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

MARKETING DESIGN COORDINATOR
Posted: February 6, 2017

We are currently looking for a Marketing Design Coordinator to join our Marketing Design Team.

Our Expectations:

  • Responsible for coordinating marketing initiatives in support of direct marketing, advertising and digital promotional programs.
  • Strong team player and open to working closely across departmental teams of designers, developers, writers and project managers. 
  • Organize marketing plans aimed at building patron loyalty and increasing ticket sales. Activities will include setting up and deploying email; coordinating mailings, and due dates, preparing dockets in coordination with our marketing design studio.  
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills as well as written and verbal communication skills, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in both an independent and team environment.
  • Ensure accuracy of all proofs and submissions.
  • Coordinate all print production (in-house and sourcing external suppliers and acquiring quotes as required).
  • Ensure quality and cost effectiveness of all suppliers.
  • Ability to stick to budgets and pay invoices on time.
  • Ability to assist with designs of marketing materials and internal resources, such as display ads, social media, emails, print materials, signage, and web graphics would be a great asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities calmly and professionally, ensureing that deadlines are met.
  • Up-to-date with industry trends and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Basecamp and Proofme would be a great asset.

This is a one year contract which reports to the Marketing Graphic Design Manager. This position will begin mid-April, 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 February 24, 2017 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Marketing Design Coordinator

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Posted: February 6, 2017

Reporting to the Administrative Director, the Director of Human Resources will provide overall human resources leadership and support to the Stratford Festival.  Within this generalist role, the position implements and oversees policy development and HR practices to support a positive, professional, fair, and safe work environment for its 1000+ staff and contracted artists.  The role will involve labour relations activities including negotiations, collective agreement administration, grievance, arbitration, and related matters for the Festival's nine unions/associations. The Director will lead a team to ensure legislative compliance and best practices in the areas of employee relations, health & safety prevention and management, diversity and accessibility programs, payroll practices, compensation and benefits, employee recognition programs, housing for visiting artists, employee communications, and training and development programs.  

Candidates are expected to have a CHRL designation and post-secondary education in Human Resources along with 7-10 years of progressive HR experience.  Experience in a union or multi-union environment is essential.  The ideal candidate will have prior human resources leadership experience in a large cultural or not-for-profit environment. Proven strategic leadership abilities and demonstrated ability to work in a team setting will be expected, along with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

This is a full-time position located in Stratford, ON.

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 February 26, 2017 to:

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

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