Powerhouse Arts is a not-for-profit based in Gowanus and Red Hook, Brooklyn, established to create a robust platform for art production and employment in the arts. Powerhouse is stewarding the redevelopment of the former Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station in Gowanus to create a new facility that will house fabrication and production facilities in wood, metal, ceramics, textiles and printmaking. Our programming includes education, employment and public engagement to increase access and opportunity for participation in the arts for all New Yorkers.
The Human Resources Director will be Powerhouse’s first dedicated HR team member. You will focus your efforts on developing and stewarding values-aligned, people-centered, equitable HR practices for our growing team. This position will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Planning.
Who you are:
Enthusiastic about fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture at Powerhouse Arts
Deep understanding of foundational HR areas (employee relations, L&D, compensation, performance management, benefits, leaves, payroll, immigration, legal, etc.)
Strong emotional intelligence, communication and presentation skills and the ability to deal effectively, empathetically, and courteously with all levels of employees
People who thrive in Powerhouse’s organizational culture are those who:
Are action-oriented, collaborative, and work well in ambiguous/changing circumstances
Enjoy research and iterative problem-solving
Have independent follow-through and pay attention to detail
Value and work towards an equitable and inclusive workplace