for all to enjoy.
We have recently been joined by neighbours Tileyard North, who have developed the 19th century mill complex opposite the gallery into a vibrant hub for the creative industries. We are now embarking upon two capital projects to complete our wider waterfront site, including returning our much-loved playground and creating a workshop and yard space for our Gardener and her team of volunteers.
We are committed to improving diversity within our organisation and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector. Our inclusive recruitment practices include:
- Ensuring our jobs are widely advertised to reach a diverse range of applicants
- Using an anonymised application process for shortlisting where possible
- Applying positive action where legal and appropriate
- Actively monitoring the diversity of our applicants
- Ensuring our job descriptions are inclusive
- Ensuring shortlisting and interview panels are as diverse as possible
- Staff training
The Hepworth Wakefield is a Disability Confident Employer and any applicants who identify as disabled and meet the minimum criteria will be offered an interview. If you would like to declare you have a disability in order for this to be taken into consideration or you require any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process, please contact Alexa Becker (HR Manager) on email@example.com.
The Hepworth Wakefield is proud to confirm we are a Living Wage Employer, certified by the Living Wage Foundation.
Benefits for contracted staff include:
- 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after 3 years of service
- Hybrid working for appropriate roles
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements
- Enhanced sick pay entitlements
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Occupational Health
- Free eye tests
- Group Pension Plan, including an employer contribution up to 6%
- Discount in The Hepworth shop and café
- Discounted travel schemes
- Discounted gym membership
- Free entry to a variety of national and international museums and galleries
Our mission is to create experiences that inspire, captivate, surprise and enhance everyone’s lives. Our team is bold, open and we embrace quality and innovation and we value all our staff and their commitment to driving our success. Read our Vision, Mission and Values here. If you would like to join our highly motivated team please see our current vacancies below.
Visitor Experience Supervisor
£24,000 per annum pro rata
Part-time, 30 hours per week across 4 days, according to a rota and including weekends
We are seeking a Visitor Experience Supervisor to join our Visitor Services team. This is a key role that takes the lead in ensuring that all visitors are welcomed and safe at the gallery and in the garden on a day-to-day basis. You will be visitor focused with excellent customer service skills whilst able to be proactive and reactive to issues that may arise in a public building. You will also have excellent operational qualities, including opening and closing the gallery, be driven to meet commercial goals and lead a visitor facing team to ensure that all our visitors have an amazing experience.
For more information about the role please see the job description Visitor Experience Supervisor JD. For details on how to apply please see below.
Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 11 March 2024
Interviews will take place Thursday 21 March 2024
How to apply
To apply for one of our vacancies, unless otherwise stated please complete an Application Form. Please ensure application forms are sent as Word documents only to allow us to anonymise them before shortlisting. To help us to monitor and review our inclusive recruitment practices, please also complete a Recruitment Diversity Monitoring Form. If you have any feedback on any of our recruitment practices or need any assistance accessing the forms please contact Alexa Becker.
Your completed application form and recruitment diversity monitoring form should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org