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JOB POSTING | Sound Designer - Contract

Contract Position

Application Deadline June 10th, 2021
Posted: May 12th, 2021

Green Thumb Theatre is seeking a Lower Mainland based sound designer to execute the sound design for Green Thumb Theatre’s tour of Like it or Not by Katey Hoffman, directed by Rachel Aberle, touring into elementary schools in our 2021-22 season.

About the show:

Zoey and Leah are best friends. They have been inseparable since kindergarten. But at the beginning of grade six something has changed. Leah begins to hang out with Makayla, a fellow fashionista (and most popular girl in school!), and soon finds herself buying new outfits and posting pictures on her new fashion app, in the hopes of gaining “likes” and “followers”. This new comedy from the author of last year’s hit, WHAT IF, takes a close look at how young people can become preoccupied with their perception of who they are and how they are seen, both on social media and in school. Join Zoey, Leah, Madame Lagrange, Makayla, and Coach Dana as they try to understand the pressures of finding out who you are in a world that is obsessed with body image and social media “likes”.

About the position:

Sound Designer/Composer
Contract accepted by June 18th, 2021

Production meetings throughout timeline

Rehearsals October 11th – November 8th, 2021 (exact dates to come)

Opening either November 1st or 8th, 2021 (exact dates to come)

Fee $2,300 - $3,300 (to commensurate with experience)


The Stage Manager will run sound cues from QLab through two left/right speakers on the gym floor. Please note that the show should also be able to function without the L/R capability if the sound system is reduced during set up. The designer should be aware that the typical venue will be a large gymnasium. At current, the director is interested in exploring having the intro, various short transition music moments and end music composed or pulled, depending on candidate’s portfolio and skillset.There are also various sound cues (school bells, etc) throughout the piece. The director is currently looking for a pop/cartoony vibe for this tour for young audiences.



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). Please note that due to staff working in office on a limited basis due to COVID-19, voicemails are checked once per week.

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 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

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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May 11, 2021


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