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Year-round programming means there are many opportunities to join the HFTco team. See below for current open job postings.

Hamilton Festival Theatre Company (HFTco) produces activities throughout the year including the flagship Hamilton Fringe Festival, the community-embedded winter festival Frost Bites, the ALERT education initiative (Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training Program), and Hamilton’s theatre awards The Gilded Hammers.

An equity seeking organization, the HFTco encourages qualified applications from women, persons with disabilities, applicants who identify as members of the BIPOC communities, and persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2022 (EXTENDED UNTIL ALL POSITIONS ARE FILLED)

Hamilton Festival Theatre Company (HFTco) is currently seeking Venue Captains for paid positions beginning July 20th, with some training and venue orientation sessions to be scheduled in late June / early July. Reporting to the Box Office Managers, these individuals will supervise and coordinate all Front-of-House, COVID-19 Protocol Oversight, and Box Office procedures onsite at one (1) of the twelve (12) 2022 Hamilton Fringe Festival venues.

Read the full job description here (PDF file).

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2022 (EXTENDED UNTIL ALL POSITIONS ARE FILLED)

Hamilton Festival Theatre Company (HFTco) is currently seeking Bartenders for shifts at the Fringe Club located at 190 King William Street (outside Theatre Aquarius). The Fringe Club runs throughout the Hamilton Fringe Festival Position July 20-31.

The position pays $15/hr plus gratuities.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Confidently enacting SmartServe best practices (ex. checking IDs, refusing
  • service to intoxicated patrons, etc.)
  • Attend to customers who approach the Licensed Fringe Club Patio Bar.
  • Take drink and snack orders in a knowledgeable manner.
  • Process cash/debit/credit payments.
  • Maintain a clean and safe bar environment (regular sanitization).
  • Promote a positive and welcoming atmosphere for all patrons being served.
  • Complete daily reconciliations.
  • Inventory maintenance and reporting.
  • Some heavy lifting required.
  • SmartServe certification required.

 

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to fringeclub@hftco.ca with the subject line “Fringe Club Bartender”.

We are hiring for the following positions:

Job Type: Full-Time Equivalent (pending funding confirmation)
Pay Rate: $23.00/hr + Group Benefits
Start Date: March 4, 2024

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024

Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies—managing donor relationships, and securing sponsorships and foundation partnerships. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of fundraising principles and practices, experience with donor cultivation and stewardship, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable PDF).

Job Type: Contract
Duration: 15 – 40 hrs/week from July 19-30, 2023; various positions available
Pay Rate: $15.50/hr
Start Date: July 19, 2022 (plus 2-3 training shifts end of June/early July 2023 to be confirmed)

Application Deadline: June 15, 2023

Hamilton Fringe Festival is currently seeking Venue Captains for paid positions beginning July 19th, with some training and venue orientation sessions to be scheduled in late June / early July. Reporting to the Box Office Manager(s), these individuals will supervise and coordinate all Front-of-House and Box Office procedures onsite at one (1) of ten (10) 2023 Hamilton Fringe Festival venues.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable PDF).

Job Type: Contract
Duration:
April 24 – early Aug, 2023. (2 days/week Apr to mid-June; 4 days/week mid-June to festival; extended hours during festival)
Wage:
$4000
Start Date:
April 24, 2023

Application Deadline: April 10, 2023

HFTco’s Hamilton Fringe is looking for a driven, community-minded, collaborative Fringe Club Coordinator to join our team. Reporting to the Executive Director, and supported and supervised by core festival staff, the successful applicant will be responsible for the artistic programming coordination and onsite logistics of a large-scale public outdoor activation––the Fringe Club at Theatre Aquarius. They will also be a key member of our onsite Festival Team.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable accessible PDF).

Job Type: Contract
Duration:
40 hours/week for 15 weeks
Hourly Rate:
$16.00 /hour
Start Date:
April 24, 2023

Application Deadline: April 10, 2023

The Hamilton Fringe Festival is currently seeking Box Office Managers for contract positions that begin April 24, 2023. Reporting to the Director of Patron Services, these individuals will join the team that supervises and coordinates all Front of House and Box Office operations for the 2023 Hamilton Fringe Festival.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable accessible PDF).

Job Type: Contract
Duration: 40 hours/week for 15 weeks
Hourly Rate: $15.75/hour
Start Date: April 24, 2023

Application Deadline: April 10, 2023

HFTco is seeking a Volunteer Team Coordinator to lead the planning, training, recruiting, and scheduling of the hard-working volunteer team at our flagship Hamilton Fringe festival. Reporting to the Festival Director, the Volunteer Team Coordinator will focus on strengthening ties to the local community and encouraging participation in the cultural activities produced by the Hamilton Fringe. The Volunteer Coordinator will develop skills in clear, empathetic, effective communication as the key liaison for all volunteers and community partners during the summer months.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable accessible PDF).

Job Type: Contract
Duration: 180 hrs over 6 weeks
Hourly Rate: $16/hour
Start Date: June 19, 2023

Application Deadline: April 10, 2023

We are currently seeking Theatre Technicians for 6-week contract positions within the Hamilton Fringe Festival’s Production Department. Reporting to the Technical Director, this position will oversee the implementation of seven Hamilton Fringe Festival productions in one of our four main performance venues. This position will require evening and weekend hours from July 15 – 31, 2023. Hours will be quite flexible in the weeks prior to the festival.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable accessible PDF).

Job Type: Contract
Duration: 40 hrs/wk over 12 weeks
Hourly Rate: $18/hour
Start Date: May 8, 2023

Application Deadline: April 10, 2023

HFTco’s Hamilton Fringe is looking for a driven, community-minded, collaborative Kids Club Camp Coordinator for a 12-week contract position as part of the summer theatre festival. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Kids Club Camp Coordinator will work collaboratively with Fringe staff to plan and execute overall camp programming.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable accessible PDF).

Deadline to apply: November 25, 2022

Job Type: Contract (with opportunity to extend)
Duration: 16 weeks (30 hours/week)
Hourly Rate: $17/hour
Start Date: December 5, 2022

HFTco is looking for a driven, creative, collaborative Communications Coordinator to join our team. The successful applicant will be responsible for taking the lead on developing and implementing our communications, social media, and PR strategy to increase our online presence and improve our community outreach and audience development efforts. The successful applicant will be the key leader of our public-facing campaigns for the organization’s 2023 programming, including Frost Bites, Theatre P.D. Day, and Hamilton Fringe Festival and initiatives like the Safer Space Project, FringeXchange, and more.

Candidates for this position must meet eligibility criteria for the Young Canada Works program as a student or graduate.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable accessible PDF).

Deadline to apply: December 2, 2022

Job Type: Contract
Duration: 25 hours/week for 8 weeks (200 hours). Shifting hours, some evenings and weekends required.
Hourly Rate: $16/hour
Start Date: January 2, 2023

Currently seeking a Frost Bites Box Office Coordinator for a contract position that begins January 2, 2023. Reporting to the Producer & Patron Service Manager and Frost Bites Director, this individual will join the team that supervises and coordinates all Front of House and Box Office operations for Frost Bites 2023 (February 15-20).

Candidates for this position must meet Propel Launching Careers in Tourism Program eligibility.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable accessible PDF).

UPDATE REQ’D

Deadline to apply: December 2, 2022

Job Type: Contract
Duration: 25 hours/week for 8 weeks (200 hours). Shifting hours, some evenings and weekends required.
Hourly Rate: $16/hour
Start Date: January 2, 2023

Currently seeking a Frost Bites Box Office Coordinator for a contract position that begins January 2, 2023. Reporting to the Producer & Patron Service Manager and Frost Bites Director, this individual will join the team that supervises and coordinates all Front of House and Box Office operations for Frost Bites 2023 (February 15-20).

Candidates for this position must meet Propel Launching Careers in Tourism Program eligibility.

Read the full job description and how to apply here (downloadable accessible PDF).