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 in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Notice of General Auditions

The submission deadline for the Shaw Festival 2016 auditions is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please check this page next summer for our 2017 audition announcement. Thank you for your interest in the Shaw Festival.


Corporate Relations Officer

Full Time Position

The Shaw Festival, the second largest repertory theatre companies in North America, located in historic Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, is seeking a Corporate Relations Officer to join our dynamic Development team. The successful candidate is a member of a cross-functional team, working to develop deep, ongoing and innovative corporate, foundation and individual partnerships for the Shaw Festival, both in Canada and the USA.

The incumbent’s responsibilities include all aspects of corporate development and will lead towards revenue growth and expansion of the Shaw’s corporate partnership program. In addition, the incumbent will identify opportunities to engage individuals and corporate foundations to support specialized projects and programs for the Festival.

The incumbent will identify, cultivate, solicit and activate these prospects as well as provide ongoing relationship management and stewardship of sponsors and donors.

The position reports to the Director of Development and will be based out of the Toronto area, working one to two days per week in Niagara on the Lake. Initially this could be more.

Some evening/weekend hours and regular travel in Southern Ontario and USA, as required.

Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 – 7 years corporate fundraising, grant management and sponsorship experience preferably within charitable organizations.
• Ability to confidently present in a compelling manner to a wide array of corporate and individual prospects.
• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and consensus-building skills.
• Proven experience and success with soliciting corporate and individual support and fulfilling agreements.
• Excellent relationship building, management, networking and stewardship skills.
• Demonstrated computer proficiency working in an MS Office environment, including database management (Tessitura an asset)
• Enthusiastic self-starter who is able to function well in a cross-functional environment and to self-direct and track their own daily work from a remote office.
• CFRE designation is desired but not essential.
• Driver’s license and the ability to travel to the USA and around Ontario essential.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume prior to February 19, 2016 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 in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Membership Services Representatives

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 February 19, 2016 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 in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.