Human Resources Manager

Position:                                           Human Resources Manager

Reports to:                                   Executive Director

Department:                               Administrative

Position Type:                         Part-Time 30hr/wk, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Salary Range:                         $26.44 – $31.25/hr DOE

Benefits:                                           Eligible

Summary of Position

The Human Resource Manager is an advocate and liaison for all employees. They are responsible for: recruitment and employment; compensation and benefit administration; employee relations and equity; employee development; discrimination and harassment complaints; disciplinary actions and human resource policies and procedures.

This position assists managers and Senior Leadership members with employee performance management activities, corrective action plans, preparation of performance documentation and recommendations for disciplinary action. This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure policies are fair, equitable, and enforced.



  • Meets with staff and leadership to actively track and resolve conflicts, disciplinary issues and other personnel related actions and incidents.
  • Responds to staff inquiries and resolves problems in areas such as benefits eligibility, leave administration, compensation and other HR issues.
  • Develop relationships with leadership and staff members and become someone who is sought after for advice and council on challenging HR, cultural, and organizational issues. Triage and work with Executive Director on best course of action.
  • Supports Senior Leadership and administers hiring processes for all exempt, nonexempt, and temporary workers including but not limited to phone screenings, schedules and conducts interviews, runs background and reference checks. Conducts new-employee orientations, manages new employee mentoring program, monitors career paths and employee relations counseling, and conducts exit interviews.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements HR Policies and procedures in consultation with Senior Leadership and legal counsel.
  • Research and facilitate professional development trainings for all staff as needed.
  • Establish and maintain department records including annual tracking, managing and reporting of FSA & 403(b) Non-Discrimination testing, 1095C, 5500 filing, ALE, EEOC, AAMD Annual Salary Survey, and Occupational Employment Statistics Reporting.
  • Implements and updates annually the compensation program, develops salary budget in collaboration with Director of Finance, analyzes compensation, and cost of living adjustments.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the Executive Director on personnel matters.
  • Develop, manage and maintain performance evaluation process.
  • Assist with job description development as needed.
  • Develop and modify internal hiring procedures as needed.
  • Participate in development and implementation of initiatives to streamline processes and procedures.
  • Address cultural changes and work environmental issues to increase efficiencies, improve work processes and provide transparencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work with diverse people with tact, diplomacy, discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and three years of office experience including at least 6 months in a human resources or related setting OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and have prior experience interfacing with databases.
  • Experience interpreting complex contracts and/or policies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Proven record of attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
  • Self-starter, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks and see tasks through to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, develop, and implement process improvements.
  • The qualified candidate must possess a compatible commitment to the museum brand values: innovative, passionate, civic-minded, gracious, approachable.

Travel, Working Conditions, and Physical Environment

This job is physically demanding. Strength, agility, and endurance are all necessary to performing the core job functions.

The essential physical requirements of this position include:

  • Able to sit at a workstation and/or a computer screen for the majority of the workday.
  • Occasionally needs to stand, stoop or walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift objects (up to 25 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday.
  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with staff, volunteers and individuals in the community.
  • Negligible local travel, less than 5% of work hours.

To Apply

  • Please email a completed job application,   cover letter and resume to Please send resume and cover letter as single attachment.
  • Include “HRM: First Name Last Name” in subject line.
  • No phone inquiries, please.

Tacoma Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tacoma Art Museum strongly encourages applicants from members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

About Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum is a public-spirited institution with nationally recognized exhibitions and innovative educational programs. Named by  USA Today  as one of the “Top 10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities,” the museum has developed a reputation for presenting art in a thought-provoking yet accessible manner with a strong commitment to Northwest art through its acquisition and exhibition programs. Founded in 1935, the museum has strong roots in the community and anchors Tacoma’s lively downtown university and museum district.

Completed in November 2014, an additional $15.5-million building project has added approximately 16,000 square feet, and houses the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. This collection establishes TAM as the only major museum of Western American art of this caliber in the Northwest. It also enables the museum to fully explore the art history of the West while integrating its Western and Northwest collections.

Another significant gift announced on January 14, 2016 is the gift of the  Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Collection. The Benaroyas carefully assembled over their 70 years of marriage a collection that  includes Northwestern and international studio art glass along with important paintings and sculptures by renowned regional artists. The gift, announced on Mrs. Benaroya’s 93rd  birthday, includes a contribution for the construction of a new 7,390 square-foot gallery addition in which to present the collection.  The new wing has been designed by award-winning architect Tom Kundig of Seattle-based Olson Kundig and opened in January 2019.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Tacoma Art Museum family!

About Tacoma

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Tacoma is known as the City of Destiny, a city that has always marched to the beat of its own drum. Close enough to Seattle to take advantage of everything a major metropolis offers, Tacoma is its own distinctly unique and actively engaged community with a clear love of the arts.

Diverse individuals and families continue to invest in Tacoma for its charming historic neighborhoods, schools, parks, waterfront, and amenities. You’ll find the beaches and forests of Puget Sound ideal to bike, run, hike, and paddle – including the nearby Mount Rainier. In addition to sports, theater and other cultural offerings, Tacoma is home to a growing restaurant and pub scene that’s made national press. The thriving Tacoma Museum District lines the downtown core and showcases some of the nation’s best collections. Tacoma is a great place to call home.