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

Technical Director - Avon Theatre
Posted: November 9, 2018

This position reports to the Director of Production and is part of the Technical Management Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for productions and related activity at the Avon Theatre
  • Evaluating designs and proposals for safety and financial feasibility
  • Evaluating designs and proposals regarding changeover and relationship within the repertory season
  • Ensuring that productions fall within established budgets & schedule
  • Preparation of season cash flow and regular forecast of financial accounts
  • Planning and scheduling of onstage technical events
  • Management of unionized department heads
  • Advising production management on all technical aspects of productions, tours, schedules, technical facilities and equipment of the Avon Theatre
  • Ensuring adherence to the Health & Safety policies of the Stratford Festival

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum five years' experience as a Technical Director in a unionized environment
  • Advanced knowledge in Vectorworks or AutoCAD and Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Excellent team player
  • Collaborative and positive attitude

Preference will be given to applicants with experience creating new productions for a proscenium theatre, working in a repertory environment and/or touring. A degree in Theatre Production is considered an asset.
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 7, 2018 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Technical Director - Avon Theatre

Education Associate
Posted: November 9, 2018

This position reports to the Director of Education and is part of the Education team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and implement education programming with a focus on partnerships and collaborative programming
  • Organize and administer the Michigan Residency, local school partnerships and the university courses
  • Coordinate various lecture and seminar series
  • Initiate new partnerships locally, nationally and internationally to support the engagement of young people and educators in live theatre
  • Work alongside the other members of the Education department to support the creation of digital resources
  • Participate in the organization and delivery of on-site programs for students and teachers which includes teaching in a variety of programs
  • Report on key programs and liaise with Advancement, Sponsorship and Marketing departments

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Education or commensurate experience
  • Excellent written, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in administration including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, public speaking, and the ability to communicate effectively - both verbally and in writing

Preference will be given to candidates with training in Drama/Theatre and experience working with young people in an educational and/or arts organization setting. Some travel, evening and weekend work is required.
This full time position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin February 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 November 30, 2018 to:

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

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