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.


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.


Sous Chef

Required for a 14-month contract

The Shaw Festival Theatre is seeking an interim Sous Chef for a 14 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 June 3, 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 for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Membership Services Representative

Year-Round, Full Time Position – To cover one year leave of absence

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 June 3, 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 for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.