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Human Resources (HR) Manager

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PTG Live Events, LLC, more commonly known as The Pabst Theater Group, is a multi-faceted entertainment organization that hosts over 800 live events annually across six venues in downtown Milwaukee: Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, Miller High Life, Vivarium and The Fitzgerald. The Pabst Theater Group is dedicated to providing top notch hospitality to world-class artists and patrons alike.


About the Position

The Pabst Theater Group is seeking a qualified Human Resources Manager (HR) to join our team. The HR Manager is responsible for managing all administrative HR aspects of the organization thereby ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate has a passion for bringing out the best in people by championing personal and professional development as well as positive company culture.  

The accounting/finance team supports the HR Manager with payroll and daily administrative tasks.


Primary Responsibilities:

Strategically Lead HR Functions: Overseeing HR functions for the company, ensuring seamless processes for both exempt and non-exempt employees including recruiting, onboarding, and meticulous maintenance of personnel files.


Champion a Vibrant Company Culture: Support existing efforts and spearhead new approaches to nurturing a positive company culture, celebrating employee achievements, and promoting pride in the workplace.


Effective Communication Across the Organization: Provide company-wide updates and facilitate clear and open communication across the organization.


Benefits Administration and Compliance: Administer benefits programs, including life, health, and dental insurance, retirement plans, vacation, and PTO, while also maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, regulations, and recommended best practices.

Review policies and practices to ensure ongoing compliance.


Required Skills/Abilities:

·       Experienced working with ADP and HRIS systems

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·       Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

·       Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

·       Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

·       Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

·       Basic proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Gmail


Education and Experience:

·       Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.

·       A minimum of three years human resource management experience preferred


Compensation and benefits:

·       This position includes health, dental and vision insurance benefits, participation in company 401k program, participation in company bonus program. Salary commensurate with experience.

·       One of the notable advantages associated with this position is the provision of complimentary tickets to our live events.


The Pabst Theater Group is an equal opportunity employer, and makes employment decisions solely on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. In compliance with federal and state laws, the Company prohibits discrimination based on certain characteristics. These include race, color, religious creed, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.


Pabst Theater Staff Electrician / Concert Lighting Director


The Pabst Theater Group, is a multi-faceted entertainment organization that hosts over 600 live events annually across six venues in downtown Milwaukee: Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, Miller High Life Theatre, Vivarium, and The Fitzgerald. The Pabst Theater Group is dedicated to providing top notch hospitality to world-class artists and patrons alike.

A full-time position consisting of mostly evening hours on weekends. Present from start to finish for 90% of 150 shows a year at Pabst Theater. Maintain department assets, manage workflow, and maintain primary venue infrastructure, and follow show procedure.

Job Description:

The Employer shall employ a full time Staff Electrician who will be paid at a rate as directed in Article

IX.B.2 with increases as dictated in other sections of this agreement. The Staff Electrician will serve as Lighting Director or Head Electrician for all stage productions. The Staff Electrician shall maintain the skills and abilities, as well as to perform the duties, specifically stated in the Pabst Theater Staff Electrician’s Job Description which exists as a separate document from this contract. The Staff Electrician shall be employed and paid for a period of no less than forty (40) consecutive weeks between the first Monday in September and the third Monday in June, for each year of this agreement. The Staff Electrician shall be paid for all eight (8) holidays whether or not they fall during the term of his/her employment. The Staff Electrician shall be assigned and directed by the Technical Director and/or the Executive Director and have yearly performance reviews with the Technical Director and/or Executive Director. The Staff Electrician may work with, relieve, or work instead of the Technical Director or any other full time staff stagehand. From time to time, the Staff Electrician, when working in lieu of the Technical Director, may be asked to perform some of the duties of the Technical Director, such as scheduling crews, providing estimates and tallying payroll reports. When working in this capacity, the Electrician shall receive a higher rate of pay which applies to the classification for which they are working under, as stated in section VIII.H.8.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Large Scale lighting design and setup
  • Complex lighting operation control utilizing MA, ETC, High End, Martin, and Avoloites
  • Truss rigging and cable design and setup
  • Professional understanding of lighting components Source 4 lekos, Pars, Fresnel’s, CYC, LED, Moving Lights. Clearcom and Follow spots
  • Electrical knowledge of load balancing and distribution of large 3 phase power systems    Awareness of industry standard OSHA regulation, ANSI standards, and NEC.
  • company resources and to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Other responsibilities and duties, as assigned by management, to ensure the effective utilization of company resources and to ensure customer satisfaction



  • Self-motivated friendly strong communication skills
  • Strong passion of Music
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer and IT in both Mac and PC
  • Willingness to teach potential future employees
  • Artistic problem solving of both people and equipment

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a union represented position. Union benefits include health and welfare and retirement. Salary Compensation, including hourly pay rate, is determined in collective bargaining.

Part-Time Positions

Security Guard

The Pabst Theater Group (PTG Live Events LLC) in Milwaukee Wisconsin is seeking Part-Time Security Guard to provide and enhance security services during events for operation in its venues: The Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, and Miller High Life Theatre.




  • Access control to both interior and exterior locations in all venues
  • Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment, and access points.
  • Investigates security breaches, incidents, and other alarming behavior.
  • Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities
  • Checking credentials and screening individuals entering venues
  • Assisting tours and production staff with parking and street management logistics
  • Assist Event Operations and Production teams with other duties as assigned

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Community-minded individuals encouraged
  • Proven experience as security guard/officer


  • Helpful, courteous attitude    
  • Critical thinker with good problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a range of people from different backgrounds
  • Experience training employees
  • Knowledge and interest in popular culture and live entertainment
  • Other general qualities would include strong work ethic and organizational skills, ability to work autonomously and strong analytical thinking skills
  • The position requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; walking over rough or difficult surfaces, and recurring stooping.
  • The position may require specific, but common physical characteristics and abilities, such as mobility and dexterity.

Street Team - Volunteer

PTG Live Events, LLC, more commonly known as The Pabst Theater Group, is a multi-faceted entertainment organization that hosts over 600 live events annually across five venues in downtown Milwaukee: Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, Miller High Life Theatre and The Vivarium. The Pabst Theater Group is dedicated to providing top notch hospitality to world-class artists and patrons alike.Street Team members are responsible for distributing promotional materials (flyers/posters) at various locations, venues, and events around the Milwaukee area. This is an unpaid position based out of Downtown Milwaukee.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Pick up flyers at designated pickup location(s)
  • Distribute flyers at locations on designated route(s) and other areas as assigned
  • Take photos of flyers/posters at these designated locations
  • Capture cell phone videos at Pabst Theater Group shows


  • Must have a reliable method of transportation
  • Must have a reliable smartphone with HD and/or 4K video capabilities (most phones within the past 3-5 years)
  • Must be eager to talk to people about live music/events and willing to approach and interact with people they may not know
  • Must be available for 2-3 hours each month (generally mid-month) to complete designated route during local business hours of operation
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Willing to travel to various parts of the Milwaukee area
  • Prior street team experience is preferred, but not required
  • Passion for live music, culture, and social media
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

This is an unpaid volunteer position. However, if accepted onto the street team, you will have access to free tickets for shows at Riverside Theater, Pabst Theater, Miller High Life Theatre, Turner Hall Ballroom, and the Vivarium based on ticket availability

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to employment@ptglive.com. Include “Street Team Member” in the subject line of the email. Brief interviews will be conducted in-person at our office located in downtown Milwaukee.

General Inquiries

For all other inquiries email employment@ptglive.com or write to:

  • Attn: Human Resources
    Pabst Theater Group
    710 N. Plankinton Ave | Suite 900
    Milwaukee WI 53203

Due to a high volume of applicants, we may not respond to every inquiry at the time it is submitted.

However, we will keep all resumes on file and may reach out for an interview when there is a future opening.

All employees must be fully vaccinated.