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The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is closed over winter and will reopen on Thursday 28 March 2024.

Jobs

Working at the Foundation

Established by one of the great sculptors of the twentieth century, our core aim at The Henry Moore Foundation is to enable as many people as possible to enjoy and appreciate sculpture.

If you are interested in joining our teams in Hertfordshire or Leeds, you can find out about vacancies and volunteer opportunities below.

Our staff are based across our two sites in Yorkshire and Hertfordshire.

Vacancies

 

Licensing & Retail Manager

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire. A proportion of hybrid homeworking will be considered.
Full Time (35 hours per week); Part Time (28 hours per week) may be considered
Salary: Circa £31,000 + 12.5% pension contribution and other benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to develop the licensing offer for the Henry Moore Foundation and elevate our retail presence across two distinguished sites: Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, alongside an online platform.

The Henry Moore Foundation, established by one of the greatest sculptors of the twentieth century, boasts a rich collection of over 20,000 objects, encompassing more than a million cultural assets from sculptures to drawings to photographs from which to draw inspiration.

We are seeking a creative, commercially driven professional to help shape the vision and strategy of our licensing and retail offer and then to implement this plan across our sites and online, delivering an inspiring customer experience and generating revenue.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • experience in developing and bringing innovative licensing opportunities to successful fruition
  • alternatively, transferable skills from a sales/commercial/retail background, including researching leads, developing opportunities and enjoying closing deals
  • a good knowledge of the mechanics of retail management
  • an eye for detail and a keen understanding of retail trends and customer motivations
  • excellent communication, negotiation and project management skills
  • a creative flair and an understanding of the sensitivities surrounding a personal brand

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A white man with a freckled face and brown hair faces away from the camera. He is wearing a white t-shirt with an abstract design by Henry Moore of two white forms on a red background, drawn in felt-tip pen. Behind the model is the bronze sculpture 'Double Oval' by Henry Moore.

To apply, please download and fill out the application forms above.

Completed application forms should be sent to Louise Olley at:
recruitment@henry-moore.org

Deadline to apply: Monday 26 February 2024, 10:00

Interviews: Monday 4 March 2024 at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, East Hertfordshire

Visitor Services Manager

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire. Some hybrid homeworking will be available during the winter months.
Full Time (35 hours per week), including alternate weekends from April to October
Salary: Circa £31,000 + 12.5% pension contribution and other benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to manage a busy visitor services team in a thriving cultural environment, where your excellent customer service skills and organisational flair can flourish.

The Henry Moore Foundation, established by one of the greatest sculptors of the twentieth century, owns the largest collection of the artist’s work, which visitors can appreciate at his former home, gardens and studios in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, near Bishop’s Stortford.

We are looking to appoint a personable, highly organised professional to plan for and deliver the seasonal visitor operation. During the visitor season (April – October) you will oversee daily operations in the visitor centre, including management of staff, ticketing, the EPOS system (Merlin) and on-site café concession.

You will work closely with the Licensing & Retail Manager, ensuring the gift shop is fully stocked and presentable, and actively working towards achieving income targets.

During the visitor season, there is a requirement to work every other weekend as part of a duty roster.

An older woman and toddler playing peek a boo around the base of a bronze sculpture which is standing in a sheep field

Our ideal candidate will:

  • have at least three years’ people management experience
  • have strong organisational and customer service skills
  • enjoy working with the public, and will be able to remain calm in all situations
  • have experience of working in a cultural or charitable organisation
  • have a keen interest in the arts

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To apply, please download and fill out the application forms above.

Completed application forms (no CVs please) should be sent to Louise Olley at:
recruitment@henry-moore.org

Deadline to apply: Monday 26 February 2024, 10:00

Interviews: Monday 4 March 2024 at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, East Hertfordshire

Engagement Curator (maternity cover)

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Part Time (21 hours per week)
Salary: £21,000 (FTE £35,000) + 3% pension contribution and other benefits

Maternity cover contract – 1 year fixed term, to start mid-April 2024

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an important role in a leading arts organisation, within a friendly, team-focused culture. The Henry Moore Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of sculpture, offering a programme of exhibitions that complements and animates its broader research activities.

Reporting to the Head of the Henry Moore Institute, the Engagement Curator oversees the delivery of our innovative learning and engagement programme that is integral to the activities of the Institute.

Working closely with the exhibitions and research teams and collaborating with strategic partners, the post-holder will maintain to a high standard the delivery of our programme for schools, families, community groups, students, artists and creative professionals.

The Engagement Curator will have the skills and confidence to work with a broad range of audiences, welcoming them to the Institute and providing creative learning opportunities which engage them with sculpture and our exhibitions programme.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be an arts graduate with an active and informed interest in the visual arts
  • have experience of running education, learning or engagement programmes in a public art or cultural institution, providing activities for a wide range of audiences
  • have excellent project management and people skills
  • have a demonstrable track record in the planning and delivery of public events and programmed activities

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community and under-represented groups.

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To apply, please download and fill out the application forms above.

Completed application forms should be sent to Louise Olley at:
recruitment@henry-moore.org

Deadline to apply: Monday 11 March 2024, 10:00

Interviews: Monday 18 March 2024 in Leeds

Volunteering

Volunteering with one of our teams offers first-hand insight into the work of one of the world’s most notable sculptors, and the chance to experience the day-to-day operation of an international arts organisation. Our volunteers help us to continue Henry Moore’s mission to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts.

There are currently no vacancies for volunteers at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.

 

A group of eight visitors, of mixed ages and genders, look up at Henry Moore's huge sculpture 'Large Reclining Figure' which looms over them from the top of a small hill
Henry Moore, 'Large Reclining Figure' 1984, bronze. Photo: John Chase.

Volunteer tour guides

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire 

We are currently looking for enthusiastic people to join our community of volunteer guides at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.

Volunteer Guides help bring Henry Moore’s work to life by guiding our educational and group visitors. Training is provided and benefits include free entry and tickets for friends as well as volunteer social events.

Download volunteer tour guide information pack (PDF)

A small bronze sundial, sculpted by Henry Moore, in the garden at the artist's home. Behind the sundial is a border of lavender and cottage planting.
Henry Moore, 'Working Model for Sundial' 1965. Photo: John Chase.

Volunteer gardeners

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire 

Recruiting volunteer gardeners to help maintain the sculpture gardens at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.

The gardens were designed by Moore and his wife Irina, they are predominantly rural in appearance and comprise approximately 70 acres of ponds, hedgerows, orchards, sheep fields, woodlands, lawns and a small kitchen garden.

Download volunteer gardener information pack (PDF)