JOB POSTING | CRANKED: The ReMix Workshop Facilitator
Posted: May 12th, 2022
Application Deadline: June 15th, 2022 – 4:30pm PST
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.
Green Thumb Theatre is seeking an experienced arts-based facilitator with a background in theatre performance to co-create and lead workshops for secondary students that accompany our touring production of CRANKED: The ReMix by Michael P. Northey. This hip-hop and spoken word infused performance tackles issues of addiction and recovery in the midst of the opioid epidemic.
The contract would include approximately 21 hours of creation time in collaboration with Green Thumb’s Education Liaison, 14 hours of orientation and rehearsal with the cast, and a 4-week out of town tour with the show into Central and Northern BC.
The 21 hours would take place over July and August of 2022 and could be scheduled according to the availability of the successful candidate and the Education Liaison. The 14 hours of rehearsal would take place in mid to late September (TBC), and the tour would last from October 1st to 31st, 2022 (TBC). Please note: all dates are subject to change.
Accommodations will be arranged and per diems will be supplied for the out-of-town portion of the contract.
About the Role:
Reporting to and collaborating with the Education Liaison, the facilitator will create a number of workshop options (single block, single day, and multi-day workshops) that engage with the issues addressed in the play and/or other issues of interest to the youth participating. The workshops will employ theatre exercises to explore and create original content with the youth participants. In the case of the multi-day workshops, the process may culminate in a public showing for the school community.
• Work with the Education Liaison to create theatre-based workshops
• Rehearse with the cast of CRANKED: The ReMix to prepare them to assist you in the facilitation of workshops for youth
• Travel with the cast of CRANKED: The ReMix to various locations in BC
• Facilitate workshops of different lengths from Monday to Friday while on tour (with the support of the cast)
• Support the youth participants in devising original work based on the themes explored in the workshops (with the support of the cast)
• Write a final report in collaboration with the Education Liaison that offers evaluation, feedback, and suggestions for future workshops
• Experience with Arts-Based Facilitation
• Experience with theatre performance, specifically devising and collective creation
• Working within an anti-oppression framework
• Empathetic, a good listener, and approachable
• Adaptable, self-motivated, and outgoing
• Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others
• Experience working with youth and young adults
• Current criminal record check or willingness to get one
• Working knowledge of current approaches to addiction and recovery an asset
To apply please submit your resume or CV and cover letter (both as PDF) to email@example.com with the subject line “Cranked Workshop Facilitator – Your Name”, with files saved as YOURNAME_CV and YOURNAME_CWF
Please include in your cover letter any relevant experiences you may have, work or lived, that would benefit your work as a facilitator.
Applications close Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 4:30pm.
We thank all those who apply. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
In-person interviews will take place the week of June 20th to 24th, 2022. All Candidates will be asked to wear a 3-layer mask* and provide proof of full vaccination** as per Green Thumb’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy with the COVID-19 In-Person Work Policy https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/covid-19
*People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt. Some people cannot wear a mask for psychological, behavioral or health conditions.
**People who are unable to receive the vaccine for bona fide reasons protected by the BC Human Rights Code are exempt.
Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and to further principles of access, inclusion, and equity in our work. We strongly encourage applications from IBPOC, LGBTQ+, and other communities facing systemic marginalization, and welcome members of those communities to self-identify as they feel comfortable. Green Thumb also recognizes that artists, employees, 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. All Green Thumb staff, contractors and volunteers will be asked to sign off on Green Thumb’s Anti-Oppression and Anti-Harassment Policy. This can be found at: https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/resources/anti-oppression-anti-harrassment-policy
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.
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