Careers at The Shaw - Shaw Festival Theatre

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Careers at
The Shaw
Kitchen Counter Prep Position

As one of the world’s leading theatre companies and Niagara’s 20 largest employers, The Shaw is dedicated to an ongoing process of increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all our hiring for staff, artists, and in the recruiting of board members. The Shaw is committed to a future when our theatres joyously draw on and include all peoples, fully reflective of the world around us. As such, the Shaw Festival is an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We encourage and invite applications from applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black or as persons of colour (IBPOC), the LGBTQ2+ communities and those identifying as gender fluid. In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and in keeping with our wish to ensure a fully inclusive environment, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist.

We acknowledge and honour the land upon which we gather as the historic and traditional territory of First Nations peoples. In particular we recognize and thank the Neutral Nation, the Mississauga and the Haudenosaunee for their stewardship of these lands over millennia.


Kitchen Counter Prep Position

Required Immediately – August through to December 2022

Located: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – must have reliable transportation to Niagara-on-the-Lake

 The Shaw’s Green Room is an onsite dining facility that provides food service for staff, catered events and our Festival Theatre Café. All food is prepared to order and cooked or baked fresh from our menu that changes weekly. Candidates must be able to work days, afternoons, evenings and weekends until December. Kitchen or counter service experience an asset as well as experience on cash and the ability to lift up to 25lbs and be physically able to perform cleaning duties in our busy kitchen.

Excellent customer service skills, a keen desire to learn and be able to work independently and as a member of a team are essential. Counter-Prep staff assist in all areas including taking orders on our Touch Bistro POS system, making sandwiches, washing dishes, putting stock away and assisting cooks with food prep. The Green Room is a modern air-conditioned kitchen with unusually good hours for a culinary facility and complimentary tickets to Shaw performances. The Shaw’s Green Room is open Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30 am 7:00 pm 6 days per week.  Successful candidates would work 5 days and have 2 days off weekly.

Hourly rate: $18 per hour – Full Time 35 hours – Part Time 15 – 25 hours

Please note* All new hires must provide Full Proof of Vaccination + Booster prior to their start date

Interested candidates should submit their resume prior to August 24, 2022 to:

Shaw Festival Theatre
Attention:  Director Human Resources
Email: [email protected]

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 and Niagara’s 20 largest employers, The Shaw is dedicated to an ongoing process of increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and in the recruiting of board members. The Shaw is committed to a future when our theatres joyously draw on and include all peoples, fully reflective of the world around us. As such, the Shaw Festival is an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We encourage and invite applications from applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black or as persons of colour (IBPOC), the LGBTQ2+ communities and those identifying as gender fluid. In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and in keeping with our wish to ensure a fully inclusive environment, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist.

We acknowledge and honour the land upon which we gather as the historic and traditional territory of First Nations peoples. In particular we recognize and thank the Neutral Nation, the Mississauga and the Haudenosaunee for their stewardship of these lands over millennia.

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