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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

Based in Stratford, Ontario, the Stratford Festival is one of the world’s foremost repertory theatre companies. It operates year round, presenting a season of about a dozen plays each year between the months of April and November, a rich stream of digital content and hundreds of Forum events, designed to deepen understanding of the plays. For every person a theatregoer sees on our stages, we have seven people working behind the scenes, some of the world’s most dedicated and experienced arts workers. At this time 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 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 are currently welcoming applications for:

Posted: February 18, 2021

Marketing Coordinator   

Reporting to the Graphic Design Manager and the Video Production Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating and implementing marketing initiatives in support of the Marketing team.  

Responsibilities:

  • Manage digital assets (adhere to internal systems; posting to website & social; tags/descriptions/copy)
  • Work with marketing managers to implement marketing plans for team at large
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of all proofs and submissions, including proof-reading and editing
  • Ensure quality and cost effectiveness of all suppliers
  • Budget management
  • Work closely across departmental teams of designers, videographers, developers, writers and project managers
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously in both an independent and team environment
  • Stratford On Film Administration
  • Coordinate closed captions for all video content
  • Coordinate and maintain the hard drive inventory for video content
  • Provide digital files and links, as requested  

Qualifications:

  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy with proven organizational skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects within a fast paced marketing environment
  • Professional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop would be an asset
  • Familiarity with and understanding of social media marketing campaigns
  • Familiarity with DSLR cameras, 3 axis gimbals, lighting and audio would be an asset
  • Knowledge in Basecamp and Page Proof software
  • Ability to work independently while being committed to functioning as a team player
  • Ability to secure and negotiate quotes with third party vendors
  • Advanced experience working with Ektron to build marketing assets in a digital format
  • Positive attitude, goal-driven and self-motivated

Preference will be given to candidates with previous marketing experience.

This full-time position will begin as soon as possible and involve both remote and onsite work in Stratford, Ontario, when required.

Job Type: Full Time

Annual Salary: $39,000-$48,000

The Festival is working diligently toward a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. 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 Recruitment team know.

If you have the qualifications to fill this role and feel you could make a meaningful contribution to the Stratford Festival, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter in a single PDF by March 5, 2021 to:

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

Posted: February 19, 2021

 

Social Media Coordinator - 14 Month Contract

 This position reports to the Director of Marketing or designate and is part of the Marketing team.   

 Responsibilities:

  • Manage our online community to promote audience engagement, increase ticket and subscription sales and drive membership sales
  • Develop and write stories and content engage existing audience and attract new followers
  • Manage and grow the Stratford Festival's social community and drive strategic social marketing efforts through both organic and paid campaigns
  • Track, report and analyze social media campaigns
  • Manage and respond to comments and question on social media
  • Track social media trends and creative user-engagement opportunities

 Qualifications:

  •  Post-secondary diploma or degree in marketing or related field
  • Interest in theatre and the arts is essential and knowledge of Stratford Festival is advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of current digital and social media platforms, trends and technologies. Experience using Facebook Ads Manager preferred
  • Proven ability to strategize and execute integrated marketing campaigns
  • Excellent copy writing skills, ability to develop marketing/advertising content and manage creative requests for digital projects
  • Demonstrated ability to handle social communication effectively and tactfully
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment
  • Discretion, diplomacy and tact in dealing with all stakeholders and strong relationship building skills

 Preference will be given to candidates with two or more years' experience working in a digital marketing role.

 This full-time contract position is located in Stratford, Ontario, and will begin mid-April for 14 months, with the possibility of extension. This position will require the candidate to embrace a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends as required. This position will involve both remote and onsite work in Stratford Ontario when required.

 Job Type: Full Time Contract

 Annual Salary: $39,000 to $48,000

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Festival is working diligently toward a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. 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 Recruitment team know.

If you have the qualifications to fill this role and feel you could make a meaningful contribution to the Stratford Festival, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter in a single PDF by March 5, 2021.

 

 

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

Posted: February 19, 2021

Video Production Coordinator - 12 Month Contract

Reporting to the Video Production Manager, this contract position is part of the Marketing team and is responsible for assisting the digital team with the production of content for digital and online audiences.

Responsibilities:

 Assist with behind-the-scenes photography & videography.

  • Manage digital assets (adhere to internal systems; posting to website & social; tags/descriptions/copy)
  • Edit and shoot video
  • Record and edit audio
  • Operate live camera during livestreams and Festival events
  • Digital display content creation, concept through realization
  • Editing (Premiere Pro)
    • Animation (After Effects)
    • Assisting in managing digital displays
    • Duties as assigned within the marketing department

Qualifications:

  •  Attention to detail, well organized
  • Able to multi-task
  • Positive attitude
  • Receptive to feedback and change
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Goal driven and self-motivated
  • Creative, excelling in new ideas
  • Able to work independently and within a team environment
  • Familiarity with and understanding of social media marketing campaigns
  • Familiarity with DSLR cameras, 3 axis gimbals, lighting and audio
  • Familiarity with multi-camera shooting and editing

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a post-secondary degree or diploma program majoring in Marketing, Graphics, Digital Media or a related field.

This full-time contract position will begin as soon as possible for 12 months, with the possibility of extension. This position will require the candidate to embrace a flexible work schedule which may include evenings, weekends and occasional irregular hours. This position will involve both remote and onsite work in Stratford Ontario when required.

Job Type: Full Time Contract

 Annual Salary: $42,000-$50,000

The Festival is working diligently toward a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. 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 Recruitment team know.

If you have the qualifications to fill this role and feel you could make a meaningful contribution to the Stratford Festival, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter in a single PDF by March 5, 2021.

 

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

Posted: February 22, 2021

Artistic Associate, Casting (6 month contract, subject to extension)

The Festival plans to expand the circle of artistic perspectives contributing to identifying, auditioning and casting artists for all areas of our work, which includes our annual repertory season of plays and musicals, the Meighen Forum, digital programming, the Laboratory, the Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program, the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, and education programs for both professional artists and for teachers and students.  We are seeking candidates from identities and communities that have been historically underrepresented at the Festival, with a comprehensive knowledge of the Canadian theatre community.

Responsibilities:

  • With the casting director, cast all of the Festival's programming, including new work development and the Birmingham Conservatory, with an emphasis on amplifying voices of IBPOC and other equity-seeking groups
  • Participate in education, training, research and development initiatives with a focus on outreach to identities and communities underrepresented at the Festival
  • Arrange and participate in auditions, workshops, readings, etc., including creating casting breakdowns in accordance with applicable union requirements and Festival policies
  • Participate in season planning and advise with respect to the development and implementation of creative priorities and inclusive practice
  • Additional assignments to be developed in discussion with applicant, which may include artistic leadership and artist development
  • Attend a broad range of performances, including plays, musicals, readings and post-secondary presentations
  • Fulfill all responsibilities with an ethic of care, respect, and generosity

This position will report to the Festival's casting director Beth Russell and will be a member of the Directors' Office, working with the Festival's artistic team, including current artistic associates Esther Jun (Planning) and ted witzel (Laboratory), in addition to artistic director Antoni Cimolino and producer Dave Auster.

In order to accommodate applicants from a range of personal situations, the Festival will consider either full- or part-time contracts for a six month period to suit the needs of both the individual and the Festival. Although the Festival's staff is currently working remotely, we expect that this role will combine remote work with onsite work at the Festival in Stratford, Ontario.

This position is ideally suited to mid-career artists interested in bringing their lived, living, and learned experience to the Festival while receiving training and mentorship within a national institution. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate a passion and track record for inclusive practices and working with artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and abilities.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and strong networks in the Canadian acting community, as a casting director, director, curator, talent agent, actor, etc.
  • Demonstrated awareness of diversity in all its facets including, but not limited to, racial, cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation and differing abilities that make us unique
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and demonstrate grace and kindness under pressure

Compensation: based on $50,000 to $60,000 annual full time salary; salary will be pro-rated based on contract term.

The Festival is working diligently toward a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. 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 Recruitment team know.

If you have the qualifications to fill this role and feel you could make a meaningful contribution to the Stratford Festival, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter in a single PDF by March 19, 2021

 

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Artistic Associate, Casting

DIRECTOR, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Posted: February 12, 2021
Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: DIRECTOR, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

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