Comedy Curator

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Comedy Curator

The deadline for this volunteer opportunity has passed.

Femme Wave is looking for a dedicated volunteer to curate comedy programming for the 2019 festival.

Role Description

Working heavily with the Artistic and Executive Directors, as well as the Board of Directors, the Comedy Curator will program accessible, diverse, forward-thinking comedic performances for Femme Wave that is in line with the festival’s mission, vision and values.

The role will focus on three objectives to deliver quality, diverse programming:

  • Expand the reach of Femme Wave’s comedy submissions call.
  • Select comedians to perform during the 2019 festival that represents as many genres and communities as possible.
  • Maintain Femme Wave standards of diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Duties:

  • Develop and circulate the call for submissions.
  • Working with Artistic and Executive Directors, select comedians for 2019 festival and develop the festival schedule.
  • Ensure appropriate venues are selected and booked.
  • Develop online content about comedy programming.
  • Work within a designated budget laid out by the Board and report on the finances of the programming.
  • The comedy curator will also work heavily with the Artist Care Coordinator to ensure comedian’s experiences at Femme Wave are excellent.


  • Passion, knowledge and participation in the comedy community in Calgary.
  • Research, time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written, and facilitation skills.
  • Experience with social media administration and graphic design an asset.

The Comedy Curator will work from February 2019 to January 2020, with the possibility of extension. Time commitments will vary and increase in June and July for the selection process, and October and November when the festival takes place. Hours are flexible and will vary. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Femme Wave is an inclusive feminist organization and those involved in the organizing of the festival should identify as such. People with multiple marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply, including queer, trans, and disabled people of colour and size. We will review applications in accordance with our mission, vision and values which are included below.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter no later than January 11, 2019, to

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


To create a safe, positive, and inclusive space for women and non-binary artists.


A local and national arts scene that celebrates and supports women and non-binary artists and provides them with safe spaces and opportunities to share their work.


Creating a positive, safe, supportive space/s and opportunity for women and non-binary artists.

Applying a punk rock, feminist lens to all arts programming.

Championing the creativity of women and people with non-binary identities.

Providing opportunities for, and inclusive access to, diverse stories, experiences and perspectives.

Educating and being educated about feminist intersectional issues.

Facilitating feminist fun.

Ultimately being badass feminist bitches.

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