Are you someone who believes in empowering youth to impact their communities both in Canada and abroad?
The TEDxYouth@Toronto organizing team is recruiting passionate and motivated young professionals/graduate students for a variety of positions to help plan our annual event taking place on November 16th 2013, in accordance with Universal Children’s Day. You will have the opportunity to be part of a talented team working to inspire youth, exposure to exciting speakers and sponsors, as well as the experience of playing a pivotal part of a unique global event.
TEDxYouth@Toronto is in its fourth year, and has influenced hundreds of youth around the city and featured some of the most innovative minds in Canada as speakers at past events. It is the largest free TEDxYouth event in Canada and aims to inspire youth by creating an experience that drives home the power of ideas, innovation and the notion that youth are powerful catalysts for change in their communities.
The 2013 event will take place in November, at the Ontario Science Centre. The format will be based upon the traditional TED Talks format with a line-up of exciting and diverse speakers and performers. The event will be followed by a networking reception for attendees and speakers. Also, the event will feature popular TED videos and interactive activities hosted by the Ontario Science Centre. There will be time before, during and after the event for participants, organizers and presenters to interact and share experiences – a vital component of the experience. The live audience will be made up of high school students from all over the city. It will be also be streamed for audiences locally and globally.
How do we operate?
TEDxYouth@Toronto began in 2010 with a group of friends who thought “Wouldn’t it be cool to have a TEDx conference just for Toronto youth?” Four years later, TEDxYouth@Toronto continues to be organized by a dedicated team of volunteers with a “get things done” attitude who are passionate about youth empowerment.
As with every volunteer-driven organization, we strive go beyond our assigned roles and duties to support each other (we understand that work and personal life has its peaks and troughs). On the day of the event, everyone chips in to ensure that the day proceeds smoothly and that 200 happy faces return home that evening. We meet bi-weekly with our project teams (e.g. outreach team), and monthly with the general team to catch-up and plan our next moves. We believe in delivering on the commitments we make, and work hard to ensure that we provide a one-of-a-kind experience to GTA youth.
While we understand that personal life and work often takes precedence, we ask that each interested applicant carefully considers the time and energy they are able to commit prior to applying. We are looking for applicants that are passionate, driven, take initiative and are ready to help us take this event to new heights!
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- Sponsorship Coordinator (6 positions available)
- Marketing & Outreach Coordinator (4 positions available)
- Speaker Coordinator (4 positions available)
- Graphic Designer (1 – 2 positions available)
- Web Developer (1 position available)
- Public Relations and Communications Specialist (1 position available)
- Social Media Community Manager (1 position available)
Applications have now closed. Thank you for your interest! If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, we are only accepting applicants who are over the age of 18 for the TEDxYouth@Toronto organizing committee.
If you have any question on the positions or the application process, we would be more than happy to answer them at email@example.com.
Selected applicants will be required to attend a brief interview between March 9th and 20th – please ensure that you have some availability during this period should you be invited to interview. All successful applicants will also be required to attend the first general meeting on March 23rd at noon – please mark that afternoon off in your calendars.
If you would like to apply for more than one position (good for you!), please kindly submit an application for each interested role. You’re more than welcome to tailor or add different content for each application. We will review each application separately in that case.