Three Job Opportunities | Chef | Graphic Designer | Major Gift Manager-GTA

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…

Graphic Designer

We are currently looking for a junior-level graphic designer to join the Festival’s graphic design team, for a one-year contract position. The ideal candidate will have a sound understanding of current Macintosh equipment and Adobe software workflow, using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, as well as a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite. Applications should have a strong design portfolio as well as experience in a fast-paced electronic studio environment.

Successful candidates will provide creative designs with strong typographic skills and accuracy and be capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in both an independent and team environment. A proven ability to work within tight schedules and deadlines will be expected, as well as a clear understanding of PDF art files for proofing and print production.

This Stratford position will begin mid-February, 2014.

We recognize that diversity- in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages- fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply by January 15, 2014 to;

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Graphic Designer
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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…

Chef-Food and Beverage department

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Manager, you are responsible for leading the Stratford Festival kitchen team in all food service capacities. You must have a solid understanding of all kitchen areas including health and safety, daily food preparation as well as pastries.  A background and interest in banquets of all types, including plated, buffet and reception style events is imperative.  You strive to maintain appropriate food costs and budget control, all while maintaining a friendly, positive atmosphere.

You will be an excellent communicator and have the ability to build and maintain a highly efficient and successful kitchen. Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a unique food service environment are required. Previous kitchen experience in a leadership role is essential.  You have the ability to both direct and motivate your staff in a positive manor.  You are flexible and able to work a variety of shifts including weekends, holidays and evenings.

This seasonal position will start January 2014 and end in October 2014. Successful candidates must be able to fulfill the entire contract period.

We recognize that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages- fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply by January 23, 2014 to:

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Chef
_________________________________________________________________________

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 ….

Major Gift Manager-GTA 

Reporting to the Director of Advancement this position will play an integral role in the achievement of the organization’s strategic plan through participation in the development and implementation of revenue generation programs, including campaigns, membership and other major gift fundraising initiatives. You will assist with the development, formulation and execution of these goals through effective prospect identification; cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects; overseeing and acting as liaison for formal volunteer committees and individual volunteer activities and facilitating personal meetings, telephone and written correspondence with all potential prospects and current donors.

This position is a full time position based in Toronto but you must have the ability to travel to Stratford as required.

You will have advanced knowledge of fundraising, communications and marketing acquired through the completion of a graduate degree in Philanthropy, Communications or Marketing; the work involved the mastery of concepts and theories in the fundraising and marketing field, with at least five years of directly related experience with a proven track record in development with experience in managing Annual Giving Programs ( or components) and Major Gifts; knowledge of professional fundraising theory and practice; excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and effective public speaking experience; ability to develop relationships quickly and sound judgment and diplomacy. Familiarity with or an interest in theatre or the arts is essential.

We recognize that diversity- in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages- fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply by January 15, 2014 to;

Human Resources
Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2
E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca
Subject: Major Gift Manager

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