Job Opportunity | Audience Development Seasonal Part Time Staff (up to 25 hrs per week

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…

Audience Development Seasonal Part Time Staff (up to 25 hrs per week)

As one of the primary points of contact for our patrons, you’ll play an essential role in establishing and developing the relationship between the Stratford Festival and its patrons. Using strong sales experience you will promote customer loyalty and confidence. In an inbound capacity, you will facilitate and encourage the sale of tickets, including cross selling and upselling, accommodations, membership and related items. The primary function in your outbound capacity is soliciting for the sale of tickets or membership, cross selling and upselling and selling related items over the phone and/or in person at our theatres. In both inbound and outbound areas your strong sales skills are supported by service that is efficient, enthusiastic and professional.

Successful candidates will possess superior telephone communication, sales skills, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Applicants should also have strong keyboarding skills.  Previous work experience in sales and service is strongly recommended. A passion for theatre is a distinct advantage.

These seasonal positions will begin immediately. Hours of work will be scheduled during the following periods:  9:00a.m. – 9:00p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. on Sundays.

Please apply with cover letter and resume by May 7, 2012 to:

Human Resources, 55 Queen Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 6V2 • Fax: 519.271.0626 resumes@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (please enter position title into subject line)

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 workforce and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 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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Job Opportunity – Onsite Membership Representative – Audience Development

You will be responsible for soliciting donations (membership, special appeals) for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival through fundraising campaigns in person at the Festival and Avon theatres while providing efficient, consistent, enthusiastic and exceptional customer service.

This is 4 month part time contract position which will begin July 4, 2011 and requires frequent evening and weekend work.

Through your passion for the theatre, your desire and commitment to excellence in your work, your superior fundraising, sales, communication and problem solving skills you will achieve monthly campaign goals. You are highly motivated, you bring a positive outlook and take pride in your work and are a team player. Past sales and/or fundraising experience is required

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 15th, 2011 to;

Human Resources

Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Fax: 519-271-0626
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordshakespearefestival.com

Subject: Onsite Membership

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