HR Specialist-Employee Relations

  • Interlochen, MI
  • Full-time

Company Description

Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at


Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:


Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.


Interlochen Arts Camp

Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.


Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.


Interlochen Public Radio

Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix

News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington

Streaming online at  Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.


Interlochen Presents

Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.

Job Description

Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts presentations, seeks a Human Resources Specialist for our busy HR Department.   We have two core educational programs: Interlochen Arts Camp, serving 2,700 students in grades 3-12, and Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premiere fine arts boarding high school with an enrollment of 470-500. The HR Specialist - Employee Relations will report to the Employee Relations Manager.  This position will be responsible for the areas on new hire orientation, onboarding and benefits enrollment.


The HR Specialist-Employee Relations will provide support and assistance to the Employee Relations Manager in the area of employee relations for year round/academy and summer employees.  

  • Conducts new hire orientations and works with the employee relations manager to refine the onboarding process.  

  • Completes IT new hire request for with hiring manager

  • Enrolls employees into benefits programs and completes other HR data entry

  • Maintains employee handbook and works with Executive Director and Employee Relations Manager to update annually or as applicable laws change.

  • Updates all internal and external forms and presentations as necessary

  • Trains new employees in ADP, resets passwords and updates employee change requests

  • Assists employee relations manager with benefits enrollment

  • Assists employee relations manager with annual performance review process checking for completion of reviews and sending reminders to hiring managers

  • Works with Executive Director and Employee Relations Manager to plan employee events that relate to recognition, health and wellness and employee retention.  

  • Manages all employee files and associated documents

  • Completes termination forms and IT termination request

  • Works with Employee Relations Manager to onboard summer employees

  • Participates in summer camp check-in and check out

  • Maintains camp employee files

  • Assists with the preparation of performance review forms for summer and year-round academy.

  • Office Administration

  • Customer Service

  • Works with Office Assistant and HR Specialist


  • Minimum of Associates Degree preferably in Human Resources, Business or Management.

  • Experience as an Intern in an HR Department is a PLUS

  • Knowledge of MAC Operating System and Google Docs, Proficient in MS Office Suite

  • Superior verbal/written and presentation skills

  • Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits: 

A competitive salary and benefit package is being offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:

Interested candidates need to complete the online application by clicking the "I'm interested" green button and complete the profile online attaching your resume and cover letter.


Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence.


The search will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of resume review being May 8th, 2013.