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Job Posting | THE MIXOLYDIAN Workshop Facilitator (Indigenous Candidates)

Job Posting | THE MIXOLYDIAN Workshop Facilitator (Indigenous Candidates)

Contract Position

Application Deadline: May 29th, 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 an experienced arts-based Indigenous facilitator with a background in theatre performance to co-create and lead multi-day workshops for Elementary students that accompany our touring production of THE MIXOLYDIAN by Ashley Cook. THE MIXOLYDIAN follows 11-year-old Bellevue as she connects with her Anishinaabe and Metis culture on a journey through the woods, and learns there is more to her “imaginary friend” Thomas than meets the eye. https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/season/mixolydian


The contract would include up to 20 hours of creation time in collaboration with Green Thumb’s Education Liaison, up to 15 hours of orientation and rehearsal with the cast, and approximately 1 month of out of town touring with the show. The show and accompanying residencies will be traveling to remote and/or Indigenous communities throughout BC.


The 20 hours would take place over July and August of 2023 and could be scheduled according to the availability of the successful candidate and the Education Liaison. The 15 hours of rehearsal would take place in early to mid-September (TBC), and the tour would take place during the months of October and November, 2023 (TBC). Please note: all dates are subject to change.


Shared 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 multi-day workshops that engage with the themes of the play while also encouraging students to work collectively to create their own theatre pieces. The workshops will employ theatre exercises to explore and create original content with the youth participants. 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 THE MIXOLYDIAN to prepare them to assist you in the facilitation of workshops for youth

·        Travel with the cast of THE MIXOLYDIAN 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 Indigenous art and/or education

•       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

If you don’t feel like you have all the qualifications listed, but think you’d still be a good fit, please apply!




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 “Mixolydian Workshop Facilitator – Your Name”, with files saved as YOURNAME_CV and YOURNAME_MWF

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 29th,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 June 5th, 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. 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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April 26, 2023


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