Jobs and Auditions

JOBS 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?

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.

OPEN POSITIONS

KITCHEN STEWARD/DISHWASHER
Posted: May 18, 2017

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining a sanitary and clean kitchen
  • Operating a commercial kitchen dishwasher machine
  • Cleaning of kitchen equipment such as stoves, pans, food prep surfaces
  • Receiving and storing kitchen food deliveries
  • Basic food preparation as required

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Complete WHMIS training program
  • Be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Be available for varied work hours, including evenings and weekends

This position begins immediately and concludes October 31st, 2017. A possible contract extension may be available dependent upon future business levels. 

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 May 23, 2017 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Kitchen Steward

SEASONAL HOUSEKEEPERS
Posted: May 18, 2017

Reporting to the Facilities Coordinator, Housekeepers will be required to perform daily cleaning of the Stratford Festival's facilities.  Additionally, these positions will deliver packages, boxes, supplies, etc. to departments and/or storage areas.

Successful candidates will have experience in cleaning housekeeping/cleaning duties.  You should have knowledge of the use of cleaning and floor finishing products.  Experience with cleaning equipment such as floor buffers, carpet extractors, etc. is considered an asset.

These unionized positions are primarily on call shifts with no guarantee of hours. Candidates must be available to work a variety of shifts on days, afternoons and evenings including weekdays and weekends. These positions will finish with the close of the season on October 29, 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 May 23, 2017 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Seasonal Housekeepers

CAFE AND CATERING ATTENDANTS
Posted: May 18, 2017

The Attendants are responsible for providing superior, quick and efficient customer service to our patrons in a professional manner at all times. Accurate cash balancing and stocking of bar supplies will be required. Some previous service experience would be considered an asset. Applicants must be able to create and support a positive work environment and remain calm and patient during busy service times. You will support all Stratford Festivals bars and could assist with bartending and food service at both external and internal events. These positions will be expected to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.

You must be able to fulfill the entire contract, May-October, 2017.

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written are considered essential. Sales experience would be considered an asset but not necessary. Successful candidates will be required to obtain Smart Serve certification and a clear current Criminal Reference Check. 

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 May 23, 2017 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Cafe and Catering Attendants

SALES ASSOCIATES - FESTIVAL SHOP
Posted: May 18, 2017

The successful candidate is a client focused individual who understands the importance and intricacies of being ready to serve the customer.  This position is responsible for the delivery of exceptional customer service delivering results through excellent product knowledge and the ability to execute appropriate selling behaviours.

As part of the Festival Shop team you are a friendly team player with the understanding, skills and resources to deliver the optimal customer experience.  You excel at consumer relations and are motivated to achieve results.

he ideal candidate will have some retail sales experience and possess a demonstrated ability to sell and satisfy customers. Service oriented and sales focused, applicants will be able to use exceptional product knowledge and their love for the Stratford Festival, as a factor in the service experience.  Candidates are expected to possess excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills along with an enthusiasm for retail sales.  Proficiency in Excel, Word and computer POS systems is essential.  Day, evening and weekend work is expected. Visual merchandising experience is an asset.

This is a seasonal position, May-October. Preference will be given to those that can complete the entire contract.

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 May 23, 2017 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Sales Associate - Festival Shop

AUDITIONS

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