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Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources Generalist

  • Full Time
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Jun 30, 2021
  • Salary: $60,000, per annum with extended health benefits (after 3 months)

Website Arts Club Theatre Company

The Arts Club produces on 3 stages year round and tours.

The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 57th season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout the province.  Arts Club Theatre Company offices, rehearsal halls, workshops, and theatres are all located on the unceded, ancestral and traditional shared lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The Arts Club Theatre Company leads in developing and producing live theatre in BC. Our mission is to inspire and nurture artists and audiences through diverse cultural experiences that are engaging, thought-provoking, and artistically innovative. We have a history­­—and a future—of never being content with the status quo and always striving forward, from our founding to today.

The Arts Club operates under the dual leadership model, with the Artistic Director (Ashlie Corcoran) and Executive Director (Peter Cathie White) reporting equally to the Board. Our co-leaders have high-level oversight over the multitude of performances, engagement activities, and patron stewardship efforts we engage in throughout each season. Our multidisciplinary artists and staff work closely to achieve shared goals. In the 2018/19 season, over 650 employees—including 397 artists, directors, designers, stage managers, and 176 production staff—worked on 18 productions and offered many engagement programs.

We envision a community that, through storytelling, is inspired to reflect on who we are and who we can be. The Arts Club leads in developing and producing live theatre in B.C. We inspire and nurture artists and audiences through diverse cultural experiences that are engaging, thought-provoking, and artistically innovative. The Arts Club’s values are deeply rooted in our sense of place. We believe that cultivating and engaging local artists to tell stories enlivened by our shared experiences strengthen us and our community. Along with an eclectic mix of impactful theatre centered on the highest standards of theatre professionalism, an eye to innovation, and a belief in challenging the status quo, our entrepreneurial spirit leads us into the future.

The Arts Club is fiercely dedicated to being an organization that continually respects, champions, and uplifts underrepresented voices in all jobs; and we strongly welcome and encourage those who self-identify as coming from underrepresented communities to submit.

Access and inclusion are deeply important to us. For those who have barriers to access to any part of our process as laid out, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we will happily work with you to create a process that is accessible to you.

The Arts Club operates and programs three venues: the 600-seat Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, the 450-seat Granville Island Stage, the 250-seat Newmont Stage. Our Education department offers classes and outreach programs to youth and the broader community. The theatres and the production shops operate under an agreement with IATSE Local 118 and Unifor 3000 for employees in our Guest Service departments.

The Human Resources Generalist executes various policy and procedure strategies to support the ongoing requirements of the organization. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position works closely with senior leadership and assigned client groups to deliver on business objectives.

First point of contact for employee-related queries.
Identifies issues, recommends solutions and provides advice, coaching and investigation management for employee-related matters such as; workplace investigations, disciplinary procedures, performance management and attendance management. Prepares summaries and recommendations as required.
Conducts varied work, including case management on employee leaves of absence, and managing employee-related documentation, including but not limited to disability management, Work Safe, maternity and parental leaves.
Develops and maintains strong working relationships with client groups.
Remains current on employment legislation, including the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Code, to regularly interpret and apply Human Resources standards, policies, and procedures.
Provides regular input into departmental plans, programs and strategies and supports the implementation of People & Culture programs and EDIA initiatives.
Assist and advises management and staff concerning collective agreement application and enforcement.
Carries out assignments with sound judgement and a high degree of confidentiality.
Assesses HR processes and activities to enhance their effectiveness and ensure compliance.
Coordinates and administers the full-cycle recruitment process.
Maintains and updates employee contracts and letters.
Researches and advices on worker-related programs such as Work Share.
Leads and recommends employment outreach initiatives such as Career Fairs.
Coordinates and leads, with the support of supervisors, the onboarding and orientation process, including but not limited to; tours, enhanced orientations, policy overview and training.
Collaborates with the Company Manager and the Artistic Team with onboarding of contracted artistic workers.
Participates in various committees such as; Health and Safety, Social Committees, etc.
Prepares for and participates in collective bargaining.

3-5 Years of experience working in an advisory Human Resources capacity in a unionized environment.
Diploma in Human Resources – CPHR designation is preferred.
Strong conflict resolution, coaching and team-building skills.
Proficiency with MS Outlook, Excel and Access. Demonstrated ability to manage HR processes, such as performance management and employee relations.
An acute sense of diplomacy, including conflict resolution and people management skills.
Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
Well-developed organization and time management skills.
Start date: Early to mid-July

Salary: $60,000, per annum with extended health benefits (after 3 months)

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

We thank all who express interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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