Jobs and Auditions

CAREERS 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

Posted: September 23, 2020

Production Coordinator - Digital Projects


This position reports to the Director of Production and is part of the Production team. We require a Production Coordinator - Digital Projects to support the creative team.  They will ensure the planning and coordination of a series of digital recordings is achieved as efficiently as possible.   This position receives direction from the Associate Producer of Digital Programming during the planning, rehearsing and filming of digital content.

Responsibilities:

  • Organization of paper work, scheduling and communication for the project
  • Manage project schedules and ensure due dates are met
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders on the planning and coordination of the project
  • Assist in general administrative duties, correspondence, and organization for the departments

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Formal training in theatre production 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines promptly and efficiently
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills

Preference will be given to candidates with previous production coordination experience. Applicants should be available to work as needed on a part time basis from home in early October as the planning for the project finalizes.   Then be available in Stratford full-time for the duration of filming which may be 1-2 weeks in late October.

This temporary casual contract position may begin as soon as October 1, 2020.

Job Type: Temporary Casual Contract

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 30, 2020 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Production Coordinator - Digital Projects

Posted: September 24, 2020

Lighting Designer (Independent Contractor)


The Stratford Festival is creating a special digital series to be presented online on its Stratfest@Home platform. We require a Lighting Designer to join the creative team to ensure the best quality of lighting.  

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with musicians, artists & directors on the creation of new digital content
  • Advise on equipment requirements
  • Creation of cues and lighting states in advance of shoots

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years' experience as a lighting designer
  • Knowledge of lighting for broadcast online
  • Previous experience recording and familiarity with the Festival lighting equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional organization skills

Availability:

  • Available to collaborate on the planning and coordination in early October
  • Available to be in Stratford for 1-2 weeks through October/November

 

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 2, 2020 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Lighting Designer (Independent Contractor)

Posted: September 24, 2020

Sound Designer (Independent Contractor)


The Stratford Festival is creating a special digital series to be presented online on its Stratfest@Home platform. We require a Sound Designer to join the creative team to ensure the best quality of audio recording. 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with musicians, artists & directors on the creation of new digital content
  • Advise on equipment requirements
  • Leading programming
  • Collaborate with production team to identify and implement audio goals
  • Design and implement immersive audio solutions to enhance the creative experience

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years' experience as a sound designer
  • Knowledge of mixing & recording multiple instruments and vocals for broadcast online
  • Previous experience recording and familiarity with the Festival  sound equipment
  • Creativity in audio production
  • Expertise in mixing multitrack sessions
  • A link to sound designs
  • Ability to work from home
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional organization skills

Availability:

  • Available to collaborate on the planning and coordination in early October
  • Available to be in Stratford for 1-2 weeks through October/November
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 2, 2020 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Sound Designer (Independent Contractor)

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. 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.

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