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 LIGHTING DESIGNERS
Posted: August 10, 2016

Reporting to the Technical Director, the ALD assists the Lighting Designer and Head Electrician in the creation of the lighting and special effects used to illuminate live stage performances. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Assist the Lighting Designer and Head Electrician during the creation of the lighting design.
  2. Prepare floor plans, cue sheets, tracking sheets, plots and other forms for the documentation of the lighting design. Spot tracking for the musical.
  3. Draft and up-date the lighting plot.
  4. Aid in the supervision of the actual hanging and rigging of the lighting equipment.
  5. Prepare and up-date the dimmer layouts, patch sheets, circuit lists.
  6. Prepare an accurate sketch of all lamps as focused.
  7. Maintain tracking information, cue sheets, and patch sheets during lighting sessions.

Successful candidates will be self-motivated, independent workers who are able to multi task. ALD's may be asked to work several productions concurrently during the Stratford repertory season. Knowledge of Word, Excel and Autocad/Vectorworks and Lightwright are required. These will be a 3-6 month contracts. 

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 September 12, 2016 to:

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

STAGE MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Posted: August 17, 2016

Reporting to the Production Stage Managers, you will provide organizational and administration support to the stage management offices. These positions will appeal to someone with a strong desire for a career as an Equity Stage Manager. Strong organizational and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Formal training in theatre production together with stage management experience is necessary. Past experiences should reflect a strong interest in the arts. Proficiency in Word and Excel and the ability to quickly learn the theatre's own scheduling program are required. These are seasonal positions, contracted for between three and eight months, depending upon which stage management office the production assistant supports. 

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 September 26, 2016 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Production Assistants

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