Jobs and Auditions



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.


Posted: November 21, 2018

This position reports to the Graphic Design Manager and is part of the Marketing team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement marketing initiatives in support of direct marketing, advertising and promotional programs
  • Work with marketing managers to implement marketing plans
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of all proofs and submissions, including proof-reading and editing
  • Coordinate all aspects of marketing assets including print production
  • Ensure quality and cost effectiveness of all suppliers
  • Budget management
  • Design marketing materials and internal resources
  • Work closely across departmental teams of designers, developers, writers and project managers
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously in both an independent and team environment

Key Requirements:

  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy with proven organizational skills
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a calm and professional manner
  • Design portfolio highlighting creative ideas, design, illustration and typography (both print and digital)
  • Up-to-date with industry trends and Adobe Creative Suite. Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Knowledge in Basecamp and Page Proof

Preference will be given to candidates with a diploma in graphic design and previous marketing experience.

This full time position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin January 2019.

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 14, 2018 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
Subject: Marketing Design Coordinator


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. Youth auditions are held in the fall. Please check the website in September and October for postings about youth auditions.

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.

Youth Auditions

We are seeking boys and girls 9 to 12 years old who are interested in performing as 'Local Jobbers' in the 2019 Stratford Festival season productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Crucible. More information here.

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