Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities: click here to download your volunteer application form, which you can print, complete, and return to us by fax at 905.667.0107 or in person at Theatre Aquarius, Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William Street, Hamilton. Interested applicants can also contact our Front of House Manager at 905.522.7815 x.253 or foh@theatreaquarius.org for more details.

Job Postings

Head Carpenter

As a landmark performing arts organization, Theatre Aquarius serves as a gathering place for shared cultural experiences throughout the region. Founded in 1973, Theatre Aquarius is Hamilton’s professional regional theatre creating and producing world-class theatre that entertains, challenges and educates audiences.

Theatre Aquarius produces a subscription series of 6 Main Stage shows, Community and Special Presentations and three studio productions. Reporting to the Production Manager and Technical Director, the Head Carpenter is responsible for all construction of Main Stage productions and may be asked to assist with Studio productions, all within assigned schedules and budgets. As this is a hands-on position, the Head Carpenter is also a builder on all productions.

He/she supervises all other carpenters hired on a show by show basis and is responsible for the set up and take-down of all scenic elements on stage.

In consultation with the Technical Director and the Production Manager, the Head Carpenter is responsible for costing construction drawings, ordering materials, and schedule all crews under his/her supervision.

The Head Carpenter ensures that all shop equipment is in safe working condition.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have five or more years of work experience in a shop environment. He/she must be knowledgeable in theatre construction practices working with both wood and metal. Experienced with all types of scenery; static, flown or motorized. Strong written and verbal English skills and is a team player. Must be eligible to work in Canada.

The scenic carpenters work under the jurisdiction of IATSE Local 129. Theatre Aquarius is an equal opportunity employer and invites all qualified applicants to apply for the position.

Theatre Aquarius thanks all candidates for their interest however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please send resume and cover letter to lborghesan@theatreaquarius.org


Actors and Auditions

There are no postings at this time.

Once our season has been announced, please indicate in a covering letter what show or shows you would like to be considered for and mail in a photo resume to:

Maria Boric
Artistic Administrator
190 King William Street
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8

Resumes are accepted year-round.

Theatre Aquarius is a PACT theatre primarily engaging Equity actors, therefore the majority of auditions and casting is done through talent agents. However, if we are having an open call, the information will be posted here. No phone calls please.



Please send a covering letter and resume to:

Ron Ulrich
Artistic Director
190 King William St.
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8

*Resumes are accepted year-round.


Please send a covering letter and a copy of the script to:

Luke Brown
Director of New Play Development
Theatre Aquarius
190 King William St.
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8
or e-mail lbrown@theatreaquarius.org

Note: Due to the volume of scripts received each season, we cannot respond to all. Only those playwrights whose scripts are under consideration will be contacted.

*Scripts are accepted year-round.


Both set and costume designers interested send a covering letter and resume to:

Luigi Borghesan
Production Manager
190 King William St.
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8
or e-mail lborghesan@theatreaquarius.org

*Resumes are accepted year-round.

Artistic Affliliations: Our artists and technicians are professional. They are hired on individual contracts, or by the terms of collective agreements, or in adherence to association standards. Some belong to:

Professional Association of Canadian Theatre (PACT) Actors, dancers, singers, Stage Managers, Directors, choreographers

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) In-house production staff: scenic artists, electricians, carpenters, stagehands, flymen

Out-side production staff: carpenters, lighting technicians, stagehands, flymen

Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) Sets, Lighting, Costume Designers

Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA or Equity) Actors, Dancers, Singers, Stage Managers, Directors, Choreographers

Hamilton Musicians Guild (AF of M 238) Musicians, Rehearsal pianists, musical directors, musical contractors

Playwrights Union of Canada (PUC) Playwrights

Program, Artists, Dates and Prices Subject to Change.  All Sales Final.  No Refunds.

Theatre Aquarius is a not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to creating outstanding, accessible, live theatre that entertains, challenges, & educates.