People Services Recruiter (Human Resources)
About Crystal Bridges
The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Our vision is to activate an institution that transforms lives through experiences that encourage the discovery of new ideas, expanded dreams and inspired actions.
Crystal Bridges is committed to creating an institution that reflects the diversity of our region and nation. We are especially mindful of those in our community impacted by inequity due to ability, language, class, age, gender, religion, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and are working diligently to address perceived and real barriers that keep anyone from fully experiencing the museum as a guest, volunteer, or employee. To achieve true reform, we must have a diverse, highly qualified team dedicated to:
providing an unparalleled guest experience for all,
offering relevant programs,
developing an inclusive collection,
demonstrating progressive leadership.
We will not compromise in the time, energy and effort required to achieve our collective, articulated goals.
Each one of us is a vital component of this team, empowered and responsible for fulfilling the mission and vision.
We are united in our purpose and in our obligation to act respectfully and with integrity.
We listen actively and speak honestly
We honor our commitments
We champion lifelong learning
We are unstoppable when we work together
Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by the Walton Family Foundation as a non-profit charitable organization for all to enjoy. Philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton chairs the Museum's board of directors. The building was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and opened to the public on 11-11-11.
Crystal Bridges takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall. Guest amenities include a restaurant on a glass-enclosed bridge overlooking the ponds, a Museum Store designed by architect Marlon Blackwell, and a library featuring more than 50,000 volumes of art reference material. Sculpture and walking trails link the Museum's 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
Crystal Bridges' permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Included within the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand's Kindred Spirits, Kerry James Marshall's Our Town, Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter, and Andy Warhol's Coca-Cola — each reflecting a distinct moment in American artistic evolution—as well as major works by modern and contemporary American artists, including Alma Thomas, Luis Jimenez,
Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Felix Gonzales-Torres, and James Turrell. The permanent collection, which continues to grow through a strategic acquisition plan, is on view year-round and is enhanced by an array of temporary exhibitions.
Education and Engagement
Crystal Bridges provides year-round programming for all ages, including lectures, performances, classes, and continuing education for K-12 teachers. More than 45,000 schoolchildren visit the Museum each year as part of the Willard and Pat Walker School Visit Program, which offers schools reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses associated with a school field trip, including transportation costs, substitute teachers, and lunch. A new initiative to develop high-quality distance learning opportunities for students and teachers is currently under way.
Crystal Bridges seeks a dynamic individual to lead our recruitment and talent acquisition efforts. The position will be responsible for leading and guiding the talent acquisition function at Crystal Bridges Museum. This includes sourcing, recruitment, recruiting-related compliance, DEI, budgeting, and employee experience. The Recruiter will work across all departments to help scale their teams and ensure we are hiring top talent. This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of sourcing strategies and the achievement of recruitment goals. The incumbent is responsible for performing all job duties in accordance with state and federal guidelines/laws and organization policies and procedures.
Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Partner with hiring managers to understand current business strategies and talent needs. Develop applicant sourcing strategies to accommodate talent needs. Communicate recruiting strategy and progress with hiring managers on a regular basis.
Source and recruit top-notch candidates for positions at all levels.
Utilize various job boards, sourcing tools and techniques to attract and identify active and passive qualified candidates.
Review applications and interview applicants to obtain work history, education, training, job skills and salary requirements.
Build and maintain relationships with recruiting agencies, universities and other organizations to find and attract talent.
Develop and maintain candidate pipelines, quality contacts and referrals.
Attend and coordinate participation in local job fairs and recruitment events.
Organize and document post-interview debriefing and feedback.
Audit job boards to ensure our postings are visible.
Build and maintain an ongoing database of prospective candidates.
Effectively screen and interview qualified applicants.
Collaborate with local special interest groups, professional networks, and colleges to create a candidate pipeline.
Assist with the recruiting, interviewing and execution of the Internship Program.
Provide reports and metrics on recruiting activity.
Keep abreast of federal and state employment and labor laws that relate to recruiting and employment, including but not limited to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Complete salary analysis.
Serve as back up to assigned HR functions
Other duties and projects as assigned
Bachelor's degree in human resources, business or related field.
3+ years recruiting and sourcing experience.
Knowledge of all full life-cycle recruiting components, including sourcing, qualifying, networking and assessing candidate skills.
Can handle sensitive and confidential information with professionalism and integrity.
Available for travel to job fairs, recruitment events and networking opportunities.
In regard to education and experience, an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience will satisfy the minimum requirements.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driver's license and clean driving record
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: In the work environments described below, position requires utilizing a computer and telephone for prolonged periods of time, good eye/hand coordination, verbal and written conversation with others, lifting/carrying (up to 10 lbs). Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
Work Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and in museum spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Some overnight travel may be necessary.