Overview

Description
A Commitment:
All OSF employees are expected to understand and embrace our mission statement. At OSF, our work is making exceptional art by centering the voices, inspirations, and processes of our artists, in particular through the cultivation of spaces and processes that respect and represent diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures, religions, and traditions on stage and off. OSF is an institution that centers social justice and antiracism in all its operations and practices. All OSF company members must work in a manner that is consistent with this commitment and must work to interrupt behaviors that hinder our diversity and inclusion efforts.

About OSF

OSF is one of the nation’s most important theatres and one of the few remaining large-scale theatres offering rotating repertory and a resident company. The organization is proud to have commissioned and produced an extraordinary and growing number of new plays; and the organization’s dramatic growth since 2010 has been mirrored by audiences of over 125,000 patrons each season. OSF has worked for the past decade to dismantle the constructs that center the status quo, including ever evolving work from artists and staff to grow towards becoming an antiracist organization. OSF’s Board of Directors has also recently committed to centering antiracist practices in their work.

Over the last eighty-five years OSF has been a destination theatre, with the majority of its audiences making a pilgrimage to Ashland from outside Oregon’s borders. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Nataki Garret, the organization is focused on being both a destination theatre and a leader in the digital performance landscape. OSF’s new digital platform, the O!, seeks to reach beyond OSF’s traditional audience across regional, national and international borders. Thus far people from more than 40 countries have watched an O! experience.

OSF is driven by its values. These four core values imbue the OSF culture:

Excellence: We bring the best possible version of ourselves to our work onstage and to the organization, holding ourselves to high artistic, professional and personal standards.

Inclusion: We include a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our work, enriching our art, our relationships with each other, our audiences and our community.

Company: We sustain a safe and supportive workplace where we rely on our fellow company members to work toward excellence with trust, respect, compassion and accountability.

Stewardship: We make wise, efficient and responsible use of all the resources entrusted to us, sustaining our long-standing financial stability, the legacy of our organization’s 8O-year history, and the health of our planet.

When in full operation, OSF has over 400 employees, serves more than 125,000 ticket buyers who purchase more than 400,000 tickets, and performs across three theatres: The 1,200 seat Elizabethan Theatre, the 600 seat Bowmer Theatre and the 400 seat Thomas Theatre.

Additional information can be accessed on OSF’s website: https://www.osfashland.org/

Leadership

Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director

On August 1, 2019, Nataki Garrett became the sixth Artistic Director of OSF (following Bill Rauch, and before him, Libby Appel, Henry Woronicz, Jerry Turner, and Founder Angus L. Bowmer). 2019 was Garrett’s first season at OSF, where she directed How to Catch Creation. Her bio may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/Nataki-Garrett-Bio

David Schmitz, Executive Director

On September 1, 2020, David Schmitz became the Executive Director of OSF. Prior to this, David was with Steppenwolf Theatre for 15 years, having served as its Director of Finance and Administration, General Manager, and for the past five years as Executive Director. The full announcement may be read here: https://www.osfashland.org/en/news-multimedia/news-announcements/new-ed.aspx.

 

We are looking for a Sr. HR Business Partner that will establish best practices, attract high-quality employees and reduce turnover. Sr. HR Business Partner responsibilities include researching employee motives, implementing appealing rewards and tailoring benefit programs based on staff needs. To be successful in this role, you should have good knowledge of labor legislation and be familiar with organizational psychology and employee engagement. This position will also manage the day-to-day employee questions, changes and needs, and will take the lead on assisting all departments with creating/updating all job descriptions and classifications.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

1. Design compensation packages and bonus programs that align with the company’s strategic plan as well as our mission and values

2. Ensure salaries and benefits comply with the current legislation about human rights and pay equity

3. Identify trends and implement new practices to engage and motivate employees

4. Conduct research on employee satisfaction (e.g. using surveys and quantitative data)

5. Keep track of day-to-day employee benefit needs and questions, and maintain all employee information in carrier’s systems as well as local HRIS

6. Draft job descriptions, job analyses and classifications

7. Back-up payroll for weekly/bi-weekly payroll runs

8. Structure compensation in ways that will yield the highest value for the organization

9. Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of employee benefit programs

10. Track compensation and benefits benchmarking data

11. Attends IDEA, sexual harassment, and any other anti-bias training and workshops as scheduled by the institution.

12. Model and support the mission and values of OSF by:

Operationalizes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by implementing OSF’s values into organizational practices including systems, processes, problem-solving approach, and contracting artists.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Lead project to implement new HRIS system

2. Ensures all audit obligations are met on a timely basis with the support of relevant departments

3. Assist in other HR duties as assigned by HR Director
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

A college degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Finance or other relevant field or 5-10 years of relevant experience

Work Experience:

1. Five years or more experience as a HR Generalist or higher role

2. Hands-on experience with HRIS or payroll software (UltiPro preferred)

3. Knowledge of building compensation packages and bonus programs for various departments and seniority levels

4. HR Certification strongly preferred

5. Experience in non-profit industry strongly preferred

Qualifications/skills:

Demonstrated knowledge of strategic compensation and benefits management and of nonprofit HR, including budgeting and accounting, basic employment law, insurance, retirement, health and employee benefit plans, and payroll and personnel administration. Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills – characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well. Logical, analytical, accurate and detailed oriented while at the same time able to demonstrate complex strategic perspectives. Demonstrated success with management of complex projects, negotiating contracts and understanding complex legal issues.

Excellent team players, self-motivated, with strong analytical skills and a willingness to help employees understand and navigate their benefits.

Physical Ability: Sedentary work. Requires ability to work at computer station. Close visual acuity needed to prepare and analyze data and financial spreadsheets and view a computer monitor. Ability to focus and prioritize are a necessity. Subject to indoor/office environmental conditions.

Hours Requirements: Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications & Skills: – Advanced HR degree or certification – Performing Arts and/or Non-profit experience – Experience with Ultimate Software – Strong knowledge of Microsoft software, especially Excel, required – Experience navigating benefit sites including Regence and Sun Life
Benefits
Very generous medical, dental and vision insurance. Short-term disability, Long-term disability, 403b, paid family leave, and complimentary tickets are a few of our other benefits.

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About Oregon Shakespeare Festival

About OSF

OSF is one of the nation’s most important theatres and one of the few remaining large-scale theatres offering rotating repertory and a resident company. The organization is proud to have commissioned and produced an extraordinary and growing number of new plays, and the organization’s dramatic growth since 2010 has been mirrored by audiences of over 125,000 patrons each season. OSF has worked for the past decade to dismantle the constructs that center the status quo, including ever-evolving work from artists and staff to grow towards becoming an antiracist organization. OSF’s Board of Directors has also recently committed to centering antiracist practices in their work.

Over the last eighty-five years, OSF has been a destination theatre, with the majority of its audiences making a pilgrimage to Ashland from outside Oregon’s borders. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Nataki Garret, the organization is focused on being both a destination theatre and a leader in the digital performance landscape. OSF’s new digital platform, the O!, seeks to reach beyond OSF’s traditional audience across regional, national and international borders. Thus far people from more than 40 countries have watched an O! experience.

OSF is driven by its values. These four core values imbue the OSF culture:

Excellence: We bring the best possible version of ourselves to our work onstage and to the organization, holding ourselves to high artistic, professional, and personal standards.

Inclusion: We include a diversity of people, ideas, and cultures in our work, enriching our art, our relationships with each other, our audiences, and our community.

Company: We sustain a safe and supportive workplace where we rely on our fellow company members to work toward excellence with trust, respect, compassion, and accountability.

Stewardship: We make wise, efficient, and responsible use of all the resources entrusted to us, sustaining our long-standing financial stability, the legacy of our organization's 8O-year history, and the health of our planet.

When in full operation, OSF has over 400 employees, serves more than 125,000 ticket buyers who purchase more than 400,000 tickets, and performs across three theatres: The 1,200 seat Elizabethan Theatre, the 600 seat Bowmer Theatre and the 400 seat Thomas Theatre.

Additional information can be accessed on OSF’s website: https://www.osfashland.org/