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JOB POSTING | Costume Designer (CONTRACT)

Contract Position | Application Deadline: December 13th,2021  
Posted: November 16th, 2021

Green Thumb Theatre is seeking a Lower Mainland-based Costume Designer to execute the costume design for Green Thumb Theatre’s tour of THE CODE written and directed by Rachel Aberle, touring into high schools and venues in our 2021-22 season.

About the show:

Moira takes pride in standing up for what she believes in. But after spearheading a protest at school that results in the spring dance being cancelled, she receives cruel messages online and at school. Luckily her best friends Simon and Connor have her back – until Simon reveals his romantic feelings towards Moira, which she doesn’t return. Feeling “friend-zoned”, Simon joins the barrage of hurtful comments, and Connor is forced to take a hard look at where his loyalties lie. With humour and nuance, THE CODE challenges teens to hold themselves accountable for their words and actions, and consider what’s at stake when lines are crossed.


Costume Designer

Interviews via Zoom week of January 10th, 2022
Contract accepted by January 21st, 2022
Production Meetings throughout
Rehearsals March 28th – April 11th, 2022
Opening TBC
Fee: $2,300

Touring directly into high schools, costumes must be durable, be able to go through 2-3 shows per day, be stored in duffle bags or something similar, non-dry clean, and easily machine washable. Budgets must include doubles for all base costumes and any long wear costumes that touch skin. All alterations and building must be included in this budget. Due to the nature of touring, rentals are not possible.

This play tours with 3 actors, all actors wear a contemporary base costume with small additions throughout the show of jackets and sweaters.
Budget: $900.00

Please submit the following as attachments in one email by December 13th, 2021*. Please send files as PDFs, named in the following format: YourName_COVER and YourName_CV.

  • A short cover letter outlining your experience and why you are interested in working with Green Thumb Theatre.
  • A CV or resume outlining your related experience.
  • A digital portfolio with up to five (5) examples of your work.  

Email your application to submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca with the subject line:

*Please note, if you have applied as a designer to Green Thumb Theatre within the last 12 months, you are only required to send an updated resume, if applicable, and any other information that you would like to share can be provided in the body of the email. A cover letter is not required, but we will happily accept one.

If you have any questions pertaining to this posting, or require assistance with your application, please contact Ruth Bruhn, Production Manager, at production@greenthumb.bc.ca or by phone at 604-254-4055 (ext 228).

COVID-19 and cancellation:
This tour will only move forward if the Theatre has the ability to tour into schools in our 2021-22 season. The Theatre will make every effort to keep the Designer apprised of this schedule. All work that has already been completed by the Designer will be paid out if the tour is cancelled/rescheduled.

Green Thumb Theatre requires all Employees, Artists and Contractors within the organization to be fully vaccinated (with two doses) against COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment/engagement. For more information please refer to our website: https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/covid-19

Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and to furthering principles of access, inclusion, and equity in our work. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals, and welcome members of those communities to self-identify as they feel comfortable. Green Thumb also recognizes that artists and contractors are informed by all facets of their identities. We welcome applicants to inform us of their pronouns if they wish, and to include details about how their identity informs their practice and needs as they see fit.

About Green Thumb Theatre:

Green Thumb Theatre is a force within the field of Theatre for Young Audiences, not only in British Columbia, but across the country and throughout the world. Green Thumb Theatre creates, produces, and tours plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. We provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today’s generation and culture to stimulate empathy, debate and critical thinking. www.greenthumb.bc.ca

As a touring company, Green Thumb Theatre’s work often takes place throughout the traditional homelands of most of the Indigenous Nations and cultures across British Columbia and beyond. Green Thumb's offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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November 16, 2021


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