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CAREERS AND AUDITIONS

APPLYING FOR JOBS

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?

Visit our Careers Portal to view our current openings.



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.


AUDITIONS

The Festival is intent on continuously evolving its understanding of equity, inclusion and anti-racism. We welcome actors of every identity and encourage artists who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Black, People of Colour, D/deaf, disabled and the 2SLGBTQ+ community. 

We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities throughout the auditioning process. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible audition site, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) please let us know when submitting your request to audition.

General Auditions are customarily held annually across Canada, usually between late January and early March. Audition notices will be posted in several locations including this website, the Equity e-Drive and Casting Workbook.

Actors selected to audition are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues; at least one should be a Shakespeare speech and each monologue should be no longer than two minutes. As our goal is to meet as many new artists as possible each year, we ask that you do not submit an audition request if you have been seen in the previous 2 years.

If you would like to be considered for an audition, and are eligible to work in Canada (as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident) please send your headshot and resume to casting@stratfordfestival.ca. Please include "General Auditions" in the subject line of your email.

Members of Canadian Actors' Equity are given priority when appointments are scheduled.

Non-Equity child and jobber auditions are usually held in the fall. Please check the website in September and October for postings and details about these auditions.


AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG ACTORS

TO PERFORM AS ‘LOCAL JOBBERS’ IN THE 2024 STRATFORD FESTIVAL SEASON


The Stratford Festival is seeking young artists, aged 8 -11, to perform as young boys for the 2024 season’s production of Salesman in China.

In 1983, American playwright Arthur Miller travelled to China to direct a production of his classic play, Death of a Salesman. Working with the Beijing People's Art Theatre, Miller and his collaborators struggled to bridge the gap between languages, cultures and national identities with local audiences having been long shut off from the West. Salesman in China, by Leanna Brodie and Jovanni Sy, retells this daring act of cultural cross-pollination on stage.

The play is performed in English and Mandarin, with surtitles.

Auditions will be March 10, 2024.

Rehearsals begin approximately June 5, 2024 and the production runs until October 27, 2024, with a 3 week option to extend.

Jobbers are paid an hourly wage.

If you are interested in this opportunity, AND…

  • you live within an 80 km radius of the Festival Theatre
  • are not a member of any performers union or association
  • are available for the entire run of the show (no holidays or leaves)

…please CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY by sending a photo and resume including date of birth and current height to:

Jen Emery
casting@stratfordfestival.ca