Hiring for two positions.

Part-Time (February-April, October) & Full-Time (April-September)


Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare festival, with a focus on providing accessible, inclusive, and vibrant theatrical works to the public. The Festival presents Shakespeare plays, related dramas and special events from June to September in two modern theatre tents, in the magnificent waterfront setting of Sen̓ákw/Vanier Park. Bard Education also offers programs throughout the year.

Bard on the Beach is seeking to hire two Box Office Coordinators to join us in welcoming diverse audiences and in offering an inclusive and accessible space for patrons, artists and staff in accordance with our Company Commitments. As a Box Office Coordinator, you will provide ticketing and empathetic patron services, operational assistance and sales team leadership in the lead-up to and during the Festival season. You will support the Box Office Manager to guide the Box Office team and provide box office support for other departments.


  • Process ticket orders, donations and program registrations by phone and in-person, resolve ticketing issues, help patrons navigate the website and provide technical support for online accounts.
  • Provide information on the Festival’s programming, promote health and safety policies, and uphold the Company Commitments.
  • Assist the Box Office Manager with training seasonal Box Office team members.
  • Supervise Box Office staff alongside other Box Office Coordinators; address escalated issues between staff and patrons, help educate and empower staff about inclusive spaces and anti-oppressive practice, and track shift break times.
  • Coordinate Will Call periods, including printing and distributing tickets, preparing reports and seating maps and supporting all health and safety policies, to create a smooth and safer pre-show experience.
  • Communicate with Front of House staff before showtime, prepare box office reports as needed and resolve ticketing issues during Will Call.
  • Communicate goals and updates in procedures, offers and promotions and time-sensitive information to Box Office staff.
  • Update patron files, deactivate spam accounts, merge duplicate accounts and other responsibilities as assigned by the Manager.
  • Collaborate with other departments to provide ticketing support. Specific duties will be assigned to support the Education Department with school groups, the Development Department with sponsor events or the Operations Department with group bookings and patron requests. Tasks include booking tickets, tracking ticket availability, contacting groups for payment, monitoring holds, managing accessibility needs, assisting with at-venue changes and requests.


  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a Box Office (equivalent experience will be considered)
  • Demonstrated experience as a team leader or supervisor
  • Experience in working with the public and creating a welcoming, inclusive space
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with conflict resolution or de-escalation tactics
  • Clear communication skills, in writing and in conversation
  • A strong interest in solving problems and finding solutions
  • The ability to stay organized and accurate in a time-sensitive and fast-moving environment
  • An interest in the theatre and the arts and a willingness to learn and progress in the role

Now through April, and in October: Part-time, based on Box Office schedule.
April through September: Full-time. Evening and weekend availability is required.

Hybrid (remote and in-person) working environment possible prior to the Festival season.

$21.00 per hour

Please submit your cover letter and resume to our application form on Rise located at the button below. Let us know why you are interested in this position, why you think you’re the right fit and what an ‘inclusive space’ means to you.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, March 1, 2024

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

Bard on the Beach is committed to promoting an accessible, safe, inclusive and diverse environment. We respect, value and celebrate the diverse experiences of each person and actively encourage everyone to consider joining our team. If you have questions or need support or assistance in submitting your application, please reach out to Stacey Menzies at [email protected] or call 604-737-0625 ext. 2235.