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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.



Post-Doctoral Researcher

1 x post at Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

1 x post at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

Part Time: 28 hours/week (80%FTE)
Fixed Term: Two year, fixed term
Salary: £29,683 (pro-rata) – £23,746 for 28 hours/week
Plus: 3% pension contribution and other benefits

An excellent opportunity that will enable recent PhD graduates, or Early Career Researchers to gain experience in our thriving cultural institutions while developing their own research portfolio in a supportive and well-established research environment.

We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates who are under-represented within our organisation.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10am, Friday 11 November 2022

INTERVIEWS: Monday 21 November 2022 at the Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire and Thursday 24 November 2022 at The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

Download Post-Doctoral Researcher information pack

Download an application form



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 or the Henry Moore Archive.

Volunteer tour guide

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens 

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)

Volunteer gardeners

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens 

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)