Careers at The Shaw - Shaw Festival Theatre

Careers at
The Shaw
Education Assistant

Mid-February – November 2019


Facilitate and assist with the daily operations and development of the Shaw Festival’s Education programs. These programs aim to provide accessible information and activities that engage and enlighten participants about The Shaw, our plays and the world of theatre and the arts.


  • Assist with the planning, execution and evaluation of educational tours and programs designed for schools, teachers, youth, and adult education groups, and the general public.
  • Facilitate workshops, events, pre-show talks, post-show chats and tours at the Festival and surrounding theatres.
  • Liaise with Docent Chair and provide administrative and program support for the Shaw’s Docent program, and assist with Docent recruitment and training.
  • Provide administrative and program support for donor-specific projects, and liaise with donor contacts and Development staff.
  • Assist in booking, preparing and implementing in-house, community and in-school presentations.
  • Assist with the administration of current Shaw university courses.
  • Conduct research and co-create online educational resources and study guides.
  • Assist with developing educational content for the Shaw website and marketing materials that are related to enrichment and educational outreach.
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of relevant schedules, and liaise with other departments to facilitate activities.
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of statistics and financial tracking.
  • Assist with the development of Education Department policies
  • Assist with the training of, and communication with, Shaw Volunteers
  • Maintain and help develop contacts within the educational sector.
  • Help develop and maintain contacts and liaise with professional associations and organizations relevant to the Shaw’s activities.
  • Disseminate information about education events to all applicable departments within the Shaw Festival, and to program participants.
  • Create and maintain program listings, in print and online.
  • Ensure that all activities are archived.
  • Assist with other duties as required.


This position reports directly to Senior Manager, Education.


  1. Post-secondary education or relevant experience in education and/or the arts.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  3. Knowledge of current provincial curriculm and school board policy an asset.
  4. Experience interacting/serving the public.
  5. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  6. Working knowledge of computer programs, (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Publisher, and Internet).
  7. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours as needed.  Hours will include frequent evenings and weekends.

Please submit your cover letter and resume prior to December 11 at 5 pm to:

Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada
10 Queen’s Parade
Niagara on the Lake, On L0S 1J0
Director Human Resources

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

Thank you for your interest in the Shaw Festival

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 process.

In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist.

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