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Office location

8th Floor, Tower Building Room #806


 Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing address 

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Office of Human Resources
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 


(617) 879-7920


(617) 879-7911

MassArt's Human Resources Department is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, innovative, collaborative, and student-centered workforce. Our campus community is valued for their professional, community relationships, and cultural contributions.


Our mission is to be a model and resource to the campus community by providing leadership, professional development, and consulting services to faculty and staff in support of MassArt’s vision and mission.  To leverage partnerships, collaborative relationships, and campus feedback in designing and delivering comprehensive talent management, recruitment, and retention programs.

For prospective MassArt employees, the Career Database lists information about all available positions at the College and enables job applicants to submit their materials online. 


Velda McRae-Yates
Executive Director of Human Resources

Kathryn Oram
Director of Benefits and Payroll Services


Patricia Wilson
Payroll Manager


Artemisa Pires, Human Resources Generalist


Manage the full cycle recruitment process for open positions in assigned business and academic units. Sources candidates, screens resumes, coordinates the interview process, interviews candidates, conducts reference and background checks, negotiates offers and initiates the onboarding process for new employees.   Coordinates and delivers search committee training.  Assist HR leadership in professional development programming initiatives. 

Valerie Gilliard, Payroll Coordinator

Processes bi-weekly payroll for work-study student and contract employees, coordinates payroll timesheet submission training, distributes payroll checks and deposit advices, as well as collaborate with departments to ensure payroll is activated for the employee in a timely manner.  

Claudeline Chery, Diversity/HR Assistant (part-time) 

Provide administrative support for the Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Human Resources in working with campus departments and committees to fulfill our mission and objectives.


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