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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

YSP is a vibrant and dynamic not-for-profit arts organisation and the most important sculpture park in Europe. YSP attracts close to 500,000 visitors a year, and spans 500 acres of exceptional historic parkland, including lakes, woodland and galleries. It is regionally, nationally and internationally significant for its year-round contemporary and modern sculpture exhibition programme, which includes some of the world’s leading artists across six indoor galleries and the open air.

YSP values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


The Yorkshire Graduate Award

For over forty years, artist residencies have been at the heart of YSP offering opportunities for early career and emerging artists to reflect and move forward with their practice. In 2018 we launched the Yorkshire Graduate Award. Building on this successful residency programme, YSP is offering another placement for a recently graduated BA or MA artist, from any Yorkshire-based university, to work and stay on-site in summer/autumn 2020.

The Yorkshire Graduate Award is for anyone graduating in 2020 and comprises: a residency for up to 4 weeks at the Park from July 2020, onsite accommodation, access to our facilities including metal and wood workshops, studio space and half a day with our Technical team. The awardee will receive £500 to develop new ideas and/or for materials, and will receive a critique from YSP’s Curatorial team. There is also the opportunity for a public facing element, for example, an open studio which would be supported by presence on YSP’s social media and website.

If this is of interest, please submit a PDF document of no more than 5 pages including a short statement on your current practice, information and dates about your upcoming degree show, images of your work and a simple outline of your plans if you were to be offered the residency. This plan does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency.

Applications should be submitted to curators@ysp.org.uk before 28 May 2020, allowing time for consideration and for members of the Curatorial team to visit your degree show.

YSP welcomes applications from all artistic disciplines.


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 Manager
Tel +44 (0)1924 832511


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