Job Opportunities

The Shaw Festival is committed to ensuring a professional work environment where all employees are treated equally with respect to all conditions of employment.


General Auditions for the 2015 Season

General audition submissions for the Shaw Festival 2015 season are now closed.
Please start checking this page beginning in late June of 2015 for our 2016 season general auditions announcement.
Thank you for your interest in the Shaw Festival.


Head of Wardrobe

The Shaw Festival has an immediate opening for a Head of Wardrobe. This is a full time management position reporting to the Production Director.

Managing a staff of approximately 40 people and the construction of 10-12 productions in repertory per season the position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, detailed knowledge of wardrobe construction and costume history. The incumbent is responsible for the timely and cost effective production of all wardrobe related items.

In addition to repertory experience, applicants should have 5+ years professional work experience in a Wardrobe Department at a management level. Knowledge of Health and Safety compliance and the ability to promote a positive team environment in the workplace is essential.

If you meet the above requirements and are excited about joining the Shaw Festival, please submit your cover letter and resume prior to September 30 to:

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

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


Seasonal Wardrobe Coordinator

The Shaw Festival is currently seeking applications for the position of Seasonal Wardrobe Coordinator. This is a seasonal contract position that reports to the Head of Wardrobe.

The position requires an individual who is motivated and exceptionally organized. Theatre wardrobe experience is an asset. A good resource base and knowledge of costume history is required. In addition to having an excellent practical skill set the successful candidate must have an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast paced work environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are important. Teamwork is an essential part of our working philosophy. We encourage a positive and proactive working environment. A good sense of humour is always appreciated.

If you meet the above requirements and would be thrilled to work in this dynamic department, please submit your cover letter and resume prior to September 30 to:

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

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


Wardrobe Apprentice

The Shaw Festival is currently looking for a Wardrobe Apprentice to work in our Wardrobe Department. This is a seasonal contract position reporting to the Head of Wardrobe.

The position requires an individual with 2 years of general Wardrobe experience. Our Wardrobe Apprentice will be required to help organize and put away stock, pull items from the warehouse, and assist the Accessories, Millinery, Boots and Shoes departments and positively contribute to the overall working environment of the wardrobe.

In addition to having an excellent practical skill set the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, having good hand sewing skills, experience on an industrial sewing machine and an eagerness to learn new techniques. You will also need to have a valid Ontario Drivers license. A positive attitude and a good sense of humour are always welcome.

If you meet the above requirements and would like to work in this dynamic department, please submit your cover letter and resume prior to September 30 to:

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

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


Millinery Assistant

The Shaw Festival is currently looking for a Millinery Assistant to work with our Milliner in our Wardrobe Department. This is a seasonal contract position reporting to the Head of Wardrobe.

The position requires an individual with 2 years of Millinery experience. Our Millinery Assistant will be required to help build hats, organize and put away stock, pull items from the warehouse, be present in fittings as needed and positively contribute to the overall working environment of the wardrobe.

In addition to having an excellent practical skill set, the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, having good hand sewing skills, and an eagerness to learn new techniques. You will also need to have a valid Ontario Drivers license. A positive attitude and a good sense of humour are always welcome.

If you meet the above requirements and would like to work in this dynamic department, please submit your cover letter and resume prior to September 30 to:

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

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


Membership Services Representatives
Year-round and Seasonal Positions

Over 250,000 visitors from all over North American 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 a genuine interest in and passion for supporting the Arts. Previous outbound call centre experience is an asset.

Flexible scheduled shifts may 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 September 26 to:

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

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