Human Resources Coordinator

David Kordanksy Gallery

Monday – Friday (Full-time, hourly non-exempt)

David Kordansky Gallery seeks a highly motivated, extremely organized, and collaborative individual to join our team as Human Resources Coordinator. The Human Resources Coordinator is a critical role, responsible for supporting a range of significant functions of the Management & Administration team, including assisting the Associate Director, Human Resources and Managing Director with all aspects of human resources across the full span of an employee life cycle, such as hiring; onboarding; employee engagement; and termination. The Human Resources Coordinator also assists with general administrative tasks in support of the Managing Director and the staff as a whole, and with the integration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives at the gallery. Sensitivity, empathy, accuracy, and discretion will be utilized in every aspect of this role. This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, and may require flexibility for additional hours based on the needs of the gallery. A generous benefits package is offered.


David Kordansky Gallery is one of the most dynamic venues for contemporary art in Los Angeles and in New York and is internationally regarded as a leading gallery of its generation. Established in 2003, the exhibition program is dedicated to presenting artists’ work with passion and intellectual rigor, and to bringing the utmost care and precision to showcasing artistic visions. The Gallery is committed to presentations that blend scholarship and connoisseurship with equity and inclusion. We are an institution rooted in our hometown of Los Angeles, and in California, even as we embrace cultural activity as a fully global phenomenon.


Maintaining a culture of belonging is important to us—we strive for a workplace where every single team member feels valued, supported, and heard. We believe in the power of creativity and seek opportunities for connection, collaboration, and learning between cultures and communities. We are committed to championing policies and practices that promote diversity, foster cultural equity, and sustain an environment of inclusivity. The Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Gallery does not discriminate, and does not permit discrimination against its employees, interns, volunteers, or applicants. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of individuals who contribute their time and talents to our mission, and we pledge to create a safe, accessible, and inclusive place to work.

The Gallery’s consistent growth, developed in tandem with its artists’ ambitions, occurs through the unique participation and contribution of each employee. We look for colleagues who are the most driven, the most talented, and the most creative. Every member of the Gallery’s team should aim for excellence and ingenuity, surpassing challenges and discovering new possibilities together. We value long-term commitment and loyalty, and in turn provide avenues for career advancement across all departments.



  • Maintain a basic understanding of state employment laws

  • Maintain a basic understanding of best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility policies in the workplace

  • Assist with Associate Director, Human Resources’ and Managing Director’s work calendar, scheduling meetings and flagging conflicts or upcoming deadlines

  • Assist with time sheet updates and corrections for all hourly employees

  • Assist with annual review of updates to the Employee Handbook

  • Help ensure that all employees have a comfortable, safe, and productive work environment


  • Draft and/or update extended job descriptions (internal) and job postings (external)

  • Post position advertisements on job boards; send email outreach to hiring partners

  • Track analytics related to application source

  • Review new applications; analyze candidate data

  • Organize and collate resumes, cover letters, and supporting materials for the Associate Director, Human Resources and Managing Director to review

  • Schedule multiple rounds of interviews for the Associate Director, Human Resources and Managing Director

  • Draft candidate summaries for internal reference

  • Schedule reference checks for the Associate Director, Human Resources


  • Assist with providing a streamlined onboarding process for new hires

  • Assist with gallery culture orientation, scheduling regular check-ins

  • Coordinate mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention training for all new hires and track deadlines

  • Coordinate brief trainings for entry-level employees on basic aspects of gallery duties


  • Assist with the planning of internal staff engagement events

  • Propose and implement ideas for regular staff celebrations and appreciation

  • Schedule training in aspects of DEIA education for all staff

  • Support planning process for gallery internships and fellowships

  • Serve as a resource and mentor for entry-level employees and interns


  • Maintain spreadsheet and track deadlines for individual 90-Day and Annual Performance Reviews

  • Schedule review conversations; take notes and update job descriptions as needed

  • Assist with, advise on, and implement updates to performance review documents



Our ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented and creative with exceptional organizational skills; an excellent verbal and written communicator; and possesses the ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. We seek candidates who are extremely self-motivated, responsible, and efficient, and who hold a sincere appreciation for and experience with navigating diverse cultural spaces. In addition:

  • Knowledge or appreciation of contemporary art preferred

  • Minimum three (3) years experience working in a managerial, human resources, or related administrative role

  • Experience working at a contemporary art gallery, contemporary art museum, and/or artist studio welcomed

  • BA in Contemporary Art History, Arts Administration, Business Management, Arts Education, or related field preferred, but consideration is given to candidates with related experience

  • Skills in a Mac-based environment required, including: Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Skills in Adobe Acrobat preferred

  • Fluency in multiple languages welcomed

  • Preference is given to candidates with expert knowledge of global contemporary art, including art of the African Diaspora, Latin America, and Asia

  • BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


  • This is a full-time hourly position, overtime eligible.

  • The pay scale for this position is $25 – $35/hr.

Benefits for full-time employees, following a waiting period, include:

  • Premium PPO or HMO medical insurance (fully subsidized, at no cost to employee)

  • Vision insurance (fully subsidized, at no cost to employee)

  • Dental, long-term disability, and voluntary life insurance

  • Paid personal and vacation days (starting at 13 days annually, increased over time)

  • Paid sick time (6 days annually)

  • Paid holidays and floating holidays (10 days annually)

  • Paid gallery closures

  • Paid family leave

  • Participation in a 401k retirement plan (with employer contribution)


  • This position is based in Los Angeles, CA.
How to Apply


Please submit the following via email with the subject line “DKG LA: Human Resources Coordinator” to

One PDF containing:

  • a cover letter detailing your previous experience, your interest in people & culture management, and how you would approach the position

  • a resume

In your application, please note all relevant skills requested in the qualifications above.

BIPOC and LGTBQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with most, if not all, of the requested qualifications are invited to apply. Submissions including the above items will be prioritized. No phone or walk-in inquiries, please.

Posted on April 2