Call for 2013 Volun­teers

NOTE: We’ve filled the spe­cific roles advert­ised here, but we’re always look­ing for enthu­si­ast­ic, tal­en­ted, motiv­ated people who can think on their feet. If that’s you, let us know by filling in the volun­teer form – we can prob­ably find you some­thing to do!

After a well-deserved break the team is back and start­ing to plan for TEDx­Can­ber­ra 2013. Our event and our team have evolved con­sid­er­ably over three years, and now we’re look­ing for new faces for our volun­teer team. Spe­cific­ally, we’re look­ing for skilled, motiv­ated people ready to take on some key roles, includ­ing Com­mu­nic­a­tions Man­ager, Presen­ter Man­ager and Presen­ter Coordin­at­or.

The two man­ager roles are what we refer to as “core team” and will require a sig­ni­fic­ant level of volun­teer effort – demand var­ies across the year, but you can expect a couple of hours each week and increas­ing demand to as many as 10 – 15 hours in some weeks as the event approaches. The Coordin­at­or role is less demand­ing, but still requires a highly motiv­ated per­son.

IMG_5802Presen­ter Man­ager

  • coordin­ate activ­it­ies of the Presen­ter Team for TEDx­Can­ber­ra includ­ing approaches to poten­tial presenters and selec­tion of presenters
  • super­vise mem­bers of Presen­ter Team
  • work with Sta­ging team on any on-stage require­ments for present­a­tions
  • work with Pho­to and Video Team to coordin­ate require­ments for record­ing of present­a­tions
  • work with Comms team to arrange media and oth­er mar­ket­ing needs asso­ci­ated with presenters

Presen­ter Coordin­at­or

  • make arrange­ments for travel and accom­mod­a­tion, provide guid­ance to presenters and col­late presen­ter inform­a­tion
  • work with Part­ner­ships Dir­ect­or to arrange vis­its by presenters to part­ner organ­isa­tions
  • work with Pro­duc­tion team to provide neces­sary images and text for event mater­i­als and site
  • work with Comms team on presen­ter media

Com­mu­nic­a­tions Man­ager
The volunteer crew

  • Work with Licensee and Exec­ut­ive Pro­du­cer to develop, imple­ment and eval­u­ate the
    event’s stra­tegic comms plan
  • Man­age a small team of com­mu­nic­a­tions pro­fes­sion­als
  • Develop rela­tion­ships with key media stake­hold­ers both loc­ally and
  • Develop com­mu­nic­a­tions mater­i­als such as media releases, news­let­ters,
    and announce­ments
  • Pro­act­ively identi­fy oppor­tun­it­ies to pro­mote the event, presenters,
    and to raise the pro­file of key team mem­bers
  • Coordin­ate media inter­views with Licensee, presenters and key team
  • Coordin­ate social media activ­ity on the day

We’re also look­ing for a bunch of more gen­er­al volun­teers for our On-the-day Team as well as a num­ber of spe­cific tasks.

If you’re selec­ted for one of the core team roles, you’ll be com­mit­ting to a full year of involve­ment with TEDx­Can­ber­ra, poten­tially for sev­er­al hours each week. You par­ti­cip­a­tion will kick off with our all-day strategy and plan­ning ses­sion on Sat­urday 16 Feb­ru­ary.

If you have the drive, time and energy to com­mit to our core volun­teer team, we want to hear from you! Fill out the Volun­teer Applic­a­tion and let us know how you can help. We’ll be act­ing pretty quickly on applic­a­tions, and will be inter­view­ing next week.

5 Responses

  1. Sharon Neill

    Hel­lo Team,
    Yes I would love to volun­teer again for Tedx 2013, the exper­i­ence of 2012 holds some won­der­ful memor­ies.
    Have exper­i­ence as M.C at the Mul­ti Cul­tur­al Fest­ival, Gen­er­al meet and greet and will­ing to take up the chal­lenge of any of the tasks presen­ted to me.
    Thank you for your con­sid­er­a­tion for being a part of the 2013 team.
    Shar­on neill

  2. Leone van den Berg

    Good Morn­ing All,

    I have extens­ive exper­i­ence in travel, hos­pit­al­ity and con­fer­en­cing both in Aus­tralia and Asia which you might find use­ful in bring­ing Tedx 2013 to fruition. Love the Tedx for­um and would love to be involved, look for­ward to hear­ing from you.

  3. Chris Winter


    I’ve had a long back­ground at the ABC, on the loose since last August, live in Can­ber­ra, remain pas­sion­ate about the media and the world of col­lec­tions, have man­aged speak­ers for events both at the ABC and since, have spoken and MCed, can write, get on well with people – and am inter­ested in either of the present­a­tion roles. Need­less to say I’m a great admirer of TED


  4. Ong

    Hi TED team,
    I sub­mit­ted my applic­a­tion for your volun­teer pro­gram­me 2013, but have yet to hear from you. My last TED involve­ment was in 2012 TEDx­WWF Singa­pore. Really hope to get involve in TED again this year 🙂 Kind regards, Ong

  5. Nat Hill


    Just sub­mit­ted a volun­teer applic­a­tion, would definately be inter­ested in the Presen­ter coordin­at­or role, have organ­ised din­ners and out­reaches for up to 300 people in the past, have been on the board of Volun­teer organ­isa­tions.


    Nat Hill

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