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JOB POSTING | Youth Advisory Council Facilitator

Contract Position

Posted: May 12th, 2022

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2022 – 4:30pm PST

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's offices are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Green Thumb Theatre is seeking an experienced IBPOC arts-based facilitator to co-create and run Green Thumb Theatre’s first online-based Youth Advisory Council for youth aged 13-18 across BC. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will run for the length of the 2022-23 school year and meet every two months, with individual or small group project sessions taking place outside of those meetings. The commitment for the facilitator will be up to 15 hours a month from July 1st, 2022 to June 30th, 2023, with hours scheduled according to the availability of the facilitator in consultation with the Education Liaison.

About the Role:

Reporting to and collaborating with the Education Liaison, the facilitator will recruit youth participants and lead sessions informed by the interests of the youth involved. The focus of the YAC is to empower youth to engage with Green Thumb Theatre and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) in the ways that interest them. Rather than predetermined “assignments”, the facilitator will be there to offer opportunities for engagement that the youth can select according to their interests and curiosities.  Different members may choose to engage in different roles and opportunities. These opportunities may include: reading Green Thumb commissions, attending workshops and offering feedback on Green Thumb productions, inviting guest speakers to present and share, interviewing TYA artists for a YAC blog or radio program, or other possibilities as determined by the group. The focus of the YAC is “for youth, by youth”.

Responsibilities:

• Work with the Education Liaison to recruit youth aged 13 to 18 from across BC

• Co-create with the Education Liaison a schedule and structure for meetings, with the flexibility to allow the meetings to be informed by the youth participants

• In consultation with the Education Liaison, suggest and schedule possible guest speakers based on the interests of the youth participants

• Acquire parental/guardian consent for all youth participants and be prepared to speak with parents/guardians as required

• Create a Community Agreement with the Education Liaison and youth participants outlining the values, needs, and approaches for working together

• Attend and facilitate all meetings of the YAC

• Work with the Education Liaison to find and provide opportunities for the YAC as determined by the youth participants

• Write a final report in collaboration with the Education Liaison that offers evaluation, feedback, and suggestions for possible future iterations of the YAC

Requirements:

• Experience with Arts-Based Facilitation

• Familiarity with the theatre community in BC and TYA in particular

• 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

Remuneration:

$9,000

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 “Youth Advisory Council Facilitator – Your Name”, with files saved as YOURNAME_CV and YOURNAME_YACF

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 Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 4:30pm.

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 20th to 24th, 2022. All Candidates will be asked to wear a 3-layer mask* and provide proof of full vaccination** as per Green Thumb’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy with the COVID-19 In-Person Work Policy  https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/covid-19

*People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt. Some people cannot wear a mask for psychological, behavioral, or health conditions.

**People who are unable to receive the vaccine for bona fide reasons protected by the BC Human Rights Code are exempt.

Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and to further principles of access, inclusion, and equity in our work. As part of this work, this position has been earmarked specifically for an IBPOC candidate. We also strongly encourage applications from LGBTQ+ and other communities facing systemic marginalization, and welcome members of those communities to self-identify as they feel comfortable.

Green Thumb 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.

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