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Food & Beverage Representative

Avon Theater, 99 Downie St, Stratford, Ontario, Canada ● Festival, 55 Queen St, Stratford, Ontario, Canada ● Studio Theater, 34 George St E, Stratford, Ontario, Canada ● Tom Patterson Theater, 111 Lakeside Dr Stratford, ON, Stratford, Ontario, Canada Req #19
Monday, February 12, 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 Food & Beverage Representative reports to the Bar and Events Manager, or designate and is part of the Audience Engagement department. The Food & Beverage Representative is responsible for ensuring an enhanced audience experience to all guests attending internal and external events. 

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and serve guests at bars across 4 theatres prior to, during and after performances
  • Provide efficient, consistent and exceptional customer service
  • Provide food and beverage services at external and internal events
  • Ensure bar products and supplies are fully stocked
  • Handle cash transactions and balance cash daily
  • Assist guests regarding menu items in an informative and helpful way
  • Maintain positive public relations
  • Maintain a clean and tidy appearance, adhering to uniform standards
  • 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:

  • High school diploma (grade 12) or equivalent
  • Previous related experience in hospitality preferred
  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts including matinee, evening, weekends and holidays
  • Smart Serve Certificate is required

Behavioural Competencies: 

  • Organization skills: create structure and optimally use resources to achieve results and ensure productivity
  • 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
  • Time Management: efficiently allocate and use time to meet goals and deadlines, prioritize tasks as necessary

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.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Sunday, April 7, 2024
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Location on Google Maps
  • Avon Theater, 99 Downie St, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
  • Festival, 55 Queen St, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
  • Studio Theater, 34 George St E, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
  • Tom Patterson Theater, 111 Lakeside Dr Stratford, ON, Stratford, Ontario, Canada