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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.

Open Positions

Wanted: Visual Design: Graphic design, illustration, video editing

Do you want to contribute to the team behind TEDxZurich 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 with our visual design activities and needs throughout the year.
  • You will have the opportunity to work alongside other internal creative minds, completing them with the design demands of the wider TEDxZurich organization.
  • 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 to open 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 2-9 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
  • Have the opportunity to experiment with the visuals for a big event

Are you 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 sybille.zimmermann@tedxzurich.com by end of August 2022.



Wanted: Head of Legal and Finance

Do you want to contribute to the team behind TEDxZurich working to create new days of wonder, inspiration, and awe in 2022?
TEDxZurich is part of the global TEDx program of self-organized events that bring people together in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”. At the core of TEDx lies the organization of events where TED video talks and live speakers are combined to spark deep discussion and connection.

We are looking for a Head of Legal and Finance to level up our legal and finance activities.

 

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 to creating and spreading free knowledge from our local most inspirational thinkers — and support a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TEDxZurich events (main event, TEDxZurichSalon, and TEDxZurichWomen)
  • You are keen to learn, enjoy and live an amazing experience as part of an intrinsically motivated team
  • You are driven, organized, versatile, and possess a positive, hands-on attitude
  • You are willing to take care of TEDxZurich’s financial and legal business so that the team can unfold its creative genius whilst adhering to TED rules on a sound financial basis
  • You think outside the box and are not only interested in financial and legal aspects, but are happy to contribute your ideas to the other work streams of TEDxZurich


Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for the financial aspects of TEDxZurich (processing payments and expenses, bookkeeping and VAT declaration)
  • Responsible for tracking team expenses and managing the budget in close collaboration with the TEDxZurich co-leads
  • Responsible for delivering the financial statements to the board, in collaboration with our external accountant
  • In charge of reviewing, drafting and handling the legal contracts between TEDxZurich and its partners and sponsors in close collaboration with the head of partnerships
  • First contact person for any legal inquiries, including those regarding TED rules

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 one 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
 

Are you 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 matteo.antonelli@tedxzurich.comor hanna.brahme@tedxzurich.com.



Wanted: Partner relationship associate

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.

We are looking for a Partner relationship associate to level up our partnerships team.

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 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
  • Promote team synergy among team members and foster transparent communication
  • 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 
  • Documenting the relationship management process and partner debrief

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 one 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

Rough timeline

January – April:

  • Securing deals with main partners (80% of budget)
  • Securing deals with in-kind partners
  • Ongoing partner communication

May – July:

  • Organizing Partnership Momentum
  • Working closely with the Location team and the Audience Experience team to deeply involve partners in the event experience on site

August – 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

Are you 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.