Volunteer Coordinator

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Volunteer Coordinator

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Femme Wave is looking for a volunteer coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers for our 2020 festival. The selected participant will have experience in organizing and inspiring teams and will assist us in supporting Femme Wave volunteers to adopt our mission and values to create a supportive, inclusive and fun festival this year and into the future.

Role Description

Working with the executive director and resource director, the volunteer coordinator will be able to take direction and lead the recruitment, organization, training, and recognition of volunteers. The successful candidate should have a general understanding of festival settings and the varied roles of volunteers in making festivals successful. Femme Wave operates at a fast pace, so the ideal volunteer coordinator will be able to hit the ground running with support from our team. You are excited to inspire and motivate volunteers to make Femme Wave 2020 the best festival yet!


  • Lead planning for recruiting, organizing, and training volunteers.
  • Support social media coordinator and website coordinator with information to source and recruit volunteers.
  • Collect information on volunteers availabilities and skills.
  • Arrange for general training and safer spaces training, working with the safer spaces coordinator.
  • Produce schedules and assign responsibilities for festival events.
  • Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and well-placed.
  • Disseminate information for upcoming training and events.
  • Keep detailed records of volunteers’ information and assignments.
  • Εnsure the purpose of the organization and its actions is clearly communicated.
  • Plan volunteer recognition and celebration.


  • Experience in volunteering locally.
  • Experience in recruiting through various channels.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Google Suite.
  • Excellent organizational and team coordination abilities.
  • Sensitivity and awareness to the diversity within Femme Wave, as well as to the Femme Wave audience.
  • Experience with festivals, arts organizations, and non-profit organizations is an asset.

The volunteer coordinator will work from August 15 to December 15 2020, with the possibility of extension, if interested. Time commitments will vary and increase into October and November when the festival takes place but will average five to 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible and will vary, with the majority of work being done remotely. A small honorarium will be paid to the volunteer coordinator upon successful completion of their duties.

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, by email to info@femmewave.com.

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 femmewave.com.

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