Human Resources Generalist
Minnesota Orchestra
Job Type

The Minnesota Orchestra is currently searching for a Human Resource Generalist to assist with the daily functions of the People and Culture (formerly HR) department including hiring, interviewing, and onboarding employees, administering pay, benefits, leave, and performance evaluations, and enforcing company policies and practices. Working collaboratively, the Human Resources Generalist is an active member of the People and Culture team whose vision is to support and bolster anti-racist and DEI principles by reimagining the structures and people operation processes that drive diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization.

Minnesota Orchestra Values:

We believe every employee is essential to the success of the organization and critical to accomplishing our mission to enrich, inspire and serve our community.   Our working relationships are based on respect for each other as individuals, confidence in one another, and a genuine desire to actively listen and collaborate with each other. 

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization that honors and reflects our community. We use music to communicate and bridge cultures, seeking to create, develop and nurture connections that allow our organization to authentically contribute to making the Twin Cities a more equitable community. We are also committed to recognizing inequities in our organization, industry and community, and to advancing the change that must happen. We are prioritizing work to disrupt our own role in systemic racism through programming, anti-racist learning projects and other endeavors.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Recruit, interview, and facilitate the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Assist with background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Implement onboarding, new hire orientation, and employee recognition programs.
  • Assist with and evaluate employee and supervisor trainings designed to enhance the workplace culture including sexual harassment, coaching and mentoring, performance management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Perform tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, payroll, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors.
  • Attend and participate in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; review policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

· Experience with DEI-driven recruitment processes

· Experience with non-profit and union environments  

· Experience with benefits, performance management, compensation, and pay equity

· Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations

· Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality

· Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

· Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

· Proficiency with or ability to quickly learn Paylocity and other HR systems

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent amount of training and hands-on experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in an HR Generalist role. 

The Minnesota Orchestra Association offers a flexible, hybrid work environment and robust, comprehensive, and competitive benefits package. By providing 90% of the health care premiums, as well as contributions to HSAs, dental, life, AD&D, and disability benefits, we support the health, well-being, and financial future of our employees and their families. To learn more about benefits and perks, including discounted parking and Metropasses, please visit our website:


The Minnesota Orchestral Association is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable discrimination laws. We recruit, hire, train and promote all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, creed, status with regard to public assistance or any other non-job related characteristic.

Salary Description
$65,000 - $75,000