Manager, Human Resources and Volunteer Services

Museum of Science, Boston

The Human Resources Manager is integral to the effective operations of the 2nd most visited cultural institution in Boston (Second only to Fenway, Boston’s ballpark.). In collaboration with the HR VP, this individual is responsible for the design and implementation of HR programs, including a 700 strong volunteer program, know both nationally and internationally, as well as the Internship Program, focusing on providing opportunities to youth traditionally underserved in the sciences. In addition to serving on Museum-wide teams, this person facilitates employee recognition programs, professional development and training, as well as directing the efforts of 5 staff, serving and participating in all the human resource administration.

  • Manage, mentor and develop 5 full-time staff
  • Direct and oversee a 700-person volunteer program
  • Direct and oversee the annual placement of 200 interns throughout the Museum
  • Oversee the operations and attend the annual July 4th Volunteer event
  • Draft and administer employment policies and procedures in compliance with Museum policies, applicable local, state, and federal laws, and Affirmative Action and EEOC regulations
  • Provide leadership and support to managers and employees in the areas of performance counseling, employee retention, and policy interpretation and implementation
  • Be a trusted advisor to managers and supervisors in coaching them on successful problem/conflict resolution and performance management
  • Investigate and resolve employee relations issues and coach managers and employees on employee relations matters to ensure that employment actions are well documented and are not subjective or discriminatory
  • Develop and administer various employee focused programs including the Museum’s reward and recognition program
  • Lead and develop new hire, new manager, and eLearning programs for continuous learning opportunities within the Museum
  • Keep abreast of legislation affecting human resources and create applicable policies for the Employee and Manager handbooks


This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday.

Vice President Human Resources


  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree preferred.
  • Seven (7) years or more of Human Resources generalist with depth in compensation and benefits experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing staff
  • Demonstrated ability to promptly investigate and successfully resolve employee concerns
  • Experience in researching and writing policies and procedures
  • Experience with compensation and benefits
  • Familiarity with employment law
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse population
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.

Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!
The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

How To Apply:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Apply by:
March 03, 2016