Jobs and Auditions



What type of jobs do you hire for?

Seven people work behind the scenes for every actor you see on our stages!  

We regularly hire in these areas:

  • Production (Props, Wardrobe, Stage Management)
  • Marketing and Fundraising
  • Audience Development (Call Centre, Cafés & Catering, Retail, Ushers)
  • Education
  • Administration
  • Facilities & Building Maintenance

…and the list goes on!  The majority of our positions are seasonal.

When do you hire for next season?

Hiring decisions for most production and backstage positions occur in the fall for the upcoming season. Recruitment for customer service roles takes place in the spring. For general questions, please send us an email.

Also, when applying, please submit your cover letter and resume by the closing date, ensuring that you have the job title in the subject line.


Posted: June 21, 2017

As one of the primary points of contact for our patrons, you'll play an essential role in establishing and developing the relationship between the Stratford Festival and its patrons. Using strong sales experience you will promote customer loyalty and confidence. Your primary function will be in an outbound capacity, soliciting for the sale of tickets or membership, cross selling and upselling and selling related items over the phone. In this area your strong sales skills are supported by service that is efficient, enthusiastic and professional.

Successful candidates will possess superior telephone communication, sales skills, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Applicants should also have strong computer skills.  Previous work experience in sales and service is strongly recommended. A passion for theatre is a distinct advantage.

These seasonal part-time positions will begin July 3, 2017. Hours of work will be scheduled during the following periods:  Monday to Thursday; 4:00p.m. or 5 :00 p.m.- 9:00p.m.  The campaign will end Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Recognizing that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages – fosters a rich and creative environment, we welcome applicants with disabilities and are committed to accommodating them throughout the hiring process. We encourage all qualified applicants to provide a resume and cover letter in a single PDF document no later than June 27, 2017 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
Subject: Revenue Fulfillment Representative


When are they held?

General auditions are held annually across the country, usually in February or March. Members of Canadian Actors’ Equity are given priority.  

How do the auditions work?

Actors selected to audition are asked to prepare two contrasting classical speeches, at least one Shakespearean.  Each monologue should be no longer than two minutes.  As audition slots are limited, we rarely see anyone who has auditioned in the previous 2 years.

How do I apply? 

If you would like to be considered for an audition, and are eligible to work in Canada (citizen, permanent resident, or work permit) please send your headshot and resume at any time by email. Please include "General Auditions" in the subject line of your email.

We Want You

If You – 

Have a passion for the arts

Have an enthusiastic, professional attitude

Are a team player

Believe quality really does matter

Are creative and self-motivated

Can communicate effectively