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23 Oct 2019

Part-Time Human Resources and Administration Manager

MoMA PS1  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

The Human Resources and Administration Manager for MoMA PS1 is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness and providing leadership and support for the full range of the museum’s human resources and administrative areas. Works in close conjunction with the chief operating officer on planning, organizing, directing, and managing human resources and administration for MoMA PS1, and collaborates with The Museum of Modern Art to ensure that all areas of responsibility support the Museum’s policies, programs, and mission.

Partners with the chief operating officer across a wide range of responsibilities. Human resources responsibilities include overseeing, handling, and improving human resources processes and systems in areas including recruiting and performance management, compensation, benefits, and employee and labor relations; providing managers and staff with procedures, guidance, support, and information; training and performance development; and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Administration responsibilities include managing and supporting administrative and operational areas across the museum and developing strategies, processes, and structures.

Reports to the chief operating officer and works collaboratively with the senior management of the museum. Supervises administration assistant and works collaboratively with the controller and staff accountant. Liases with The Museum of Modern Art, the Cultural Institutions Group, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


Must be able to perform each essential function to a high professional standard.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in arts administration, human resources, museum studies, business, or related area of study.
  • Five to 10 years of professional experience in progressively responsible roles, with at least two years at the management level and human resources experience, ideally in a combination of museums or other cultural/nonprofit organizations, and substantial knowledge of arts administration.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local laws that affect HR policies and procedures, including employment and labor law, safety (OSHA), worker’s compensation, and other regulatory and compliance laws.
  • Proven negotiating skills and experience working with a unionized workforce.
  • Strong analytic skills with experience in conducting research, analysis, and benchmarking.
  • Significant strength in managing time and being accountable in a dynamic and creative setting with competing demands and frequently changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be proactive, and take initiative with minimal direction and guidance, balanced with skill in executing plans and tasks with precise and nuanced instructions.
  • Demonstrated interest in and working knowledge of museums or the arts/cultural sector.
  • Proven management abilities with substantial skills in staff development and team building, assessing and designing workflows, and working productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and staff.
  • Excellent professionalism and diplomacy in representing museum and management internally and externally, with superior writing, editing, oral communication, and presentation skills, especially on business, legal, and financial matters.
  • Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google apps.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with HRIS software, payroll, timekeeping (e.g., Ultipro).
  • Accessibility, and availability to work as needed, outside of normal business hours in response to urgent and emergency situations, and availability to participate in evening and weekend museum programs and events.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to and include the job title in the subject line.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at MoMA PS1.


MoMA PS1 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: administration, arts, human resources, manager, MOMA, and museum. States: New York.
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