Human Resources

Position reports to:


Chief People Officer

FLSA Classification Status:





Full Medical/Dental/Vision coverage; 401(k) options; Paid Vacation; Parking/Transit discounts

Pay range:


$60,000 – $75,000 annually

Application deadline:


June 6, 2022


SEATTLE REP is seeking an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager. As a leader, champion, and change agent, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager will help establish people-first policies, procedures, and practices that support a company-wide commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and a work culture where everyone feels welcomed, included, and valued. 



Seattle Rep is committed to producing extraordinary programming. We believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building and supporting a robust and diverse community.

We continuously work toward inclusion of those who have been excluded historically, particularly BIPOC communities, women, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants and refugees, and people with disabilities, ensuring they are represented in all parts of the organization, including at the decision-making table, inclusive of their intersectional identities like age, religion, background, political ideology, and veteran or military status. This work is reflected in our:


Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of our region.


Theater at the heart of public life


Artistic Vitality, Sustainability, Generous and Inclusive Practices



The EDI Manager will work closely with the Chief People Officer to further define Seattle Rep’s EDI strategy. Building upon Seattle Rep’s antiracism policy statement, the EDI Manager will lead the design, development, and implementation of EDI programs, projects, and trainings in collaboration with current and future staff members, Senior Leadership, the Board of Trustees, creative artists, performers, and the community. The EDI Manager will focus on the welcoming and integration of guest artists and new hires into Seattle Rep’s staff and EDI culture and will be the leading resource for staff and guest artists to address and resolve EDI concerns in a safe and confidential manner. As we build this position, the EDI Manager will also assist the HR team with new hire application processes to explore greater avenues of outreach, and new employee orientation to ensure successful onboarding and inclusion. In addition, the EDI Manager will help answer questions regarding HR processes, benefits, and policies and procedures. As Seattle Rep continues to grow, this position’s HR and administrative duties will transition to advisory responsibilities.

Typical duties include: 

Strategic Planning & Leadership

  • Align organization-wide EDI strategies and programs with Seattle Rep’s long-range strategic plan
  • Develop, implement, and facilitate organization-wide learning engagements in racial, gender, LGBTQ+, and disability EDI
  • Advise EDI practices in all programs including, but not limited to, training, hiring practices and procedures, benefits administration, incidents and investigations of misconduct, exit interviews, conflict resolution, COVID-19 safety protocols, staff communication, production, and events
  • Attend production meetings and rehearsals as a resource for artists and the creative team in both cultural awareness and best practices
  • Develop management training and professional development with the objective that all Seattle Rep staff can incorporate EDI goals in their work outcomes and professional, and personal goals
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Communications to ensure current messaging aligns with both Seattle Rep aspirations and achievements
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership team to guide continuous improvement to company culture
  • Create and implement strategies to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse workforce
  • Welcome and integrate guest artists and new hires into Seattle Rep’s staff and EDI culture
  • Advise and consult staff on EDI matters related to artistic production, education programming, external collaboration, customer service, marketing efforts, donor relations, and other areas, as needed and requested
  • Lead/co-lead staff EDI working groups, including Affinity Groups
  • Work with each Senior Leadership team member as a thought partner and collaborator on department-specific matters and goals related to EDI
  • Advise Seattle Rep’s review of the We See You White American Theater demands and its implementation and/or responses to demands
  • Other projects as assigned

Human Resources Coordination & Administration

  • Serve as an additional point of contact for general inquiries from employees and management directed to the HR department and respond appropriately, adhering to employee policies and maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and business savvy
  • Timely research and responsiveness to employees, supervisors, and Senior Leadership
  • Assist with maintenance of employee data in the human resources information systems portal
  • Collaborate with HR team and hiring managers on the recruitment and hiring process
  • Promote broad outreach to diverse communities and maintain sourcing database
  • Assist with new hire onboarding and orientation (first day paperwork, required training schedules, etc.)
  • Assist with personnel file management and compliance for regular, seasonal, and temporary employees


Minimum qualifications

  • Understanding of cultural values and norms of various communities represented in the area, particularly communities of color and LGBTQ+ communities
  • Experience designing and implementing staff and/or leadership training programs
  • Experience or education in theatrical professions and processes
  • Experience in human resources policies and practices
  • Experience with human resources information systems and applicant tracking systems
  • Proficient with Windows-based computer software and Microsoft Office
  • Well-organized and able to navigate multiple projects amidst shifting priorities
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with peers and management
  • Diplomacy and discretion
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to share information with diverse audiences, while actively listening to concerns and questions from employees and job applicants
  • Detail-oriented, ensuring the workplace is compliant with labor standards and maintaining records regarding employee grievances, management of personal information, and reviewing candidate qualifications
  • Customer service experience

Desired qualifications

  • Ability to appropriately manage confidential information
  • De-escalation training
  • Experience with ADP
  • Strong understanding of theatrical processes and procedures
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit organization, specifically theater or arts organization



  1. Submit a resume detailing related experience and education.
  2. Attach a cover letter that outlines how your related experience and education qualifies you for the position.
  3. Applicants are reviewed the day after the position closes.

Seattle Rep has a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees, with accommodations for medical and religious exemptions only.

Contact with any questions regarding the application process.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.