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.


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 April 29, 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.


Building/Facility Maintenance Department Head


The Shaw Festival is seeking an individual to fill an Interim Head of Maintenance position for one year, with the possibility of extension. Duties will include training, supervising, providing clear direction to, and assessing the performance of, maintenance staff on a daily basis; troubleshooting, coordinating, monitoring and performing regular and preventative maintenance of all aspects of building/facility operations including efficient completion of maintenance work requests, scheduled inspections/certifications and ensuring the facilities are safe for both staff and patrons.

Successful candidates will possess excellent troubleshooting skills, computer literacy and post-secondary education/trade certification in mechanical, electrical or facility/industrial maintenance as well as relevant work experience in the field. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, patience and respect in the workplace is a must.

Must be able to work independently and also as part of a team. Must be physically able to lift items or equipment of moderate weight, climb ladders, bend and work in confined or awkward positions at times.

Shift – days – Monday to Friday. If you are excited about working for the Shaw Festival and have an appreciation for the Arts please forward your resume and cover letter prior to April 29, 2016 to:

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

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