6 Feb 2023


Director of Human Resources and Inclusion


 New York, New York, United States

Jobs at the MoMa PS1

Job Description


The Director of Human Resources and Inclusion reports to the Deputy Director and supervises the Manager of Human Resources and a Museum Fellow, and works collaboratively across all museum departments, with unionized and non-unionized staff.


  • Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; union negotiations and grievances; investigations; performance management; policies and procedures; occupational health and safety; and leadership and professional development.
  • Collaborate with the Manager of HR to develop and implement targeted recruitment strategies to secure a diverse candidate slate for all vacancies. Gather, monitor hiring statistical data as it relates to recruitment goals.
  • Develop and implement a revised onboarding process that is effective, consistent with strengthening our organizational culture, and provides engagement with other departments, a broader understanding PS1, and recurring check-ins.
  • Design and execute ongoing staff learning opportunities that incorporate skills development, inclusion and support staff’s further development of DEAI literacy and cultural competency.
  • Update and manage the museum-wide performance development process, train staff and managers for bi-annual meetings, and ensure 100% compliance.
  • Develop and execute wellness initiatives that complement our DEAI plan, improve work/life balance, and engage museum staff at all levels.
  • In partnership with the staff DEAI committee and Leadership Team, guide an annual refresh of the DEAI plan; establish new/revised goals, develop metrics and quantifiable measures of performance for the next DEAI plan.  Support and ensure forward movement of DEAI goals.
  • Create opportunities for collaboration between Board and Staff DEAI committees, support Deputy Director with guidance and alignment of the Board DEAI Committee goals, provide support for board committee meetings and ongoing board DEAI initiatives, and provide regular updates at full Board quarterly meetings.
  • Function as a confidential sounding board and vocal advocate for staff in their workplace triumphs, challenges, and concerns, with particular sensitivity to staff from underrepresented groups within the Museum.
  • Maintains current knowledge on local, state and federal employment laws, trends and best practices, regulatory changes, as well as new technologies in human resources.
  • Provide guidance to the HR Manager for all payroll and benefits administration related responsibilities and monitor relevant reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Manage and rollout a multi-year Museum Fellowship Program, ensure a robust program with learning opportunities and evaluate its success for future editions.



  • 5-7 years of experience in human resources required; experience working in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion or other related fields highly preferred.
  • Experience in creating and strengthening partnerships, and aligning strategic efforts within a fast-paced organization with diverse staff, board, and audience.
  • Excellent command of diversity and inclusion concepts.
  • Effective communicator with ability to communicate to different audiences such as (staff, trustees, senior leadership) and ability to break down complex concepts in ways better understood by a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time, multitask, take initiative, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with dynamic and rapidly shifting priorities.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, analytical skills, and attention to detail with ability to not lose sight of the big picture.
  • Professional and positive attitude and demeanor, with exceptional oral and written communication skills; demonstrated skills in presenting information and facilitating positive dialogue.
  • Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.



This position is permanent and full-time with a salary range of $115,000 – $120,000.
Benefits include 30 days paid vacation leave; 10 days paid sick leave; 11 paid holidays; and 3 paid personal days; participation in a 401(k) and optional 457b plan; life insurance; medical/health (including visual and dental); transit, health, and dependent care FSA; and pension plan.

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.

Covid 19 considerations:  Candidates must be vaccinated for Covid 19

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.


How to Apply

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Please visit MoMA PS1 Jobs.
Applicants should submit a resume and a statement of interest.


About MoMA PS1

PS1 was born out of New York’s alternative space movement in the 1970s, transforming an abandoned nineteenth century schoolhouse in Long Island City, Western Queens, into a space for artists and their collaborators to generate ideas and present work.

Located in what was once an industrial enclave, the institution has now become a creative landmark in the fastest growing residential neighborhood in the country. Continuously responsive to the potential for collective impact, in 1976 PS1 was registered as an independent non-profit in a City-owned building. In 1982 it became the first Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) that focused on contemporary art as part of NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Then, in 2000 PS1 also established an affiliation with the Museum of Modern Art and in 2010 it became known as MoMA PS1.

In 2022-23 we have a budget of approximately $11MM and are a team of around 55 employees, led by an independent Board of Directors. Embracing that we are by, for, and with artists, we are focusing on collective action to reach our local and global community in our programming. Working with an evolving constellation of practitioners, neighbors, and partners, we are committed to the critical work of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. It is through these lenses that we examine and build our programs, relationships, and organizational culture.

We champion how artists are at the intersection of the social, cultural, and political issues of their time. We center equity in how we work and what we do.

We recognize that a successful candidate will meet many of the requirements listed on this job description, but may not meet 100% of the qualifications. If much of this job description describes you, we encourage you to apply for this role.



Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement:
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).

This is a unionized position at MoMA with covered employees represented by Local 2110, UAW, AFL-CIO.


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