We believe that theatre is essential to a healthy society.

We’re looking for outstanding candidates that embody that belief to join our team.

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Work at GCTC

The GCTC work culture:

  • We are passionate about live theatre, the performing arts, and our local arts community;

  • We believe in inclusivity and diversity;

  • We are proud ambassadors for our theatre company in house and in the community;

  • We excel in a collaborative, fun, and creative environment;

  • We are resourceful, compassionate, intuitive and innovative.

What would make you a great candidate?
(These are our deal breakers.)

  • You can demonstrate a passion for the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s programming and artistic vision;

  • You possess exceptional communications abilities and basic computer skills;

  • You are a thoughtful decision maker and a collaborative team member;

  • You are organized and have a strong attention to detail;

  • You have a good sense of humour and strong work ethic;

  • You believe in what we do.

  • You can work in a fast-paced environment and are calm under pressure

  • You don’t mind dogs in the office (check out #dogsofGCTC for more info)

Are you interested in working with us?

For Administrative job enquiries please contact Managing Director Hugh Neilson.

For Artistic job enquiries please contact Artistic Director Eric Coates.

For Production job enquiries please contact Production Manager Seth Gerry.

Great Canadian Theatre Company

Marketing and Development Director Job Description

The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) seeks a Marketing and Development Director who is eager to build partnerships in the vibrant neighborhoods of Hintonburg, Wellington West, and beyond.

GCTC  produces professional contemporary theatre with a mandate to produce theatre that “…provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world”. Think about that for a moment: GCTC values provocation. It values examination. At a time when we are all scrambling to improve the world through commitment to equity, you can join a company that holds itself accountable. Our audience craves theatre that is emotionally charged, intellectually engaging and theatrically exciting. We produce theatre that does not prescribe a point of view, but rather encourages critical thinking.

Here’s where you come in: it’s time for us to engage with next generation artists, entrepreneurs, and big thinkers in a new way. We want to explore new models that will allow us to share our building and resources while maintaining the commitment to professional theatre that our core audience and stakeholders value so dearly. If you are eager to build partnerships with corporate donors, private foundations, and philanthropists who share our goal of engaging across generations and disciplines, let’s talk.                    

The Marketing and Development Director reports directly to, and collaborates with, the Managing and Artistic Directors, and provides regular reports to the Board of Directors. Within the means and resources of the organization, the Marketing and Development Director is responsible for the management and successful completion of the annual operations in both marketing and fundraising, and collaborates with the staff and Board of Directors to achieve the organization’s artistic vision.

GCTC is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values equity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and individuals from equity-seeking and under-represented communities are encouraged to apply. Interested parties should apply with cover letter and résumé, detailing all relevant experience to:


Attn: Managing Director

Marketing and Development Director Search

Great Canadian Theatre Company

300-1227 Wellington Street West

Ottawa, ON K1Y 0G7



Applications must be received by 4:30PM, Friday July 5.


2019 -20 Shannon Reynolds Memorial Endowment Fund Internship at GCTC

The Shannon Reynolds Memorial Endowment Fund, in partnership with Ottawa's Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), supports Canadian artists that self-identify as female, through the provision of paid, mentored internships. Each year, the endowment supports an artist in a theatrical discipline, with a particular focus on production (lighting design, sound design, production design, carpentry, stage management and directing). The fund welcomes submissions from artists at the beginning of their careers as well as those branching into a new practice. It is dedicated to the creative development, peer recognition and professional support of Ottawa's emerging artists. 

Over a three-year cycle, this internship supports a director, designer, and production technician (one each season).

For the 2019-2020 season, we welcome submissions from applicants for a TECHNICAL PRODUCTION INTERN.

Applicants must be residents of the National Capital Region*.

We appreciate your efforts to package all of this information in a single document. Please save the document with the title “Shannon Reynolds Internship, your name

Please submit the document electronically to: artistliaison@gctc.ca

All applications will be reviewed by a committee of arts professionals, resident to National Capital Region.

Application deadline: Friday, September 6th 2019

Committee decision and announcement: not later than September 27th, 2019  

*as defined by the National Capital Act

Be a Volunteer


The Great Canadian Theatre Company is proud to recognize our current and past outstanding volunteers who have worked tirelessly to get us here.

We recruit fun, energetic, reliable theatre lovers (16 years of age or older) to act as ushers, to prepare mail-outs and assist with special events and fundraisers.

Are you interested in volunteering?

Please contact Patron Services Manager Celina Hawkins.