Human Resources Director
Denver, CO Administration
Job Type

At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment.

The Children’s Museum has an opening for a Human Resource Director to manage both strategic human resources planning and development and the day-to-day human resources operations; fostering a work environment that encourages equitable and inclusive practices, high performance, excellent customer service, creativity, collaboration and innovation. A priority for this role is the continued development and implementation of a strategy for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (DEAI) throughout the organization. The HR Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Position Specifications: Full-time, 40 hours per week; typical schedule is Monday- Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends as needed

Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage. Paid time-off for vacation, sick days and four holidays. 401(k) Retirement Plan with eligibility to contribute after a 3-month waiting period (must be 21 years of age). Employee Assistance Program, flexible spending account and short-term disability. Free parking, free family membership to the Museum, discount to the Museum Gift Shop and Café.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

HR Strategy and Management

· Translates organizational strategies and needs into HR strategic and operational plans. 

· Leads the process for assessing organizational needs, employee performance and values alignment.

· Serves as a thought partner of the Executive Leadership Team.

· Collaborates with Museum leadership and staff on efforts to build and execute strategies and processes that promote a culture of belonging, accountability, positive work environment and staff engagement.

· Contributes to continuous improvement by implementing new/updated HR policies, procedures and systems, and recommending improvements to ways of working.

· Collates and analyzes data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting.

· Supports a Museum-wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.

· Formulate budgets for specific projects, programs and initiatives.

Talent Management

· Designs and implements an employee experience program that fosters strong employee engagement throughout the employee life cycle and supports organizational goals. 

· Contributes to building and managing talent by working with managers to understand their needs, and delivering solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high-caliber and engaged workforce. 

· Provides leadership for organization-wide learning and development to address priorities such as DEAI, peer to peer relationships, leadership development and interfacing with the public.

· Work collaboratively across Museum departments to advance the Museum’s strategic goals and mission.

Total rewards

· In collaboration with Museum leadership, develops and communicates the Museum’s compensation philosophy.  

· Leads compensation and benefits analysis. 

· Monitors the Museum’s salary structure while balancing financial parameters and staff retention objectives. 

· Manages the employee benefit program, including analyzing options for employee benefit packages and making recommendations for changes as appropriate.

Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion

· Fosters a culture of diversity, equity, access and inclusion by incorporating DEAI values into all relevant processes and programs.

· Supports a diverse workforce through employee programs and benefits offerings aimed at employee engagement and retention. 

· Identifies internal and external resources to support DEAI work and initiatives.

Employee Relations

· Determines, recommends and communicates employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promotes a high level of employee morale and motivation.

· Provides support and guidance to management and other staff for complex, specialized and sensitive questions and issues.

· Provides oversight and/or conducts investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.


· Develops and oversees HR related policies and procedures, including maintaining the employee handbook.

· Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices.

· Monitor compliance with personnel policies and procedures to assure that they are followed consistently throughout the Museum.


· Supervise the HR Generalist. 

· Oversee outsourced Human Resource support as needed. 

· Offers direction and support that ensures both effective results and engaged employees.



· Bachelors’ degree in related field is required. Equivalent experience considered.

· At least 5 years of supervisory responsibilities within human resources

· Advanced HR certification(s) is desirable.

· Ability to consistently promote, support, work and act in a manner that supports the Museum’s vision, mission and values.

· Strong sense of professionalism, including integrity, honesty and confidentiality. 

· Knowledge of developing and implementing DEAI goals and values in HR processes.

· Knowledge of state and federal personnel policies and requirements.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or attestation of a weekly negative COVID-19 test result is required. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered.

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Salary Description
$100,000 - $115,000/year