Human Resources Generalist
Job Type


  • The Human Resources Generalist will oversee the Human Resource operations of Second Stage. Reporting to the Director of Finance and working closely with the HR Payroll and Benefits Manager. The Human Resources Generalist will develop and implement best practices related to recruiting and retaining staff. 

Essential Functions

Recruitment and Hiring

  • Oversee and ensure best practices across recruitment and hiring processes 
  • Oversee the recruiting and hiring process for all regular and seasonal positions (full and part-time), including reviewing job descriptions, and posting opportunities externally 
  • Conduct the initial review of all candidates, including screening candidates for experience and skill required for the position
  • Support hiring managers through activities such as providing salary benchmarks and ensuring assignment of proper employment status
  • Compose and send offer letters and benefits information, set start date


  • Manage and support the onboarding process, in coordination with hiring managers, to ensure new employees receive the resources that they need and are set up for success
  • Communicate initial job offers to prospective employees
  • Communicate on-boarding information to appropriate departments (i.e., Operations, IT, etc.)
  • Conduct New Employee Orientation meetings, as necessary
  • Maintain and expand orientation materials
  • Ensure all new hire paperwork is up to date and forwarded to the Payroll Manager in a timely manner
  • Draft and send new hire announcements to all staff

Personnel/Performance Management 

  • Counsel managers on procedures relating to performance review and development, including performance improvement plans, as necessary. 
  • Support managers in identifying relevant needs and opportunities· Communicate with Executive Director and Senior Staff regarding personnel issues. as necessary
  • Work with managers on the performance evaluation timeline, ensuring evaluations are completed and documented annually
  • Conduct exit interviews, culling and providing analysis of feedback over time

Benefits Administration 

  • Work with the HR Payroll and Benefits Manager on the annual insurance renewals and open enrollment process
  • Answer employee benefits questions
  • Administer COBRA Benefits and manage current participation in COBRA
  • Enroll employees, process change requests, terminate coverage
  • Administer all worker’s compensation benefits, track all active claims, submit claims for processing and communicate necessary information to worker’s compensation insurer
  • Respond to unemployment claims as necessary
  • Serve as back-up for weekly payroll processing


  • Ensure compliance with FMLA, ADA and all benefit-related regulations
  • Maintain organizational policies to ensure compliance
  • Communicate all policies clearly and effectively to staff
  • Audit and maintain Second Stage Theatre regular and seasonal employees, former employee personnel and medical files
  • Complete EE01 reports and fulfill other Government reporting requirements
  • Respond to employment verification requests


  • Passion for theater and arts administration
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of HR compliance, benefits administration, records retention, HR policies and procedures and personnel management
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and time manage effectively
  • Top-notch interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, a strong and thoughtful communicator – both virtually and in-person 
  • Ability to act with discretion
  • Keen attention to detail 
  • Proactive problem-solving skills, flexibility and adaptability to changing situations 
  • Must be a strong self-starter and project manager with the ability to see projects to their conclusion

Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Environment

Time will be spent in an office with quiet to moderate noise level. The office environment requires using the computer, phone, and other routine office equipment. Majority of the work will be performed inside at room temperature. 

Physical Requirements

Position requires long periods of sitting. Employee is required to use hands for keyboard and other office equipment. The employee may use stairs throughout the day.

Hours of Work

Second Stage’s working hours are 10 AM to 6 PM. 




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Professional Certification such as: SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, PHR or SPHR is a plus
  • Familiarity with Payroll and HRIS systems such as Paylocity is preferred
  • 5+ years of experience supporting talent as human resources professional

EEO Statement

Second Stage values diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.  

Salary Description
Base salary starting at $65,000 annually