Comedy Curator

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Comedy Curator

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Femme Wave is looking for a dedicated volunteer to curate comedy programming for the 2020 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 2020 festival that represent as many genres and communities as possible.
  • Maintain Femme Wave standards of diversity and inclusiveness.


  • Develop and circulate the call for submissions.
  • Working with artistic and executive directors, select comedians for 2020 festival and develop 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 with the tech 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.

The comedy curator will work from March 2020 to January 2021, 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. There is a small honorarium for this 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 February 29, 2020, to

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

About Femme Wave

Femme Wave is a feminist arts festival. The festival takes place annually in November across multiple inner-city venues and has enjoyed considerable growth since its inception. Founded in 2015, it is a collective-run organization with board and committee members of diverse and varying backgrounds.

Our mission is to create a safe, positive, and inclusive space for women and non-binary artists. Our vision is 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 positive, safe, supportive spaces 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.

We understand and acknowledge that Femme Wave takes place on Treaty 7 territory and the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakoda (Stoney), and Tsuut’ina, also known as Calgary.

For more information about us, please visit our website

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