Get Involved

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

We need you!

Want to contribute to the team behind TEDxZurich and help to create days of wonder, inspiration and awe? Do you feel like you are the perfect fit? Then we’d love to connect! For further information on the positions and the application process, please read the Job Descriptions below. Is there no position that fits you, but you think you can add something to our team? Please email us at info@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. We would kindly ask you to email us to info@tedxzurich.com to make your suggestion for a future TEDx Conference.

  • Please send us a short essay with 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.

Open Positions

Wanted: Visual Design and UI Associate (deadline: March 26th, 2021)

Want to contribute to the team behind TEDxZurich working to create new days of wonder, inspiration and awe?

TEDxZurich is part of the global TEDx program of self-organized events that bring people together in the spirit of ideas worth spreading and organizing events where TED Talk videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection.

Are you a perfect fit?

  • You want to make a difference to our city, our country and the world we live in
  • You believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world
  • You want to contribute in creating free knowledge from our local most inspired thinkers and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TEDxZurich events
  • 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 a passion for TED and volunteering activities to expand your knowledge and industry experience

Main Responsibilities

Work within the Marketing and Communications team to help us with our visual design activities and needs throughout the year.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside two of our internal creative minds, assisting them with the design demands of the wider TEDxZurich organisation.

Website: ideally some UI and UX knowledge and a passion for digital experiences, with an eye for detail and empathy towards our users and their needs throughout their digital journeys in our channels. Experience in using Elementor (a wordpress visual website builder that requires little to no coding) would be a plus. 

Social Media and Newsletter: the creation of imagery for our online digital channels which are creative, fun and can engage an audience, expanding the reach of the TEDxZurich brand design

Main event activities: support the team in the creation of the yearly booklet, the creation of the main event slide deck and supporting any creative ideas that will enhance the overall TEDx experience.

We believe in continuous growth and improvement and would like this opportunity to benefit you by allowing room for expanding on your already existing skills and knowledge

Experience

You have a strong eye for design which would be seen in your portfolio of work. We are open to the amount of industry experience you may have been exposed to. 

Commitment

We are a team of volunteers and depend on the commitment of each one to make TEDxZurich a success every year. You are willing to invest time (up to 3-9 hours per week) and commit to help the team beyond your main responsibilities. You will attend monthly team meetings, other ad hoc meetings based on needs and be reachable for the internal team communication throughout the year. 

Your benefits

  • Expand your horizons and gain insights into new fields
  • Work with an enthusiastic, spirited team
  • Contribute to a great community vision
  • Meet organizations and companies across Switzerland and build your network
  • Gain experience with a global recognized organization
  • Participate in all TEDxZurich events

If interested

If the position appeals to you and you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience, please share your portfolio or a sample of your work, your CV and a short cover letter to L.A. Worrell, la.worrell@tedxzurich.com and Francesca Cattaneo, francesca.cattaneo@tedxzurich.com by 26.03.2021.

 

Wanted: Partnerships Associate (deadline: March 5th, 2021)

Want to contribute to the team behind TEDxZurich working to create new days of wonder, inspiration and awe?

TEDxZurich is part of the global TEDx program of self-organized events that bring people together in the spirit of ideas worth spreading and organizing events where TED Talk videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection.

Are you a perfect fit?

– You want to make a difference to our city, our country and the world we live in
– You believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world
– You want to contribute in creating free knowledge from our local most inspired
thinkers and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both
online and at TEDxZurich events
– 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

Main Responsibilities

– Work together with the colleagues in the Partnership team to build relationships and trustful collaboration with partners, that are sustainable and provide the ground for a long-term exchange with TEDxZurich
– Manage the current partner pipeline, leading negotiations with partners all the way to contract signature
– Facilitate strong and transparent communication throughout the year, including being reachable for the partners, understanding the business needs, creating communication material and updating all partners about the progress of the events
– Contribute with ideas towards continuously improving and professionalizing the work within the Partnership team
– Work in close collaboration with the Marketing team ensuring the partners’ brand is positioned within the TEDxZurich communication
– Work in close collaboration with the Audience Experience team and the Location team to organize a Partnership Momentum (half-day event with partner), making sure to help implement the on-site presence of partners

Commitment

We are a team of volunteers and depend on the commitment of each one to make TEDxZurich a success every year. You are willing to invest time (up to 5-10 hours per week) and commit to help the team beyond your main responsibilities. You will attend monthly team meetings and be reachable for the internal team communication throughout the year. Since meetings with partners typically take place during working hours, you have some flexibility in the daytime and you want to contribute to TEDxZurich at least until end of 2021.

Your benefits

– Expand your horizons and gain insights into new fields
– Work with an enthusiastic, spirited team
– Contribute to a great community vision
– Meet organizations and companies across Switzerland and build your network
– Gain experience with a global recognized organization
– Participate in all TEDxZurich events

Rough timeline

January – May
– Securing deals with main partners (80% of budget)
– Securing deals with in-kind partners
– Ongoing partner communication
June – September
– Organizing Partnership Momentum
– Working closely with the Location team and the Audience Experience team to deeply
involve partners in the event experience on site
October – November
– Ongoing partner communication and managing implementation of presence on site
– Ensure content and brand positioning for all communications and collaterals before
and at the event

If interested

If the position appeals to you and you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience, please send your CV and a short cover letter to Xenia Schmidt, xenia.schmidt@tedxzurich.com by 05.03.2021.