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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.

Vacancies

Collection & Exhibitions Manager

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

We are seeking an experienced Collection & Exhibitions Manager 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.

We present an outstanding programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions alongside displays drawn from The Hepworth’s collection of 20th-century and contemporary art. In an expansion of our waterfront site, we have recently opened The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, which includes outdoor sculpture displays.

The post-holder will lead on the museum’s registrarial 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 on how to apply please see below.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 15 October 
Interviews will take place on Monday 21 October 

Collection & Exhibitions Manager JD

Communications Assistant

£18,000 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week
Permanent contract

The Communications & Development team is responsible for maintaining and growing The Hepworth Wakefield’s reputation as a world-class cultural centre, for developing audiences for our diverse mix of programming and for increasing income from commercial and fundraising sources.

The Communications Assistant provides dedicated marketing, digital and press support, with the overall aim of increasing visitor figures and spend onsite and online, maintaining and growing the gallery’s reputation regionally, nationally and internationally.

You will have a good understanding of communications, ideally gained in a cultural, tourism or third sector environment.  You will be an excellent relationship builder, proactive in your outlook and have some experience of creating, programming and monitoring social media content, specifically for the promotion of events or exhibitions.

If you have an interest in the arts, would like to work in a world-class gallery and are looking for a career in communications, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

For a job description and details on how to apply please see below.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Wednesday 9 October
Interviews will take place on 23 or 24 October 

Communications Assistant JD

Communications Officer

£24,000 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week
Permanent

We are seeking a Communications Officer to join the Communications and Development team at The Hepworth Wakefield. The team is responsible for maintaining and growing the gallery’s reputation as a world-class cultural centre, for developing audiences for the diverse mix of programming we present and increasing income from a wide variety of fundraising and commercial sources.

The Communications Officer will be responsible for devising and implementing creative media campaigns to secure positive press coverage for The Hepworth Wakefield, continuing to build the profile of the gallery regionally, nationally and internationally, and play a key role in contributing to The Hepworth Wakefield digital and social media strategies. You will have a proven track record of delivering high profile media campaigns, excellent planning and organisation skills, a range of media contacts and knowledge of the current media landscape.

It is an exciting time to join the team as The Hepworth Wakefield Garden has recently opened to the public and the gallery will be celebrating its 10th birthday in 2021.

For a job description and details on how to apply please see below.

Deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 1 October
Interviews will be held on Thursday 10 October

Communications Officer JD

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.