The Hepworth Wakefield

Collection & Exhibitions Manager

Location
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Salary
£28,000 per annum
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
15 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

Collection & Exhibitions Manager

£28,000 per annum

Full-time – 37 hours per week

Permanent contract

Designed by the acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, The Hepworth Wakefield is set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront, overlooking the River Calder. The gallery opened in May 2011 and was awarded Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art and is also home to Wakefield’s art collection. In August 2019, the first phase of The Hepworth Wakefield Garden opened. Designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, the garden features sculptures and is one of the largest free public gardens in the UK.

We are seeking an experienced Collection & Exhibitions Manager to support the curatorial team in collection care and the delivery of a world-class exhibitions programme at one of the UK’s most successful public art galleries.

We present an outstanding programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions alongside displays drawn from The Hepworth’s collection of 20th-century and contemporary art. In an expansion of our waterfront site, we have recently opened The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, which includes outdoor sculpture displays.

The post-holder will lead on the museum’s registrarial work, managing a programme of care and conservation for the collection, and scheduling and managing the delivery of all exhibitions and collection displays.

For job description and details of how to apply please visit www.hepworthwakefield.org/jobs

Deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 15 October 2019

Interviews will take place on Monday 21 October 2019

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