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Safer Spaces 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.

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 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 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

About the Position

Working with the 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.

Tasks and Expectations:

  • Recruit, train, schedule and manage a team of safer spaces volunteers.
  • Create and execute Volunteer Agreement 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 Calgary Sexual Health Centre) 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 the policy is understood by everyone participating in Femme Wave.
  • Coordinate with venue staff about accessibility and Safer Spaces policy implementation, ensuring the 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.
Time Commitment

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 full dedication of time during the festival weekend, November 15 to 18, 2018.


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 by email to

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