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Stitchers - Level 1, 2, & 3

Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada

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  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Salary: $25-28/hr

Company Overview

As one of the world’s leading theatre companies and Niagara’s 20 largest employers, The Shaw is dedicated to an ongoing process of increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all our hiring for staff, artists, and in the recruiting of board members. The Shaw is committed to a future when our theatres joyously draw on and include all peoples, fully reflective of the world around us. As such, the Shaw Festival is an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We encourage and invite applications from applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black or as persons of colour (IBPOC), the LGBTQ2+ communities and those identifying as gender fluid. In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and in keeping with our wish to ensure a fully inclusive environment, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist. We acknowledge and honour the land upon which we gather as the historic and traditional territory of First Nations peoples. In particular we recognize and thank the Neutral Nation, the Mississauga and the Haudenosaunee for their stewardship of these lands over millennial.

Job Description

Stitchers – Level 1, 2 & 3

Seasonal Contract (multiple positions)

Job Description / Duties

The Shaw Festival is seeking applications for seasonal Stitchers of entry (Level 1), intermediate (Level 2), and seasoned (Level 3) to work within our Wardrobe Department preparing costumes for our 2023 season.  These positions will report to the Head of Wardrobe and Associate Head of Wardrobe, and are part of the Wardrobe department team.  There are multiple positions available, with seasonal contracts between January and August.  Additional work may be available in October/November.

Qualifications / Required Skills

  • Professional-level sewing skills
  • Knowledge of men’s and women’s period costume construction
  • Experience with building and altering boned bodices, hoop skirts, and tailored jackets and trousers
  • Must be able to follow the instructions and standards set out by the Cutter /Tailor
  • Communicate and work cooperatively with the Wardrobe team and follow the deadlines set out by the Wardrobe Coordinator/ Head of Wardrobe
  • Ability to work with industrial sewing machines and steam irons
  • Must execute duties in a manner consistent with safe working practices and the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Must execute duties in accordance with department policies and procedures

Additional Information

As part of the interview process candidates may be asked to come in for a sewing test to assess their skill level.

This position is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Job Type: Seasonal Contract (January to August 2023)

Please note: All new hires must provide Proof of Full Vaccination including one booster prior to their start date.

Hourly Rate: $25-$28

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by 5pm on Wednesday December 21, 2022, VIA EMAIL ONLY, to:

Human Resources, Director
Shaw Festival Theatre
10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

While all responses are appreciated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Salary: $25-28/hr