Chief Human Resources Officer

Guggenheim Museum   New York, NY   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on July 8, 2024
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Chief Human Resources Officer

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation

New York, New York




The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation (the Guggenheim) seeks a seasoned human resources leader to serve as its next Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The CHRO will be a prominent leader for the institution and its constituents and report to the Chief Operating Officer. Charged with providing comprehensive oversight, planning, and management of all human resources functions of the Guggenheim, the CHRO will be a champion of the organization's core values and strategic commitment to attract, retain, advance, and support a broadly diverse workforce of the highest level of excellence that thrives in a respectful and equitable workplace culture.


As both a champion of and advocate for inclusion, the CHRO will preserve the traditions and core values of the Guggenheim while serving as a change agent and influencer within its infrastructure. An exceptional human resource professional, the successful candidate will possess a broad knowledge of and experience in employee and labor relations, compensation design and strategy, recruiting, coaching and training, organizational development, and best practices in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. The CHRO will act as a trusted strategic and tactical partner to leadership and will provide strong mentorship to the human resources team, which will seek support and guidance as plans unfold.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim international constellation of museums includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. An architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is now among eight Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the United States recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 


It's an exciting time to join the Guggenheim, with the new leadership of director and chief executive officer Mariët Westermann, and a passionate executive team dedicated to leading the institution into its next chapter of innovation and excellence. The next CHRO will develop and oversee a strong department that is involved, trusted, and depended upon to guide the institution in human resources, diversity, equity, and inclusion matters, and one that produces results and generates broad and positive internal and external impact and respect. Structural change management experience will be critical, as well as cultural redirection that will promote communication, inclusiveness, honesty, and a team-oriented philosophy. With employees represented by two unions, experience in negotiating and managing labor relationships is required. The target salary range for this role is $250,000 - $310,000 and will be commensurate with experience.


The Guggenheim has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting this search and to help identify outstanding candidates. Confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including resumes and letters of interest) should be sent electronically to the Isaacson, Miller executive search team via the link below.


Dan Rodas, Partner

Liz Braun, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller


The Guggenheim is dedicated to creating paths that lead to a more inclusive and diverse institution. We encourage inquiries from applicants who will reflect the plurality of our culture and our global audience. The Guggenheim does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status.

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