Job Opportunity | Communications Coordinator

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 artisans alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of:

Communications Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Coordinator will primarily be responsible for writing and editing copy for various departments and individuals within the Festival.

The Festival is seeking a communications professional to:

  • Serve as principal writer and editor of the monthly e-newsletter, SceneNotes, and to contribute articles to the twice-yearly Members’ newsletter, Fanfares.
  • Write and edit sales and fundraising copy for the Marketing and Advancement departments, including direct mail brochures and email campaigns. Also write and edit copy as required for the Festival’s website and social media platforms.
  • Write applications for grants from government and other funding bodies.
  • Compose speaking notes for Festival personnel.

The successful candidate will possess superior writing and editing skills together with experience in and/or enthusiasm for writing for the theatre sector. He or she will need to become thoroughly familiar with the Festival’s activities and be able to interact effectively with artists, staff and other Festival employees. Strong interviewing skills are required, along with an aptitude for teamwork, creative thinking and juggling multiple priorities. The ideal candidate will have completed post-secondary education in communications, journalism or a related field. Short-listed candidates will be required to produce samples of their professional writing and may be asked to tackle a small assignment as evidence of their skills.

The starting date for the position is September 3, 2013.

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 August 9, 2013, to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
Subject: Communications Coordinator
Fax: 519-271-0626

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


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