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Job Opening: SEAQCF Festival Coordinator

Position: Festival Coordinator
Employment Status: Project Based – Full Time (40 hours per week)
Duration Period: Nine (9) months, starting 1 May 2024 to 30 January 2025
Consultancy Fee: USD 1,300.00
Application deadline: April 25, 2024
Eligibility: This position is open for queer artists applicants from Southeast Asia

The ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (ASC) is a regional organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) individuals and groups in Southeast Asia that advocates and lobbies for the inclusion of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in the ASEAN. Established in 2011, ASC promotes LGBTIQ rights in ASEAN and seeks to build strong relationships with civil society, state actors, and international organizations.

Our Southeast Asian Queer Cultural Festival (SEAQCF) 2024 is coming up! The first edition of SEAQCF took place virtually in 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, spanning from February 13 to March 13. It featured 43 artworks across audio, visual, and video formats, including poetry slams, photo exhibitions, film screenings, and drag shows, presented in 14 live online events. the 2024 SEAQCF, we plan to adopt a hybrid approach, reconnecting with past artists from the first volume while also engaging with new emerging queer artivists.

This festival will serve as a cultural, creative and political space for activists, artists and cultural workers. The festival will be done via on-line spaces. ASC needs a person who can bring forward innovation and dedication amidst a highly challenging work environment. The person will take on a leadership role within a team of activists from different countries and backgrounds.

We are looking for the Festival Coordinator to execute the festival amazingly. Due to the current telecommuting work arrangements of ASC, the person may be based anywhere in the Southeast Asia region but must be accessible on-line.


  • Work closely with the festival’s advisory team in designing and implementing the festival strategy and work plan;
  • Work closely with the festival’s advisory team in inviting and selecting potential artists, activists and cultural workers who will be part of the festival;
  • Work closely with festival’s advisory team in designing the festival program and curation of events;
  • Ensure the provision of all logistical, technical, and budgetary requests of artists, activists and cultural workers invited to participate in the festival with the following details:
    • Obtaining the required permits and insurance for the offline festival;
    • building connections with contractors and businesses offering necessary supplies and services for offline festival;
    • designing resources like festival maps and signage;
    • coordinating the setup and supervising of the venue;
    • managing a team of festival operations
    • Identify and ensuring availability and access to selected digital platforms as on-line venues for the festival;
  • Lead in the development of marketing and publicity materials for the festival;
  • Coordinate closely with ASC’s security team in developing and implementing a risk assessment and security plan to ensure the safe conduct of SEAQCF;
  • Prepare a report that documents the process and outcomes of the festival.



  • High skill in event management with prior experience in organizing an art or cultural festival;
  • Expertise in on-line media platforms;
  • Strong organization skills and highly detailed oriented;
  • Committed and skilled at working with others to achieve positive outcomes;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Capacity to work with minimal supervision;
  • Capacity to work remotely;
  • Reliable, self-motivated, have a positive attitude and a good team player.


Application Process

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application letter, updated CV, festival portfolio and names and contact details of at least two references.

Applications should be sent to with subject heading “Application for 2024 SEAQCF Festival Coordinator” and addressed to:


Mx. Ryan V. Silverio
Executive Director


ASC is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or SOGIESC, in accordance with national law. However, applicants from the LGBTQIA+ community and other marginalized groups are being considered.