Human Resources Manager/Consultant

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for: Human Resources Manager/Consultant

Organization: Multiple (including Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, Young People's Theatre)

Start Date: Flexible

Salary Range: $80,000-$100,000 plus benefits



A consortium of Toronto’s mid-sized theatres is seeking a proposal from an experienced and skilled human resource professional to provide a range of HR and related services on a full-time employee or consultant basis.

With nearly 130 full and part-time staff across the organizations, our people provide planning and coordination of programming, sales, administration, fundraising and other vital operations needed to cumulatively deliver nearly 100 productions to Toronto on an annual basis (pre-COVID, of course).   We know that an equitable, engaged and valued workforce is critical to deliver our respective missions and our support of artists and creative projects.

This is extraordinary opportunity for a seasoned and skilled HR professional to support and work with a vibrant and creative industry.

The scope of functions and services (hereafter “Shared HR Services”) will vary according to the respective needs of each theatre but all fall into four function categories, detailed further below.    It is not the expectation that one individual solely delivers all HR planning and execution for such a variety of theatres, but rather, provides a range of support, advice, and technical expertise. Key objectives include:

Of the seven theatres, three organizations will undertake most of the weekly/monthly time for the role and will require full-scope across all four (4) function categories identified below: Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, and Young People’s Theatre.   

Other organizations requiring limited-scope support for a smaller selection of HR functions are: Native Earth Performing Arts, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Centre, and Theatre Passe Muraille. 


Scope of Job Duties

Category 1 - HR Planning and Strategy (25%)

Category 2 - Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (25%)

Category 3 - Employee Recruitment and Engagement Standards (25%)

Category 4 - Issue and/or Conflict Resolution (25%)

Key Competency: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This position will play a vital role in supporting the development and/or advancement of some of the cohort theatres’ DEI planning, goals and outcomes. As well, the centralization of equity and inclusion throughout the organization is particularly critical in Shared HR Services.  As such, qualified candidates must have demonstrated cultural competencies that are centred around equity and inclusion and in ways that are responsive to the needs of diverse communities, including the ability and experience to identify and understand intersecting issues related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race/ethnicity, immigration status, religion, Indigenous heritage and gender identity.


What You'll Bring


What this Opportunity Offers

The cohort of theatres is open to considering proposals including but not limited to: shared full-time employment status, full employment status at one organization with secondment to the others, or independent contractor status for eight pre-established client companies, guaranteeing full-time equivalency.

Variable to the proposed employment/engagement structure, this opportunity could offer:


Statement of Intention

The seven organizations identified have all expressed a commitment to building anti-racist organizations and equitable and inclusive cultural institutions, which includes accommodation. Therefore, proposals from all qualified candidates are welcome, and people with disabilities and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.


Application Process

Applications should include:

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one PDF. Please send your proposal to: and use the email subject header “HR Manager/Consultant”.

The review of applications will begin on April 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.