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STUDENT AND TEACHER ADVISORY COMMITTEES

STUDENT AND TEACHER ADVISORY COMMITTEES

STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2021/22
The Stratford Festival Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is open to any student in Canada or the U.S. who will be enrolled in Grades 9–12 as of September 2021. No experience is necessary: we want a diversity of perspectives and experiences to comprise the SAC.

The SAC offers students the opportunity to share their perspectives as they reflect and advise on Stratford Festival programs for schools and young people. The SAC works in concert with the Teacher and the Teaching Artist Advisory Committees to support the development of the theatre’s educational programming.

Members of the committee will sit for a one-year term, which may be extended to two years.
SAC members are expected to:
• attend a minimum of 3-4 meetings (virtually and/or in person) each year with additional meetings scheduled as the particular SAC projects demand;
• communicate via e-mail intermittently throughout their term;
• commit at least 20 hours each year to support our programming (e.g. volunteering onsite with day camps, contributing to virtual programming, sharing upcoming events or programs with their networks, etc.);
• and be willing to be filmed and/or photographed for promotional purposes as well as be interviewed about their experiences.

In return for their service, SAC members will receive volunteer hours and will gain special access to Stratford Festival artistic and educational programs.

To be considered for SAC membership, please complete the application form (see below) by May 21, 2021.

We thank all who apply, but will contact only those selected for interviews.

SAC Application Form

SAC Shakespeare Club
The Stratford Festival Student Advisory Council Shakespeare Club is an online space for teens to come together from all across Canada and the US to learn about Shakespearean plays in a fun, peer-led environment. Through discussions about themes, pop culture connections, characters and more, participants can connect with other teens and discover the plays in new ways. Special visits from guest artists from the Stratford Festival will bring first-hand insight and experience. 
This will be a student-run discussion group led by members of the Stratford Festival Student Advisory Council. We will start the meetings with a brief synopsis of the Shakespeare play we are studying. Then, we will open the discussion. We welcome questions from participants to help shape each session.

Sessions will run weekly for eight consecutive sessions from April 22-June 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ET).
April 22: Romeo and Juliet
April 29: Macbeth
May 6: Twelfth Night
May 13: A Midsummer Night's Dream
May 20: The Tempest
May 27: Much Ado About Nothing
June 3: King Lear
June 10: Othello

You can register by emailing: studentadvisory@stratfordfestival.ca. Please include your full name, school board and grade in the e-mail. The Zoom link and code of conduct will be sent out closer to the date of the meeting. Please register at least two days before each session.

TEACHER ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2021/22
The Stratford Festival Teacher Advisory Committee (TAC) is open to any educator or administrator in Canada or the U.S. working at the elementary, secondary or post-secondary level. No experience is necessary: we want a diversity of perspectives and experiences to comprise the TAC.

The TAC offers teachers the opportunity to share their perspectives as they reflect and advise on Stratford Festival programs for schools and young people. The TAC works in concert with the Student and the Teaching Artist Advisory Committees to support the development of the theatre’s educational programming.

Members of the committee will sit for a one-year term, which may be extended to two years.
TAC members are expected to:
• attend 3-4 meetings (virtually and/or in person) each year and to communicate via e-mail intermittently throughout their term;
• commit at least 20 hours each year to support our programming (e.g. volunteering onsite with teacher professional development events, contributing to virtual programming, sharing upcoming events or programs with their networks, etc.);
• and be willing to be filmed and/or photographed for promotional purposes as well as be interviewed about their experiences.

In return for their service, TAC members will gain special access to Stratford Festival artistic and educational programs.

To be considered for TAC membership, please complete the application form (see below) by May 21, 2021.

We thank all who apply, but will contact only those selected for interviews.

TAC Application Form


NEW - TEACHING ARTIST ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2021/22
The Stratford Festival Teaching Artist Advisory Committee (TAAC) is open to any teaching artist in Canada or the U.S. with experience working on stage and/or in educational programming at the Stratford Festival. 

The TAAC offers teaching artists the opportunity to share their perspectives as they reflect and advise on Stratford Festival programs for schools, teachers and young people. The TAAC works in concert with the Student and the Teacher Advisory Committees to support the development of the theatre’s educational programming. In particular, the TAAC will advise on teaching artist training and support as well as program curricula and pedagogies.

Members of the committee will sit for a one-year term, which may be extended to two years.
TAAC members are expected to:
• attend 3-4 meetings (virtually and/or in person) each year;
• communicate via e-mail intermittently throughout their term;
• be willing to be filmed and/or photographed for promotional purposes.

In return for their service, TAAC members will receive an honorarium of $500 per year.

We want a diversity of perspectives and experiences to comprise the TAAC. We will be looking for a group of 3-4 teaching artists with varied experiences and tenures with the Stratford Festival and with different artistic disciplines and pedagogies.

To be considered for TAAC membership, please complete the application form (see below) by May 21, 2021.

We thank all who apply, but will contact only those selected for interviews.

TAAC Application Form 

We are undergoing a culture shift to support anti-racism and anti-oppression and ensure a respectful, equitable and inclusive environment in which all staff, artists, volunteers and audience members can feel a true sense of belonging. If you would like to be part of this change and contribute your own remarkable talents to North America’s largest not-for-profit theatre, we’d like to hear from you. 

We welcome applicants of every identity, and encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Deaf, disabled and 2SLGBTQ+ folks. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and beyond. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Education team know.