Careers at The Shaw - Shaw Festival Theatre

Travis Seetoo (Pre-Show Workshop, 2023)
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The Shaw
Props Builder

Position: Props Builder
Department: Properties
Wage Rate: $31.57/hour (40 hours per week)

The Shaw Festival is currently looking for a Props Builder to work in our Properties Department. This is a seasonal contract position from Early January to end of May, 2025 with possible extensions and yearly contracts. This position reports to the Head of Properties and Assistant Head of Properties.

The position requires an individual with 4+ years of demonstrated Props building experience, particular knowledge of the periods within Shaw Festival’s programming would be an asset. Our Props Builder will be required to be trained and practiced in carpentry, paints and finishes, soft props, mold making, metal work (would be considered an asset) and positively contribute to the overall working environment of the Prop Shop.

In addition to having an excellent practical skill set, a successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, with attention to detail, have good people skills and an eagerness to learn new techniques. A positive attitude and a good sense of humor are always welcome. 

After successfully completing a 3-months probationary period, benefits packages are available for both full-time and part-time employees.

Please Note: All new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, (e.g. two earlier vaccinations + booster or the current COVID-19 vaccination (after October 2023) at least five days prior to start date.

If you meet the above requirements and would like to work in this dynamic department, please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00pm Friday July 26, 2024 to:

Attention: Director Human Resources
Email:  [email protected]
Shaw Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0 Canada

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

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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.

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