AUDITIONS & JOBS

Shakespeare by the Sea seeks to make theatre that is inviting, inclusive, and accessible to all. In seeking to build a company that reflects the diverse community we serve, we are committed to working towards removing systemic barriers to participation, and creating a safe space for artists, crew, admin staff and volunteers. We encourage and invite applications from people of diverse cultural backgrounds who share this vision! 

For Actors:

We typically hold general auditions for the following season in November. However, we accept submissions from actors on a year-round basis.

Headshots/Resumes can be e-mailed to: drew@shakespearebythesea.ca 

2022 Summer Season Jobs (APPLICATION DEADLINE March 31, 2022):

SBTS is hiring for multiple positions to fill out our 2022 Summer Season team! These positions are partially funded by the Canada Summer Jobs and Nova Scotia Skills program. Age (30 and under for CSJ) and secondary school enrollment status (NS Skills must be a returning student) are considerations we must make in the hiring process.

Please visit this link and fill out the Google Form to apply

2022 Summer Season Job Descriptions (scroll through all or click on the job title to quickly access that particular description:)

Summer Season Producer

PR/Marketing Coordinator

Technical Director

Costume Designer

Front of House Manager

Box Office Manager

Costume Assistant

 

Summer Season Producer

12 week contract starting June 13, 2022

Rate of Pay: $702/week

The SBTS Summer Season Producer will oversee various production and creative departments at Shakespeare by the Sea during its busiest months. The position will report to the Managing Artistic Director. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic team player who can work well alone or in groups, has some experience in event coordination and/or artistic administration. 

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Box Office and Front of House management

    • Oversee the Front Of House team, consulting with the FOH manager to ensure all audience related needs are being met.  

    • Monitor and maintain ticket sales

    • Communicate with Ticket Halifax as needed to resolve issues, dealing with changes, promo codes etc.

    • Monitor cash float, merchandise sales, (including printed programs) and replenish when needed.

    • Deliver weekly sales reports to the Managing Artistic Director 

  • Public Relations and Marketing 

    • Supervise the Media/Marketing Manager position

    • Consult with the Media Manager to create marketing and public relations strategies on social media platforms 

    • Oversee scheduling of media calls for artists with Production Stage Manager and Media Manager

    • Consult on creation of press releases and communication with local outlets

  • Operations

    • Manage operational needs for the summer season including:

      • Arranging for delivery and maintenance of port-o-potties on site

      • Consulting with the technical director to ensure that all technical equipment is being maintained including: 

        • Golf Carts

        • Lighting and sound equipment 

        • Sewing machines and other costume equipment

      • Arranging rentals as needed, ie: Musical instruments, sound equipment. 

      • Liaise with Designers and Directors to arrange purchasing or borrowing as needed, including vehicle rental as needed. 

    • Attend and manage weekly production meetings, ensuring that all departments are operating as intended.

PR/Marketing Coordinator

12 week contract starting June 13, 2022

Rate of Pay: $702/week

This position is responsible for coordinating all public relations activities for the 2022 summer season.

 

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics for marketing the season, under the supervision of the Managing Artistic Director.  There is much room for individual creativity, while working within the brand guidelines of the company.

  • Developing a media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media, as well as taking on content creation projects of their own using photography and video skills in social media.

 

Technical Director

12 week contract starting June 20, 2022

Rate of Pay: $702/week

 

Reporting to the Production Stage Manager (PSM),  this position with work with the design and acting team to coordinate the technical needs (lights, sound, staging) of the shows through the rehearsal period.

 

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Once shows are opened they will supervise and maintain all the equipment, stocks of scenery and properties

  • assist with and be part of the planning of the set up and strike of set pieces and properties.

  • They will work closely with the PSM to assure that all health and safety directives are met.

  • Assist front of house as required (there are occasions when there are large crowds and the entire team makes sure it is safe and efficiently handled

 

 

Costume Designer

7 week contract starting June 20, 2022

Rate of Pay: $702/week

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Design and create all costumes for the 2022 season.  This will involve creating 20-30 costumes for two productions, some pulled from stock and reimagined, some brand new designs.  In consultation with the two show directors, the concept of the costumes will be discussed and approved.  The Designer will have an assistant.  Both positions should be familiar with and able to work on professional sewing equipment.

  • This is an opportunity for a emerging designer in the early stages of their career

 

 

Front of House Manager (must be a returning NS secondary school student)

Length of contract: 9 weeks starting July 4, 2022

Rate of Pay: $676/week

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all FOH activities at each performances (6 shows/per week)

  • Working as a team with Box Office Manager to share information about ticket sales and seating charts

  • Serving as the first point of contact for audience members as they arrive at the venue, providing excellent customer service to all patrons

  • Handling cash and card transactions for ticket sales and concessions, maintaining a cash float and creating daily transaction reports

  • Helping to recruit and manage volunteers to assist with seating audiences

  • Setup/Strike Front of House tent before and after each performance

 

 

Box Office Manager (must be a returning NS secondary school student)

Length of contract: 9 weeks starting July 4, 2022

Rate of Pay: $676/week

 

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Managing all ticket sales (through Ticket Halifax), responding to patron enquiries in a timely fashion

  • Creating seating charts for each performance (6 shows/week)

  • Working as a team with Front of House Manager at each performance with greeting and seating audience members, providing excellent customer service to all patrons

 

 

Costume Assistant (must be a returning NS secondary school student)

Length of contract: 10 weeks starting July 4, 2022

Rate of Pay: $676/week

 

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Costume Designer in all aspects of building costumes for the 2022 season

  • Must be able to use professional sewing equipment