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Job (National): Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is hiring an HR Specialist

Job (National): Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is hiring an HR Specialist


Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

This dual-aspect position is responsible for the provision of consulting and support to members on issues related to HR and employer compliance and administrating PACT’s financial and bookkeeping activities. The Human Resources Specialist works under the direction of the Executive Director. This is a full-time, salaried position.


Human Resource Services (4 days week)

  • Providing consultation around employer compliance and employment standards in relation to Canadian theatre
  • Assist with the development and provision of training in HR policies, practices and administrative systems/processes for PACT members
  • Assist with the development of and best practice sharing in performance management and employee retention (employee appraisal, coaching, compensation, career development programs)
  • Consulting with members around specific issues, such as work complaints and harassment allegations
  • Planning, developing, and publishing the guide to Human Resources in Canadian Theatre and digital resources for members
  • Supporting the creation of a formal training program in HR in Canadian Theatre
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director and staff, foster deeper relationships with relevant organizations such as workinculture, Cultural Human Resources Council, etc.

Financial Administration (1 day a week)

  • Bookkeeping functions including: AR & AP, bank deposits, monthly reconciliation etc.
  • Supporting the Executive Director in the development of annual budgets with monthly updates
  • of those projections
  • Administration of PACT’s Finance Committee.
  • Preparing of and responsibility for the accuracy of, the financial records and reports, including all internal statements and government reporting (e.g. Source Deductions, HST, T3010 etc).
  • Responsibility for for investment management (subject to board established guidelines under the direction of the ED).
  • Payroll administration for all employees and contractors (including annual T4/T4A filing and ROE preparation), including administration of PACT’s employee benefit program
  • Pre-audit preparation and work with the company auditors for the year-end statements


  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a human resources or staff management role, ideally in a non-profit environment
  • Understanding of employment standards legislation and employer requirements including but not limited to WSIB, CRA, and other compliance matters
  • Experience in a bookkeeping or equivalent financial administrative role and use of computerized bookkeeping systems (QuickBooks and/or Sage)
  • Proficiency with computers and strong Microsoft Office skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point) 
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with a variety of people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to ensuring the success of the Professional Association of Canadian theatres
  • through rigorous financial management and member support.

Strong Assets:

  • Experience in and/or aptitude for public speaking and/or leading workshops
  • Experience in performing arts organization or at a professional theatre company as a department manager with experience in using the negotiated agreements used in professional Canadian theatre
  • Completion of College/CEGEP/vocational or technical training in accounting, bookkeeping, or human resources
  • Status or pursual of status with a governing body (i.e. CPHR – Chartered Professionals in Human Resources re: CHRP designation)

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres which serves as the collective voice of its members. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work. For more information visit

We aim to be a responsive organization, cognizant of the needs of our members and the community as a whole in order to offer programs and services that benefit our community. We strive to be representative of the true breadth of professional theatre in this country, and work to make sure we are an inclusive organization that provides value for all theatre companies in Canada.

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Compensation: This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $45-$52,000 including employee group benefits.
Deadline: Applications to be received by 5:30pm EST, December 15, 2017.
Submissions by email only: Please send your resume with a covering letter (in PDF format please) with the subject line “Application for Finance & HR Specialist role” to Executive Director, Sara Meurling –

We thank all applicants in advance but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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