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The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.2 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now firmly established as a major local, national and international attraction, winning Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017. We present an outstanding programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions alongside displays drawn from Wakefield's collection of 20th-century and contemporary art. In August 2019, the first phase of The Hepworth Wakefield Garden opened. Designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, the garden features sculptures and is one of the largest free public gardens in the UK.

We value all our staff and their commitment to driving our success.

Benefits of working at The Hepworth Wakefield include:

  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising by a day after each year of service in your first three years up to 28 days
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements
  • Enhanced sick pay entitlements
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential support services for you and your immediate family
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Free eye tests run by Specsavers
  • Group Pension Plan run by Royal London, including an employer contribution of up to 6%
  • Staff discount in the shop and café

If you would like to join our highly motivated and successful team please see our current vacancies below.


Shop Manager

£22,000 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week (to include 2 weekend days per month)

The Hepworth Wakefield’s retail offer provides vital income to The Hepworth Wakefield, ensuring the gallery’s continued viability and sustainability. We are seeking a Shop Manager to lead our dynamic and energetic retail team, and to manage the day to day running of the gallery retail operations. With relevant experience of managing or supervising a customer facing, sales driven team, preferably in a busy visitor attraction,  you will need to take a positive ‘hands on’ approach while meeting sales targets, ensuring a viable and profitable offer is in place.

For informal enquiries, please contact Rosie Ripley,  Retail Development Manager on 01924 247 375. For a job description and details of how to apply please see below.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 14 January 2020
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21 January 2020

Shop Manager JD

Collection & Exhibitions Registrar

£28,000 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week

We are seeking an experienced Collection & Exhibitions Registrar to support the curatorial team in collection care and the delivery of a world-class exhibitions programme at one of the UK’s most successful public art galleries.

The post-holder will lead on the museum’s registrar work, managing a programme of care and conservation for the collection, and scheduling and managing the delivery of all exhibitions and collection displays. For a job description and details of how to apply please see below.

Deadline for applications is 9am on   Monday 6 January 2020
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14 January 2020 

Collection Exhibitions Registrar Job Description

How to apply

Our team is bold, open and we embrace innovation. Our Mission is to create experiences that inspire, captivate, surprise and enhance everyone’s lives. Read our Vision, Mission and Values

If you fit this description and would like to apply for one of our  jobs please complete an application form.  We promote diversity and equal opportunities, please help us to monitor this by filling in an equal opportunities monitoring form.

Your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form should be sent to recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org.

Alternatively, please post your forms to Alexa Becker, The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, WF1 5AW.

Please note we only accept completed application forms. No agencies.