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Theatre Camp Counsellor - Assistant Director

Festival, 55 Queen St, Stratford, Ontario, Canada Req #14
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Who We Are:

Based in Stratford, Ontario, the Stratford Festival is one of the world’s foremost repertory theatre companies. It operates year-round, presenting a season of about a dozen plays each year between the months of April and November, a rich stream of digital content and hundreds of events designed to deepen understanding of the plays. For every person a theatregoer sees on our stages, we have seven people working behind the scenes, some of the world’s most dedicated and experienced arts workers.

The Stratford Festival is committed to ongoing work to support equity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression in all areas of our work. These areas include play selection, casting, marketing and public relations efforts, education programs, production, recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors.

Why You Should Apply:

  • Creative work environment     
  • Paid operational shutdown in December, with flexibility of days being used at alternative times during the year
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Employer matched RRSP
  • Employee Assistance Program to encourage work-life balance and strong mental health
  • Complimentary & discounted ticket offers and events
  • Employee discounts on merchandise and event space
  • Being a part of the magic of live theatre!

The Theatre Camp Counsellor – Assistant Director, reports to the Associate Director of Education or designate and is part of the Theatre Arts Camp team in the Education Department.  The primary responsibility of this role is to support the Director/Instructor and be the day time contact for student participants.


  • Provide instructional support to the Director/Instructor of the Stratford Festival’s Theatre Arts Camp
  • Mentor participants enrolled in the program
  • Research and assemble supporting materials for the chosen script
  • Lead warm-ups, games and exercises
  • Act as the Stage Manager/Prompter for the camp’s final performance
  • Stay in residence alongside participants
  • Ensure safety and well-being of all participants enrolled in the program
  • Adhere to the Stratford Festival Health & Safety Commitment and Procedures, and ensure that safe work practices and policies are supported and enforced within reporting structure.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of training in a Post-Secondary Diploma or University Undergraduate Degree or equivalent, preferably with a focus on Theatre/Drama, Child & Youth Work/Education
  • 1 to 3 months of related experience
  • Provide a clear vulnerable sector criminal record check
  • Previous camp or recreation experience and an affinity for working with grade 7-12 students considered an asset
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR/AED certification or above

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Communication: actively listen and effectively transmit and receive information
  • Teamwork: readily work with others towards a shared goal, actively support teammates and recognize everyone’s contributions

Posting Closes 5:00pm on Sunday, March 3, 2024

Shared Values:

  • Inclusion: contribute to an environment where everyone is welcome, valued and respected; consistently demonstrate an open-mindedness and intellectual curiosity that promote and celebrate the diversity of perspectives.
  • Innovation: put experience and knowledge into creative problem-solving and the continuous improvement of the organization.
  • Rigor: show integrity in behaviour, attention to detail in work and commitment to excellence and professional evolution
  • Caring: be empathetic, understanding and attentive to others
  • Connection: establish and maintain trusting relationships that are respectful and constructive

Who Should Apply:

We welcome applicants of every identity, and encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Deaf, disabled and 2SLGBTQ+ folks. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and beyond. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternative format documents, ASL Interpreter or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our recruitment team know.

No candidate will meet every desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

If you would like to contribute your own remarkable talents to North America’s largest not-for-profit theatre, we’d like to hear from you.

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  • Festival, 55 Queen St, Stratford, Ontario, Canada