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People & Culture Generalist (Full-Time)

Being clear on the expectations and responsibility in your role is necessary for successful communication and understanding of the organization. We have created the People & Culture Generalist job description, listed the responsibilities, and provided clear measurables. This tool will allow you to assess your current journey in your role. In addition, this document serves as a valuable performance management tool for you and those interested in exploring the possible next steps in their career.

Reporting Relationship: Director of People and Culture
Opening Date: 7/19/2022
Closing Date: 8/19/2022

Role Summary:

Your role as a People & Culture Generalist will be far from one-dimensional. You’ll undertake a wide range of People department tasks, like ensuring compliance and organizational reporting are accurate, and acting as the main point of contact for employees’ queries. You will lead all talent acquisition efforts, oversee organizational trainings, administer employee benefits and leave of absences, and work with the Director of People and Culture to draft policies. You will participate in organizational committees that seek to move forward the organizations Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion efforts, and that inform change within the organization. You will use People Information Systems to ensure all employee records are up-to-date and confidential.

The goal is to ensure the People & Culture departments operations will be running smoothly and effectively to deliver maximum value to the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to employees on various People & Culture-related topics such as benefits, leave of absences, compensation, policy interpretation, and resolving issues that may arise
  • Lead talent acquisition, which encompasses the full life cycle of recruiting and hiring; inter-department communication, working with hiring managers, following pre-hire inclusion practices, ensuring thorough onboarding, and maintaining regular communication with staff.
  • Administer benefit, pension, and compensation plans
  • Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives
  • Promote People & Culture programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace
  • Assist in the development and implementation of People & Culture policies
  • Work closely with the Payroll and HRIS Manager to ensure accuracy in records and act as back-up to Payroll when required.
  • Work with the Director of Inclusion to implement employee performance reviews
  • Maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form
  • Enhance job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly, applying new perks and benefits and organizing team building activities
  • Ensure compliance with labor regulations

Role Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a People & Culture Generalist
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of general People and Culture policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of Federal, New Jersey, and Newark employment/labor laws
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office; ADP Workforce Now or TotalSource is a plus
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Aptitude in problem-solving
  • Desire to work as a team with a result driven approach
  • BS/BA in Business administration or relevant work experience
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Additional People & Culture training will be a plus

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary: $70-80k annually

Due to the high volume of submissions, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


About The Newark Museum of Art:

We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 100,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the classical world to the art of today, the NMOA boasts exceptional examples and depth in the Arts of Global Africa, Arts of Global Asia, Arts of the Americas, including Native American art, Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts. The American collection features works by major artists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Sam Gilliam, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carmen Herrera, Jeffrey Gibson, and Mickalene Thomas.

The NMOA’s visitor- and community-centric approach responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus comprises the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark; the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director/CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum for the 21st century.

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities as they must be centered in the work we do.