Current Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working at Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest Shakespeare Festival. We work with an annual budget of over $6 million and welcome over 100,000 patrons per year. Now entering our 28th Season, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events from June through September, and educational programming year-round. Our two large theatre tents are located on Vanier Park’s magnificent waterfront, offering views of the ocean, the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver.

Please see below for a list of current positions. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Volunteer Coordinator
This position is responsible for all aspects of volunteer coordination including recruitment, orientation, scheduling, evaluation and recognition. Primary duties will include the on-site coordination of 200+ volunteers over more than 190 performances. The Volunteer Coordinator will be a part of the front of house team and will be expected to be involved with the nightly activities surrounding the festival.

To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Director of Operations, Ava Forsyth at by March 17, 2017.

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Costume Department Buyer
The Costume Buyer will be responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of items required by the costume shop, including, but not limited to: fabric, notions, craft supplies, clothing, accessories, wig supplies, makeup, office supplies, and kitchen items. They will maintain lines of communication with the head of wardrobe, designers, cutters and other members of wardrobe staff about daily needs, manage the purchasing needs of multiple shows, complete regular expense reports and more.

To apply: Please submit cover letter with salary expectations and resume to Head of Wardrobe, Amy McDougall at by March 27, 2017.

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Costume Running Crew (Wigs)
The Costume Running Crew (Wigs) will be responsible for the care and maintenance of all costumes, wigs and accessories, with a particular responsibility for all wigs, hair pieces and facials. They will prepare costumes, wigs and accessories for each performance, and will be responsible for the application and removal of wigs, hair pieces and facials, including quick changes. They will also participate in the upkeep and cleanliness of the dressing rooms, change booths and green room, plus other duties as assigned.

To apply: Please submit cover letter with salary expectations and resume to Head of Wardrobe, Amy McDougall at by March 31, 2017.

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We are currently looking to fill the role of Crab the dog in our 2017 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. For more information, click here.