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Communications Coordinator

The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. Now at the beginning of its 50th anniversary year, the Museum has entered an exciting transition period with its inHarlemprogramming initiative, while it lays the groundwork for the institution's vital next chapter and the construction of its new facility.

The Communications Coordinator creates, edits, monitors and disseminates content to diverse museum constituencies. As a vital member of a dynamic Communications team, the Coordinator acts as the managing editor of Studio magazine and contributes to print, digital and other initiatives. The Communications Coordinator is supervised by the Communications Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage production and distribution of biannual, award-winning museum magazine, Studio
  • Work with Museum and outside contributors to shape, gather, and edit content, while managing timeline and budget
  • Act as primary liaison with graphic designers to refine design and content of magazine
  • Manage online version of Studio
  • Draft and edit texts including but not limited to website content, Studio articles, and press materials
  • Maintain up-to-date style guide and work with colleagues to ensure all Museum communications are consistent with Museum mission, style and brand
  • Participate in cross-department editorial team for exhibition didactics and other publications
  • Participate in creating and managing cross-platform editorial calendar
  • Work with internal and external designers on creation of digital and print publications and other collateral
  • Other duties as needed in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, African-American studies, English, or other related field
  • 2+ years relevant experience required
  • Superior writing and editing skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft platforms.  
  • Interest in and familiarity with global contemporary art and/or African-American art required
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills essential
  • Website content management experience, especially in Drupal, preferred
  • Experience with CoSchedule and/or Trello platforms a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

Please submit resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample (under 1000 words) to job.communications.coordinator@studiomuseum.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Controller

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

The Museum seeks a Controller with exceptional knowledge of principles, compliance and best accounting practices. This position will support the institution in the administration of all financial matters, including but not limited to preparation of financial statements, the annual audit, annual budget development and data analytics that support the institution in the meeting strategic and operational goals.

The Controller manages the day-to-day operations of the Finance department, including supervision of finance staff. Additionally, in partnership, with the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations originates and leads Finance practices and infrastructure that support the efficient and strategic use of resources that creates a sustainable environment of quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and measurable impact.

Responsibilities:

Manages the financial operations of the Museum and related entities.

  • Responsible for maintenance complete general ledger to reflect all financial activity of the organization from properly documented and approved detail
    • Recording of transactions
    • Approval of coding for AP
    • Preparation and/or approval of journal entries and allocations
    • Oversight of monthly closing;
  • Oversight of transactions and other financial operations including but not limited to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll;
  • System Administrator for electronic fund accounting system
  • Prepares and submits the bi-­‐weekly payroll to ADP for processing.
  • Insures appropriate maintenance of all, various formats, financial records
    • Responsible for record retention practices of financial records

Produces financial reporting for external and internal stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, Senior Management, Department Heads and Public and Private Funders.

  • Responsible for financial reporting, including but not limited to generating financial statements, budget vs. actual department report, grant reports and annual audit;
  • Insures the reconciliation of cash and cash equivalent accounts as needed but no less than monthly
  • Maintains cash flow and insures funds necessary for operations and programs
  • Maintains and reconciles the fixed assets to the general ledger of the company.

Assist the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations in treasury function including cash flow, debt management and endowment and investment portfolio management

  • Responsible for oversight of cash, including but not limited to bank relations, reconciliations and cash flow reporting;
  • Works closely with financial institutions concerning banking activity changes, enhancements and charges
  • Assist Deputy Director, Finance and Operations in management of Endowment and investment accounts;

Lead the Accounting Department staff and financial functions

  • Evaluates departmental performance and makes adjustments to daily operations when needed to ensure the department meets overall goals and objectives.
  • Provides training, guidance, and direction to employees to ensure work is performed in an efficient, timely, and knowledgeable manner
  • Responsible for Finance department staff supervision;

Serve as technical assistance and support internally to department heads, project managers and other staff in the area of financial operations, planning and budgeting and compliance.

  • Confers with upper management about budgeting and reviewing strategies to meet overall goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for budget management and cost center meetings;
  • Responsible for, in partnership with department heads, in preparation of the annual plan and budget draft for approval by Executive management;

Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field or comparable experience required, a CPA or Master’s degree highly preferable
  • 5 - 8 years progressive accounting experience, preferably in a Museum/Cultural institution or NFP organization;
  • 2 - 5 years supervisory experience
  • High level of expertise in electronic fund accounting systems required, experience with Financial Edge fund accounting system and reporting highly desirable, knowledge of Fund-EZ and Raisers Edge a plus
  • Excellent computers skills, Must have high level of expertise with Excel and other Microsoft platforms;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent data analytical skills desirable

Benefits Include:

  • Health insurance: Excellent medical, dental and vision plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Eligibility for pension after 5 years
  • Employee Assistance Plan (free counseling, financial and legal advice)
  • Pre-tax transit benefits

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to job.controller@studiomuseum.org

Please place “Controller” in the subject line.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Reporting directly to the Associate Curator of Exhibitions this position will provide critical support to the Curatorial Department. As the Museum prepares for a significant expansion ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Curatorial Assistant will help implement the department’s strategic vision and participate in all aspects of exhibition development, planning and execution. A strong academic and professional background in work by artists of African descent is preferred.

The position requires a candidate equipped to think broadly and innovatively about the department’s artist-centered mission, while also independently managing a wide range of administrative responsibilities.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a collaborative, experimental and culturally diverse setting and possess the openness, flexibility and diplomacy required for meaningful collaboration with contemporary artists. Exceptional speaking, writing, and research abilities are required.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct original research
  • Create exhibition related proposals and organize exhibitions
  • Produce didactic texts and exhibition-related publications
  • Assist in the management of the departmental budget and exhibition calendar
  • Attend approved off-site exhibitions, studio visits with artists, symposia and programs
  • Work collaboratively across multiple departments, including the Director’s Office, the Registrar, Communications, Public Programs & Community Engagement, Education, Development, Finance and Information Technology
  • Engage multiple audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external, across a variety of platforms
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse constituency of artists, trustees, members of the press, professional associations and local non-profit organizations
  • Solicit and manage the touring of Studio Museum exhibitions to other museum venues, and coordinate non-Studio Museum, traveling or guest-curated exhibitions presented at the Museum
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in art history or a related field, with emphasis on Contemporary Art, American Art and/or African-American Art, history or culture; graduate degree or studies a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience, with at least 2 years in a museum or gallery setting, or comparable engagement with art in a related venue or field
  • Outstanding written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties
  • Strong background in the history of modern and contemporary art and art by artists of African descent
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop, Outlook and Excel, digital imaging experience a plus
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and collaborative spirit
  • Bi- or Multi-lingual a plus
  • Familiarity with New York art and culture communities

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Application Materials:

  • Cover letter summarizing the applicant’s most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate’s sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission
  • Resume
  • One writing sample with a focus on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent
  • The names, titles and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate’s skills, experience, character and commitment

Please forward application materials in one PDF to: job.curatorial.assistant@studiomuseum.org.

The subject line of this email should include the applicant’s name and the position for which they are applying (e.g. “Applicant’s Name—Curatorial Assistant”).

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection

The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

The Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection will work in the areas of research, planning and organization of exhibitions.

Responsibilities:

The Curatorial Assistant, Permanent Collection will work closely with permanent collection curator(s) on:

  • Research on collection artists and works of art, as well as potential acquisitions and gifts
  • Exhibition research and administration, including preparing loan requests; assisting in the preparation of checklists and didactic materials; and liaising with other departments on installation, catalogue production, etc.
  • Reviewing, cataloguing and conditioning works of art
  • Acquisition Committee meetings
  • Maintenance of the collection and its related files
  • Serve as the curatorial point person to expand the collection’s presence on the website
  • Manage all rights and reproductions requests
  • Answer queries from both the general public and scholars regarding the permanent collection
  • Oversee the exhibition history spreadsheet and the loan log
  • Manage all aspects of the collection’s inventory in The Museum System (TMS) database, including cataloguing object details, loans, provenance, appraisals, and exhibition history
  • Assist with general departmental administration, including scheduling and budgeting
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History or a related field
  • Strong background in mid-century and contemporary art by artists of African descent
  • Familiarity with databases, including The Museum System (TMS)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 and Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience working in a museum or cultural organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Application Materials:

  • Cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s most relevant work experience; educational background and familiarity with art by artists of African descent; and the candidate’s sense of their own potential contribution to the Museum and its mission
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples focusing on artists of African descent or artworks by an artist of African descent
  • The names, titles, and contact information of three professional references able to speak to the candidate’s skills, experience, character and commitment

To apply, please send application materials to: job.curatorial.assistant.permanent.collection@studiomuseum.org.

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position. No phone calls or faxes please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Curatorial Fellowship

Founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists, The Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Studio Museum is preparing to construct a new home at its longtime location on Manhattan’s West 125th Street, designed by internationally renowned architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson. The first building created expressly for the institution’s program, the new building will enable the Studio Museum to better serve a growing and diverse audience, provide additional educational opportunities for people of all ages, expand its program of world-renowned exhibitions, effectively display its singular collection and strengthen its trailblazing Artist-in-Residence program.

The Curatorial Fellowship is designed to provide in-depth curatorial experience for a recent graduate who has either earned a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a concentration in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Africana Studies, Visual Culture, or a related field. Candidates for the Fellowship program will be reviewed through a competitive, open process. Applicants must be of culturally diverse background and should have a keen interest in curating, writing, and research, as well as knowledge of the contemporary art world.

The selected Fellow will work under the direction of the Curatorial Department at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and will report to the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection and Associate Curator, Exhibitions. The Fellow will participate in the essential activities of the department, which may include assisting the staff in the following areas: collection management, exhibition and artist research, and administration. The Fellow will be involved in exhibition installation and documentation; research on the collection and for exhibition proposals for inHarlem programming; catalogue production; and the development of interpretive materials. They will also have the opportunity to provide support for the museum’s signature Artist-in-Residence program. In addition, the Fellow will work closely with other departments at the Museum, including Communications, Education, and Public Programs and Community Engagement, to gain an understanding of the balance between the public face of the Museum and its community. Throughout the course of the fellowship, the Fellow will be invited to workshops, public programs, and professional development opportunities.

The Curatorial Fellowship is a paid, twelve month-long commitment requiring 35 hours per week in the office. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once, with keen attention to detail, adaptability, and a good sense of humor. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, specifically post-production skills, and The Museum System (TMS) is preferred.

To apply: please submit a cover letter, which should highlight a particular area of professional or scholarly interest within the museum’s mission; a resume; two letters of recommendation; and a writing sample no greater than five pages. All materials should be compiled into one PDF, except for letters of recommendation which may be sent under separate cover. International applicants must have a working visa.

Application deadline: May 1, 2019 (Please note: materials must be received by this date)

Fellowship begins: July 22, 2019

Please email application materials and any questions to job.curatorial.fellow@studiomuseum.org in PDF format. Please place “Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line.

Marketing Coordinator

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum has bolstered its programming and fundraising to honor the occasion and is actively working on the institution’s vital next chapter, which includes utilizing community spaces and resources through the inHarlem initiative, as the Studio Museum awaits its new home to be built on its current site.

The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for promoting the activities, mission and brand of the Studio Museum to multiple and diverse audiences in both the digital and analog realms. The Coordinator is a vital member of the Communications team and is supervised by the Assistant Director, Digital Communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as editor-in chief for the Museum’s social media platforms: Create and manage social media content calendar; manage all social media platforms, posts and campaigns; track and analyze social media metrics
  • Manage the Museum’s email campaigns and newsletters; work cross-functionally to collect and maintain constituent data
  • Act as a resource for and collaborate with other museum departments, especially Development, on institutional messaging
  • With the Communications Director and Assistant Director, Digital Communications, participate in developing and executing a strategic marketing plan for the Museum’s exhibitions, programs and new initiatives
  • Strategize, implement, and track efficient and effective marketing and advertising activities, including OOH, digital, and print
  • Initiate and execute cross-promotional activities with peer arts and Harlem institutions
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, art history or other related field required
  • 2+ years of experience in marketing/communications/social media required, preferably for a museum or arts organization
  • Strong writing, editing and project management skills a must
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills paired with a positive attitude essential
  • Passion for digital media a must
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft platforms, and MailChimp
  • Interest in and familiarity with global contemporary art and/or African-American art preferred

To apply:  Please submit resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample (under 1000 words) or digital portfolio to: job.marketing.coordinator@studiomuseum.org

No phone calls or faxes, please.

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position. No phone calls or faxes please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Office Assistant

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists and philanthropists who envisioned a new kind of museum that not only displays artwork but also supports artists and arts education. In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018, the Museum has bolstered its programming and fundraising to honor the occasion and is actively working on the institution’s vital next chapter, which includes utilizing community spaces and resources through the inHarlem initiative, as the Studio Museum awaits its new home to be built on its current site.

The Museum seeks a dynamic, efficient and well-organized individual with a pleasant demeanor, capable of functioning in a fast-paced environment. The Office Assistant is at the center of visitor and staff activities, with special attention to the activities on the Executive floor of the Museum.

Day-to-day tasks require the Office Assistant to manage and direct all forms of Museum communication, including: routing calls, greeting guests and new staff. In addition, the ideal candidate will be responsible for distributing mail and packages, ordering furniture, office supplies and maintenance of office administrative equipment.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of the Museum’s office supplies account and budget to include ordering, monitoring and expensing general office supplies
  • Training Museum staff on various office equipment
  • Manage and maintain leases on office equipment
  • Coordinate large mailings for various departments, as well as receiving UPS and FedEx packages
  • Responsible for distributing all incoming mail
  • Serve as administrative support for the Deputy Director’s Office
  • Assist in the Museum Store when necessary
  • Coordinate special departmental projects as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Two years of college or equivalent work experience
  • Two years of work experience in a Museum and/or related field such as Retail or Customer Service
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Artistic/art education background preferable
  • Bi and/or Multi-lingual strongly preferred

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: job.office.assistant@studiomuseum.org.

Salary commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation

Per Diem Museum Educator

The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

The Museum seeks Per Diem Museum Educators to work in Pre-K-12 School, Educator, Family, and Public Programs. While the Studio Museum’s galleries are currently closed in preparation for construction on our new building, the Museum is working to deepen its roots in the community through inHarlem, a dynamic set of collaborative programs in our neighborhood.

Museum Educators will facilitate meaningful experiences through inquiry-based discussions around works of art and art making projects, based on the Studio Museum’s permanent collection and inHarlem exhibitions. Educators will teach in programs at partner organizations including schools, libraries, public parks, and community centers in Harlem and throughout New York City, as well as facilitate arts-based experiences with the museum’s Public Programs and Community Engagement Department.  

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with Education department staff, classroom teachers, and partner organizations, plan and facilitate program sessions and workshops, including attending planning and assessment meetings
  • In collaboration with the Public Programs and Community Engagement Department, plan and facilitate program workshops and art-based experiences
  • Facilitate pre- and post- partnership evaluations, and assist with program documentation
  • Participate in trainings and professional development sessions in conjunction with exhibitions and programs
  • Assist with the installation and opening events for any student exhibitions or culminating events
  • Maintain regular flow of information from partnerships to the Museum in regards to partnership activities and progress
  • Develop and lead tours and art-making workshops for school, family, and adult groups
  • Co-facilitate Teaching & Learning Workshops for Pre-K-12 educators
  • Establish and maintain relationships with school staff in an effort to promote the Museum and its services

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in studio art, art history, cultural studies, art education or related fields
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in arts and museum education with responsibilities in planning, development and implementation of educational programs
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and artists of African descent
  • Understanding of inquiry-based teaching practice
  • Demonstrated ability in the successful development and maintenance of projects in programs and partnerships
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with close attention to detail and to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication, organization and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and tactfully, while representing the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Adherence to Museum policies and support of Education Department decisions in a positive, professional manner
  • Experience working with school, family and adult audiences
  • Passion for the dual mission of achieving artistic and educational excellence

Particular attention will be given to applicants who have experience working with students on the autism spectrum, and students with developmental and learning disabilities. Bilingual Spanish and English teaching experience is a plus.

Position work schedule may require school day and after school work and occasional weekends to lead and participate in Museum programs.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to job.per.diem.museum.educator@studiomuseum.org

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Project Administrator

The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Museum will implement a series of initiatives aimed at enhancing its institutional capacity and augmenting its ability to manage both capital and operational projects. A new facility has been designed by architect David Adjaye, and construction will begin in 2019.

The Museum seeks a Capital Project Administrator. This position will support the Director of Capital Projects in the construction phase and closeout of the New Building Project, and other capital projects that may be implemented.

The Project Administrator is responsible for:

Responsibilities:

  • Create project budgets and forecasting and analysis reports for the Capital Project team.
  • Prepare Capital Project financial reports for funders, lenders and internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain cash flow projections for the overall project and specific portions of the budget.
  • Prepare and track monthly project requisitions and reimbursement submissions to lenders and government funders.
  • Ensure timely preparation, review and submission of financial reporting requirements to government, foundation, and financial institutions.
  • Maintain the financial files for capital projects, in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Manage revenue and expense allocations within a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Coordinate risk management and insurance needs.
  • Reconcile project accounts on a monthly basis; liaise with Finance Department.
  • Input appropriate budget information using the cost code structure in accordance with the Finance Department procedures.
  • Perform departmental responsibilities such as processing of invoices for Capital Projects.
  • Maintain direct cost entries as incurred by the project.
  • Ensure timely payment to contractor/subcontractors and vendors after approvals are obtained.
  • Provide year-end support of auditor requirements, which may include research and reconcilement.
  • Follow all policies and report any inconsistencies.
  • Provide any supplemental reports/documentation as may be required by the Director, Capital Projects.
  • Verify figures on the internal Project Status Report and complete Project Accounting section on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain full working knowledge of budget and contingency for Capital Projects
  • Additional responsibilities may be added by the department or project as necessary.
  • Able to adapt to a flexible, fast-paced and dynamic work environment consistent with The Studio Museum in Harlem core values and mission statement

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a two-year professional or technical degree is required with a minimum of two or more years of cost accounting or construction accounting experience. BS degree in Accounting or related business degree preferred.
  • Experience in Public grant funding and/or other grant management experience required
  • Experience with NYC Capital Funding process, Department of Cultural Affairs or School Construction Authority and New York State procurement requirements highly desired.
  • Experience in the cultural and/or not-for-profit sectors preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including experience in word processing, spreadsheets and accounting software. Adept at technology and able to quickly learn industry- and organization-specific software applications.
  • Effective communication of financial matters with all stakeholders; ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Have keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation versus only reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations and respond to changes in priorities.
  • Acute attention to detail, highly organized, and ability to see the big picture.
  • Ability to make systems as efficient, organized, and accurate as possible.

SALARY RANGE: Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: job.project.administrator@studiomuseum.org

Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position. No phone calls or faxes please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Senior HR Generalist, Learning & Development

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

The Museum seeks a Senior HR Generalist, Learning & Development with an exceptional knowledge of human resources principles and compliance. This position will support the institution in the administration of the human resources policies, procedures, and programs related to the following functional areas: training and development, organizational development, performance management and staff engagement.

The Senior Human Resources Generalist, Learning & Development, together with the Senior Human Resources Generalist, Personnel Administration, manage the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office. This newly created position coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations, and assists and advises company managers about Human Resources issues.

The Sr. HR Generalist, Learning & Development in partnership with the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations and the Sr. HR Generalist, Personnel Administration originates and leads HR practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes the principles of Leadership, Excellence, Collaboration and Learning creating an environment of quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

Specific duties include:

Development of the Human Resources Department

  • Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures
    • Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
    • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
    • Assists to establish departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the company's strategic goals.
    • Assists managers with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants.
    • Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
    • Work with Director of Finance & HR to enforce institutional policies and HR compliance

Employee Relations

  • Assists with the development of Human Resources policies for the company with regard to employee relations.
  • Partners with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, and laws.
  • Recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation, including but not limited to employee recognition and reward programs
  • Assist Deputy Director in the conduct of investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
  • Advises managers and supervisors about the steps in the progressive discipline system of the company. Counsels managers on employment issues.​

Organization & Professional Development           

  • Assists with the establishment of an in-house employee training system that addresses the company's training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or onboarding, management development, production cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and training transfer.
  • Assists with the carrying out of a company-wide process of organization development that addresses issues such as succession planning, superior workforce development, key employee retention, organization design, and change management.
  • Assists with employee communication and feedback through such avenues as company meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and Intranet use.
  • Helps to monitor the organization's culture so that it supports the attainment of the company's goals and promotes employee satisfaction.
  • Assists with the company-wide committees including the wellness, training, environmental health and safety, activity, and culture and communications committees.

Organizational and Employee Performance Management

  • Assists with the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans and employee development programs.
  • Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.
    • Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
    • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
    • Assists to establish departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the company's strategic goals.
  • Assists with the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans and employee development programs.
    • Assists with the establishment of an in-house employee training system that addresses the company's training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or onboarding, management development, production cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and training transfer.
    • Assists managers with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants.
    • Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
    • Maintains employee training records.
  • Assists with the development of and monitors the spending of the training budget.

Other Duties as Needed/Assigned

  • Coverage of day to day duties of Sr. HR Generalist, Personnel Administration in their absence
  • Assist auditors with annual audit, providing all requested data and documentation
  • Complete special projects

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, or Organization Development or equivalent. Masters degree preferred.
  • Three to five plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources, Professional Development and Learning and/or Organizational Development
  • Specialized training in change management, learning, employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Familiarity with ADP preferred
  • Professional in Human Resources certification preferred, not required.
  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Excellent organizational skills

Benefits Include:

  • Health insurance: Excellent medical, dental and vision plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Eligibility for pension after 5 years
  • Employee Assistance Plan (free counseling, financial and legal advice)
  • Pre-tax transit benefits

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to job.senior.hr.generalist.learning.development@studiomuseum.org

Please place “Senior HR Generalist, L&D” in the subject line.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.