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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002

Company Description:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art opened its doors in Amherst, Massachusetts 20 years ago with a bold but simple vision: to ensure that picture-book illustration, as an art form, is celebrated around the world. Both as an institution and as a team of museum professionals, The Carle is committed to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. We bring those values to our exhibitions, programs, partnerships, and organizational culture.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Resources/Recruiting
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Preferred
Preference: Preferred
PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP certification - Preference: Preferred

As the Museum’s first Human Resource Generalist reporting to the Director of Operations, you will provide HR leadership for approximately 45-50 exempt and non-exempt employees. You will ensure that the Museum operates in compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws. Specific areas of focus include: talent acquisition and retention, onboarding, employee relations, benefits administration, leave management, ADA compliance, professional development, performance management, employee engagement, and oversight of HR policies, systems, and procedures. A key function of this role will be supporting the Museum’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives. 

This hybrid position is 30 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, accrued paid time off (sick, vacation, personal and holiday pay), a discount in the Bookshop, professional development opportunities including access to The Carle’s education workshops, plus free admission to many cultural institutions throughout New England.

 Annual salary range: $52,000 to $60,000 based on experience. 

See carlemuseum.org/jobs for full details and to apply. The Carle acknowledges that competitive candidates may not meet all the experience requirements 100%. We encourage you to apply if any of these job requirements describe you.

For priority consideration apply by March 1, 2024. Applications received after that are not guaranteed to be included for consideration for this position. 

All applicants MUST complete the museum's online employment application found here: carlemuseum.org/jobapplication 

If you need an access accommodation, have a question regarding available accommodations, or if you need this application in an alternative format to successfully submit your candidacy, please contact hr@carlemuseum.org 


Your background and experience  

  • Strong knowledge of HR practices and employment laws. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to research and apply a broad range of HR strategies and practices. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion. 
  • Positive attitude, with a customer service mindset and the ability to build positive relationships with employees.
  • Adept at problem-solving and conflict resolution. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Three to five (3-5) years of progressively responsible human resources experience at a managerial level, preferably in a non-profit or arts organization. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP certification preferred. Cultural competency to collaborate and coordinate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  

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