Payroll Specialist

Deadline February 15, 2022

January 2022

WHO WE ARE. This is an exciting time to work at Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT), a classically based professional ballet company established in 1989 in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs while participating in many community events, as well as regional and national touring. OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance and developed a reputation for breaking the boundaries of what people expect from a night at the ballet. The OBT School is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s work in dance education includes a far-reaching community engagement program, connecting with students and adults throughout the Portland metropolitan region and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an actively engaged Board, respected executive leadership, 250 committed and talented staff, healthy finances, and a pre-pandemic budget approaching $9 million. For more information, recent news, and a full job description, visit

EQUITY. OBT is committed to the vitality of ballet as an art form that is accessible to everyone. We seek people who have lived, volunteer and/or have professional experience partnering, communicating, and engaging with communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES. Under the supervision of the Director of Finance & Operations, the Payroll Specialist is involved in all key functions of payroll operations. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the integrity and accuracy of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s HRIS & Payroll System, ensuring strict compliance with company and regulatory standards, processing payroll on a semi-monthly schedule, and interacting closely with all levels of staff. The role shall also be responsible for managing overall payroll functions, and be knowledgeable of regulations around garnishments, leaves of absence, benefits, payroll reporting, taxes, etc. Experience with union payroll is preferred. The work related to this position directly supports Oregon Ballet Theatre’s mission and reflects the organization’s core values and highest ethical standards. This position is regular, part-time, 20-25 hours per week, with an hourly rate of $25.00. There is flexibility for some remote work.

QUALIFICATIONS. We seek candidates with a minimum high school diploma; experience working with a payroll service provider – ADP Work Force Now a plus; demonstrated competency using MS Office Suite – advanced Excel a plus; experience using QuickBooks; and experience working with unions preferred, but not required. Additional qualifications are listed in the full job description, linked below.

APPLY. Submit a cover letter, and resume or CV to Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. A full job description can be obtained at

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720 S Bancroft St., Portland, OR 97239

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