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Sr. Human Resources Generalist 

Location Museum of Life and Science  
About the Organization The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina's top family destinations, located less than five miles from downtown Durham. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. Other popular attractions include over 60 species of live animals, Dinosaur Trail, Ellerbe Creek Railway, and Hideaway Woods. Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people, from young child to senior citizen, embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

The Senior Human Resources Generalist supports the Museum’s mission by leading and fulfilling human resources initiatives and building a culture that attracts and retains staff and volunteers committed to the Museum’s mission.


Responsibilities include:

  • Process bi-weekly payroll ensuring that timesheets are completed and approved in accordance with complex timekeeping policies.
  • Provide onboarding of all new staff, including set-up of any technology, distribution of uniforms and nametags and conducting new hire orientation (paperwork, handbook review, etc.).
  • Assist in preparing new employee on-boarding plans with manager. Conduct new staff orientation including review of employment and safety policies, schedule Wonder Workshop sessions, and act as employee liaison during process.
  • Serve as primary recruiter and manage full recruitment function to include heading up and coordinating all candidate searches, candidate communication, interviews, and pre-employment background screens.
  • Develop and track measurable aspects of the recruiting and hiring process for evaluation of continuous improvement and assurance that the Museum is hiring and retaining the best possible candidates.
  • Evaluate annual benefits renewal process, lead benefits enrollment and communications for eligible employees, short-term/long-term disability processing, COBRA, to include benefits billing and auditing; enrollments, terminations, changes, 1094/1095, and 403b.
  • Provide support on company policies and procedures, review and make recommendations for improvements, communicate changes and work with supervisors and managers to implement across the Museum.
  • Maintain knowledge of federal and state employment legislation and seek to gain necessary compliance throughout the organization.
  • Evaluate and oversee employment life cycle beginning with on-boarding and extending through exit interviews. Seek to establish culture that attracts and retains a staff committed to the Museum’s mission.
  • Provide guidance and support to mangers and staff on Employee Relations issues and consult with Director of Human Resources and Inclusion on recommendations for appropriate resolution.
  • Support Director of Human Resources and Inclusion with various duties, including but not limited to risk management, special project planning/implementation, and HR budget recommendations.
  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver various trainings throughout the year.
  • Evaluate and recommend development opportunities for managers and staff.
  • Actively cultivate a strong working relationship with employees, managers, and supervisors and work to maintain a strong understanding of each departments’ needs and challenges.
  • Maintain Organizational Chart.
  • Staff Engagement: Coordinate monthly Wellness and Engagement activities, Anniversary Letters, and other engagement events, as needed.
  • Develops new or improved HR processes, forms, checklists to maximize efficiency, reduce redundancy, and satisfy legal compliance.
  • Coordinate uniform ordering and inventory maintenance.
  • Administration of Workers Compensation incident and injury reporting and maintenance of OSHA 300 Log.
  • Provide information related to federal and state labor regulations, including FLSA, ADA, FMLA, HIPAA, EEO, AAP, etc.
  • Serve as subject matter expert of Paychex software, including data entry, record updates, running reports as needed, providing training to new users and troubleshooting problems, as necessary.
  • Actively cultivate a strong working relationship with employees, managers, and supervisors and work to maintain a strong understanding of each departments’ needs and challenges.
  • Train as an Emergency Coordinator and be available to assist in case of emergencies.
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to maintain a dedicated and trained volunteer team.
  • Provide support to maintain the Employee Handbook.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field
  • 2-5 years of Human Resources experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to relate to employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong Microsoft Office, HRIS, Payroll and Applicant Tracking Systems experience
  • Understanding and knowledge of employment law, both state and federal (including but not limited to FLSA, FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, EEO, AAP)
  • Ability to work with and manage a high level of confidential information.



  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification
  • 1 - 3 years HR Generalist experience
  • Paychex HR/Payroll software experience
Shift Days  
Pay Range $46,000-$50,000  
EOE Statement The Museum is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Human Resources  

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