Workshop Coordinator

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Workshop Coordinator

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Femme Wave is looking for a dedicated workshop coordinator to organize and curate the festival workshops to take place on the Sunday afternoon of Femme Wave on November 8, 2020.

The festival runs from November 5 to November 8, 2020.

Role Description

Working with the executive director, artistic director and board of directors, the workshop coordinator will curate accessible and educational workshops at Femme Wave.

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

  • Research and prepare a suitable submissions call that communicates Femme Wave values, mission, and vision.
  • Ensure submissions calls have a wide reach and are highly accessible to the community.
  • Maintain Femme Wave standards of diversity and inclusiveness.


  • Coordinate with venue staff all logistics pertaining to workshops.
  • Gather workshop requirements and, with the assistance of the Femme Wave committee, ensure all setup and takedown is completed.
  • Develop a workshop schedule and ensure visibility at venue.
  • Develop online content for workshops, including signup sheets, bios, and descriptions.
  • Communicate Femme Wave’s safer spaces policy to all workshop facilitators.
  • Draft submissions call and manage the selection process, in coordination with festival directors.
  • Work with the volunteer coordinator to fill volunteer needs.


  • 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 workshop coordinator will work from April 15 to December 15, 2020, with the possibility of extension. 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 workshop 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, 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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