Director of HR


About UPshow

UPshow is the leading in-venue social media display network in the United States.  With thousands of screens in venues (health clubs, restaurants, sports bars, and leading family attractions like Navy Pier) across the country, UPshow allows patrons to display their social media posts instantly on TVs within the venue. UPshow gives businesses a vastly increased social media presence by maximizing the customer posts inside their venues. In doing so, we enable businesses to automatically build a database of customers that they can connect with over social media, invite back, and encourage to stay longer and spend more.


About the Role

UPshow is looking for a Director of HR to develop and execute HR strategies to optimize our organizational structure and rapidly scale the business. He/she will be responsible for building out the talent acquisition, talent management, and general HR processes essentially from the ground up. This role reports directly to UPshow’s CEO and will serve as part of the leadership team. If you are a confident, motivated, collaborative leader who is excited at the prospect of developing and leading the HR function at a fast-paced, growing firm, this role is for you.



The successful candidate will lead the following functions:

  • Talent acquisition: Develop and implement best practices for recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding candidates; Manage the hiring process, serving as the point person for candidates, external recruiters and hiring managers; Oversee candidate pipeline management; and Attend local networking and recruiting events.

  • Talent management: Develop and implement best practices for training and performance management; Evaluate and improve compensation structures; Build and maintain our culture; and Handle personnel matters, working with external counsel as needed.

  • HR Operations: Evaluate and implement new HR/Payroll system; Manage payroll processing for both US and Uruguay offices; Administer benefits and salary adjustments; and Ensure compliance with all state and federal employment laws.



Basic Requirements:

  • Builder’s Mentality – This person will enter the company during a period of rapid growth and will be expected to make a meaningful impact

  • Interpersonal Skills – Excellent internal/external communication skills are a must, as this person will need to build rapport and trust with colleagues

  • Adaptability – This person should be energized and excited by working in a fast-paced startup environment, and be willing to learn new things constantly

Preferred Skills + Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field

  • 7+ years of experience

  • Prior experience working within a start-up environment (ideally a SaaS tech company) to scale the organization is strongly preferred


What is UPshow?

1. We are on a rapid growth trajectory

2. We want you to grow with the company

3. We offer opportunities to earn equity

4. We are a well-funded technology startup

5. We have a strong leadership team

6. We have an awesome product

7. We have an international footprint of customers

8. We embody the scrappy startup culture that we’ve built & cultivated

9. We never have a dull day because our plates are always full

10. We are located in the heart of downtown Chicago at Franklin and Randolph


How to apply

Send your resume to The company and team we are building is important to us, so please include a note explaining what you’ve been doing and why you would make a great addition to our team.


When people walk into our bar they see UPshow and immediately assume it’s a fun bar!
— Steven Brown, GM, Thirsty Nickel