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Business Systems Project Manager, Part-time Temporary

The Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of a new Human Resources Information System.  This project-based position will focus on managing all component work streams in support of the Museum’s Human Resources strategy, goals, and objectives.  The expected duration of the assignment is part-time and approximately 6 or more months.  The system will include the core modules of Human Resources, Payroll and Time and Labor as well as other enhanced features.  Reporting to the Director of Business Systems, the Project Manager will work closely with the Whitney’s HR team, the software vendor, as well as other internal stakeholders to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the solutions deployed on-time and within budget.


  • Develop, define and execute on project plans, objectives, schedules, and deliverables
  • Manage clear expectations and ensure the project stays on scope, in budget, and on time
  • Coordination of Whitney stakeholders and third party vendor(s)
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Prepare module guides, manuals and other materials
  • Delegate and manage tasks for internal and external teams
  • Provide status updates, insights, conclusions, escalations and error resolution
  • Develop and execute QA/testing plan
  • Coordinate manager and employee training sessions


  • Three to five years of relevant project management experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in Human Resources/HRIS related functions or projects
  • Experience with HRIS systems; Kronos a plus
  • Project Management Professional Certification a plus
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to perform and document analysis of complex business, workflow, and technology issues to support decision-making
  • Proven ability to successfully manage conflict, proven team leadership and meeting facilitation skills
  • Risk mitigation, resolve client issues and manage client/vendor expectations


About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.          

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