Employment & Internship Opportunities


We are looking for a full-time Director of Human Resources to be responsible for the full scope of human resources for the Flynn and participate in overall organizational planning and management.


  • Ensure that all HR management functions for the Flynn, including: recruiting, orientation of new employees, maintenance of personnel files and records, job descriptions, preparation of payroll and all required tax filings with outside processor, researching, recommending, implementing, and administering compensation and benefits programs, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with unions and ensuring adherence to contract terms, and the like, are accomplished timely and accurately and in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Keep abreast of changes in labor laws and regulations and other government requirements to ensure that HR activities comply with legal requirements, meet the Company’s needs, and are cost effective.
  • Ensure that state and federal records and reports are properly and promptly filed.
  • Guide management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures and practices that establish a positive employer-employee relationship and that comply with the law; communicating and enforcing organization values.
  • Ensure that calls and inquiries are courteously and professionally resolved or referred, that good public relations exist with insurance and other contacts, that good employee relations exist, and that employee requests, problems, and complaints are promptly resolved.
  • Develop strong working relationships with management and staff, providing advice, guidance, and coaching, as needed.
  • Work with the CEO to identify annual organizational goals, and help managers with setting departmental and staff goals, as needed.  Manage the employee evaluation process.
  • Develop organization strategies by identifying and researching human resource issues, contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Serve on/lead various committees.  Attend and make presentations at Board and Board committee meetings, as required.
  • Prepare and monitor operating budgets of assigned departments/functions.
  • Represent the Flynn with outside consultants and contractors, members of the community, agents, unions, and others, as necessary.
  • Ability to manage additional administrative functions.
  • Other related tasks.  



  • Bachelor’s degree and training in HR Management, plus at least five years of hands-on relevant practical and managerial experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.  SPHR or PHR, preferred.

Knowledge Required:

  • Thorough knowledge of HR procedures, policies, federal/state laws and regulations, corporate policy, and employee benefit programs.
  • Knowledge of employment laws, labor laws, and regulations including ADA, EEO, COBRA, FLSA, FMLA, Affirmative Action, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in processing payroll.
  • Knowledge of benefit programs and requirements.
  • Understanding of HR Department reporting and recordkeeping requirements and procedures.
  • Knowledge of negotiation and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Understanding of related computer applications.

Key Skills & Abilities:

  • Enthusiastic and pleasant personality.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude.
  • Ability to give, receive and act on feedback.
  • Remain calm and composed under pressure.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, administrative and personnel management skills.
  • Great leadership qualities and problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective speaking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to represent the Flynn to and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations inside and outside of the Flynn.
  • Directly related labor relations/collective bargaining experience is desirable.
  • Personal qualities of honesty, integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Flynn Center.


A complete application package will include:

  • A detailed cover letter
  • Current resume

Send your application to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Attn: Human Resources Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: hresources@flynncenter.org



The Flynn Center is always interested in learning about the skills and interests of local Teaching Artists in Dance, Theater, and Music. On an annual basis we employ approximately 70 highly skilled and empathic Teaching Artists, and accept resumes on a rolling basis for current and future openings on our teaching faculty. We offer performing arts classes at the Flynn Center for community members (all ages), and we also lead arts-integration workshops in schools through our School Programs.


FlynnArts Classes

  • Fall 2016: We are actively seeking Theater Teaching Artists with availability for Summer 2017 camps, experienced with any of the following age groups: 4-5, 6-8. 8-10, 11-15. 
  • Fall 2016: We are also seeking vocal coaches/music directors who can self-accompany on the piano, experienced with youth musical theater, for ongoing subbing and future openings.
  • Rolling: We accept resumes for teachers of any performing arts genre and any age group, for review when positions open up.


FlynnArts Classes
• Planning and leading classes
• Collaborating with other instructors and administrators
• Evaluating and refining courses


• Several years of relevant teaching experience
• Familiarity with youth and child development and classroom management
• Strong communication skills
• Team player who is responsive to deadlines

New openings arise regularly, and we go through submitted resumes before posting positions. It is to the benefit of an interested teaching artist to submit a resume and example descriptions of genres/courses taught at any time so we have your information on file.


Send cover letter & resumé to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Education Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: education@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE


The Flynn Center seeks Teaching Assistant Volunteers for our classes and summer camps. We're looking for bright, kind, efficient, and attentive individuals for current and future openings as summer camp or after school class assistants. This is a great way to obtain college credit or high school volunteer credit hours.


• Classes
• Summer Camps 


• Helping Teaching Artist to lead class/camp activities
• Redirecting disengaged students
• Modeling enthusiastic participation
• Monitoring lunch
• Leading after-camp-care activities
• Set-up/clean-up


• An affinity for and experience working with children
• Interest and experience in the performing arts (dance, theater, music, puppetry, film, etc.)


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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Education Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: education@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE



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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
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