Our Team staff do everything from organizing events like our annual conference—selecting speakers, venues, and planning breaks—to working with schools, students, and teachers. We’re now accepting applications for students to be part of our Team.
Time commitment will be 3–7 hours a week on average during the school year and 5–10 hours a week during the summer. Until further notice, all [email protected] events will be strictly virtual. Team staff may work from anywhere and do not need to commute to Columbia; however, when in-person events return, there will be a couple, sporadic events (like rehearsals) for which commuting will be necessary for certain staff.
All of our staff volunteer their time; per official TED rules, we are not allowed to pay our Team members (which we disagree with). However, we still refer to this process as “hiring” because the responsibilities are equivalent to those of a job or an internship (and in most cases, even greater): managing a budget, selecting and coaching speakers, creating partnerships with other organizations, working with interdisciplinary teams, and more.
So, does this sound like you or someone you know?
Want to recommend someone to join our Team? Nominate them by going to our nomination page and filling out the form.
If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].
Our application will be online on Wednesday, July 14.