Stratford Festival Job Fair

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. We are currently seeking individuals to work as members in the Front of House as:

Call Centre Representatives

If you:

• are a person that has an enthusiastic, professional attitude
• can work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings
• possess superior telephone communication skills
• have good keyboarding skills
• enjoy working in an exciting team environment
• are a person with a passion for the arts

These seasonal positions will begin immediately and provide employment up to 25 hours per week.

Ushers

If you:

• love meeting and greeting new people
• are able to climb multiple stairs
• can work flexible hours, including weekdays, evenings and weekends
• have a strong knowledge of our current plays
• able to be trained and act on possible First Aid emergencies
• available to work until October 20th, 2013

These seasonal positions will begin immediately and you must be able to work until October 20th, 2013

Food and Beverage Customer Service

If you:

• possess a pleasant and outgoing personality
• enjoy working with multiple people
• are able to work in a fast paced environment
• have the understanding of kitchen cleanliness and safety procedures
• have kitchen experience that would be considered an asset

These season positions require the candidates to work most evenings and weekends until October 20th, 2013.

Join us to find out more on

Saturday August 17th, 2013
Brunswick Centre
423 Brunswick Street
Stratford, Ontario

Between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm * Please bring your resume

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 attend.

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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
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
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.

Job Opportunity | Audience Development Seasonal Part Time Staff

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…

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.

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 2, 2013, to:

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

Job Opportunity | Stage Door (Casual)

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…

Stage Door (Casual)

This is a casual position reporting to the Facilities Manager. Candidates must be bondable and possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as this position requires liaising with members of the public and staff under both normal and emergency situations. Previous experience in security together with basic computer skills would be considered assets. The successful applicant will be required to complete training in First Aid and CPR techniques. (The Stratford Festival will provide this training) This position includes monitoring and maintaining security, completing communication logs, controlling parking and access to loading docks, shipping/receiving duties, which require the lifting and delivery of boxes, packages, and performance of maintenance duties including cleaning, room set-ups etc.

Applicants must be able to work shifts of up to 12-hours and must be available 7 days/evenings a week to cover vacation periods and sick days for full-time stage door staff, as required.

This unionized position will begin immediately and continue year round on a casual basis.

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 July 3, 2013 to;

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, OntarioN5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Casual Stage Door
Fax: 519-271-0626

Job Opportunity | Swing House Managers- Tom Patterson Theatre and Studio Theatre

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…

Swing House Managers- Tom Patterson Theatre and Studio Theatre

The successful candidates will be expected to assume duties at either the Tom Patterson or the Studio Theatre as House Managers when required. These positions are responsible for ensuring the delivery of exceptional customer service by all front line staff and the well­-being of patrons. A clear knowledge of all Health and Safety practices at either theatre spaces is expected. You will interface extensively with patrons and other Front of House staff and liaise with facilities, production and artistic personnel.

Candidates are expected to possess excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills along with an enthusiasm for handling patron needs and concerns. Exceptional customer service skills are expected. Standard First Aid and CPR certification are requested. Applicants should have a strong desire to work with patrons, and possess a good knowledge of the City of Stratford and area. Proficiency in Excel and Word software packages is essential and current working knowledge in Tessitura. Evening and weekend work 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 April 10, 2013 to;

Human Resources

Stratford Festival

55 Queen Street

Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2

E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca

Subject: Swing House Manager

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.

Job Opportunity | Front of House Manager-Studio Theatre

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…

Front of House Manager-Studio Theatre

Commences mid-April until October 20, 2013

The successful candidate will act as the House Manager at the Studio Theatre and be available to cover when necessary as the House Manager at the Avon Theatre. This position is responsible for ensuring the delivery of exceptional customer service by all front line staff and the well-being of our patrons. A clear knowledge of all Health and Safety practices at either theatre space is expected. You will interface extensively with patrons and other Front of House staff and liaise with facilities, production and artistic personnel.

Candidates are expected to possess excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills along with an enthusiasm for handling patron needs and concerns. Exceptional customer service skills are expected. Standard First Aid and CPR certification are requested. Applicants should have a strong desire to work with patrons, and possess a good knowledge of the City of Stratford and area. Working knowledge in Excel and Word software packages is important and current working knowledge in Tessitura is preferred but not expected. Evening, weekend and holiday work 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 April 10th to;

Human Resources

Stratford Festival

55 Queen Street

Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2

E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca

Subject: House Manager

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.

Job Opportunity | Retail Lead Hand

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…

Retail Lead Hand

The successful candidate will be a highly driven and motivated Lead Hand ensuring the smooth and efficient day-to-day retail operations of the stores. This position is responsible for the delivery of exceptional customer service, assisting with training and coaching of staff, performing all tasks regarding opening and closing functions, achieving sales budgets, administration and stock management.

As part of the Theatre Store Management team your primary responsibility is to drive and maximize sales while supervising sales associates and providing sales and customer service to store patrons.

The ideal candidate will have at least one to two years supervisory experience working for a specialty retailer and possess exceptional customer service skills. Service oriented and sales focused, applicants should have strong leadership skills, excellent organizational and time management abilities and be able to inspire and motivate others. Candidates are expected to possess excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills along with an enthusiasm for retail sales.  Proficiency in Excel, Word and computer POS systems is essential.  Day, evening and weekend work at multiple locations 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 March 8, 2013 to;

Human Resources

Stratford Festival

55 Queen Street

Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2

E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca

Subject: Retail Lead Hand

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.