The Director of Human Resources is responsible for establishing effective HR practices ensuring a positive and high performing culture at the Huntington. This role will partner and collaborate with employees at every level of the organization to create a strong employee culture of respect, radical hospitality, diversity and inclusion. The Director of Human Resources will be a coach and provide guidance on all people related matters, creating and maintaining programs and procedures as needed. The candidate must be able to roll up their sleeves with a strong working knowledge of HR human policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local legislation governing HR issues. The role is a member of the Huntington Theatre Leadership team and reports to the General Manager. Coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs in concert with Human Resources staff. Manages a staff of 3.

• Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance. Research, create and recommend organizational human resource policies and procedures, maintain and distribute up to date employee handbook ; monitor cross organizational consistency within policy. Provide operational and consultative support to managers on a daily basis including providing them with the tools and techniques to enable them to coach staff and comply with Human Resources policies and programs.
• Proactively manage recruiting activities; create/edit job descriptions, recruit, screen and hire for open positions at both non-exempt and exempt level. Effectively track and measure training, development and retention of new hires. Conduct exit interviews analyzing reasons and implement retention actions if needed.
• Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.
• Maintains all human resources employee files and records including benefits plans participation such as insurance and 403(b) plan, employee transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.
• Manages time and attendance and payroll function, including timely and accurate production and reconciliation of annual payroll.
• Coordinates management training in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, safety, and sexual harassment.
• Provides counsel to management on policy interpretation and disciplinary matters ensuring consistent application of effective human relations approaches and legal considerations. Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations’ issues.
• Administers performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
• Manages administration and ensures regulatory compliance of all employee benefit plans, including annual filing of form 5500. Negotiates with vendors for coverage on health, dental, life, long-term/short-term disability, employee assistance and 403(b) retirement plans. Manages annual renewals and communicates benefit changes to employees; liaise between employees with benefit problems and vendors.
• Oversees workers’ compensation through outside agencies. Investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier.
• Conducts wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate. Makes recommendations to General Manager regarding compensation levels. Ensures organization wide salary equity.
• Prepares and maintains budget of human resources operations.
• Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
• Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
• Director of Human Resources directly supervises both the Payroll and Reporting Specialist and Human Resources Coordinator. Has oversight of Human Resource Coordinator supervision of HR Administrative Liaison.

• Education: BA or equivalent
• Experience: 5 – 8 years’ experience in Human Resources management with relevant HR Business Partner experience; Arts and/or not-for-profit experience is helpful.
• Able to effectively manage numerous important projects concurrently, and to prioritize, and respond positively and effectively in meeting strict deadlines.
• Outgoing, confident personal style with a highly-developed sense of humor, impactful communication skills and excellent facilitation skills.

The Huntington strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for employment. African Americans, Asian Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary expectations to:
Nina Nicolosi
Director of Human Resources
Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
281 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

The Huntington Theatre Company provides Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

The Huntington Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Affirmative Action.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@huntingtontheatre.org

About Huntington Theatre Company

The recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company since its founding in 1982. The Huntington brings together superb local and national talent to produce a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current each season. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. The Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. The Huntington Theatre Company strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for employment. African Americans, Asian Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.