Human Resources and Diversity Coordinator

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Non-profit, Development, Arts

Berkeley, California

Work Location: In-office


  • Part Time
  • Berkeley, California (Remote)
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • $0.00
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): $24 - $26; DOE

Website berkeleyrep Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Non-profit, Development, Arts

DEPARTMENT: Administration – Human Resources and Diversity
POSITION: Human Resources and Diversity Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Director of Human Resources and Diversity
CLASSIFICATION: Annual part-time, non-exempt
WORK SCHEDULE: 24-hours per week. Weekday availability required (Monday-Friday).
COMPENSATION: $24-$26 an hour; DOE


Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to an international leader in innovative theatre. Known for its ambition, relevance, and excellence, as well as its adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. Over 6 million people have enjoyed more than 500 shows at Berkeley Rep, including 85 world premieres. Berkeley Rep shows have gone on to win 8 Tony Awards, 9 Obie Awards, 11 Drama Desk Awards, 1 Grammy Award, 1 Pulitzer Prize, and many other honors. In recognition of its place on the national stage, Berkeley Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. Through its annual seven-play season, together with up to four special event presentations, Berkeley Rep invites audiences to enjoy an eclectic range of theatrical experiences featuring diverse artistic voices, themes, and perspectives.

Berkeley Rep seeks a deeply collaborative, curious, and mindful individual for the new part-time position of human resources and diversity coordinator. The ideal candidate is an effective communicator with a demonstrated commitment to antiracism, equity, diversity, inclusion, and access. As a member of the human resources and diversity team, the human resources and diversity coordinator will work cross functionally with employees across Berkeley Rep to support human resources and diversity business functions, including, but not limited to, records management, systems, talent acquisition, and employee engagement, development, and retention. The position requires discretion and confidentiality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Human Resources:

– Support the director of human resources and diversity in the creation and implementation of inclusive recruitment efforts. Participate in candidate screenings, interviews, and reference checks, as requested. Ensure application materials are properly documented and stored.
– Review job descriptions and partner with managers and supervisors to ensure job descriptions are updated annually.
– Partner with the payroll administrator to coordinate and track Harassment Prevention and Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Trainings. Ensure that employee training certificates are accurate in Berkeley Rep’s payroll and human capital management software, Paylocity. Coordinate and facilitate Harassment Prevention catch up sessions for production companies, as needed.
– Support the director of human resources and diversity in the management of Paylocity modules, including but not limited to Performance, Recruiting, and Community. Assist with data entry and record maintenance.
– Partner with the director of human resources and diversity to schedule and coordinate Company Meetings.
– Support data projects, including but not limited to employee climate and engagement surveys.
– Serve on Berkeley Rep staff committees, as requested.
– All other duties as assigned.

Antiracism, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (AEDIA):

– Serve on the Staff Continued Education Committee to identify and create companywide AEDIA initiatives and learnings. Distribute meeting notes and track committee deliverables. In coordination with the director of human resources, schedule AEDIA learning sessions.
– Partner with the director of human resources and diversity to collect, analyze, and distribute AEDIA data, as requested.
– Contribute to a welcoming, inclusive, and rigorous work culture. Actively model Berkeley Rep values in the workplace and treat all Berkeley Rep constituents with respect.


– Interest in and commitment to antiracism, equity, diversity, inclusion, access, and the representation of diverse perspectives in the workplace.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Excellent active listening skills with a high degree of emotional intelligence and cultural competency.
– Excellent follow-through and documentation practices.
– Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively with colleagues.
– Ability to problem-solve and negotiate with diplomacy.
– Appetite for immersion in all aspects and structures of a large-scale regional theater.
– Ability to learn new digital platforms quickly, experience with Paylocity is a plus.

Application Procedure

Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer and offers professional development support, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Persons from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

Online submissions only. Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls, faxes, or web links. Only complete submissions will be considered.

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