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

ASSISTANT DESIGNER
Posted: July 22, 2016

As an Assistant Designer you will be an integral part of the Design team, responsible for assisting the Designer with the visual and creative aspects of the production. You will liaise and communicate the Designers wishes to a variety of departments to ensure the completion of the final product. You may be required to work as either a costume or set/prop assistant, or in many cases both. 

Past experience working in a theatre environment and formal training in Design, Theatre Production, or related fields is essential. Strong organizational and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are required. Please list all computer skills on your resume. For example Photoshop, Auto CAD ,Excel. 

This is a 4-5 month seasonal position located in Stratford, ON, beginning in January 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 July 29, 2016 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Assistant Designer

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 18 months.

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