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

Interim Director of Education
Posted: February 11, 2019

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

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a small, professional team in the Education department to build partnerships and develop and deliver a wide range of innovative resources and programs for students, teachers, and young people
  • Oversee all programs for visiting students (elementary, secondary and post-secondary) which include day and overnight camps for children and young people
  • Cultivate partnerships and relationships among teachers, schools, school boards, post-secondary institutions, scholars, arts and community organizations
  • Energize and engage students and teachers in programming which includes digital platforms for curriculum delivery
  • Work closely with the Artistic Director to provide guidance on youth culture and school curriculum to help inform playbill selection and development
  • Collaborate with internal departments such as Marketing for school sales and Advancement for fundraising initiatives
  • Work closely with the Directors' Office to coordinate enhancement activities for families and young patrons as part of the Festival's Forum

Qualifications:

  • Teacher training and experience in the elementary or secondary school system, or equivalent experience as a teaching artist
  • Post-secondary education with a focus in theatre, English or related discipline
  • Proven strategic leadership abilities
  • Knowledge of trends in digital learning 
  • Experience in drama and Shakespeare
  • Ability to work comfortably and collaboratively with internal and external partners

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in an educational capacity for a cultural organization. Experience in creating and delivering digital educational curriculum would be considered an asset.

This temporary full time position is located in Stratford, Ontario from April 2019-August 2020. 

Job Type: Temporary Full-Time, but we are open to alternative arrangements, such as part-time or 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 March 1, 2019 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Interim Director of Education

Digital Media Assistant
Posted: February 15, 2019

This position reports to the Digital Media Producer and is part of the Marketing team.   

Responsibilities:

  • Digital display content creation, concept through realization;
  • Videography and Graphic Design (Photoshop, Illustrator);
  • Editing (Premiere Pro);
  • Animation (After Effects);
  • Duties as assigned within the marketing department.

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail, well organized;
  • Able to multi-task;
  • 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, and drones.

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

This seasonal student position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin April 2019.

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 March 1, 2019 to:

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

Direct Marketing Assistant
Posted: February 15, 2019

This position reports to the Direct Marketing Manager and is part of the Marketing team.   

Responsibilities:  

  • Assist with marketing activities with a particular focus on executing email campaigns.  Assist with revenue maximization activities;
  • Set up email campaigns in Wordfly, test and deploy. Track campaign results. These campaigns will include DM follow up, e-newsletters, and various ad hoc campaigns;
  • Assist with special offers and promotions focused on driving attendance in soft houses identified in Revenue Maximization meetings.  Track results;
  • Assist with updates to ongoing discount programs - Staff offers, STAR, Play On, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail, well organized;
  • Able to multi-task;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Goal driven and self-motivated;
  • Creative, excelling in new ideas;
  • Able to work independently;
  • Knowledge of email marketing systems;
  • Ability to work collaboratively. 

Preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled or have completed a post-secondary degree or diploma program majoring in Marketing or a related field.  

This seasonal student position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin April 2019.

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 March 1, 2019 to:

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

IT Technician (Contract)
Posted: February 15, 2019

This position reports to the Manager of Information Technology and is part of the Information Technology Team. You will be responsible for resolving technical assistance requests for standard commercial and proprietary applications in a Windows 7/10 and Mac - networked environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support - both hardware and software - for incoming technical assistance requests;
  • Record and maintain issues on Help Desk tracking software;
  • Analyze and solve technical problems by effectively communicating with customers and IT staff;
  • Escalate problems to Senior Team members when required;
  • Configure and install computers, printers, monitors etc;
  • Lift and move computers, printers, monitors etc.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional phone skills with strong verbal and written abilities;
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and work independently;
  • Strong level of skill using / supporting Windows 7/10 Enterprise and Mac O/S X;
  • Experience with Active Directory - managing users, groups and computers;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 2010 / 2013 / 2016;
  • Hands on experience using and troubleshooting PC hardware and peripherals;
  • Experience installing Windows 7/10 Enterprise and Mac O/S X;
  • Exposure to VMware virtualized server and desktop environments;
  • Networking experience - Hubs, Switches, Routers.

Preference will be given to candidates with a post-secondary diploma or higher in Information Technology or a related field.

This 1 year contract position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin April 2019.

Job Type: 1 Year Contract with the possibility of extension. 

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 March 1, 2019 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: IT Technician (Contract)

Student Gardener
Posted: February 20, 2019

The Student Gardener will work under the direction of the Head Gardener.   They will share in the responsibilities of maintaining the Stratford Festival grounds and properties including the main Festival Theatre property, the Avon/Studio Theatre gardens and the Brunswick St. Warehouse facility. The grounds consist of extensive perennial beds, annuals, rose and carpet beds and the lawns that surround all the Festival Theatre buildings.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform general grounds and plant maintenance including, grass cutting, raking, edging, weeding, trimming, watering, mulching, planting, pond maintenance and other care for the lawns, gardens and container plants;
  • Clean up and removal of litter, leaves and debris from the grounds;
  • Power washing the sidewalks and parking surfaces;
  • Painting of exterior fixtures, handrails;
  • Assist Gardeners with other gardening tasks and duties as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in gardening and ground care are preferred;
  • Past experience operating powered equipment such as leaf blowers, grass trimmers and lawn mowers with an interest in gardening and ground care are preferred;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are expected as interaction with the public is required;
  • You must be able to work flexible hours including days, weekends and holidays;
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job including: bending, lifting utilizing hand tools and working in various weather conditions;
  • Must provide own CSA approved footwear.

Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field.

This seasonal full time position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin April 2019 until Labour Day with the possibility of weekend work until November 2019.

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 March 6, 2019 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: IT Technician (Contract)

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.

Youth Auditions

We are seeking boys and girls 9 to 12 years old who are interested in performing as 'Local Jobbers' in the 2019 Stratford Festival season productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Crucible. More information here.

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