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.
Head of Operations
We are seeking to appoint a highly experienced person to join our creative and dynamic organisation in the newly created role of Head of Operations. You will ensure the effective operation of The Hepworth Wakefield and deliver the best possible quality of visitor experience at all times. You will be target driven and will play a key role in the business planning of the organization and ensuring we achieve our income targets.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18 May. Interviews will be held on Monday 8 June.
Head of Business Development
£38,000 (plus performance related bonus)
We are seeking to appoint a highly experienced person in the newly created role of Head of Business Development.
You will be responsible for growing income from commercial activity and new business opportunities by fostering a more entrepreneurial approach to generating income in the gallery. Commercial income includes venue hire, retail and new business opportunities. You will be target driven and provide exemplary creativity, entrepreneurial leadership and management skills.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18 May. Interviews will be held on Monday 15 June.
Part-time (3 days), fixed-term maternity cover
We are seeking to appoint an experienced HR Executive to cover a period of maternity leave to support a busy organisation in key areas such as payroll, pension administration, leave management recruitment and other HR support requirements. You will have knowledge of Employment Law and common HR issues, along with extensive people management experience.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18 May. Interviews will be held Wednesday 10 June.
We are seeking an experienced and pro-active Executive Assistant to support the Director and Deputy Director, as well as the Senior Management Team at meetings and Trust Board meetings. You will be used to working in a busy environment, where prioritising is key, and working with a variety of stakeholders maintaining professionalism at all times.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18 May. Interviews will be held Tuesday 16 June.
Development and Communications Assistant
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and ambitious Development and Communications team at The Hepworth Wakefield. The Development and Communications Assistant will support fundraising, marketing and PR to help increase visitor figures, grow income through our membership programmes and raise awareness of the gallery regionally, nationally and internationally.
You will support the planning, delivery and evaluation of high quality cultivation events for donors and key prospects including researching potential funders and coordinating mailings. You will promote the gallery's acclaimed exhibition and learning programmes, through assisting with print production, website updates, social media and press.
The ideal candidate will have strong administrative and planning skills with a knowledge of PR and marketing. Experience of working in communications or fundraising within a cultural, tourism or third sector environment would be advantageous.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18 May. Interviews will be held Monday 1 June.
Full-time, fixed-term maternity cover
The Hepworth Wakefield’s award winning Learning Team offers a comprehensive programme of activities for early years, primary, secondary, post 16, families, young people, lifelong learners and adults with additional needs. To support the day to day administration of our busy Learning programmes, we are looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic and exceptionally efficient Learning Administrator.
The role of Learning Administrator is a key position within the Learning Team; the role will be responsible for all learning bookings and support all areas of activity by devising and managing well-structured administration systems. The Learning Administrator will be required to support The Head of Learning to establish and maintain reporting structures along with budget monitoring and data entry.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 11 May. Interviews will be held 18 & 21 May.
£15,000 (plus performance related bonus)
This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic candidate with a passion for design to help drive The Hepworth Wakefield’s retail offer. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising operational procedures, driving sales and ensuring a motivated sales team who positively contribute to the Gallery’s culture of excellent customer service. They will work alongside the Retail Manager to source new products and develop exciting merchandise to support The Hepworth Wakefield’s collections and exhibitions and generate income for the Gallery.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18 May. Interviews will take place Friday 29 May.