Director of HR

Nashville Ballet

Nashville, TN

HR, Office & Administrative Support


Position Description / Responsibilities

Position Summary: The Director of HR is an essential member of Nashville Ballet’s leadership team, reporting directly to the Executive Director. This person will lead all aspects of Human Resources needs of Nashville Ballet. Along with the Executive Director, the Director of HR works closely with the HR Committee of the board to guide development of these resources in accordance with strategic objectives. This person acts as a trusted resource for personnel matters, including documentation, communication, benefits management and assisting in administrative needs of the Finance department as directed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

General Leadership:


Position Requirements

Work Requirements and Qualifications: This is an extraordinary opportunity for a multi-talented multi-tasker with great organizational skills and extraordinary communication skills. This person will act as a leader on behalf of the organization for all matters regarding Human Resources.

Additionally, this individual will have the following experience and attributes:

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years experience in HR or related work experience.
  2. SHRM certification preferred.
  3. Proven track record and prior experience relating to staff members and external constituents, including non-profit Board members.
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
  5. Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion; maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulders. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Disclaimer Statement:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this document is intended to be an accurate description of the current job, circumstances may require that other, or different tasks be performed (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).


Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@nashvilleballet.com with “Director of HR” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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