Do you want to work for a World Class Artist Materials Manufacturer?

Leave “corporate” behind and unlock your passion for ingenuity in a mission based, creative culture where doing well and doing good are one in the same.  Golden Artist Colors is a world class art materials manufacturer bridging creative communities and inspiring global change through the arts.  We do this by building our world class brands of professional artist paints, and by supporting the arts with partners who share our values and mission.

Who are we?

Golden Artist Colors is a manufacturer of art materials revered across the globe by professional and aspiring artists.  Employee owned and based in Central NY, Golden’s mission is to grow a sustainable company dedicated to creating and sharing the most imaginative and innovative tools of color, line, and texture for inspiring those who turn their vision into reality.  Our portfolio includes the well-established Golden brand which has set the standard for professional quality acrylic paints since 1980, as well as two newer brands- Williamsburg oils which was acquired in 2010, and QoR watercolors which were created by Golden in 2014.

Golden Artist Colors is seeking a: Human Resources Generalist / Benefits Specialist

Education Required: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, or similar

Experience Desired:  3-5 years in Human Resources field.

General Functions:

The HR Generalist will oversee the entire employee lifecycle with focus split between employee orientation/onboarding and payroll functions. They will oversee the hiring and recruiting process: job posting, handling interview set-up, pre-hire paperwork, onboarding tasks, benefit oversight, and some internal training in conjunction with the Training and Development Specialist. The generalist will also work closely with the Payroll Specialist to assist with and backup payroll and reporting functions.

Serve as backup and support of all payroll functions, including tasks such as, general internal and external reporting, monitoring of timekeeping system, ESOP and 401K administration and employee communication, etc.

Oversee employee absence management program.

Ensure that employees are enrolled in and understand their benefits in a timely fashion.  Prepare yearly benefit statements and other communications tools to ensure that benefit details are effectively communicated.

Hiring Process:  Update Job Descriptions and Postings internal & external; liaison with hiring manager and applicant review; schedule interviews; draft offer letters; review offer letter with candidates; onboarding tasks/paperwork. Ensure that the intake, on-boarding, and end of introductory period processes for new employees are consistently implemented, ensuring a positive and informative entry to employment at Golden.

Participate in development of training (courses) with Training & Development Specialist.

Maintain all employee files, ensuring information is properly separated per regulation, and that files are kept current.

Security system maintenance through badge creation and assignments, as well as badge deletions.

Along with the Human Resource Director and Assistant to the President, plan and carry out employee events and recognition programs.

Perform other related duties as required by management.

Our extensive benefits package includes:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer match
  • No-cost Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Paid Holidays and Time Off
  • Quarterly bonus for the purpose of distributing to employees a share of profits as additional remuneration over and above regular wages or salaries.
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Child Care Reimbursement
  • Paid Community Service Hours
  • Employee Discount on Product
  • Employee assistance program
  • Referral Bonus program

Golden Artist Colors, Inc., maker of GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Handmade Oils and QoR Modern Watercolors, is proud to be an employee owned company.

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