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JOB POSTING | Indigenous Study Guide Creator

Job Posting | Indigenous Study Guide Creator

 Contract Position

Application Deadline: March 21st, 2023 

Green Thumb's offices are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (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 an experienced Indigenous artist and/or educator to create a study and resource guide to accompany our new production for Elementary aged audiences, THE MIXOLYDIAN by Ashley Cook. 


Bellevue, an 11-year-old Anishinaabe/Metis girl, is on a journey through the woods. Reconnecting with her culture and language, Bellevue is accompanied by her “imaginary friend”, a shapeshifter named Thomas. Having recently lost her grandfather (Shoom), Bellevue feels out of touch with the stories and words her Shoom used to share. Luckily, with some help from ancestor Nokomis, Bellevue learns that Shoom’s knowledge lives on in her, and there is more to her friend Thomas than meets the eye. 


- Read THE MIXOLYDIAN by Ashley Cook

- Liaise with Green Thumb Theatre’s Education Liaison about the content of the study guide

- Align the content of the study guide with relevant BC Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines

- Create a study guide for THE MIXOLYDIAN that includes:

• 6 to 8 relevant and age-appropriate pre and post show classroom discussion questions

• 2 to 3 relevant and age-appropriate classroom art or writing activities

• A list of relevant and age-appropriate resources

• A list of definitions or other sections as deemed necessary by the author and Education Liaison



 - Knowledge of the BC Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines for Elementary students, including Indigenous Education, Arts Education, English Language Arts Education, Social Studies, and Physical and Health Education.

- Experience creating lesson plans that incorporate Indigenous practices and protocols for Elementary aged youth

- A familiarity with Theatre for Young Audiences is an asset



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 “Indigenous Study Guide Creator – Your Name”, with files saved as YOURNAME_CV and YOURNAME_ISGC

Please include in your cover letter any relevant experiences you may have, work or lived, that would benefit your work as a study guide creator.

Applications close Tuesday, March , 2023 at 4:30pm.

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

Interviews will take place via Zoom in late March. Applicants from outside of the Lower Mainland are welcome to apply as this work can be completed remotely.

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. Please note, this posting is specifically for Indigenous candidates. We also strongly encourage applications who are from LGBTQ+ and other intersecting 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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February 21, 2023


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