Human Resources Manager

The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) believes in employment equity and is committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. For NTS, it is imperative that the diversity of our community be reflected in our staff, who must likewise be comfortable working with and for people of all walks of life. We strongly support the right to employability and greatly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour, and those of all other ethnic and cultural affiliations, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

Human Resources Manager

This job offer is closed

The National Theatre School (NTS) is actively seeking the ideal candidate who is passionate, specialized in workplace relationship dynamics and interested in arts and culture. The HR Manager is responsible for all activities related to the sound management of human resources (HR) at NTS. As such, the HR Manager works in collaboration with various key stakeholders (internal and external) to oversee the administration of NTS policies, programs, and regulations; manages staffing, the applicant experience, onboarding, and the integration of new employees; supports employee development and workplace experience, in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of NTS.

Under the supervision of the Organizational Development Director (ODD), the chosen candidate will provide an empathetic, warm, and inspiring presence for managers and staff at both NTS campuses. As a skilled communicator and listener, this person knows how to establish lasting relationship based on trust and will play a motivational role to serve the evolving needs of Canadian theatre.

Job Description

The Challenges

As part of our team, the successful candidate will:

  • Be invested in the implementation and improvement of HR tools that will promote a fully efficient organization, and contribute to the motivation, commitment, and professional growth of employees;
  • Actively participate in organizational changes and be involved in the implementation of innovative processes;
  • Contribute to maintaining frank and open communication that promotes team cohesion and efficiency;
  • Participate in our team’s efforts to create an inclusive and caring professional environment;
  • Share in the view that theatre brings people together and allows them to imagine, think, and feel collectively.


  • Participates in strategic HR initiatives related to institutional priorities and organizational culture;
  • Takes on a motivational role to facilitate the implementation of desired changes in service of the evolving needs of Canadian theatre;
  • Supports and advises managers in issues related to human resource management;
  • Acts as a resource person for all staff regarding the interpretation of various corporate policies, programs, and regulations, and ensures that these are updated and maintained in compliance with applicable laws and HR best practices;
  • Participates in the development and promotion of policies and processes related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility;
  • Supports managers in their management of staff evaluations and development;
  • Participates in the implementation of major HR projects, for example the redesign of the Employee Handbook or the implementation of a compensation and pay structure policy.


Staffing and Administrative Duties

  • Is responsible for staffing, the applicant experience and employer brand management;
  • Plans and coordinates, in collaboration with the relevant managers, the onboarding and integration of new employees;
  • Plans and coordinates employee departures, in collaboration with the relevant managers;
  • Drafts employment contracts and various letters;
  • Creates and updates administrative HR files;
  • Creates and updates HR tracking and administrative documents;
  • Writes up HR-related news/information bulletins and ensures communication is maintained on an ongoing basis;
  • Coordinates training and staff development needs and activities;
  • Ensures that pay equity is maintained and total compensation is well managed;
  • Participates in OHS committee meetings and ensures the proper management of Health and Safety records;
  • Takes part in various internal management committees, for example the Operations Committee and Coordinating Committee;
  • Updates the HR department’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and assists in interpreting them (OHS, absenteeism, turnover rate, etc.);
  • Performs all other duties related to the smooth running of HR activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related discipline;
  • At least 3 to 5 years’ Human Resources experience in a SMB context;
  • Member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréé or equivalent proven experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of labour standards and related laws, pay equity and relevant health and safety issues, in accordance with the CNESST;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in both English and French;
  • Developed sense of ethics and professional responsibility;
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, displays initiative, problem solving skills, sound judgment, creative thinking, thoroughness, autonomy, integrity, resourcefulness, participative leadership, analytical and synthetic thinking, and good stress management;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams);
  • Knowledge of the arts world and/or education, an asset;
  • Knowledge of Nethris Payroll, an asset.

This is a permanent, full-time position usually Monday to Friday, in the context of a flexible work schedule.

How to apply?

This job offer is closed

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all and believe in the right to employability. That’s why we support accessibility and employment equality; we encourage people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicity, as well as Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and people of colour, to apply.

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