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Director of Human Resources and Diversity

Part-time Five Day Schedule

Reporting to the Museum Director, the Director of Human Resources and Diversity (DHRD) leads the Human Resources and Diversity function by partnering with other senior leaders to ensure strategic, effective, efficient, and compliant administration and engagement of the Museum workforce.

The DHRD provides leadership in developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in:

  • Providing overall leadership and guidance to the HR function by developing and overseeing workforce planning, talent acquisition, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, classification/compensation, benefits, succession planning, payroll, and leadership development.
  • Identifying needs and leading the development of policies, programs, procedures, methods, and guidelines that support workforce productivity, morale, engagement, and adaptability.
  • Advancing institutional core values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice through promotion of relevant policies, programs, and practices.
  • Supporting institutional workforce planning through analysis of internal and external workforce trends, in particular trends related to the impact of technology on the future of work. Advancing institutional implementation of remote and hybrid working arrangements.
  • Evaluating and formulating responses to complex talent, team, organizational, and institutional effectiveness issues, and opportunities.
  • Guiding management actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
  • Overseeing compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.


  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field; master’s degree highly preferred.
  • 10+ years of relevant human resources experience; experience in a Museum environment is highly preferred.
  • Significant leadership experience in human resources, including experience in transformational environments and change management processes designed to provide strategic direction in a dynamic organizational culture.
  • Experience with the implementation and application of technology to HR operations.
  • Significant experience and success in applying diversity, equity and inclusion in recruitment process and all other aspects of human resources functions, and high degree of sophistication in talent acquisition and talent management.
  • Systems builder; a strong operational leader who has demonstrated ability to build systems that are accessible and ensure equity, accountability, and organizational success.
  • Experience and expertise in resolving labor and employee relations matters with particular emphasis on private sector labor law in the for-profit or non-profit sectors. Ability to partner with General Counsel to negotiate and implement collective bargaining agreements and other contracts.
  • Must be detail-oriented, possess excellent planning and organizational skills, strong financial acumen, and must have excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to employees at all levels of the organization.

Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.


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