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

SCENIC ART APPRENTICE
Posted: September 22, 2016

As an apprentice, 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 apprentice position will be a 20-week contract over the winter/spring 2016/17, and will combine a period of training with work on the 2017 season productions.

Applicants should have post-secondary education in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, or a related field, and have some theatre production experience. The apprentice will be required to interact with other production staff, designers, and craftspeople, therefore good interpersonal skills are essential.  This position can be physically strenuous and require some heavy lifting. 

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 October 7, 2016 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Scenic Art Apprentice

PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATOR
Posted: September 22, 2016

You will report to the Director of Production and assist in the daily operation and management of the Production department by providing organizational and administrative support, monitoring the production budget and information management. You will serve as a liaison between the Director of Production and Artistic, Administration and Production department staff, as part of the production management team. You will oversee the Production department budget, review timesheets, setting up project accounting, supervise data entry processes and system security and compile monthly financial reports. You will proof all publicity material related to the Production department, maintain department policies and procedures, collective agreements and season at a glance material.  

Applicants should have post-secondary education in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, or a related field, and have theatre production experience. You must have exceptional interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, a strong ability to multi-task and maintain accuracy with all tasks. 

This is a full-time permanent position beginning November/December, 2016.

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 October 7, 2016 to:

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

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