Human Resources Specialist


The Morgan Library & Museum, a museum and independent research library in midtown Manhattan, welcomes applications for Human Resources Specialist. This position is part of an HR team working in support of a comprehensive new strategic plan that will guide the Morgan’s work for the next five years.

This role has lead responsibility for coordinating the Morgan’s Fellowship, Internship and Volunteer programs. This involves working with managers to develop programs; identifying and creating hiring resources with the goal of attracting a diverse applicant pool; managing applicants and coordinating the selection process. The Specialist also plans and implements special events and tours and act as the point of contact/support for program participants. As part of the Morgan’s Human Resources team, the Specialist will also assist with some hiring activity, fulfill other administrative duties and be a part of the team transitioning the Morgan to a new Human Resources Information System.

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of relevant professional-level experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in a museum, arts/culture organization and/or non-profit agency a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and a passion for getting to know people
  • Ability to exercise judgment in building relationships across all organizational levels and functions
  • Strong written communication skills; excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, organizational DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion) programming
  • Ability to work effectively advancing many projects simultaneously while respecting the confidential and sensitive nature inherent in human resources work
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Orientation toward (a) customer service and (b) collaborative work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of, and skill in researching, listservs, websites and platforms that may be useful for job postings
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Use computer keyboard for extended periods of time

Competitive salary at $65,000 to $74,000 commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits

To apply: 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources at

Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position using the e-mail address indicated above.

The Morgan Library & Museum receives many applications and inquiries for employment. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all of them. Due to the high volume of applicants, we can contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.

Important to note:

Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the overall health and safety of the Morgan Library & Museum campus, all staff of the Morgan are required to be fully vaccinated and have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with applicable laws.

EEO Statement
The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. The Morgan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.