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Digital content officer

Digital content officer

locationWakefield, UK
ExpiresExpires: 04/07/2022
Comms / Marketing / PR
Permanent position

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Contract: permanent, full-time – 37 hours per week 

Hybrid working available 


Have an interest in the arts? Love telling stories in innovative and engaging ways? Join The Hepworth Wakefield as their digital content officer!

The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.4 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now established as a major local, national and international attraction, winning Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017. We present an acclaimed programme of historical and contemporary art exhibitions alongside displays drawn from Wakefield’s growing collection of 20th-century and contemporary art. Central to our work is our ambitious learning programme that engages a broad and diverse audience. To bring our wider site to life The Hepworth Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, opened in August 2019 and is one of the largest free public gardens in the UK. Later this year the 19th century mill building complex opposite the gallery will be opening as a vibrant creative industries and education hub.

The communications and development team is responsible for maintaining and growing The Hepworth Wakefield’s reputation as a world-class cultural centre, developing audiences for our diverse mix of programming and increasing income from commercial and fundraising sources. 

The gallery is looking for a digital content officer to join the team. The digital content officer will be responsible for generating content for The Hepworth Wakefield’s website, social media platforms and e-newsletters, telling our stories in innovative and engaging ways, to achieve desired growth targets.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • A good understanding of communications, ideally in a cultural, tourism or third sector environment
  • Experience of capturing and editing engaging and eye-catching film and photography; creating, programming and monitoring social media content, including film, photography, gifs and animations, specifically for the promotion of events and/or exhibitions
  • A good understanding of brand and how images and digital content play an important role in building the organisation’s reputation nationally and internationally
  • A good working knowledge of using design packages, such as InDesign and Photoshop, and video editing tools to create inspiring and accessible content for websites and social media
  • A good working knowledge of computer systems, including databases and content management systems to edit/update and publish web pages
  • A good working knowledge of e-mail marketing platforms such as MailChimp, including creating mailings and reporting on analytics
  • Experience of managing e-commerce campaigns and/or Facebook and Instagram shops
  • Excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to work collegiately with people at all levels
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritise and complete tasks to deadlines
  • Ability to attend events at The Hepworth Wakefield and externally to represent the gallery and build relationships with key external stakeholders
  • An ability to build and maintain good relationships and work with a broad range of people
  • Interest in the arts 


  • Educated to degree-level or equivalent experience
  • Interest in developing a career in communications 


We are committed to improving diversity within our organisation and welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector. For details of our inclusive recruitment practices and more details about the role please visit

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 4 July 2022

Interviews will take place on Friday 15 July 2022

Please note we only accept completed application forms for this role. No agencies.


Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Junior