HR & Executive Support Specialist



This is a unique role with duties under the supervision of the Director of Finance & Operations, Human Resources, and the Executive and Artistic Directors of OBT. Working closely with the HR Manager, the HR & Executive Support Specialist will support day-to-day human resources operations and procedures on a professional level in areas such as benefits, recruitment, onboarding, policy implementation, employee relations, and employee law compliance. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position will serve as a main point of contact and administrative liaison for Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Board of Trustees as well as the Executive and Artistic Director. The work related to this position directly supports Oregon Ballet Theatre’s mission and reflects the organization’s core values and highest ethical standards. This position is regular, full-time, and exempt. There is flexibility for some remote work. A full job description is available here.


We seek candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or a related field of study and/or a combination of education and experience to ensure on on-the -job success; minimum of 3 years previous work experience in an HR role; ability to multi-task and prioritize and work successfully both independently and as part of a team; exceptional ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats; and, technology savvy, with high proficiency in all Microsoft Office and HRIS programs. Additional qualifications are listed in the full job description here.


$50,000. – $55,000. annually DOE and full benefits, including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; and 25 days off annually (15 days PTO and 10 holidays). Employees may also elect and self-fund the following benefits: 403(b) retirement plan; short-term and/or long-term disability insurance; flexible spending account for health-related expenses and/or childcare; and additional life insurance.


Submit a cover letter, and resume or CV to Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. A full job description can be obtained here.


This is an exciting time to work at Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT). One of the nation’s leading ballet companies, OBT performs an annual season of programs while participating in many community events, as well as regional and national touring. OBT has developed a reputation for breaking the boundaries of what people expect from a night at the ballet. The OBT School is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s work in dance education includes a far-reaching community engagement program, connecting with students and adults throughout the Portland metropolitan region and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an actively engaged Board, respected executive leadership, 250 committed and talented staff, healthy finances, and a pre-pandemic budget approaching $9 million. For more information, recent news, and a full job description, visit


OBT is committed to the vitality of ballet as an art form that is accessible to everyone. We seek people who have lived, volunteer and/or have professional experience partnering, communicating, and engaging with communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other communities.