Join the TEDxLugano Team

Our team is still looking to fill positions. If you are interested in being part of a volunteer dynamic team, please get in touch with us!

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Please apply by sending us a private message to info@tedxlugano.com presenting yourself and motivating your application for a specific position (CV + photo).

Requirements include good command of both English and Italian languages, and some experience in the specific activity for the position that you are applying to.

Important: everyone on the team is volunteer.

Performers Curators

Responsibilities:

  • Search for performer
  • Create an overall experience around the TEDxLugano event
  • Develop of a well-diversified innovative and performer program
  • Assist performers with preparing their performance
  • Prepare the approved performer for the day of the event: stage delivery, stage logistics, etc

Main team interactions:

  • Select performers along with the Event Curator and co-Curator
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to incorporate performer

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Partnerships Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of a development plan for strategic partnerships and sponsors
  • Development and maintenance of the database of potential and acquired partners
  • Preparation of all letters to partners/sponsors
  • Management of relationships with partners/sponsors
  • Preparation and revision of contracts and agreements with sponsors

Main team interactions:

  • Work with the team and audience to approach further partners and sponsors

Please note that good command of both English and Italian is required. German will be considered as a plus.

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Sales Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Setup of online sales system and integration with the Web Admin onto the main website and embedding with the Social Media Manager to all social networks
  • Keeping the sales database
  • Keeping the sales revenues safe and recuperable at any time
  • Ensuring efficient communication with all ticket holders for any enquiries
  • Coordinating any matters connected to tickets and sales

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Speakers Curator (Assistant)

Responsibilities:

  • Helps Speakers Curator to develop a well-diversified speakers program
  • Supports in developing content of communication (speakers package, email templates to be used in different interactions throughout the process, requirements, etc.)
  • Searches proactively for possible speakers based on an agreed profile and in line with the chosen theme and handle first contact
  • Conducts preliminary screening of spontaneous candidates
  • Assists with the presentation of candidates to the internal commitee and to TED Global
  • Assists speakers with their logistics, accommodation, and contacts with other speakers
  • Monitors and enforce TED rules for speakers internally and externally
  • Assists speakers with preparing their presentations (depending on experience)

Main team interactions:

  • Works with Speakers Curator to select and present candidates to Curator, internal selection committee and to TED Global
  • Works with the Marketing Manager to incorporate speakers into the program and promote the event
  • Works with communication Manager and Social Media Manager to raise interest in potential speakers

Please note that perfect command of both English and Italian is required. A network of potential speakers is a plus.

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Host

Responsibilities:

  • Host the event on stage
  • Prepare and agree the host script with the team
  • Do research on speakers and work together with the Speakers Curator to choose the most interesting facts and elaborate catchy introductions on stage
  • Prepare scenarios of hosting alone or with a partner host
  • Use personal social media heavily to post about TED, TED Talks, TEDxLugano Talks, and various personal comments/advice/recommendations that will prepare the audience
  • Attend a maximum of Swiss Social events to prepare the personal network face-to-face to the host
  • All other activities associated with promotion of the event in all possible sources

Main team interactions:

  • Work with PR Manager, Social Media Manager, Audience Curator and Marketing Manager to insert some things about the hosts into the visibility program to start preparing people for the host personalities

Please note that full English proficiency is required.

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Staff (during the event)

Responsibilities:

Various responsibilities, based on the event’s needs, may include:

  • Assisting with setup/takedown
  • Greeting attendees
  • Checking in attendees
  • Setting up the stage
  • Catering
  • Wardrobe management
  • Clearing out the location
  • Cleaning
  • Security
  • Other event-related responsibilities the day before, during the event, and day after

The Staff could work from 1 to 5 days before and after the event. Please indicate time disposal. At least one full day.

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Social Media Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Plan a social media presence for maximum publicity for the event
  • Create social media content
  • Regularly update TEDxLugano’s accounts (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, etc.) before, during and after the event
  • Keeping all account information safe and transferable to the future team

Main team interactions:

  • Coordinating with the PR and Marketing Managers
  • Coordinating content with the rest of the team and making sure everyone has a say
  • Arrange for team members to publicize the event on their own social media channels

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