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Set in 500 acres of historic parkland Yorkshire Sculpture Park seeks to provide a centre of regional, national and international importance for the creation and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Current vacancies


Retail Manager (Maternity Cover)
13 month fixed term contract
Salary up to £22k
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We are looking for an experienced Retail Manager to cover a maternity leave for a period of 13 months. As the Retail Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Retail Shops, the online store and other retail outlets/galleries on site. You will manage a team of Retail Assistants and Supervisors working together to ensure an excellent level of customer service and working closely with the Retail Programme and Development Manager to ensure quality visual display are kept to the highest standards at all time.
To apply for this position, please send a completed application form, current CV and completed equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk. Alternatively, post your application to Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.

The closing date for applications is 10.00am, Monday 11 March 2019

Commis Chef
Permanent, variable hours
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We are recruiting for Commis Chefs to support the Kitchen Manager with the management of all aspects of food preparation and production, and assisting the smooth kitchen operation. Candidates must have previous experience in food preparation and a good understanding of health and hygiene.
To apply for this position, please send a completed application form, current CV and completed equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk. Alternatively, post your application to Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.
 
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Monday 11 March 2019

Cleaners
Permanent
part-time
Our Cleaning team provides a professional, efficient and effective cleaning service that enhances the appearance of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and supports a healthy environment. 
This role is working 7am to 10.00am 5 days per week including weekends and bank holidays and from time to time you may be asked to work during the week to cover staff annual leave and busy periods.
For more information, please see the job description.
To apply for the role, please send a current CV, completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk
If you would like to send a hard copy, please mark as confidential and send to: Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Monday 11 March 2019

Second Chef
Permanent, Full time
Salary up to £19k
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Responsible for the delivery and management of the day-to-day operation of the kitchen and back-of-house areas, whilst deputising for the Head Chef in their absence.
To apply for this position, please send a completed application form, current CV and completed equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk. Alternatively, post your application to Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Monday 11 March 2019

Junior Sous Chef
Seasonal, full time
Salary up to £17k
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As a member of the senior catering team you’ll work primarily at The Restaurant in The Weston, responsible for the delivery and management of the day-to-day operation of the kitchen and back-of-house areas, whilst deputising for the Head Chef in their absence.
To apply for this position, please send a completed application form, current CV and completed equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk. Alternatively, post your application to Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Monday 11 March 2019

Front of House Waiting Staff

Seasonal, variable hours
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As a member of the Catering Front of House team you will play an important part in maintaining our high standards of visitor service. You will have excellent presentation and communication skills, a warm, approachable manner and a flexible approach to work. We are offering a flexible range of shifts including evenings, lunchtimes and weekends. 
To apply for this position, please send a completed application form, current CV and completed equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk. Alternatively, post your application to Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Monday 11 March 2019

Shift Leader

Seasonal, ending 3 November 2019
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A hands-on role supporting the Front of House Manager and Deputy Front of House Manager. You will assist in supervising the day-to day operation of the restaurant, takeaway outlets and hospitality events. You will be required to work closely as a team to ensure a high standard of presentation and customer service at YSP. You must have previous experience of working in a busy restaurant and hospitality events.
To apply for this position, please send a completed application form, current CV and equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk. Alternatively, post your application to Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
 
The closing date for applications is 10.00am, Monday 11 March 2019
 
Café Shift Leader
Seasonal fixed term, ending 3 November 2019
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As the Café Shift Leader you will support the Café Supervisor in our very popular café situated in YSP Learning. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who takes pride in their work, strives to provide the highest quality of customer service and enjoys working as part of a team. You will build a strong rapport with our visitors and meet a wide range of people during our busy summer period. The ideal candidate will have previous experience, excellent customer service and an ability to work under pressure.
To apply for this position, please send a completed application form, current CV and equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk. Alternatively, post your application to Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
 
The closing date for applications is 10.00am, Monday 11 March 2019

Deputy Production Chef
Permanent, Full time
Salary up to £18k
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Working as part of the Senior Catering Team you will be responsible for supporting the Senior Production Chef in managing the day to day running and operation of the Central Production Unit kitchen (CPU) whilst deputising in their absence. Ensuring that products made are of the required standard and are made to specification & that all HACCP controls are strictly adhered to.
To apply for this position, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to jay.simpson@ysp.org.uk. Alternatively, post your application to Jay Simpson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
 
The closing date for applications is 10.00am, Monday 25 March 2019
 

YSP Opportunities


UK RESIDENCY AWARD 2019 – Supporting New Zealand Visual Artists 
Deadline: 28 February 2019
For over 40 years, artist residencies and creation have been at the heart of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Working with our partner, Te Tuhi in Auckland, New Zealand, and supported by philanthropists, Sigrid and Stephen Kirk, we are offering an exceptional placement for an artist to stay on site at YSP for up to 4 weeks in autumn 2019. The successful artist is not required to make an object or exhibition, but they will receive curatorial and technical support if required. We are keen to support artists who have not yet developed a mainstream career and for whom this is likely to be their first working visit to the UK.

– 3–4 weeks at YSP in September/October 2019
– Includes hospitality and accommodation
– Access to metal and wood workshops, basic studio space, curator critique feedback and up to half a day technical support
– Material budget of £500
– Economy international airfare, UK travel expenses and artist stipend

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YSP YORKSHIRE GRADUATE AWARD 2019 – Supporting young graduate artists

Deadline: 31 May 2019
Set in 500 acres of historically designed landscape, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is an international centre for the creation, display and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture. We curate a rolling programme of exhibitions, projects, interventions and site-specific commissions.

Since the very beginning in 1977, YSP has offered artists a unique space to work and think. We continue to host artist residencies, open studios and laboratories for experimental and risk-taking practice, underpinned by the support of our curatorial and technical expertise. Over the last few years, YSP has supported recently graduated artists, in partnership with the University of the Arts and the Royal College of Art, in London. Building on this successful programme, YSP extended this opportunity in 2018 to include Yorkshire universities.

– 2–4 week residency at the Park from July 2019
– On site accommodation where available
– Access to metal and wood workshops, studio space, half a day with our technical team and a critique from YSP's curatorial team
– Up to £500 for materials or to develop new ideas
– Features on our digital and social platforms

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Volunteering

The National Arts Education Archive (NAEA) at Yorkshire Sculpture Park are looking for a volunteer archivist for one day per week. Travel expenses (up to 40 miles) and a lunch voucher for YSP restaurant are given in exchange. In November 2018, the NAEA gained National Archive Accreditation and we are keen to build on this success by inviting someone with archive qualifications and expertise to join our dedicated team of volunteers.

Day in and day out, people volunteer in a multitude of ways to ensure that the Park is a success, and we're extremely grateful. Volunteering is a great way to be a part of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s work.

Learn more about volunteering and how to apply

Alternatively, you can contact volunteers@ysp.org.uk


Get in touch

Jay Simpson, HR Officer
Tel +44 (0)1924 832511

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