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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.



We do not currently have any vacancies. When positions arise, they will be advertised here.


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)

New York University students research day visit 2023. Photo: Rob Hill.

Volunteer archive assistants

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

We are looking for enthusiastic and methodical people to join our friendly team and assist us with the cataloguing, digitisation and rehousing of our varied archive collections.

The Henry Moore Archive contains over three-quarters of a million items, making us one of the world’s largest archives dedicated to a single artist. Our collections, now housed in our purpose built stores at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire, illuminate Moore’s creativity and curiosity, and document his life, work and influence.

Our team of volunteers gain insight into Moore’s processes, output and reputation and crucially help to provide access to our resources to researchers, professionals and the wider public.

Download volunteer archive assistant information pack (PDF)