JOB TITLE: Director of People & Culture
REPORTS TO: Museum Director
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the design and history of posters. The museum opened to the public in New York City in June 2019. Through temporary rotating exhibitions, events, the permanent collection, and school programming, Poster House explores what posters say about society and how graphic design continues to impact the world with an emphasis on visual literacy. Poster House encourages a positive, supportive, and respectful working environment and takes an active interest in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility concepts and processes within the organization.
Poster House is seeking a Director of People & Culture to oversee the strategy and processes related to building and retaining an exceptional team at the Museum. This position will cultivate organizational practices that support positive relationships between leadership and employees and promote transparency, serve as the central point of contact on all employee relations matters, and provide proactive attention to emerging matters in society. The Director of People & Culture will oversee HR policies, procedures, work-related conflicts, disciplinary actions, and act as the point person for benefits offered by the organization. This position should view an inclusive culture as a competitive advantage that helps drive innovation and workplace satisfaction.
Poster House currently operates with a hybrid work model with staff working both remotely and on site. The Director of People & Culture would be able to participate in this hybrid work model, while attending all group staff meetings and professional development on site when required.
The Director of People & Culture does not have any direct reportages, but is responsible for cross-coordination among all departments, which includes 16 full time employees and 14 part time employees. Poster House is still a startup, and there is room for the Director of People & Culture to create new systems and procedures to ensure smooth project management.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Location and Hours:
The Director of People and Culture is a full-time position located at Poster House 119 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011. Hybrid model of work (partially on-site, partially remote) available. Standard office hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.
COVID Vaccination Policy:
In accordance with Poster House’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our customers and visitors; and the community at large from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 or influenza, that may be reduced by vaccinations. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.
Poster House mandates that all staffers who work on site at the museum are vaccinated in an effort to protect the health and safety of both our staff and our visitors. Poster House provides 4 hours of PTO in order to receive the vaccination and can assist in making an appointment, or staffers can make their own appointment online. New employees must have at least 1 dose of the vaccine by their start date with Poster House, and will be required to show proof of vaccination by showing their physical vaccination card, or using the Excelsior Pass or other government sanctioned vaccine app. All vaccine related information will be kept private under HIPAA regulations by Poster House and its employees.
If employees have a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from getting that vaccine, they should request a Reasonable Accommodation Form from the Museum Director, which will be reviewed by the Director as well as HR representatives at ADP. Employees may be required to substantiate their request for exemption with the appropriate documentation. Staff will not be subject to discrimination or retaliation based on their vaccination status.
Those who are unvaccinated will not be able to come to the museum in person without submitting to additional testing, masking, and other precautions including being placed on unpaid leave until further determinations can be made.
Non Discrimination Policy:
Poster House is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its employment policy.
Start Date: October 2021
Please send resume and cover letter via email to:
119 W 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
email@example.com with subject line “Director of People & Culture”
JOB TITLE: Sales Associate (Part Time)
REPORTS TO: Shop Manager
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
Poster House is seeking a Sales Associate to assist with maintaining a clean and orderly shop according to the standards set by the Shop Director and Shop Manager. Sales Associates are expected to actively sell merchandise, utilizing knowledge of the inventory on hand, details of products such as designer names, materials and prices, along with the story of the product, and to educate customers on the products and how they relate to Poster House’s mission and exhibitions on view. The Sales Associate will also assist with the processing and shipping of online store orders.
Sales Associates will also be responsible for assisting other departments as requested, and will need to have an overall understanding of the goals and objectives of all museum departments and keep up-to-date with all current, past, and future exhibitions and programs.
Essential Functions of the Job – Essential functions may include, but not be limited to:
The Sales Associate position is part-time and located at Poster House 119 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011.
Shifts are currently 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, 4 days a week during museum open hours: Thursday – Sunday. This is primarily an in-person position, with some remote work available based on need. Weekends, evenings, holidays, and museum events are essential schedule requirements for this position.
firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Sales Associate”
JOB TITLE: Barista (Part Time)
REPORTS TO: Café Director
Café des Affiches, the café inside Poster House, is seeking an experienced, part time barista. Café des Affiches features Counter Culture coffees and a well curated selection of prepared and house-made foods, as well as beer and wine. Baristas for Café des Affiches are expected to expertly create all items on the café’s food and beverage menu, provide friendly, accommodating service to all museum visitors and maintain a high level of cleanliness and order in the café area. This is an opportunity to work in a beautiful environment and be involved in a museum café.
Baristas may be required to assist with food prep and work as servers for after hours events.
As a branch of the museum, the café team needs to have an overall understanding of the goals and objectives of all museum departments and keep up-to-date with all current, past, and future exhibitions and programs.
The Café Barista position is part-time and located at Poster House 119 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011.
Shifts are currently 10:30 am to 5:00 pm: Friday – Sunday with additional required shifts during museum events and occasional evenings and holidays.
Pay: $17.50/hour + tips. Additional compensation for private events.
email@example.com with subject line “Café Position”
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