Job Posting 91133

HR Generalist
Fringe Theatre Adventure
Edmonton area
closed 2 days ago (Mon, 30 Jan)
full time  •  $60,000 + commensurate benefits

Position: HR Generalist 
Position type: Permanent, full time
Compensation: $60,000 + commensurate benefits
Anticipated start date: as soon as possible
Reports to: Executive Director, Finance Director 


The HR Generalist is responsible for guiding and managing oversight of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for Fringe Theatre including daily operations, policy administration, and the humanness of Fringe staff. Reporting to the Executive Director and Finance Director, the HR Generalist performs daily administrative duties to support HR functions within the organization, while ensuring strategies, programs, and initiatives are strategically aligned with Fringe’s goals. This is a new position within Fringe Theatre’s administrative operations, and we’re excited to welcome in someone enthusiastic who wants to nurture a people-first culture that supports the evolving, creative work of our staff, volunteers, and artists. 

This is a full time, permanent position. While the normal working hours for this role are Monday – Friday, it is reasonably expected the HR Generalist be available and on-call for the lead up, execution, and reconciliation of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival every summer. 


Is it you we’re looking for?
You are highly organized and detail oriented. You bring experience and enthusiasm to this key administrative role. You have a people-first mentality and recognize the humanness of everyone on the team. You communicate clearly and confidently. You are deadline driven and value timely correspondence. People are your passion. You care about cultivating a creative, respectful work culture that champions safer spaces, inclusion, equity, and diversity. You understand flexible work environments and can support a staff team that seasonally scales with operations. You enjoy being a part of a big, artistic team who make great things happen. You are a collaborator who believes in supporting the arts community. You bring an open and positive energy to everything you do. You’ve got a great sense of humour and desire to make the arts industry (if not the world!) a better place. A love for Fringe, live theatre, and the local arts scene helps, too!


Job description: 
The HR Generalist is responsible for: 

  • Managing and facilitating HR operations including payroll, benefits administration, compensation and total rewards, employee relations, performance and/or disciplinary concerns, onboarding, offboarding, terminations, training and development, and policy and handbook reviews;  
  • Supporting the ongoing development of a Human Resources Strategy;  
  • Managing programs and policies; 
  • Collaborating with consultants as directed by Fringe Theatre to create, modify, and implement HR policies specific to our organization and industry; 
  • Supporting various levels of management from Executives to front-line managers on employee-related matters including evaluation, training, discipline, termination, and other HR issues; 
  • Managing and facilitating the full-cycle recruitment process including the onboarding and offboarding of staff members; 
  • Analyzing trends and metrics to develop solutions;  
  • Keeping current with existing and proposed laws and regulations affecting HR practices; 
  • Maintaining personnel files and records of employment, as well as case management regarding leaves of absence, disability management, Work Safe, parental leaves etc.; 
  • Managing HR services, policies, and employee benefits; 
  • Alongside Executive leadership, developing staffing budgets and strategies for sustainable operations; 
  • Alongside Executive leadership, developing educational and training plans and programs to promote diversity, inclusion, and collaboration among employees and set diversity and inclusion goals and objectives; 
  • Developing and implementing programs and events to foster good company morale and employee satisfaction;  
  • Collaborating with the Programming Department to support the onboarding of contracted artistic workers;  
  • Participating in various committees (ex. Joint Health & Safety Committee, Safer Spaces Committee etc.); and 
  • Maintaining a close, positive working relationship with all teammates. 


  • Minimum five years of progressive Human Resources or translatable experience combined with post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources or a related field; 
  • Basic accounting knowledge required;
  • CPHR Designation or candidacy considered an asset but not required; and 
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation considered an asset. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Office; 
  • Experience developing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives and training plans;  
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; 
  • Exceptional leadership skills; 
  • Phenomenal attention to detail; 
  • Willingness to give and receive constructive feedback; and 
  • Ability to work in a creative environment that responds to the evolving and innovative needs of a leading charitable arts company. 

This position works cross functionally with all departments, as well stakeholders important to the health of Fringe Theatre. It is expected that this role will enthusiastically champion Fringe Theatre’s commitment to radical hospitality for all fringers. 

Have the passion but not the hard skills? If you have the drive but not the years’ experience, still throw your hat in the ring. We want to work with someone who wants to learn and is passionate about Fringe. We thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


To apply: 
Please email your cover letter and resume to Megan Dart, Executive Director, at  with “HR Generalist” in the subject line. Applications accepted until January 30, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is hired.


Why Fringe?
At Fringe Theatre, we foster artists. We nurture audiences. We take chances. Fringe Theatre cultivates safer spaces for brave ideas and big artistic risk. 

Since its very beginning, Fringe Theatre has been the meeting place where experience, perspective, diversity, and passion are explored, uplifted, and celebrated. Representation onstage, backstage, in the Front of House and Box Office, in our administrative spaces, and in our mentorship and training programs matters. The future of theatre in Treaty 6 is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We believe representation within our organization will lead to greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility in our community. 

We are a collaborative, playful, creative, flexible, hard-working team where big ideas and out-of-the-box approaches are encouraged. We know you have a big, beautiful, busy life outside of Fringe and we will do everything in our power to honour your humanness beyond the amazing work you do with us. 

Our base of operations is the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns in Edmonton, AB (10330 84 Avenue). Our hours of business are typically 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday, though as a busy cultural space supporting more than 500 events year-round and as the producers of the largest, longest running Fringe Theatre Festival in North America, there is an expectation that staff are reasonably available evenings and weekends based on season and Festival event activity. 

Employees are expected to uphold and champion Fringe’s Safer Spaces and Anti-Racism programs and abide by our Code of Conduct. 


COVID-19 Considerations:
We believe in care and kindness above all else – we’re all in this together. Fringe Theatre is a relaxed work environment that supports both in-person and remote work options. We are a mask-friendly workplace where personal choice is respected. Staff will be trained on all COVID-19 mitigations.

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