Job Opportunity | Technical Assistant

Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists, and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of…

Technical Assistant

Reporting to the Technical Director, the TA assists the TD in scheduling, maintaining drawings, general paperwork.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Maintain CAD drawings of shows.
  2. Assist in developing and distributing technical work schedules.
  3. Do research as directed by the TD.
  4. Maintain and update technical paperwork including automation cue sheets.
  5. Maintain and update show specific health and safety paperwork.
  6. Create, and update systems drawings.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, independent worker who is able to multi task.  A high level of proficiency is required in Word, Excel and AutoCad.  Applicants should have a college or university theatre degree, plus a minimum of 2 years experience in technical theatre. This may include any aspect of production (carpentry, painting, electronics, sound, wardrobe, running shows etc.), but must incorporate some experience in technical direction and/or production management. Preference will be given to applicants with supervisory experience, CAD drafting, and experience working in a unionized environment.

The contract will be approximately 3 months beginning in February.

We recognize that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages – fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply by January 23, 2013, to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2


Subject: Technical Assistant

Fax: 519-271-0626

While all responses are appreciated and will be kept in strictest confidence, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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