Interim Director of Education

Date Posted: Feb 07, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2019

Salary Range: 60K - 80K
Province: Ontario
Region: Southwestern Ontario
City: Stratford
Employee Benefits: 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: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

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

Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of:

Interim Director of Education

This position reports to the Administrative Director and is part of the Education team.   


  • Lead a small, professional team in the Education department to build partnerships and develop and deliver a wide range of innovative resources and programs for students, teachers, and young people
  • Oversee all programs for visiting students (elementary, secondary and post-secondary) which include day and overnight camps for children and young people
  • Cultivate partnerships and relationships among teachers, schools, school boards, post-secondary institutions, scholars, arts and community organizations
  • Energize and engage students and teachers in programming which includes digital platforms for curriculum delivery
  • Work closely with the Artistic Director to provide guidance on youth culture and school curriculum to help inform playbill selection and development
  • Collaborate with internal departments such as Marketing for school sales and Advancement for fundraising initiatives
  • Work closely with the Directors’ Office to coordinate enhancement activities for families and young patrons as part of the Festival’s Forum
  • Teacher training and experience in the elementary or secondary school system, or equivalent experience as a teaching artist
  • Post-secondary education with a focus in theatre, English or related discipline
  • Proven strategic leadership abilities
  • Knowledge of trends in digital learning 
  • Experience in drama and Shakespeare
  • Ability to work comfortably and collaboratively with internal and external partners

Additional Info:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in an educational capacity for a cultural organization. Experience in creating and delivering digital educational curriculum would be considered an asset.


This temporary full time position is located in Stratford, Ontario from April 2019-August 2020.


Job Type: Temporary Full-Time, but we are open to alternative arrangements, such as part-time or contract.

Recognizing that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages – fosters a rich and creative environment; we welcome applicants with disabilities and are committed to accommodating them throughout the recruitment and hiring process. We encourage all qualified applicants to submit a résumé and cover letter in a single PDF by March 1, 2019 to:

How to Apply:

Human Resources


Subject: Interim Director of Education