Job Opportunities

As one of the world’s leading theatre companies, The Shaw is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. The Shaw is committed to a future when our theatres are inclusive of all peoples, fully reflective of our diverse communities.

As such, the Shaw Festival is an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier free recruitment and selection processes.

In accordance with (AODA) Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


GENERAL AUDITIONS

Thank you for your interest in the Shaw Festival. Please check back June 2017 for information regarding 2018 Season auditions.


Technical Director


The Shaw Festival has an employment opportunity for a full time Technical Director starting in September 2016. This is an exciting, fast-paced, dynamic team position. It demands commitment, flexibility, ingenuity, creativity and a good sense of humour.

Responsibilities include:
• Reports to the Production Director as one of three TD’s
• Manages all technical aspects of production for the assigned theatre
• Co-ordinates information with the creative teams and department heads to ensure the highest production standards
• Supervises the production operations of the facility
• Provides effective leadership and support to both union (IATSE) and non-union staff
• Maintains and operates all theatre facilities and equipment in accordance with safety standards and legal regulations
• Plays an active role on the Health and Safety Committee
• Responsible for meeting technical deadlines and budget expectations while maintaining high production standards

Qualifications:
• Demonstrated operational knowledge of all theatre technical systems
• Ability to motivate and provide direction and support to supervisors and crew
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Proven time management and organizational skills with attention to detail
• The incumbent shall have demonstrated ability in the area of technical direction with at least five years experience
• Proficiency with computer software programs; Auto CAD/Vectorworks and Microsoft Office, Q-Lab
• A post secondary education in a technical theatre program

If you meet the above requirements and are excited about joining the Shaw Festival, please submit your cover letter and resume prior to August 5.

Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada
10 Queen’s Parade
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Email: dlg@shawfest.com
Attn: Director Human Resources

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Food and Beverage/Usher, Parking Staff
Required for our Audience Services Department

July – October 2016

The Front of House department will be interviewing staff interested in fulfilling shifts in the role of Food & Beverage/Usher and Parking staff for a 35 hour work week.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Audience Services and Facilities, the Food and Beverage Manager and the Front-of-House Manager, these positions will provide key support with the daily operations of the Food and Beverage and Front-of-House departments. Successful candidates will have the ability to demonstrate maturity and participate in a positive and healthy team environment that supports a style of service that is professional, friendly, accessible and hassle-free. Key duties will include: applying the Audience Sales and Services values (i.e. communication, respect, adaptability and unity) when interacting with all patrons and co-workers, maintaining a consistently positive attitude and work attendance that is punctual, ready and willing.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills is expected and successful candidates must be flexible and patient, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and problem solve while maintaining a professional, positive working environment.

Evening and weekend work is required through October. Students must be available to work after Labour Day until mid October – 15 – 25 hours per week. Applicants must be 18 years of age for the Food & Beverage/Usher split position.

If you can meet these requirements and are excited about the role, we look forward to receiving a cover letter and resume expressing your interest prior to July 29.

Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada
Email: dlg@shawfest.com
Attn: Director Human Resources

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Ticket and Retail Sales Staff

Seasonal Positions – July to October 2016

The Shaw Festival is seeking seasonal full-time (35+ hrs) Ticket and Retail Sales Representatives. The role of the Ticket and Retail Sales Representatives is to develop and strengthen patron relationships and provide information about The Shaw and the many products it offers, both on stage and in the Shawp. Representatives will be responsible for reaching sales goals in our box office and retail sales department while maintaining excellent customer service.

Successful candidates will possess excellent communication and sales skills, patience and a genuine interest in and passion for the Arts. Candidates should have a keen desire to learn and work in a professional and positive environment. Computer literacy is required. Previous experience with inbound phone sales and retail sales is an asset. 

Shifts include day, evening and weekend hours commencing through to October.  If you are excited about working for and contributing to the success of the Shaw Festival, forward your cover letter and resume prior to July 29.

Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada
10 Queen’s Parade
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Email: dlg@shawfest.com
Attn: Director Human Resources

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Sous Chef

Required for a 13-month contract

The Shaw Festival Theatre is seeking an interim Sous Chef for a 13 month contract. This position will supervise and work with the team providing food service for catered events, the Festival Theatre Café, and the company dining facility.

Successful candidates will have graduated from a Culinary Program and/or have comparable previous line cook experience, be able to learn, prepare and execute a new menu weekly as well as manage multiple events and demands. Candidates must have the ability to juggle multiple tasks and problem-solve while maintaining a professional, positive work attitude and environment. In addition previous experience in menu planning, ordering/receiving/inventory management and scheduling are required.

This position will appeal to those in the industry seeking new challenges and a desirable work schedule that differs from the industry standard (40hrs per week). Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter prior to July 29 to:

Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada
10 Queen’s Parade
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Email: dlg@shawfest.com
Attn: Director Human Resources

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Membership Services Representative

Year-Round, Full Time Position

Over 250,000 visitors from all over North America will experience outstanding theatre at the Shaw Festival. If you have a passion for the Arts and sharing your theatre experiences, being part of the Membership Services team may be a good fit for you.

The Membership Services Team develops and strengthens relationships with audience members and Shaw Festival Members. Representatives provide information about the importance of The Shaw and why patron support is so necessary in order to attract new members and upgrade current donors.

Having inside knowledge about The Shaw is key, so you will have the opportunity to see each of the productions as well as taking part in tours and sessions with actors, designers and other company members.

Successful candidates will possess excellent communication skills and computer skills along with a genuine interest in and passion for supporting the Arts. Previous outbound call centre experience is an asset.

Flexible scheduled shifts will include day, evening and weekend hours. If you are excited about working for and contributing to the success of the Shaw Festival, please submit your cover letter and resume prior to July 29 to:

Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada
10 Queen’s Parade
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Email: dlg@shawfest.com
Attn: Director Human Resources

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.