Three Job Opportunities | Chef | Graphic Designer | Major Gift Manager-GTA

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…

Graphic Designer

We are currently looking for a junior-level graphic designer to join the Festival’s graphic design team, for a one-year contract position. The ideal candidate will have a sound understanding of current Macintosh equipment and Adobe software workflow, using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, as well as a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite. Applications should have a strong design portfolio as well as experience in a fast-paced electronic studio environment.

Successful candidates will provide creative designs with strong typographic skills and accuracy and be capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in both an independent and team environment. A proven ability to work within tight schedules and deadlines will be expected, as well as a clear understanding of PDF art files for proofing and print production.

This Stratford position will begin mid-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 January 15, 2014 to;

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

Chef-Food and Beverage department

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Manager, you are responsible for leading the Stratford Festival kitchen team in all food service capacities. You must have a solid understanding of all kitchen areas including health and safety, daily food preparation as well as pastries.  A background and interest in banquets of all types, including plated, buffet and reception style events is imperative.  You strive to maintain appropriate food costs and budget control, all while maintaining a friendly, positive atmosphere.

You will be an excellent communicator and have the ability to build and maintain a highly efficient and successful kitchen. Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a unique food service environment are required. Previous kitchen experience in a leadership role is essential.  You have the ability to both direct and motivate your staff in a positive manor.  You are flexible and able to work a variety of shifts including weekends, holidays and evenings.

This seasonal position will start January 2014 and end in October 2014. Successful candidates must be able 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 January 23, 2014 to:

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

Major Gift Manager-GTA 

Reporting to the Director of Advancement this position will play an integral role in the achievement of the organization’s strategic plan through participation in the development and implementation of revenue generation programs, including campaigns, membership and other major gift fundraising initiatives. You will assist with the development, formulation and execution of these goals through effective prospect identification; cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects; overseeing and acting as liaison for formal volunteer committees and individual volunteer activities and facilitating personal meetings, telephone and written correspondence with all potential prospects and current donors.

This position is a full time position based in Toronto but you must have the ability to travel to Stratford as required.

You will have advanced knowledge of fundraising, communications and marketing acquired through the completion of a graduate degree in Philanthropy, Communications or Marketing; the work involved the mastery of concepts and theories in the fundraising and marketing field, with at least five years of directly related experience with a proven track record in development with experience in managing Annual Giving Programs ( or components) and Major Gifts; knowledge of professional fundraising theory and practice; excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and effective public speaking experience; ability to develop relationships quickly and sound judgment and diplomacy. Familiarity with or an interest in theatre or the arts is essential.

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 January 15, 2014 to;

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

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Job Opportunity | Chef – Food and Beverage 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…

Chef-Food and Beverage department

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Manager, you are responsible for leading the Stratford Festival kitchen team in all food service capacities. You must have a solid understanding of all kitchen areas including health and safety, daily food preparation as well as pastries.  A background and interest in banquets of all types, including plated, buffet and reception style events is imperative.  You strive to maintain appropriate food costs and budget control, all while maintaining a friendly, positive atmosphere.

You will be an excellent communicator and have the ability to build and maintain a highly efficient and successful kitchen. Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a unique food service environment are required. Previous kitchen experience in a leadership role is essential.  You have the ability to both direct and motivate your staff in a positive manor.  You are flexible and able to work a variety of shifts including weekends, holidays and evenings.

This seasonal position will start January 2014 and end in October 2014. Successful candidates must be able 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 November 30, 2013 to:

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

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

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 | Sponsorship Manager – Marketing & Sales

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 candidates to fill the roles of…

Sponsorship Manager – Marketing & Sales

Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing and Sales, you will lead and execute the corporate fundraising program. Under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Marketing and Sales, you will work to achieve ambitious revenue goals by clearly articulating the case for support, identifying sponsorship opportunities, cultivating potential partners, crafting customized sponsorship proposals and building close links with our existing sponsors. The Sponsorship Manager will work closely with the marketing team to develop and execute sponsor relationships that are mutually beneficial. The Sponsorship Manager will work with the Festival’s Board of Governors to identify and cultivate potential partners.

As the successful candidate, you will have prior corporate fundraising experience with a demonstrated track record in raising significant revenues. You are expected to have strong interpersonal skills, exemplary writing ability and excellent sales acumen, along with the ability to work flexible hours both independently and in a team environment. The job requires a presence in Stratford, southwestern Ontario and Toronto and travel is required. The candidate can be based in Stratford or Toronto.

This is a full time position and will begin towards the end of March.

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 11, 2013 to;

Human Resources

Stratford Festival

55 Queen Street

Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2

E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca

Subject: Sponsorship 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.