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Props Builders

Props Builders

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: 23.92 - 28.31 per hour

Website Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada

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 of 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 millennia.


Props Builders

The Shaw Festival is currently looking for Props Builders to work in our Properties Department.  These are seasonal contract positions from February to June, 2022 with possible extensions. These positions report to the Head of Properties.

The positions require individuals with at 4+ years of demonstrated Props building experience, particular knowledge of the periods within The Shaw’s programming would be an asset.  Our Props Builder(s) will be required to be trained and practiced in working in carpentry, paints and finishes, soft props, mold making, metal work (would be considered an asset) and positively contribute to the overall working environment of the Prop Shop.

In addition to having an excellent practical skill set, a successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, with attention to detail, have good people skills and an eagerness to learn new techniques.  A positive attitude and a good sense of humor are always welcome.

Wage range: $ 23.92 to $ 28.31 per hour

If you meet the above requirements and would like to work in this dynamic department, please submit your cover letter and resume by 4:00pm February 4, 2022 to:

Shaw Festival

10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

L0S 1J0


Attn:    Human Resources


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

Please Note*   All new hires must provide Proof of Full Vaccination Status prior to their first day of work.

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