Job Opportunities | Developer and Systems Administrator

Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford 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:


Reporting to the Project Manager, this one year contract position will be a member of the Application Development and Analytics Team and will be a key team player in the development, maintenance, and deployment of the company’s many exciting business solutions. You will be expected to partner with other areas within the company to reach new consumers, maximize effectiveness of programs and ensure optimal patron experiences.

Applicants will have a post-secondary degree in Computer Science (or related area). Strong knowledge of MS SQL (2005/2008), SSRS, SSAS, SharePoint and .NET/ASP. NET is expected. You will possess extensive knowledge of object oriented programming techniques, interaction design and data modeling and have a solid understanding of unit testing and performance tuning. Knowledge of business processes used in not-for-profit arts is considered an asset. Interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as discretion, integrity and diplomacy, are critical.

Systems Administrator

This full time position is part of an IT team that reports to the IT Manager. Your primary responsibility will be to provide second level Help Desk support (both hardware and software) for approximately 300 laptops and desktops, a wide area network for six locations and a data centre with ninety virtual servers. Administration of Windows servers; VMware Virtual server and Desktop Farm; SQL databases; Security Patches, software & firmware upgrades; Exchange email system; Citrix server farm; Network security; Telecom Systems and Cellular phone plans and devices is required.

Applicants must have a post-secondary degree or diploma related to IT, MCSE, HP ASE and/or Cisco CCNA certifications with at least five years’ experience. Proven ability to provide excellent analytical and problem solving skills, troubleshooting experience, ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced dynamic environment, strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to identify and recommend best practices to improve technical processes and functions.

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 June 19, 2013, to:

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


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