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

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT
Posted: November 24, 2016

Reporting to the Finance Manager you will be expected to assist with the daily operations within the Finance department. Your responsibilities will include account reconciliations and analysis; management of accounts receivable and collections; preparation of reports for both internal and government departments; assist with preparation for year-end audit, assist with internal control procedures and evaluations; and assist with vacation coverage within the Finance department when required. 

As a qualified applicant you will have a post-secondary education in Accounting including intermediate to advanced Excel skills. Clear oral and written communication with a strong attention to detail is expected. Currently pursuing an Accounting designation and experience with Microsoft GP Dynamics and Tessitura would be considered an asset. Familiarity with or an interest in theatre or the arts would be ideal

This is a full time, fourteen month contract beginning January 3, 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 December 8, 2016 to:

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

NOVICE BUILDER - PROPERTIES DEPT.
Posted: December 2, 2016

As Novice Builder, you will work with some of this industry's top craftspeople and artisans, learning the techniques and skills required to work in a large-scale repertory theatre. This position will consist of a one season, 12 -week contract over the winter/spring of 2017.  

As the successful candidate you should have a post-secondary education in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, or a related field, and have some theatre production experience. You will be required to interact with other production staff, designers, and craftspeople, therefore good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment is essential. This position can be physically strenuous and require some heavy lifting. 

A portfolio demonstrating skills will be required. This position will begin early February 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 December 9, 2016 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Novice Builder - Properties Dept.

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