Safer Spaces Coordinator

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Safer Spaces Coordinator

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Femme wave is looking for a safer spaces coordinator to recruit, train and manage safer spaces volunteers for our 2020 festival and special Femme Wave specific events. Additionally, this role is required to ensure the festival provides a safe and inclusive space for all attendees, artists and participants through our safer spaces initiative.

The selected participant will be tasked with creating a supportive, inclusive and fun festival this year and into the future with support from our team.

Role Description

Working with the executive and artistic directors, and board of directors, the volunteer safer spaces coordinator will recruit, train and manage safer spaces volunteers for the festival and special Femme Wave specific events. Additionally, this role is required to ensure the festival provides a safe and inclusive space for all attendees, artists and participants through our safer spaces initiative.

The successful candidate should have a general understanding of festival settings and the varied requirements in making festivals safe and accessible for all. Femme Wave operates at a fast pace, so the ideal safer spaces coordinatior will be able to hit the ground running with support from our team. You are excited to inspire to make Femme Wave 2020 the best festival for everyone!


  • Recruit, train, schedule and manage a team of safer spaces volunteers.
  • Create and execute volunteer agreements for each safer spaces volunteer to be submitted for Board approval and other volunteer procedures as required.
  • Be the direct contact for safer spaces volunteers—requires follow-through and quick response time.
  • Coordinate training through a reputable organization (such as the Centre For Sexuality) for safer spaces volunteers.
  • Review and understand the Femme Wave safer spaces policy, and suggest amendments to the policy if necessary.
  • Distribute safer spaces policy to all board and committee members, volunteers and artists involved with the festival, ensuring policy is understood by everyone participating in Femme Wave.
  • Coordinate with venue staff about accessibility and safer spaces policy implementation, ensuring policy is understood and practiced at all venues.
  • Put up and take down safer spaces signage at each venue.
  • Coordinate safer spaces volunteer recognition after the festival.


  • Experience in volunteering locally.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Google Suite.
  • Excellent organizational and team coordination abilities.
  • Acute understanding of the necessary elements of safer spaces.
  • Sensitivity and awareness to the diversity within Femme Wave, as well as to the Femme Wave audience.
  • Consciousness of accessibility and inclusion in all elements of Femme Wave’s public face.
  • Experience with festivals, arts organizations, and non-profit organizations is an asset.

This role is year-round as required, with a minimum of two months prior to the festival to recruit, schedule, and train the safer spaces volunteers. Will require a full dedication of time during the festival weekend, November 5 to 8, 2020.

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.

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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