Education Associate – 2 Positions Available

Date Posted: Jul 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 09, 2021
Start Date: Aug 30, 2021

Salary From: 45K To 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Southwestern Ontario
City: Stratford
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Stratford Festival
Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, we are North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, we present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. We produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. 

Job Description

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 Forum 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. At this time we are undergoing a culture shift to support anti-racism and anti-oppression and ensure a respectful, equitable and inclusive environment in which all staff, artists and audience members can feel a true sense of belonging.
If you would like to be part of this change and contribute your own remarkable talents to North America’s largest not-for-profit theatre, we’d like to hear from you. We are currently welcoming applications for:

Education Associate – 2 Positions Available

This full time contract position reports to the Director of Education or designate and is part of the Education Department team.  
There are two full-time, temporary contract positions available from August/September 2021 until December 2022.
  • Creating and delivering student and youth programs both within and outside of school contexts;
  • Developing and administering teacher professional learning programs and resources;
  • Stewarding partnerships with schools (elementary to post-secondary) and community organizations;
  • Planning and administering lifelong learning events and programs;
  • Providing support to teaching artists facilitating educational programming;
  • Collaborating with and creating resources in connection with artistic programming;
  • Liaising with Archives, Artistic, Advancement, Marketing, Sponsorship and other departments;
  • Providing copy and web updates;
  • Reporting on key programs.


  • Bachelor of Education with training in Drama/Theatre or equivalent training/experience
  • Experience working with young people and learners of all ages
  • Experience working in arts administration
  • Proven record of implementing systems to support Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent administration, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Engaged, collaborative and interested in learning
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Driver’s License preferred

Additional Info:

Programming is year-round and takes place virtually, onsite at the Festival and onsite at various locations in Ontario and Michigan. Some travel, evening and weekend work is required.
Job Type: Full time, temporary contract

Annual Salary: $46,450 - $60,000

The Festival is working diligently toward a safe and healthy workplace for everyone.  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, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know.

How to Apply:

If you have the qualifications to fill this role and feel you could make a meaningful contribution to the Stratford Festival, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter in a single PDF by 5pm on August 9, 2021 to:
Human Resources
Subject: Education Associate
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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