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Community Outreach and Sponsorship Coordinator

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.


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 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.

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

About the Position

The Community Outreach and Sponsorship Coordinator will be one of the cornerstone participants in growing Femme Wave within the community, securing sponsorship proceeds, and maintaining quality relationships with partners. Through thoughtful and dedicated leadership and teamwork, this person will facilitate the expansion of Femme Wave into a landmark arts festival in Calgary.

The Community Outreach and Sponsorship Coordinator will begin work immediately through to December 15 2018, 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. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Community Engagement and Outreach Goals:

  • Foster and maintain strong partnerships with both local and national organizations.
  • Build relationships and develop engagement strategies with potential funding agencies and sponsors.
  • Grow a large network of community partners by researching and engaging with organizations holding similar values.
  • Develop clear models of sponsorship, partnerships, donors, etc. by reviewing and developing sponsorship packages, and sponsorship and partnership contracts.
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of the Community Outreach & Sponsorship committee in collaboration with the head of the committee and its members.


  • Proven experience in a similar role is necessary for the success of this position.
  • Experience in marketing, event management, and non-profits are all valuable.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with the Calgary arts community is a strong asset, but not required.

We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, but priority is given to individuals who identify as a woman, trans, non-binary, and/or queer. People with multiple marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to join our team, including queer, trans, and disabled people of colour and size.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

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

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