Human Resources Generalist

Little Island seeks a Human Resources (HR) Generalist to join the team. The HR Generalist is a culturally competent self-starter with experience supporting all areas of Human Resources with specific attention to administering all benefits and leave, regulatory and compliance-related needs, assist in developing and executing organizational policies and practices, and optimizing systems as well as interpreting data in a fast-paced, evolving HR department. The HR Generalist will also have experience managing detail-oriented recordkeeping, communication plans, and files, always with an eye towards excellence and compliance. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of HR Operations.

About the Role

  • Salary Range: $70,000 – $75,000/year
  • Job Type: Full-Time, Year-Round
  • Employment Status: Exempt
  • Schedule Expectations: Weekday office hours; Occasional scheduled evening and weekend hours for the summer season may be required.
  • Projected Start Date: February 12, 2024
  • How to Apply: Please click the ‘Apply Here’ button below to submit your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please let us know at
  • Please note: We will begin reviewing applications in early January 2024

What You’ll Do

Employee Administration and Support

  • Participate in the development of a HRIS and its use, troubleshooting for efficiency, and ensuring the integrity of the information in the system
  • Facilitate the hiring of qualified job applicants and partner with cross-functional team members on HRIS-related issues/enhancements/queries to deliver an exceptional onboarding and off boarding experience
  • Administer health and welfare plans, including managing and tracking open enrollment, changes and terminations, worker’s compensation, time off and leave workflows
  • Primary point of contact for the Finance team for all payroll & benefit related matters
  • Perform hospitality function by answering employee requests and questions, and designing employee satisfaction surveys and providing actionable insights to improve the employee experience


  • Assist in developing and executing personnel procedures and policies, and provide guidance and interpretation for HR operations, and suggest new procedures and policies for improving employee experience as well as the efficiency of the HR department and organization
  • Ensure compliance with local and national regulations and applicable employment laws, and update policies and procedures as well as support audits when necessary
  • Assist in the communication, interpretation, and upkeep of employee handbook, employee directory, and organizational chart, and contribute to policy development
  • Manage personnel files, ensuring all communications, documents, and employee information are handled with discretion, compliance, and excellence

Training & Development

  • Assist in administering employee performance review program
  • Collaborate with the Talent Manager and other departments on the identification and execution of organization-wide compliance and safety training and certifications
  • Review, track, and document compliance and mandatory/non-mandatory trainings

Other Responsibilities

  • Provide HR operations support to the Assistant Director of HR, assisting with projects and issues as they arise
  • Perform other duties related to the park and its operation as assigned

What You Bring 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ethics, and cultural awareness
  • Aptitude for problem-solving and thorough knowledge of HR procedures and policies
  • Advanced knowledge of HRIS and ability to learn new technical systems, when necessary
  • Engages effectively in self-directed time management and prioritization of workload
  • Highly organized, attentive, has a sense of urgency, flexible and able to deal with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and related software
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in human resources, business administration, or a related field; Experience in the performing arts sector is a plus
  • Proven success working in an HR department
  • Resourceful mindset and strong attention to detail
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization
  • Ability to work in U.S.

Benefits and Perks

  • 15 days’ vacation, 7 sick days, up to 3 personal days
  • Health Benefits: Medical, dental & vision care
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Basic Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to discounts at neighborhood businesses

Life at Little Island

  • Park employees will spend time onsite at Little Island working in outdoor weather conditions, navigating the entire park multiple times a day, and interacting with park visitors to ensure operations are running effectively. Little Island is ADA compliant, and park employees are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for each other and our park’s visitors.
  • Little Island’s Headquarters, located near the park, provides an open floor plan office, shared work areas and kitchen, a locker room, and rehearsal space. It is a dynamic and multi-use space where employees and artists can collaborate, connect, and unwind in between shifts, meetings, and events.
  • Little Island is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  In short, you are welcome here no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like. Our park is for everyone, and so is our workplace.