Oregon Shakespeare Festival Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner in Ashland, Oregon
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/
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
OSF announced the appointment of David Schmitz as Executive Director on May 22; he will begin fulltime at OSF on September 1 of this year. He is leaving Steppenwolf Theatre after 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.
This position will manage the end-to-end recruiting and hiring/onboarding practices, and will be a key member in assisting all departments with creating/updating all job descriptions and classifications.
Essential Functions include (but are not limited to):
Determine current staffing needs and produce forecasts
Develop talent acquisition strategies and hiring plans
Lead employment branding initiatives
Perform sourcing to fill open positions and anticipate future needs
Plan and conduct recruitment and selection processes (interviews, screening calls etc.)
Take steps to ensure positive candidate experience
Assist in employee retention and development
Supervise recruiting personnel during peak recruiting periods
Organize and/or attend career fairs, assessment centers or other events
Use metrics to create reports and identify areas of improvement
Key Competencies Desired:Develop best practices around utilizing Workable, train managers as needed on the use of the software Provide weekly snapshots of all recruiting work
- Assist in other HR duties as assigned by HR Director
Demonstrated knowledge of strategic recruiting processes and of nonprofit HR, including basic HR KPIs, basic employment law, change management, 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 player, self-motivated, with strong analytical skills and a willingness to work with HR team and leadership to help build a robust recruiting and retention program.
The following qualifications are required:A college degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Finance or other relevant field strongly preferred Five years or more experience as a Recruiter, Talent Acquisition Specialist or similar role Hands-on experience with recruiting software (Workable preferred) Knowledge in the theater/music/performance industry preferred
- Experience in non-profit industry strongly preferred
The following qualifications are preferred:Advanced HR degree or certification Performing Arts and/or Non-profit experience Experience with Workable or other recruiting software
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft software, especially Excel, required
Oregon Shakespeare Festival has excellent medical, dental, and vision plans; 403B plan; competitive vacation and flexible work hours; free tickets for OSF productions; and a wide variety of discounts at local Ashland businesses.