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

The Shaw Festival conducts general auditions in Toronto each year. If you are interested in being considered please click here for full details.


Kitchen Counter-Prep
Required Immediately

Successful applicants will provide counter service for 200 – 300 Shaw employees.
Superior organization skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are essential. Kitchen or counter service experience is preferred. All members of our small kitchen team assist in all areas and appreciate the facility, the open kitchen and the unusually good hours provided in these positions in this industry.

Applicants should be available to work up to 35 hours per week including days evenings and weekends until the end of October. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume prior to August 5 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 August 5 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.


Ticket & Retail Sales Staff
Seasonal Positions (August-October 2014)

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 in May until 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 August 5 to:

Dianne Gibbs
Director, Human Resources
Email: dlg@shawfest.com

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