The Hepworth Wakefield, Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, is seeking to appoint a new Chair from the Spring of 2018.

The Hepworth Wakefield (THW), run as an independent Charitable Trust, is at the heart of the city- wide regeneration project that Wakefield Council set out in 2007. Its building, opened in 2011, designed by the award-winning architect, Sir David Chipperfield, is a testament to the ambition of Wakefield and the relationship between the architecture, the works of art on display and the strong sense of place that are all part of the unique experience that more than 200k visitors in 2016/2017 encountered. Providing a permanent public legacy for the art of Barbara Hepworth in her home city, the Gallery has achieved national and international recognition for its exhibition programme and its learning and engagement activity while remaining firmly rooted in its locality.

In the new Chair, the Hepworth Wakefield is looking for candidates who will be energetic advocates of THW and its important role as a catalyst for regeneration in Wakefield and as an organisation that embraces excellence in all it does through its programmes, learning activities and its collection. They will be interested in modern and contemporary art, will be well networked at the highest level in business and cultural circles and will be strong on relationship building and stakeholder management. In short, they will have excellent credentials to be the next Chair of The Hepworth Wakefield, helping to take it on the next stage of its journey.

A young organisation with an impressive track record of achievement and an opportunity to expand its impact on Wakefield, the broader region and internationally, this is an exciting time for the new Chair to be joining an ambitious organisation, determined to do more and requiring a Chair to match the organisation's ambitions.

To learn more and to receive an application pack, please be in touch with Liz Amos or Joanna Kill of Liz Amos Associates on +44 (0)20 7464 4351 or at or joanna.kill@lizamosassociates

Closing date: Monday 6 November, close of business.  

The Hepworth Café

The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to announce a new collaboration to transform the gallery’s café and catering offer.

Leeds-based House of Koko are partnering with Wakefield-based chef Chris Hale to take over the running of The Hepworth Wakefield Café from October. They will launch with a new menu and redesigned dining space to create a welcoming dining experience for visitors.  

The Hepworth Café is currently recruiting for the following positions:

- Assistant Manager
- Barista
- Part-time waiting staff

For more information or to apply with a CV, please email by Monday 25 September 2017.