(up to one-year fixed term contract)

The Hepworth Wakefield opened to public and media acclaim in 2011 and we explore the work, influence and legacy of Wakefield-born sculptor Barbara Hepworth. We recently welcomed our one-millionth visitor and continue to build our profile and positive impact through our international exhibition and collection displays, and our award-winning learning programme.

We are looking for an experienced Development Manager to join our busy and successful Development team. We are looking for an experienced fundraiser who can research, identify and cultivate all potential supporters. You will contribute to existing plans and develop new initiatives to significantly expand our donor base and help ensure our long-term sustainability.  You will create networks and partnerships to develop a wide base of support for the gallery.

You will be responsible for growing visitor donations, the Patrons’ scheme and developing high-level giving, providing exceptional stewardship to recognise and meet the needs of our donors. You will also be responsible for overseeing our Membership scheme.

Working closely within a small team, you will plan and deliver a range of well-executed high-level cultivation events including Patrons’ events and private views.

You will also help develop corporate approaches to raise the gallery's profile and generate income through our Corporate Partnership scheme as well as developing bids to Trusts and Foundations.

Full time salary £28,000 to £30,000 (dependent on experience) for a one-year fixed term contract to provide cover during maternity leave.

To apply, send a completed application form and Equal Opportunities form (available to download from this page) to

For enquiries in relation to this post please contact

Please note the deadline for the role has been extended. 

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 6 May 2014. Interviews will be held Friday 16 May.