Job Opportunities | Childminders | Food Prep/Customer Service

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:

Childminders (3 positions)

Reporting to the Company Manager and working closely with the Stage Management teams, you will supervise minor children that have been contracted to perform onstage roles. Childminders are expected to attend all rehearsals as required, and all performances of the productions for which they are contracted.

Past experience working as a Childminder is preferred but not expected. Qualified applicants will be required to produce a clear current criminal reference check, for the vulnerable sector, as part of the recruitment process.

1st  contract – March 26-September 20, 2014 – King John – 1 Childminder

2nd contract – March 11-October 11, 2014 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream  – 2 Childminders

You must have the ability to work flexible hours during the week and weekends which includes daytime and evenings and some holidays. There is the possibility of a show extension up to three (3) weeks. You are required to fulfill the entire contract period.

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 February 11, 2014 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Childminder

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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…

Food Prep/Customer Service – Food and Beverage department

Reporting to the Greenroom Chef, this casual position is responsible for providing both superior customer service in the Greenroom and assistance to the Greenroom staff with the daily food preparation and clean-up. Applicants must be flexible, have the ability to juggle multiple tasks, manage their time effectively and genuinely enjoy the service aspect of this position. Previous experience in a fast-paced food service or retail environment is an asset. Past experience with a POS system is preferred. Applicants must be able to create and support a positive environment and remain calm and patient during busy service times.

This seasonal casual position will start immediately and end October 12th. Successful candidates must be able to fulfill the entire contract period. The successful candidate must be available to work days and evenings during both weekdays and weekends.

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 February 11, 2014.

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Food Prep/Customer Service Representative

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Job Opportunity | Props Builder – Production department

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…

Props Builder – Production department

As a Props Builder you should have a broad range of props construction experience in a professional theatre environment. The ideal candidate will have 8+ years of experience in both sculpture and carving skills. You should be organized, have the ability to pay great attention to detail and possess effective time management skills. Examples of your ability to troubleshoot and work well under pressure will be required.

As a Props Builder you will be expected to interact with other production staff, designers, and craftspeople, therefore good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment  is essential. This position can be physically strenuous and require some heavy lifting.

Applicants must have a post-secondary education in Fine Arts or Theatre Production.

A portfolio demonstrating skills and a list of three professional references is required.

This is a one season contract position. Position will be begin January 13, 2014 and end May 9, 2014 with a possible extension.

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 November 30, 2013 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Props Builder

Three Job Opportunities at the Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival is North America’s leading classical repertory theatre, entertaining more than half a million people each year. We attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of…

 Assistant Buyer-Wardrobe department (maternity leave)

This contract position is responsible for assisting with the inventory and purchase of all notions, Health and Safety/personal protective equipment and maintenance supplies. You will be expected to establish and maintain excellent relations with wholesalers and retail suppliers while maintaining current information in both a computerized and manual environment. This will include some travel both locally and in the Toronto area on a regular basis. You will also act as a liaison between several departments within the organization including conveying the needs of our theatres’ designers and wardrobe artisans to our many suppliers.

You must have good working knowledge of the computer programs Word & Excel and a strong ability to research items and suppliers on the internet. It is extremely important that you are able to multi-task several demands at one time in an efficient and timely fashion while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written are considered essential. It will be necessary for you to be in possession of a valid Ontario Drivers’ License and will be required to use your own vehicle.

This is a temporary seasonal position located in Stratford beginning January 20, 2014 and ending July 11, 2014.

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 by October 25, 2013 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Assistant Wardrobe Buyer
Fax: 519-271-0626

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The Stratford Festival is North America’s leading classical repertory theatre, entertaining more than half a million people each year. We attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of…

Retail Manager

 Reporting to the Director of Audience Development, your primary responsibility will be to manage the Stratford Festival’s retail operations, ensuring that the Theatre Store operations are profitable, effectively operated, and support the overall brand and mandate of the Stratford Festival.

You will oversee the design of all customized product, the purchasing of all retail offerings and determine the store layout and in-store displays. You will direct and oversee the Festival’s online Theatre Store determining the product mix and implementing improvements that are in line with the best practices for online retail. Where applicable, you will negotiate and manage royalty agreements for production-specific merchandise.

Operationally, you will prepare and manage the annual budget for the Theatre Store, ensuring that both revenue targets and expenses are met, and adjusting forecasts as appropriate.  You will establish internal policies and procedures and will work closely with the Finance department to implement purchasing and inventory controls.  You will analyze sales trends and respond by managing pricing and promotions, and through visual merchandising.

You will hire and manage all seasonal sales associates, operational staff, and lead hands.  One of your key responsibilities will be to motivate staff to reach sales targets through staff meetings, promotions, and incentive programs.  You will also ensure that extraordinary customer service is delivered to Stratford Festival patrons through all retail channels.

You will bring post-secondary education in retail management or business with 5 or more years of related experience.  You must demonstrate strong retail sales skills, proven experience in managing and motivating staff, a track-record of using creative ideas to reach sales targets, strong analytical skills, and the ability to work as part of a larger team.

This is a full-time position located in Stratford, ON.

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 October 30, 2013 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Retail Manager
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The Stratford Festival is North America’s leading classical repertory theatre, entertaining more than half a million people each year. We attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of…

Props Apprentice – Festival Theatre – Production department

As an apprentice, you will work with some of this industry’s top craftspeople and artisans, learning the techniques and skills required to work in a large-scale repertory theatre. The apprentice position will consist of a 20-week contract over the winter/spring 2014, and will combine a period of training with work on the 2014 season productions.

There is an option for a second year of training starting February 2015.

Applicants should have post-secondary education in Fine Arts. Theatre Arts, or a related field, and have some theatre production experience. Apprentices will be required to interact with other production staff, designers, and craftspeople, therefore good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment are essential. This position can be physically strenuous and require some heavy lifting.

A portfolio demonstrating skills would be an asset.

This position will begin early February 2014.

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 November 8th, 2013 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Props Apprentice
Fax: 519-271-0626

Job Opportunity | Props Apprentice – Festival Theatre – Production department

The Stratford Festival is North America’s leading classical repertory theatre, entertaining more than half a million people each year. We attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of…

Props Apprentice – Festival Theatre – Production department

As an apprentice, you will work with some of this industry’s top craftspeople and artisans, learning the techniques and skills required to work in a large-scale repertory theatre. The apprentice position will consist of a 20-week contract over the winter/spring 2014, and will combine a period of training with work on the 2014 season productions.

There is an option for a second year of training starting February 2015.

Applicants should have post-secondary education in Fine Arts. Theatre Arts, or a related field, and have some theatre production experience. Apprentices will be required to interact with other production staff, designers, and craftspeople, therefore good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment are essential. This position can be physically strenuous and require some heavy lifting.

A portfolio demonstrating skills would be an asset.

This position will begin early February 2014.

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 November 8th, 2013 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Props Apprentice
Fax: 519-271-0626

Job Opportunity | Marketing Coordinator

The Stratford Festival is North America’s leading classical repertory theatre, entertaining more than half a million people each year. We attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of…

Marketing Coordinator

You will be responsible for coordinating and implementing marketing initiatives in support of direct marketing, advertising and promotional programs.

You will be expected to work with marketing managers to implement marketing plans aimed at building patron loyalty and increasing ticket sales.  Activities will include writing promotional copy; liaising with external organizations on promotional relationships; selecting prospects from the Festival’s database & compiling targeted lists; setting up and deploying email; coordinating mailings; planning and implementing promotional events and preparing flyers, posters and inserts in coordination with our graphic design studio.

Experience using a customer relationship database and e-mail system (ie Tessitura and mail2) is a mandatory qualification. You must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical skills, and a proven marketing background. The ability to manage multiple projects is important. A creative flare along with a passion for the arts is necessary.

This is a one year contract which reports to the Associate Director of Marketing.

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 October 4, 2013 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Marketing Coordinator
Fax: 519-271-0626

Job Opportunity | Director of Marketing and Digital Media

The Stratford Festival is North America’s leading classical repertory theatre, entertaining more than half a million people each year. We attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the senior role of…

Director of Marketing and Digital Media

We are currently seeking a highly accomplished and motivated individual with proven strategic, management and tactical skills to lead our Marketing and Digital Media team. You will be responsible for meeting aggressive ticket sales targets in excess of $36 million per year and directing the Festival’s advertising and online presence. You will develop and execute an annual marketing plan designed to retain, develop, diversify and grow our audiences through digital media, advertising, in-house publications and direct marketing.

You have a highly successful track record in developing and executing marketing activities closely linked to tickets sales and to building an audience base. You have keen insight into current and emerging digital and social media trends, along with the ability to swiftly implement effective strategies. You have a proven ability to motivate and manage a team of professional staff and outside contract agencies.

This full-time position is located in Stratford.

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 October 15, 2013 to:

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

E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca

Subject: Director of Marketing and Digital Media

Fax: 519-271-0626

 

Job Opportunity | Director of Audience Development

The Stratford Festival is North America’s leading classical repertory theatre, entertaining more than half a million people each year. We attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the senior role of…

Director of Audience Development

We are currently seeking a dynamic leader with exceptional management and organizational skills who will take overall responsibility for building audience loyalty and ensuring an extraordinary experience for our 500,000 visitors each year. You will liaise with the Director of Marketing and Digital Media on the annual direct marketing plan and develop and introduce services designed to increase audience loyalty.  You will oversee the Box Office, Front of House, Food & Beverage and Theatre Store operations, and ensure that revenue targets are met in these areas. You will lead a team of front-line managers to help deliver a customer experience that exceeds patron expectations.

You must possess strong communication and leadership skills and be able to motivate the Festival’s 250 customer-facing employees. Your experience and training in customer service excellence and customer loyalty is essential to your success in this position. A background in Marketing, Communications or Customer Loyalty is required.

This full-time position is located in Stratford.

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 October 15, 2013, to:

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

E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca

Subject: Director of Audience Development

Fax: 519-271-0626