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The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over two 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 an expansion of our waterfront site, in Summer 2019 we will open outdoor sculpture displays in a new Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith.

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.



Part-time – 26 hours per week

Fixed-term – 17th June to 29th September 2019

£8.21 per hour

Do you have a passion for art, working with the public and a commitment to providing the highest level of customer care?

The Hepworth Wakefield is looking to recruit a Visitor Experience Assistant to join our dynamic and enthusiastic Visitor Experience team for the duration of our upcoming show, Yorkshire Sculpture International.

Our Visitor Experience Assistants provide visitors to the gallery with the warmest welcome and actively promote the galleries programme and membership scheme, as well as upselling relevant merchandise to complement each visit. The role involves interpreting our displayed collections to the public, delivering guided tours, supporting events and ensuring the safety of our visitors and security of our building and collections.

You will deliver a first-class visitor experience and ensure that our visitors are inspired to return. If you have a commitment to providing customer service excellence and are excited about art and working with the public we would love to hear from you! Please see below for a job description and details of how to apply.

For informal enquiries please contact Chloe Simm, Visitor Experience Manager via chloesimm@hepworthwakefield.org

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 5th June at 9am.
Interviews will be held on Monday 10th June.

Visitor Experience Assistant 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.