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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”.

CURRENTLY HIRING FOR:

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).