The art of the perfect fit

Head of HR, Contemporary Gallery

Posted: 28.03.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, a gallery for contemporary art, is looking for a Head of HR. The right candidate will have a great expertise in human resources management and a passion for working as part of a highly motivated team.


  • Management of the Human Resources department, acting as its main point of contact for the gallery management and team leaders
  • Close coordination with, and support of, the gallery management and the team leaders on all personnel and management issues
  • Ongoing review and further development of the team structure
  • Recruitment: writing and publishing job advertisements, overseeing the application process and supporting colleagues during the selection process, interviews and negotiations
  • Planning and executing onboarding and offboarding to ensure seamless transitions
  • Liaising with headhunters, law firms, authorities, etc.
  • Being responsible for the monthly payroll in close cooperation with the gallery’s finance team and the external payroll office
  • Drafting contracts and job references as well as issuing various personnel-related certificates


  • Several years of work experience and very good knowledge in the areas of personnel and Human Resource management
  • Extensive knowledge and professional experience in recruiting and personnel management and labour law, payroll accounting, etc.
  • Good understanding of the specific requirements in the cultural sector
  • Enthusiasm for the art sector and developments in the international art market
  • Fluent in German and English,
  • An excellent communicator with great organizational skills
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Forward-looking and liable working ethics
  • Proactive with a great sense of commitment, initiative and responsibility
  • Confident user of MAC and Microsoft Office applications