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Director of Human Resources

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, New York 11217

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities with world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more. With an annual operating budget of approximately $50 million —the majority dedicated directly or indirectly to programming—BAM is a leading presenter of emerging and contemporary artists.

BAM is seeking our Director of Human Resources to lead the HR team into a new stage of BAM's history. This is an opportunity to affect change for our employees and help shape the organization.  This role reports to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities Management. 


  • Promote and foster a high performing workplace focused on setting and completing clear organizational objectives and goals, as well as keeping true to BAM’s mission statement, while maintaining employee job satisfaction and reducing turnover
  • Ensure that BAM human resources related decisions and policies are compliant with all local, state and federal laws
  • Create and enforce the practice of ethical, consistent, and equitable employment practices, communication strategies, and business processes.
  • Act as a champion for the Anti-Oppression process at BAM
  • Facilitate organizational communication by encouraging the organization to find new methods to communicate interdepartmental information, changes and projects
  • Form strategic partnership with Associate Vice President, HR and Facilities Management
  • Provide leadership and oversight in the following areas:
    • HR Strategy
    • Employee Relations
    • Benefits & Compensation
    • Labor Relations
    • Management of HR team
    • Training and Development 
    • HRIS (Paycom)
    • Payroll
    • Recruitment, Staffing and Onboarding
    • Performance Management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Human Resources, Management or Business Administration) or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years’ management experience in Human Resources
  • PHR or SHRM-CP
  • Able to identify oppressive systems and frameworks in order to assist with BAM’s ongoing anti-oppression process
  • Demonstrated commitment to eradicating oppression in an organization. Experienced with DEI concepts, programs, and initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to practice a high level of confidentiality
  • Writes clearly and in an engaging manner
  • Experience in developing and implementing training programs
  • Experience working with both union and non-union employees
  • Ability to build relationships with all levels of an organization.
  • Experience managing Human Resources Information Systems
  • Experience developing and managing a budget
  • Knowledge of labor and employment law
  • Experience implementing and improving human resources business process plans
  • Prior supervisory experience in a multi-person department
  • Expansive knowledge of management techniques
  • Passionate about BAM’s programming

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Non profit experience
  • Possesses existing network with other HR professionals and organizations
  • Experience with Paycom

Salary: Commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including pension.

Application Instructions: Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

Brooklyn Academy of Music is currently undergoing an anti-oppression process. BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment, and is working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms. Individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process, which is not uncommon when addressing power and privilege. The Human Resources department supports and continues to take part in this process.


Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-03

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