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JOB POSTING | Emerging Lighting Designer (Contract)

Contract Position


Application Deadline: April 5th, 2021
Posted: March 4th, 2021

Green Thumb Theatre is seeking a lower mainland based self identifying Emerging Lighting Designer to design the film lighting for Green Thumb’s upcoming workshop of CRANKED by Michael P. Northey with raps by Kyprios directed by Rachel Aberle. The purpose of this workshop is to adapt CRANKED from an in-person theatre show to live-streaming.

Information on the show can be found here: https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/playcatalogue/cranked

This is a supported position for an emerging designer to build their skill base while having the experience of being the lead artist on a project. Green Thumb will be employing established lighting designer John Webber to serve as a lighting mentor on this project, supporting the emerging artist’s vision and aiding in their skill development.

We welcome applications from designers with either a theatre or film background. The designer will be required to create a lighting plot, have a grounding in what instruments they may want to use and have an understanding on how to communicate their design prior to the workshop with Director, Rachel Aberle.

Must be comfortable working in-person under strict COVID-19 protocols in alignment with WorkSafeBC and provincial health guidelines. For most recent COVID-19 policies please visit https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/covid-19

Please note the candidate must be able to lift 30lbs and climb ladders.

Contract Timeline:

LX Load in: June 2nd, 2021
Workshop: June 3rd – 12th, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that all candidates will be contacted by April 9th,  2021 to let them know if they were successful.





Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and is committed 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 ThumbTheatre:

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.

Green Thumb Theatre’s offices are located in the city currently known as “Vancouver”, on the traditional, unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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March 4, 2021


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