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Job Posting | Elementary and Secondary Theatre Workshop Facilitators

Job Posting | Elementary and Secondary Theatre Workshop Facilitators

Contract Position

Application Deadline: May 23rd,2023


Green Thumb’s offices are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of thexʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 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 Theatre is seeking experienced theatre-based facilitators to offer 1 to 2 hour workshops with Elementary or Secondary students to accompany our touring productions in Metro Vancouver throughout the2023-24 season (September 2023 to May 2024).

About the Role:

Reporting to and collaborating with the Education Liaison, the facilitators will lead 1 to 2 hour workshops for approximately 30 students at a time in Elementary and Secondary schools throughout Metro Vancouver. Using Green Thumb productions as a springboard for discussions, facilitators will employ a toolkit of games and activities to get participants thinking and expressing themselves in new ways, while encouraging students to explore their own stories and the things that matter to them through the language of theatre. Facilitators will be scheduled for bookings based on their availability and will be paid on a per workshop basis. They will also be paid an hourly wage for planning and training sessions with the Education Liaison in July and August of 2023.


·        Read and familiarize yourself with the 4 touring productions Green Thumb is touring in the 2023-24 season

·        Work with the Education Liaison to create theatre-based workshops

·        Provide a daytime availability on a month-by-month basis to the Education Liaison in order to be scheduled for workshops

·        Transport yourself to Elementary and Secondary schools across Metro Vancouver

·        Deliver fun, inclusive, and creative workshops for approximately 30 youth at a time

·        Support the youth participants in creating their own pieces



•       Experience with Arts-Based Facilitation

•       Experience with theatre performance, specifically devising and collective creation

•       Experience working with Elementary and/or Secondary aged youth

•       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

•       Current criminal record check or willingness to get one

•       Access to a vehicle or the ability to get to schools throughout Metro Vancouver reliably




$150 per workshop ($100 for the workshop and $50 for travel expenses)

$50 per hour for planning and training with the Education Liaison


Application Details:

To apply please submit your resume or CV and cover letter (both as PDF) to submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca with the subject line “Workshop Facilitator – Your Name”, with files saved as YOURNAME_CV and YOURNAME_WF

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: May 23rd,2023

We thank all those who apply. Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

In-person interviews will take place the week of May 29th, 2023. Green Thumb Theatre has a Mandatory Vaccine Policy for all staff and contractors. All contractors will be required to provide proof of double vaccination and adhere to Green Thumb Theatre’s Communicable Diseases Prevention Plan.

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 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. www.greenthumb.bc.ca


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April 26, 2023


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