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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.



Trustee of the Henry Moore Foundation

The Henry Moore Foundation, a registered charity, is the largest artist-endowed grant-giving foundation in Europe. We have bold ambitions and wish to appoint new Trustees who will help us to deliver them.

Our primary objectives are to preserve Moore’s legacy at his home and grounds at Perry Green in Hertfordshire; to support and extend the study and research of sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds; to encourage the public enjoyment of art and sculpture through world-wide touring of the Henry Moore Collection and through publications and online resources; to support sculpture projects in the UK and abroad through the award of grants.


Trustee Candidate Profile

We wish to appoint a minimum of three new trustees with extensive experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Senior executive experience in a major cultural institution, visitor attraction or creative business, ideally with specialist knowledge in the history of art and/or contemporary fine arts
  • Senior executive general management expertise with knowledge of major building projects and accounts or investments
  • Legal professional with expertise in IP, licensing and contract law

Additional insight and experience in advocacy and strategic planning would be beneficial.

We actively promote equality and diversity across all of our activities. We wish to encourage applications from women, younger people, people of colour and applicants from Leeds and the wider county of Yorkshire.


Further information

For more information, please download the information pack below.

Download information pack (PDF 2.5mb)

Download equal opportunities monitoring form (DOC,  0.1mb)

Henry Moore, 'The Arch' 1963/69 (LH 503b), bronze'. Photo: Jonty Wilde.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out their interest in this opportunity and relevant experience in respect of one (or more) of the skill-sets identified above.

In order to assist with our equal opportunities monitoring, we would be grateful if you could please complete and return the equal opportunities monitoring form with your application.

Please send your application to Ms. Terry Millson, Human Resources, at:

Deadline to apply: Monday 25 September 2023, 17:00

Interviews: Thursday 12 October 2023 at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, East Hertfordshire; or Friday 13 October in London.


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)