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HR Manager


AGAR is seeking an HR Manager with 5+ years of experience in recruiting, onboarding, training and staffing. Key abilities include sourcing and retaining “A-Players” who will complement our fast-growing company. In this role, the HR Manager will also collaborate with our Event Production Department to manage a world-class staffing program for our nationwide, live brand marketing experiences and events. This candidate will work in our Cincinnati office.


We are looking for a people person who is a driven and energetic relationship builder that leads and inspires others to best represent our company and client brands. The HR Manager must have a growth mindset and high emotional intelligence. The candidate must develop creative strategies for finding and retaining the best talent in several different markets. In addition to a strong business development acumen and excellent customer service skills, training development and presentation experience are required.


The HR Manager will develop and refine a recruitment process to ensure that all qualified candidates are thoroughly – and fairly – evaluated for skill set and culture fit. The Staffing & HR Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of human resources including the following:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with AGAR Operations to determine hiring metrics, workforce planning strategy and an interview rubric to fill open roles with exemplary talent.
  • Manage all human resources policies, compensation packages, employee relations, employee records and benefit offerings for workforce; ensure all are compliant with DOL requirements.
  • Implement employee onboarding and staff training programs.
  • Plan internal employee engagement opportunities and events for employees both locally and nationally.
  • Manage full recruitment cycle from job posting and candidate follow-up through hire and onboarding.
  • Administer offboarding process including exit interviews.
  • Participate in and contribute to company meetings, processes, and events.
  • Represent AGAR’s vision, mission, guiding principles, and core values.
  • Embody AGAR’s quick and nimble way of executing work and knowing when there is a sense of urgency to meet company needs.

HR Manager will also work in tandem with our production department to lead strategy on our Brand Ambassador Program:

  • Develop strategy for growing a diverse national database of top Brand Ambassadors, promotional models, mobile tour drivers, actors, hospitality staff, costume characters/mascots, hair and makeup stylists, labor and technical on-site event staff.
  • Provide best-in-class training program to increase quality of ambassadors that will lead to client satisfaction and ongoing revenue generation for the program.
  • Develop a grading system for ambassadors, incentivizing high performers.
  • Create process for hiring, screening, training and evaluating.
  • Manage payroll and financial reports; collaborate with operations to create project estimates and budgets for staffing needs.
  • Build and maintain external partnerships; participate in special hiring events i.e., attend career fairs, assessment centers or other events.
  • Keep organization abreast of hiring trends and recommendation modifications to recruitment process as needed.


  • BS/BA in human resources or relevant field plus 5 years of proven experience in recruitment & hiring.
  • SHRM certification preferred
  • Proficient in social media and job boards.
  • Willingness to understand the duties and competencies of different roles.
  • Excellent communicator, leader and strategic thinker.
  • Strong knowledge of Cincinnati and other regional markets.
  • Must have excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking/decision-making and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to produce excellent work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and preferably Apple/Mac products and programs such as Keynote.
  • Alignment with AGAR’s vision, mission, guiding principles, and core values, including lean workstyle and strong sense of urgency.


  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training, and mentoring to help the team grow professionally and personally to help team members reach their goals and become their best
  • A career working with future-forward, creative teams and client accounts that include startups and global giants
  • A motivated, passionate, smart, fun, and creative company culture
  • Customized benefits package


  • Embrace Being Uncomfortable – The greatest learning moments occur when outside of your comfort zone.
  • Be Quick Don’t Hurry – provide agile service without compromising quality of work.
  • Constantly Curious and Open to the New – Immerse into experiences and thing outside the norm.
  • All Hands on Deck, Always – No matter the nature of the job, we get it done together.
  • Truth in Words and Actions – Take ownership and accountability.

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Company Overview:

AGAR is experiential. We leverage human experiences, event production, digital technology, music, art, and content to grow culture for brands and communities. AGAR is the red substance in a petri dish that’s used to grow culture. Founded on the premise that as the world grows more and more digital the value of a human experience inherently increases, AGAR has been growing culture through immersive, sensory experiential platforms since 2008.