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The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.3 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.

The gallery presents acclaimed major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art. It is also home to Wakefield’s important and growing collection of modern British and contemporary art. In August 2019 we opened The Hepworth Wakefield Garden. Designed by internationally renowned designer Tom Stuart-Smith, it features several sculptures, and is free for all to enjoy. This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary with Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, the largest exhibition since the artist’s death in 1975.

The Hepworth Wakefield is committed to improving diversity and tackling systemic racism within our organisation and we require all our employees to share and deliver on this commitment. We have adapted our recruitment practices to help us achieve this by:

  • Ensuring our jobs are widely advertised to reach a diverse range of applicants
  • Using an anonymised application process for shortlisting where possible
  • Delivering unconscious bias training for all staff
  • Delivering equality & diversity training for all staff
  • 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

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector.

The Hepworth Wakefield is  Disability Confident Committed and we have pledged to ensure that  disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations within our organisation. As part of this commitment, any applicants who identify as disabled and meet the minimum criteria will be offered an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process, please contact Alexa Becker.

We know we have a lot of work to do to improve the diversity of the team at The Hepworth Wakefield, if you have any feedback on any of our recruitment practices please contact Alexa Becker.  Please help us to monitor our progress by filling in an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (see below) and returning it with your application form.

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

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

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

Vacancies

Kitchen Porter

£8.91 per hour
Full-time – 37 hours per week on a rota including weekends
Permanent

Our new Garden Café opened in February serving hot and cold drinks and fresh cakes and The Gallery Café opened at the end of May with an exciting new menu using locally sourced and seasonal produce.

We are now looking for an experienced Kitchen Porter to assist the kitchen team where necessary from washing crockery & equipment, accepting & storing deliveries, general kitchen cleaning duties and basic food preparation. The right candidate will have a passion for high quality food and drink and enjoy working in a busy environment.

To apple for this role please send your CV to recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org

Deadline for applications is 9am on 10 August 2021
Interviews will take place on 26 August 2021

Kitchen Porter JD

 

Commis Chef

£22,000 per annum
Full-time – 37 hours per week on a rota including weekends
Permanent

Our new Garden Café opened in February serving hot and cold drinks and fresh cakes and The Gallery Café opened at the end of May with an exciting new menu using locally sourced and seasonal produce.

We are now looking for an experienced Commis Chef with a passion for high quality food and drink. You will enjoy preparing and serving lunch focused dishes to a high standard, working alongside the sous chef and catering manager to help provide a smooth running of service.

To apple for this role please send your CV to recruitment@hepworthwakefield.org

Deadline for applications is 9am on 10 August 2021
Interviews will take place on 26 August 2021

Commis Chef JD

 

Chair

The Hepworth Wakefield seeks to appoint a new Chair who is passionate about the gallery’s vision to be recognised as one of the world’s leading art galleries, creating unforgettable art experiences for all, while inspiring positive change locally. 

The new Chair will be business-oriented and bring an entrepreneurial spirit. The right candidate will have experience of operating at board level, and an appreciation of how the charity sector operates, perhaps through being a Trustee. They will bring professional experience of management and will understand how to support and nurture a highly talented and driven management team.

Candidates will bring a demonstrable interest in the visual arts and connections and networks within the creative and cultural sector in the UK would be beneficial. Applicants can be based anywhere in the UK, and will be able to attend some meetings virtually. However, applicants who have a particular connection to the North, and an understanding of the socio-economic challenges this part of the country faces, would be particularly welcome to apply.

Importantly, candidates should bring a passion for The Hepworth Wakefield’s mission to create fantastic experiences that are accessible to everyone.

The Hepworth Wakefield is partnering with Nurole, the leading board-level hiring platform, for this Chair appointment. To find out more and apply you will need to request Nurole membership, which is free and completely confidential, here. Nurole may not grant access to all membership requests but if any assistance is needed please contact  enquiries@nurole.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact anna.cowling@nurole.com

 

Visitor Experience Manager

£28,000 per annum
37 hours per week, 5 days over 7 with regular weekend and evening working
Permanent

The Visitor Experience Manager will be responsible for ensuring that every visitor to the gallery has an excellent experience, encouraging them to return and become long term supporters. This is an extremely varied role which will involve working collaboratively with all teams to ensure the smooth running of visitor operations, management of the visitor experience team (staff and volunteers) and maximising commercial opportunities including driving sales of tickets and membership. You will also be responsible for ensuring that safety, access and security procedures are adhered to across the site.

We are looking for an experienced manager who enjoys engaging visitors in a cultural or heritage setting, has a passion for excellent customer care and is driven to exceed expectations.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please see details of how to apply at the bottom of the page.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 17 August 2021
Interviews will take place week commencing 23 August 2021

Visitor Experience Manager 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.

Please ensure forms are sent as Word documents only.