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Senior Manager, People and Culture (Full-Time)

The ideal candidate for the Senior Manager, People and Culture  is a hands-on leader with a deep knowledge of Human Resources policies. You will bring a strong commitment to racial justice, equity, access, and inclusion with an interest in creating People strategies that address the needs of a diverse institution.

This position has a salary range of $75,000-$85,000 and a comprehensive benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, life insurance, pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.

Currently, the Senior Manager, People and Culture position is a hybrid onsite/remote position, with three days required onsite. In January 2023, all NMOA employees will work fully onsite.

Opening Date: 9/14/2022
Closing Date: 10/14/2022

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead talent acquisition, which encompasses the full life cycle of recruiting and hiring
  • Administer benefit, pension, and compensation plans
  • Work with leadership to implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement and ensure proper execution of all Union requirements
  • Implement employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and a high level of employee morale and motivation
  • Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives
  • Hands on management of  People & Culture policies and programs to foster interdepartmental communication
  • Work closely with the Payroll team to ensure accuracy in records and act as back-up processing Payroll when required
  • Work with the Director of Inclusion to implement employee performance reviews
  • Manage up to 2 direct reports


  • 5-10 years  experience as a People & Culture/Human Resources Generalist
  • Hands-on Payroll experience. ADP TotalSource experience highly preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal, New Jersey, and Newark employment/labor laws
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to manage issues of employee relations
  • Desire to work as a team with a result driven approach
  • Commitment to the museum’s mission of inclusion

Salary: $75,000-$85,000 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.