Jobs and Auditions

JOBS 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: June 10, 2019

 

Company Accommodations Assistant

(Part-time/Casual)

This position reports to the Company Accommodations Supervisor and is part of the Human Resources Department.   

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the organization of moves and cleaning services
  • Inspect and conducting house checks of unoccupied properties in the off-season
  • Maintaining inventory records of warehoused furnishings and holdings and ensuring the warehouse is kept organized
  • Assisting with the organization of moves, cleaning services and emergency repairs
  • Assist the Supervisor with furnishing of houses and apartments
  • General office duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Secondary School Diploma or equivalent experience in property management
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience  in a customer service role
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to work with a variety of individuals
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving with the ability to respond  quickly to rectify concerns
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and the ability to work flexible hours
  • Practical knowledge of basic household repairs is an asset
  • This position can require physical strength and lifting up to a maximum of 40 pounds

This part-time casual position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin immediately. 

Hours of work will average 10-15 per week with flexibility to work around other employment and may involve some weekend work.  The successful candidate will be required to have a vehicle for house checks and errands, and will be reimbursed for mileage.

Job Type: Part-time Casual

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 June 18, 2019 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Company Accommodations Assistant

Posted: May 24, 2019

 

Cook

This position reports to the Executive Chef and is part of the Cafés & Catering team.   

Responsibilities:

  • Menu planning in collaboration with the Executive Chef
  • Safe handling and preparation of the full spectrum Stratford Festival food events (Cafeteria grab-and-go items to wedding banquets for 200+ guests)
  • Provide clean food service areas (worktable surfaces, stoves, ovens, grills, food storage room, dishwashing area, fridge and freezer)
  • Cook/prepare food orders as needed within appropriate time frames
  • Provide the highest quality of service to both internal and external guests
  • Assist other kitchen members with prep work and cleaning responsibilities
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment

Qualifications:

  • Safe Food Handling or equivalent certification
  • Passion for the culinary arts with a minimum  of two years kitchen experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current food trends
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of dietary and food allergies
  • Availability on weekends, evenings and early morning shifts required

Preference will be given to candidates with Canadian Red Seal or equivalent certification. Candidates must be available to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

This seasonal contract position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin immediately.

Job Type: Seasonal 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 June 28, 2019 to:

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

Posted: June 12, 2019

Dishwasher

This position reports to the Executive Chef and is part of the Cafés & Catering team.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide clean food service areas, including worktable surfaces, stoves, ovens, grills, food storage room, dishwashing area, fridge and freezer
  • Ensure a clean supply of dishes and cutlery are available at all times
  • Load, operate and empty dishwashers and put dishes away
  • Maintain and clean kitchen equipment as directed
  • Ensure floors are swept and mopped  

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team setting
  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent  

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the hospitability industry. Candidates must be available to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.  

This part-time seasonal contract position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin immediately.

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 June 28, 2019 to:

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

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