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Curator (Maternity Leave Cover)

The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.5 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now established as one of the most successful public art galleries in the UK, attracting critical acclaim and audiences from around the world. We present an ambitious programme of major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art, alongside innovative displays drawn from Wakefield’s growing art collection. Central to our work is our learning programme that engages schools, families, adults and local community groups through inspiring creative learning opportunities.

We are seeking an experienced Curator (maternity leave cover) to join our Collection and Exhibitions team to research, devise and deliver a programme of world-class exhibitions and collection displays, support the development of Wakefield’s art collection and contribute to our learning and public programmes. The Curator will play an important role in developing networks with peer organisations in the UK and overseas to extend our touring exhibitions programme, and will contribute to our digital engagement strategy and publishing plans. You should have excellent knowledge of art history and contemporary art, with a genuine passion for 20th -century British art, as well as experience of collection care and proven ability to work with contemporary artists and their representatives in an effective and collegiate way. You will need to be an excellent communicator and enjoy relationship-building.

We are committed to improving diversity within our organisation and welcome applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector.

The salary offered for this maternity leave cover position is £31,000 per annum. Full-time, 37 hours per week – hybrid working options available.

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

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 7 Aug 2023, interviews will take place on Wed 16 Aug 2023.

Please note we only accept completed application forms. No agencies

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