Burbank, CA
Posted 2 weeks ago

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, live action, and animation. Henson’s most recent television credits include the reboot of Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock and the animated series Harriet the Spy for Apple TV+, the Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and original Netflix preschool franchise Word Party, Earth to Ned for Disney+, and Dinosaur Train, Splash and Bubbles and Sid the Science Kid for PBS KIDS.

We are currently seeking a Human Resources Coordinator. We actively encourage individuals belonging to diverse groups to apply, (racial, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability) etc.

In supporting this key function of the organization, the ideal candidate will be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism. Candidate should be able to exercise good judgement and have the natural inclination to adhere to the equitable application of all the company’s policies and procedures. The person in this role will be a JHC ambassador that represents the HR department well.  Intelligence and willingness to learn are highly desirable traits.

Job Duties

  • Support the hiring and termination process for project-based employees in the CA and NY Creature Shops, as well as the Henson Recording Studio. Duties include:
    • Drafting and collecting signatures on Deal Memos (offer letters), processing hiring paperwork, I-9s, etc.
    • Data entry into the ADP payroll system to support hiring and terminating employees
    • Monitoring end dates for Project employees and initiating the termination process to include requesting final pay
    • Adding the correct project code to each Deal Memo
    • Interfacing effectively with our teams in each shop and the Recording studio
    • Handling project employee processing in a fast-paced environment to support the ever-changing needs of the business
  • Support the Vice President, Human Resources in all aspects of HR as needed and requested
  • Handle day-to-day HR support functions for staff employees and interns
  • Responsible for benefits administration; ensuring all monthly invoices are reconciled, approved and paid in a timely manner.
  • Shows ability to articulate and present the company’s benefits offering to employees
  • Supports the annual Open Enrollment process, including working with insurance broker, various carriers, and ADP.
  • Updates and maintains information in ADP
  • Responsible for filing workers’ compensation claims and administering proper reports and paperwork.
  • Supports 401(k) activity as needed including portal management, employee requests/questions, withdrawals, rollovers, loans; circulating invoices for payment.
  • Responsible for completing all employment verifications
  • Administers leave of absence in collaboration with the Vice President, Human Resources; communication with employees and department heads regarding leave policies and procedures; complete state disability forms and coordinate state benefits with Company benefits; complete and file all EDD reports.
  • Handles all HR tasks in compliance with current CA and NY laws and regulations
  • Maintains an open-door policy for employee inquiries and escalates issues as appropriate to the VP, Human Resources
  • Assists with special projects and helps with company events.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Prior experience in an HR support role is required (Admin or Coordinator)
  • Experience working in a creative, tech, media or entertainment company is highly desirable
  • Full of great ideas and passionate about innovation to bring our practices current
  • Self-starting, proactive, with a positive attitude.
  • Familiarity and ability to navigate payroll systems, preferably ADP
  • Proficient with the MS Office Suite
  • Strong administrative skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task

Please apply online by submitting a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobpostings@henson.com:

The Jim Henson Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We strive to foster a diverse environment and build a team that is inclusive across race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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