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Have an idea to share? Wishing to volunteer? We got you.

Want to contribute to the team behind TEDxZurich working the full year to create days of wonder, inspiration and awe in the future? Are you a perfect fit?

For further information on the position and how to apply, read the Job Descriptions. If there are no open positions available but you feel you can offer something to the TEDxZurich team, please email us at info(at)tedxzurich.com

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Open Positions:

Do you want to contribute to the team behind TEDxZurich working to create a day of wonder, inspiration, and awe in 2020? 

TEDxZurich is part of the global TEDx program of self-organized, TED-like events that bring people together in the spirit of ideas worth spreading and organizing events where live speeches, musical performances, and amazing audiences experiences combine to spark deep discussions and connections. 

Are you a perfect fit? 

  • You believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world 
  • You want to contribute to share knowledge from our local thinkers
  • You are keen to learn, enjoy and live an amazing experience as a team
  • You are driven, organized, versatile, and possess a positive, hands-on attitude 
  • You have volunteered before, ideally for TEDx or another great cause 
  • You will be in talks with our partners and suppliers, so German is needed
  • You have technical skills, the ability to draw floor plans and good knowledge of how to deal with mechanical tasks with partners, location, and specialists (electrician, booth builder, fire protection, material planning)
  • You bring 1 to 3 years of experience in the event industry or the venue planning of exhibitions 

Main Responsibilities 

  • You will be leading the location team and, therefore, be responsible to plan, organize, manage all aspects of partners, locations and suppliers for our TEDxZurich main event end-to-end
  • You’ll be in charge of mapping out the venue floor plan and guarantee a perfect flow of communication and goods to external stakeholders
  • You’ll be in close contact with all TEDxZurich partners to coordinate their booth stand presence and manage setup and tear-down of their booths at the location
  • You’re present at the location the day before, during and after the event
  • Coordinating the audience experience at the location with the head of audience experience
  • You’ll manage a location associate who will assist you with your tasks throughout the year

Commitment 

We are a team of volunteers and depend on the commitment of each to make TEDxZurich a success every year. You are willing to invest time and commit to helping the team beyond your main responsibilities.

As the Head of Location, you will attend a monthly team meeting as well as a core team call as a biweekly 1-1 with one of the heads of the TEDxZurich team. Furthermore, You’ll be reachable for the internal team communication throughout the year.

Timeline 

  • End of August: Partner Momentum 
  • Mid-September: Location visit with partners
  • Mid-October: Finalize the schedule for the event 
  • Mid-November: Being present onsite before, during and after the event

If Interested 

If the position appeals to you and you would like to be part of the TEDxZurich Family, please send your CV to Stella Esther Bichler, esther.bichler@tedxzurich.com

Do you want to contribute to the team behind TEDxZurich working to create a day of wonder, inspiration, and awe in 2020? 

TEDxZurich is part of the global TEDx program of self-organized, TED-like events that bring people together in the spirit of ideas worth spreading and organizing events where live speeches, musical performances, and amazing audiences experiences combine to spark deep discussions and connections. 

Are you a perfect fit? 

  • You believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world
  • You want to contribute to share knowledge from our local thinkers
  • You are keen to learn, enjoy and live an amazing experience as a team
  • You are driven, organized, versatile, and possess a positive, hands-on attitude 
  • You have volunteered before, ideally for TEDx or another great cause 
  • You will be in talks with our partners and suppliers, so German is needed
  • You bring some experience in managing large events on the technical side or in planning venues (you will work with booth planners, mechanics and material specialists) 

Main Responsibilities 

  • You will be assisting the venue manager with planning, organizing and managing all aspects of the location of our yearly TEDxZurich main event
  • You’ll be in charge of mapping out the venue to guarantee a perfect communication flow of goods and make sure every stakeholder is briefed about the status quo 
  • You’ll be in close contact with all TEDxZurich Partners to coordinate their presence onsite and manage setup and tear-down of their booths and the location
  • You’re present at the location the day before, during and after the event
  • Helping to manage all location and catering volunteers
  • Coordinating the audience experience at the location with the head of audience experience

Commitment 

We are a team of volunteers and depend on the commitment of each to make TEDxZurich a success every year. You are willing to invest time and commit to helping the team beyond your main responsibilities. You will attend monthly team meetings and be reachable for the internal team communication throughout the year. 

Timeline 

  • End of August: Partner Momentum 
  • Mid-September: Location visit with partners
  • Mid-October: Finalize the schedule for the event 
  • Mid-November: Being present onsite before, during and after the event

If Interested 

If the position appeals to you and you would like to be part of the TEDxZurich Family, please send your CV to Stella Esther Bichler, esther.bichler@tedxzurich.com 

Become a TEDxZurich Speaker

TEDxZurich isn’t a typical conference. The TEDx audience has high expectations of the speakers. Our speaker liaison team works with speakers well in advance of the conference to help shape a presentation that will succeed on the TEDx stage. 

If you have an idea or know someone with an idea that belongs on the TEDx stage, we want to hear from you. Our previous form seems to have had a technical glitch so we would kindly ask you to email us to info@tedxzurich.com to make your suggestion for a future TEDx Conference. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

  • Please be sure to share a rough draft of your idea (approx 250-300 words).
  • A video of the speaker presenting the idea (approx 5 min). We reserve the right to not review nominations and/or submissions unless there is a teaser video accompanying your written draft.
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