Design Coordinator

  • Contract
  • Stratford, Ontario
  • On site
  • $26.00 – $34.00 per hour
  • Deadline: July 26, 2024
  • July 26, 2024

Stratford Festival of Canada

The Stratford Festival of Canada is dedicated to producing the best works of theatre in the classical and contemporay repertoire, with special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare. In our creative exploration of the great works of the dramatic imagination, we aim to rediscover and reinvent those works for each new age, in order that they may continue to entertain, enlighten and inspire audiences of all ages and orgins.


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     
  • 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

The Design Coordinator is responsible for acting as a liaison for all designers and assistant designers in matters related to the Stratford Festival Shops and Costume & Props Warehouse.

This position reports to the Head of Design and is a part of the design and production teams. 
This position requires full time residency in Stratford, ON for the contract period of December 9, 2024 to August 30, 2025 with the possibility of an extension through the fall of 2025.


•    Act as a liaison and resource for all designers and assistant designers
•    Act as a liaison between design office and other departments as needed
•    Supervise and guide the assistant designers
•    Manage driver requests, shipping needs, designer travel details, and other day-to-day administration within the department
•    Lead the onboarding of all assistant designers
•    Oversee the assistant costume designer process
•    Aid with costume fittings when requested
•    Attend design presentations and production meetings in order to be fully informed on the development of the design process for all productions
•    Attend technical rehearsals as needed
•    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

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