Employment Opportunity
Apprentice Stage Managers


A leading cultural hub, the Grand is proudly located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. We are a place for all to gather, discuss, challenge, debate, celebrate, and be inspired and entertained by exceptional theatre experiences.  A not-for-profit regional theatre, the Grand produces and presents professional theatre on two stages: the Spriet Stage (839 seats) and the Auburn Stage (147 seats).

A typical season at the Grand runs from September to May including an annual fall High School Project production, which has a 25-year history as an integral part of our programming.

The Grand is World Curious and London Proud.  We bring the world to London with diverse, relevant, and original stories from around the globe, and through collaborations with exceptional national and international performing arts organizations.

And we bring London to the world stage with a commitment to developing, producing, and premiering new and original stories through COMPASS, our new play development program. In partnership with artists and playwrights from around the world and around the corner, we present relevant, provocative and entertaining stories that remind us of our collective humanity.


The SM Apprenticeships will be available on a variety of shows from smaller dramatic pieces to large scale musical productions.  Apprentices will work under the supervision of the Stage Manager. We have a total of six positions available for the 23/24 season, ranging from 5 to 10 weeks in duration, from July 31st 2023 to May 19th 2024.


The candidate will be a graduate of a post-secondary technical theatre programme, or have commensurate experience and will have completed a minimum of three Apprenticeship credits.  The successful candidate will be creative, curious and passionate about theatre and have the ability to work well in a team environment.  


$794.20/week, plus overtime averaged over 4-week periods.


The theatre sector is in a period of much-needed change and tremendous opportunity.

At the Grand, we are committed to creating and practicing a company culture that ensures an accessible, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming space for artists, audiences, donors, boards, and staff.

We encourage all applicants to review the Grand’s Anti-Oppression Mission Statement on our website to confirm that your personal and professional values are aligned with this vision.

The Grand sincerely thanks all applicants for their time in submitting an application. Your application will be acknowledged as received but only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly for follow up.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 20, 2023.

Please send a resume and cover letter in a single PDF via email, with the subject line “Apprentice SM – [Your Name] to:

Paul Fujimoto-Pihl
Director of Production and Operations
pfujimotopihl [at] grandtheatre.com