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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.

Open Positions

Wanted: Partner relationship associate  (deadline: April 22nd, 2022)

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 by 22.04.2022.

Wanted: Head of Production (deadline: April 22nd, 2022)

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 and organizing events where TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection.

We are looking for a Head of Production!

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
  • You have experience in organising and running live shows.
  • You have a basic understanding of show technology (audio, video, streaming, communication etc.)
  • You speak English and German.

Main responsibilities

  • Coordinating the team in planning and supporting the show rehearsals 
  • Coordinating the team in planning and supporting the show on the event day(s)
  • Coordinating the planning of the show flow using online program „ShoFlo“
  • Contact person for team members both on the show flow as well as for technical production questions 
  • Main contact person in the communication with suppliers, service and venue partners as well as occasionally artists and speakers
  • Spokesman for the entire TEDxZurich team in all matters regarding event(s) pre- and post-production
  • Participating in regular meetings with the Co-Leads, Heads of other streams and Production Team members
  • Coordinating the set up and dismantling during the pre-show/after-show days 
  • Coordinating the post-production process 

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 help the team beyond your main responsibilities. You will attend monthly team meetings 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

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 Ralf Soboczinski, ralf.soboczinski@tedxzurich.com by 22.04.2022.