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Human Resources Generalist

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, California 94108
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Human Resources Generalist


DATE:                 July 20, 2017                                                      STATUS: Full- time/Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:    Human Resources Director                             SALARY: DOE + Benefits                          

 Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is the Bay Area’s Tony Award-winning flagship theater.  Renowned for its rich variety of programming, A.C.T. presents great plays and musicals, and pushes the boundaries of theatrical storytelling. 

A.C.T. is the only American regional theater to house a professional actor-training program; actors who have studied at A.C.T. include Annette Bening, Benjamin Bratt, Nicholas Cage, Darren Criss, Harry Hamlin, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Deavere Smith, and Denzel Washington. It performs in the historic Geary Theater and the recently-opened, state-of-the-art Strand Theater, both in San Francisco.  A.C.T. takes pride in its tremendous theatrical legacy of performance and training, and plays a vital role in creating the art and artists of the future.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: A.C.T. is looking for a Human Resources Generalist with strong experience in benefits, HR administration and recruitment with a desire to participate in the full cycle of Human Resource Management. Reporting to the HR Director, the successful candidate is independent and motivated by a sense of ownership in their areas of responsibility and a willingness to participate in all areas of HR practice as needed. He or she will be the main point person for the following HR functions: Benefits and Leave administration, Employee file maintenance, and recruitment. This person will work closely with our partners in the Accounting office and will be the primary liaison with Payroll. In addition you will work closely with all members of the Operating Committee (OpComm). You are professional and customer service focused with an eye for detail yet able to retain your sense of humor and flexibility while working in a non-traditional environment.



  • Maintain employee records and ensure that the appropriate information is disseminated to payroll, the employee and various benefit providers
  • Will share recruitment and interview process with Director of HR
  • Conducts intakes and assists with employee relations under direction of the HR Director
  • Assists HR Director with various research projects and/or special projects as needed


  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years benefits experience; 3 years of general HR experience including recruitment
  • Thorough knowledge of FMLA, CFRA, COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA, and other state and federal regulations
  • Ability to work well independently; proven resourcefulness and a problem solver
  • Ability to work well with a diverse population and a variety of work styles
  • Interest in the arts strongly preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer

American Conservatory Theater is committed to diversity in its programming and in creating a work culture and environment that is reflective of San Francisco Bay Area demography. The Center encourages and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.



                                                                Attn: Human Resources

                                                                30 Grant Avenue

                                                                San Francisco, CA 94108-5834


                                                                Via e-mail at



Deadline: Open till filled.


What we look for in our staff: the ability to imagine, the energy to create and explore new ideas and the freedom of spirit to celebrate our diverse community. To learn more about A.C.T., visit our website at EOE. No calls, please.





  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience administering employee benefits
  • Bachelor’s degree (Ideally in Human Resources or Finance)

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