The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. Founded in 1883, the Met has grown to become one of the leading institutions for opera across the globe. Since the summer of 2006, Peter Gelb has been the Met's general manager—the 16th in company history. Under his leadership, the Met has elevated its theatrical standards by significantly increasing the number of new productions, staged by the most imaginative directors working in theater and opera, and has launched a series of initiatives to broaden its reach internationally.
Each season, the Met stages more than 200 opera performances in New York. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season, and millions more experience the Met through new media distribution initiatives and state-of-the-art technology.
The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of The Metropolitan Opera's Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring compliance with legal and labor requirements and implementation of the organization's mission and talent strategy.
Specifically, the CHRO will spearhead organizational initiatives spanning organizational design, professional development, performance management, talent acquisition, employee relations, mediation, and culture-building. In addition, the CHRO will drive operational HR best practices and high-impact HR projects in a range of areas including compensation and benefits and HR administration, and will oversee the execution of The Metropolitan Opera's various collective bargaining agreements, in partnership with General Counsel.
Reporting to the Deputy General Manager, the CHRO will manage, coach, and mentor a team of eight HR professionals. They will bring strategic talent skills, expertise in core human resource functions, and a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced human capital leader to develop strategy and implement best practices designed to enhance the overall employee experience at The Metropolitan Opera.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Talent Acquisition & Management
Employee Relations & HR Administration
The salary range for this position is $175,000 to $205,000 annually.
The Metropolitan Opera believes that diversity is critical to our success and growth as a leading performing arts institution and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
The Metropolitan Opera is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
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