Part-Time HR Generalist

Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to create positive change through the arts. We achieve our mission by presenting a rich mix of live performances, creating inspiring arts education experiences and advancing a thriving Hennepin Avenue cultural district in downtown Minneapolis. The Trust’s activities include presenting Broadway touring productions and concerts, administering Spotlight Education, our state-wide educational program for high schools, and our placemaking and public art program which has created such iconic works as the Bob Dylan mural. In addition, we have opened a new event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue. Learn more about us at

Hennepin Theatre Trust has an opportunity for a part-time human resources generalist. Reporting to the chief administrative officer, the person in this role provides human resource support to the employees of Hennepin Theatre Trust. Responsibilities include overseeing the hiring and onboarding process, payroll processing, benefits administration and employee relations. Responsibilities also include working with the CAO to develop and administer a performance management system, employee development plans and a manager and employee training curriculum. The role works 20 to 25 hours a week.


Payroll Processing and Benefits Administration

  • Work with our HR outsourcing partner to ensure accurate and timely payroll.
  • Help create a competitive and compelling compensation plan and portfolio of employee benefits, including, but not limited to, health and wellness and retirement.
  • Act as liaison between employees and outside HR partners who provide our benefits.
  • Complete monthly DOL audits and other HR-related reports.
  • Keep employee records up-to-date.

Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring and Onboarding Process

  • Ensure recruiting processes attract diverse and qualified candidates.
  • Guide hiring managers and interview panels through the interviewing and hiring process.
  • Facilitate the onboarding process, ensuring new employees are successfully brought into the work environment, shortening the time it takes to becoming a productive employee.
  • Update job descriptions as needed to keep them accurate.

Performance Management Cycle

Working with the CAO, develop and implement an effective, end-to-end, performance management system that touches all aspects of the performance management cycle, including:

  • Goal setting, coaching, guidance on effective, regular manager-employee meetings and performance reviews.
  • Employee recognition and employee engagement principles, strategies and tactics.
  • An effective employee development program, the foundation of which is built upon the needs of the organization and the needs and career aspirations of our employees.
  • A management and employee training program that increases the technical skills, soft skills and intercultural competency of our employees.

HR Policies, Compliance and Employee Relations

  • Help create and revise HR-related policies as needed.
  • Coordinate the implementation of employee safety programs. Tracks OSHA and City-required data.
  • Provide guidance and support to employees; Resolve issues and problems as needed.
  • Teach and coach managers on how to encourage employees and manage performance, including employee recognition and, when needed, progressive discipline. Participate in the conduct of investigations.

HR Policies, Compliance and Employee Relations

  • Advise the CAO, CEO and management on org design, salary parity, culture improvements, organization effectiveness and other items.
  • Other work as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Three to five years of HR-related experience; proven experience as an HR generalist
  • Knowledge of employment/labor laws; knowledge of HR policies and procedures
  • Effective leadership and coaching skills
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Experience working across teams with the spirit of collaboration and partnership
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to operate as strategic thinker
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change
  • Detail oriented, with keen analytical skills
  • Extremely high level of integrity and ability to keep confidential information private and secure
  • Skilled at project management and time management
  • Proficient in MS-Office


  • Vendor management
  • Facilitation skills
  • SHRM certified

 Physical and Schedule Requirements

  • Requires some evening and weekend hours
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the assigned and essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required. All employees are responsible for following applicable Hennepin Theatre Trust policies and procedures as defined by their manager or Employee Handbook.

Hennepin Theatre Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.