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HR & Recruiting Specialist

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver, CO
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $57,000 to $60,900 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Company Overview

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is one of the largest non-profit theatre organizations in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, immersive experiences. Through these experiences and alongside our robust Education program, we engage hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

The DCPA’s workforce includes more than 300 employed team members in non-union and union positions (in partnership with seven unions). In addition, we employ hundreds of artists and contractors annually. We have a strong volunteer program which includes more than 300 volunteers.

Our Mission: “We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.”

Our Culture

For more than 40 years, creativity and community have been the foundation of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ success. As a leading cultural organization in the Rocky Mountain West, we are actively participating in a cultural evolution of belonging and anti-racism. Our commitment to reflect the diversity and priorities of our community — in our workplace, audience and programming — has never been more present. We believe that the theater can transform us — and be transformed by us. We invite you to be part of our Team.

Job purpose

The Human Resource & Recruiting Specialist facilitates the DCPA’s recruiting, onboarding and offboarding processes for the organization. This role manages, executes, and drives improvement opportunities for the recruitment and new hire onboarding process. Responsible for detailed record-keeping, file maintenance, and HRIS entry. The HR & Recruiting Specialist needs to have outstanding customer service, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Utilize exceptional organizational and time management aptitude, with the ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Duties and responsibilities

The Human Resource & Recruiting Specialist is responsible for the following responsibilities to support all HR functions that support and serve our DCPA Team Members.

  • Use all available selection tools and maintain compliance with our selection processes and policies. Drive an engaging candidate experience throughout all touch-points of the recruiting process. Drive the recruitment process so that candidate decisions are made in a timely manner.
  • Create engaging candidate marketing materials and messaging (job postings, candidate correspondence) to connect with job seekers and convert them to candidates.
  • Assist organization in developing and executing diversity recruitment strategies.
  • Assists HR Directors and department managers with the full cycle recruiting efforts including reference checks, resume screening, and phone screen interviews.
  • Manages the applicant tracking system including applicant record management, develop report metrics, and regularly present metrics to the HR team.
  • Identify and manage recruitment and sourcing strategies using traditional and digital channels such as social media, job boards, job fairs, and college recruiting.
  • Processes and tracks background screening.
  • Creates offer letters and coordinates the pre-employment process.
  • Manages HRIS data entry and employee data reporting.
  • Collaborates with IT Department for employee onboarding and offboarding processes.
  • Manages Team Member onboarding and orientation processes, including the I-9 verification process, facility tours, creating and updating new Team Member packets.
  • Serves as backup for Mailroom Supervisor as needed.
  • Act as occasional backup for HR operational tasks such as benefits management, workers compensation, leave management, and payroll.
  • Support the administration and application of company-wide human resource policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Manages coordination of new hire training.
  • Processing HR invoices and payments.
  • Assists in unemployment claims and unemployment hearings.
  • In addition to these main duties, as employees of a non-profit, everyone in the HR Department is expected to help with various HR-related administrative and operational tasks. We also expect our HR team to attend and, in some cases, to assist with employee engagement events.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of experience in an HR role with heavy recruitment responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of HR functions and best practices
  • Knowledge of labor law and employment equity regulations.
  • Effective HR administration and people management skills.
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player who is solution-minded and demonstrates confidence in voicing ideas to raise the bar by implementing new HR practices and efficiencies.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards with follow-up in completing their role and responsibilities with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to handle multiple projects to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of positions.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service. Must have the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • General understanding payroll processes and procedures
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines with shifting priorities
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • High level of proficiency with HRIS and ATS, experience with ADP preferred
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail


This position works on-site at our DCPA offices. DCPA operating hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


  • Full time positions include the following benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance and Pet Insurance
  • 401k Plan with employer contributions
  • Time off benefits including personal days, sick days, vacation days and 10 paid holidays.

Working conditions

This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer, phone, photocopier, filing cabinet and fax machine. Limited remote work opportunities may be available after the candidate is fully trained in their position, depending on business needs and prior supervisor authorization.

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to talk and hear. The Team Member frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Ability to work in an open, shared workspace with the typical distractions and noise levels found in a busy office environment.


Full time positions include the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance and Pet Insurance

401k Plan with employer contributions

Time off benefits including personal days, sick days, vacation days and 10 paid holidays.

In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel welcome and valued.


Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Denver, CO
80204 USA



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