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Boots & Shoes Assistant

Stratford Festival

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  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 1 month ago
  • Location: Stratford
  • Salary: 16.68-19.99 / hour

Company Overview

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.

Job Description

Boots & Shoes Assistant

This position reports to the Costume Director or designate and is part of the Boots & Shoes Crafts Area within the Production Wardrobe Department team.  Experience working with boots and shoes in a theatre or film environment is an asset but training will be provided.

•    Assist with the preparation of all types of footwear for the stage
•    Paint stripping of boots and shoes 
•    Full coverage and detail painting of boots and shoes
•    Cutting and applying specified rubber to the soles of the boots and shoes
•    Proper use of chemicals
•    Some projects will require the use of repetitive handwork 
•    Assist with moving and sorting of boots and shoes bins and racks

•    Must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment
•    Must adhere to all Health & Safety protocols
•    Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills 
•    Proven ability to apply colour theory knowledge 
•    Self-motivated with strong ability to multi-task 
•    Education, training or experience working with boots and shoes is an asset 

This contract position is located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin Monday, March 6, 2023.

The posting will remain open until filled.

Job Type: Contract 

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.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

If you feel you could make a meaningful contribution to the Stratford Festival, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter in a single PDF  to:

Human Resources


Subject: Boots & Shoes Assistant 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 1 month ago
  • Location: Stratford
  • Salary: 16.68-19.99 / hour