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Lillstreet Art Center is searching for a Human Resources Consultant to join our team and aid in
the continued fostering our larger community. The HR Consultant functions as critical support to
the community culture of Lillstreet Art Center. This position manages and provides specialized
guidance on essential aspects of employee recruitment and retention, DEI initiatives and
accountability, and staff and student relations. With an emphasis on prioritizing diversity, equity,
and inclusion both as a community center and workplace, the Human Resources Consultant
ensures the consistent and conscious development of Lillstreet as a safe space for all

About Lillstreet Art Center:
Lillstreet Art Center is an art school, art gallery, and artist studio space in Chicago. We offer
classes and workshops covering topics in Ceramics, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Textiles,
Printmaking & Book Arts, and Drawing & Painting. Our Kidstreet program includes multimedia
classes and summer camps for children and families.

As creative people who work for creative people, supporting artists is our priority. Through our
annual Artist-in-Residence program, we offer career opportunities and workspace for emerging
to mid-career artists. We remove barriers to art education through our growing Scholarship
Programs and Free Visiting Artist Program. We are committed to giving back to the art
community and beyond in Chicago, with a portion of our profits going to local organizations
supporting humanitarian causes each month.

Essential Job Functions
Recruitment & Retention
● Provide consultation for administrative team and department directors on hiring initiatives
● Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies with an emphasis on
diversity, equity, and inclusion
● Work alongside Chief Executive Officer and Director of Finance to determine equitable
compensation for new and existing employees and independent contractors
● Oversee Lillstreet benefit programs (health insurance, dental insurance, vision
insurance, 401K matching, etc.)
● Enroll and guide new and existing employees through various benefit programs
● Oversee exit process for departing employees (exit interviews, COBRA, severance, etc.)
DEI Initiatives & Accountability:
● Regularly review and revise Lillstreet’s DEI statement, zero tolerance policy, staff code of
conduct, and student community guidelines; ensuring accountability is being taken within
● Organize multiple optional DEI trainings (led by partner organization) each year for
teaching faculty/independent contractors
● Organize multiple mandatory DEI trainings (led by partner organization) each year for


Employee & Student Relations:
● Oversee incident report system (confidentially review, investigate, and ensure
appropriate action is taken on reported violations of Lillstreet’s zero tolerance policy
● DEI statement, staff code of conduct, and student community guidelines, etc.)
● Mediate disputes between staff and/or students as needed
Additional Responsibilities:
● Support implementation of new/revised practices, policies or procedures (including
developing supports, tools)
● Handle miscellaneous employment/labor situations (workman’s compensation, updated
labor laws, etc.)
● Manage additional HR events as needed
● Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in human resource management, or related field;
or equivalent professional experience
● HRCI or SHRM certification
● 3+ years of general human resource experience
● Demonstrated dedication to ongoing education in current diversity, equity, and inclusion
● Experience in community-centered spaces/art centers preferred
● Excellent verbal and written communication & interpersonal skills
● Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed

● Ability to work as part of a team

This is a contract position with to be compensated commensurate with experience and
contractor rates.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email the following materials to [email protected] with the subject
line reading “‘Applicant Name’: Human Resources Consultant.”
● Resume
● Cover letter
● Three references

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