The Hepworth Wakefield opened in May 2011 to public and critical acclaim. It exhibits Wakefield’s art collection, the Hepworth Family Gift and the work of major contemporary and 20th century artists. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, its ten superb gallery spaces, make it one of the UK’s largest and most visited galleries outside London, attracting 1.3 million visitors in the last three years. Additionally, there are two acres of external gardens and a 600 square metre temporary exhibition space, The Calder, which operates in a re-purposed 19th century industrial mill opposite the gallery.

Visitor Services Team Leader 

£17,500 Full Time
Rota System, working 5 days over 7

You will work closely with the Visitor Services Manager and Head of Operations to ensure the Visitor Services team functions to agreed standards, demonstrating a world class visitor experience at The Hepworth Wakefield.

Working across 10 galleries, Information Desk and other public spaces, the role provides operational duty management to ensure the smooth and efficient running of all day to day front of house activity; monitoring and reporting on visitor experience and operational issues including Health and Safety and security breaches. You will take a pro-active approach to managing standards and presentation of the site and staff, taking a lead in resolving issues. 

You will take management responsibility for members of the Visitor Services team including supervision of volunteers, constantly striving to maximise visitor experience and contributing to the continued viability and sustainability of the gallery.

You will be required to maintain a working knowledge of the collection and temporary exhibitions as well as promoting all of The Hepworth Wakefield's facilities and services including trading activity, constantly striving to maximize visitor experience and contributing to the continued viability and sustainability of The Hepworth Wakefield.

If you have experience in a supervisory role and a commitment to providing the highest level of customer care, we would love to hear from you.  Full details of the role are available on the menu at the right hand side. 

Please return a completed application form and equal opportunities and monitoring form to

Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 14 September 2015

Interviews will be held week beginning 21 September 2015

Please note, we do not accept CVs and can only accept applications on our application form. No agencies please.

Café and Conference Chef (Part Time)

CGC is a long established events and catering company that operates the onsite Café and Conference facilities at The Hepworth Wakefield. As such, they are now looking to recruit for the position of part time Café & Conference Chef. As a Café & Conference Chef you will possess: 

- Previous experience working in an innovative busy café environment
- Food hygienge qualifications
- Experience in both a high end café and conference catering
- A passion for food
- Good Baking Skills
- A good knowledge of food
- Have a real team work ethos

To succeed as the Part time Café & Conference Chef you will be expected to: 

- Manage the day-to-day running of the kitchen in the absence of the head chef and support the venue manager in her role
- Communicate with other areas of the company.
- Be responsible for adhering to all company food safety and health and safety procedures.
- Be passionate about your food and also its provenance

Salary negotiable on experience

Please send a CV and covering letter to Claire Bridges at