Development Manager: Trusts & Foundations
£29,000 per annum PRO RATA
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays PRO RATA

The Communications & Development team is responsible for maintaining and growing the gallery’s reputation as a world-class cultural centre, for developing audiences for the diverse mix of programming we present and to increase income from a wide variety of fundraising sources.

The team is currently looking to recruit a Development Manager: Trusts and Foundations to join us at one of the UK’s most successful public art galleries. We have welcomed 1.7 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and have firmly established the gallery as a major local, national and international visitor attraction.

The Development Manager: Trusts & Foundations is responsible for devising and implementing a strategy to generate income from a broad portfolio of Trusts & Foundations on behalf of The Hepworth Wakefield and to submit well-structured and compelling applications of the highest standard.

You will have solid experience gained within a fundraising or business development/account management environment and a successful track record of securing and maximising income from charitable trusts to achieve targets.

To apply, please submit your application and equal opportunities monitoring form to recruitment@hepworthwakefield.orgThese forms and a job description can be downloaded from the right hand 'documents' menu. 

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

Deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 2 May.
Interviews will be held on Friday 19 May.

Wakefield Visitor Champion 

The Wakefield Cultural Consortium is looking for an inspirational and passionate advocate who is able to promote the value and importance of Wakefield’s culture and visitor economy to support Wakefield’s aspirations to be a leading cultural destination in the north of England.

Wakefield’s outstanding cultural and visitor offer has the potential to become an important national and international cultural destination for the north of England.

The Wakefield Cultural Consortium is a collective of Wakefield-based cultural organisations, visitor attractions and local businesses which are committed to working together and with Wakefield Council to promote the Wakefield District as a leading cultural destination nationally and internationally. Supported by a £223,000 grant from Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations initiative, the Consortium will deliver a three-year programme starting in 2017 to enhance the profile of Wakefield and encourage visitors to the district, helping to grow the local economy and increase job opportunities.

As part of this programme we are now seeking to appoint a Visitor Champion for Wakefield. The role is on a part time basis providing at least 26 days (or 208 hours) over a 12 month period for a total fee of no more than £13,000 plus reasonable travel expenses.  You will be appointed on a freelance capacity and you will be responsible for your own tax and VAT.  The Visitor Champion will be appointed for a 12-month period commencing no later than September 2017.

A job description can be downloaded from the right hand 'documents' menu. 

All candidates are requested to send a covering letter detailing their interest in the position and relevant experience and a copy of their CV to Kate Watson on

Deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 2 May 2017
Interviews and appointment: Thursday 18 May

Project: The Gardener's Workshop

The Hepworth Wakefield is creating an inspiring riverside garden by a leading international designer which will provide a new free-to-enter public space and visitor attraction for the residents of Wakefield and visitors to the gallery.

The Hepworth Wakefield seeks an architect to develop a multi-functional activity space and garden workshop/storage area to act as a base for the Cultural Gardener. The Cultural Gardener will be responsible for the maintenance of the garden alongside engagement activities, and this post will be appointed later this year.   

The design must complement and work with both the David Chipperfield-designed gallery and the Tom Stuart-Smith-designed garden, and we would be willing to explore pre-fabricated and semi-permanent structures.

If you are interested in the project, please contact Laura Whiteman, Business & Capital Development Executive on 01924 247369 or for a discussion and further information including budget, timescales, etc.The full project brief can be downloaded fomr the right hand 'documents' section.