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The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.4 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now established as a major local, national and international attraction, winning Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017.

We present an acclaimed programme of historical and contemporary art exhibitions alongside displays drawn from Wakefield’s growing collection of 20th-century and contemporary art. Central to our work is our ambitious learning programme that engages a broad and diverse audience. To bring our wider site to life The Hepworth Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, opened in August 2019 and is one of the largest free public gardens in the UK. Later this year the 19th century mill building complex opposite the gallery will be opening as a vibrant creative industries and education hub.

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 alexabecker@hepworthwakefield.org.

Benefits for contracted staff 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
  • Hybrid working, combining office based work with working from home, for appropriate roles

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.


Finance Trustee

We are looking for a finance professional (chartered accountant) with an interest in arts and culture and based in the West Yorkshire area, to join our board as a Trustee. As a Trustee, they will be in a unique position to apply their skills to help us continue to be the remarkable and resilient organisation we are. No prior experience of being a trustee or board member is required and we welcome interest from those wishing to take up their first governance position. We are committed to improving diversity across our organisation and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the arts sector.

Time Commitment
Trustees need to be able to commit to attending four board meetings per year, occasional ad hoc meetings, private views, fundraising events and be available to give a reasonable amount of time providing support and guidance to the Director and Director of Finance & Operations.

Terms of Appointment
Trustees are appointed for an initial three-year term which is renewable for a further term of three years, then renewable annually at the agreement of the Chair. This is a voluntary and unremunerated position.

How to Apply
For more information please see the recruitment pack THW Recruitment Pack – Finance Trustee.  Please send expressions of interest, with any relevant information included, to recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org by Monday 27 February 2023.

Editions Manager

£36,000 to £38,000 per annum (pro rata) dependent on knowledge and experience.
Part-time – up to 3 days per week (22.2 hours) 
Hybrid working options available

The Hepworth Wakefield has produced a portfolio of hugely successful limited editions, working with a host of international, contemporary artists. As we look to expand this business, we are seeking a highly motivated Editions Manager who will be responsible for seeking out commercially successful and meaningful collaborations with artists. They will have a keen eye on the art market and oversee all artist liaison, production and fulfilment. The successful candidate will implement sales strategies that will be vital in supporting the gallery’s continued viability and sustainability.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an arts professional to work with a leading art institution to develop and deliver limited editions with emerging and established artists. We are open to flexible working and envisage the role would be mostly managed remotely, with an onsite presence around key edition launch dates.

For more information please see the job description Editions Manager JD

Deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 21 February 2023.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 2 March 2023.

For details of how to apply please see below.

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 recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org.