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Vice President, People and Culture 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, you are a forward thinking, strategic leader that will partner with the senior leadership of the Academy Museum to implement best practices in People and Culture. You will oversee the development and implementation of talent management, compensation, employee benefits, and people and culture policies including legal compliance, employee relations, workers compensation and safety.



  • Foster a workplace cultural environment that is consistent with the values of the Academy Museum and a champion of creating a workplace culture aligned with being a best place to work.
  • Drive consensus on our values, our leadership philosophies, and alignment to the Academy Museum objectives; ensure that they are lived and understood by all staff.
  • Organize and drive our talent acquisition process, guiding hiring leaders in their search for great talent, building our brand, and development an efficient talent funnel.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the COO and the Director of the Academy Museum on all matters related to culture, people and the ongoing development of a highly functional team.
  • Develop and implement programs designed to enhance and reinforce employee engagement and productivity and recognize employees for their contributions to the Academy Museum’s success.
  • Drive effective cross-departmental collaboration and internal communications across the Academy Museum.
  • Be a caring advocate for our 375 employees, helping them navigate challenges and pursue opportunities as they and the Academy Museum evolve.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relation issues by conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations, documents investigations, analyses and writes comprehensive fact-finding reports on employee relations issues.
  • Create policies and procedures and provide guidance to employees at all levels in the areas of career development, organizational management and leadership, and employee relations issues.
  • Partner with the Office of Representation, Inclusion and Equity in creating a place of belonging.
  • Strategically approach compensation management to ensure the organization is prepared and equitable in matters related to compensation.
  • Design, facilitate and oversee training and development programs, including leadership programs, organizational needs assessments and strategic planning.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field. Master’s Degree a plus. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in Human Resources, 5+ in a senior level position.
  • An astute eye for workforce needs and a passion for people.
  • Expertise as a thought leader who anticipates future trends and consequences, and creates strategies and plans accordingly.
  • Strong executive presence with exceptional influencing and business skills.
  • Maturity and interpersonal savviness to be proactive and establish credibility with staff at all levels.
  • A passion for building and supporting a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive culture.
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Vice President, People and Culture  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 8/12/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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