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Event Assistant



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the TED2024 team to fuel a global exchange of ideas in an inspiring temporary role at an iconic event


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£210 - £240

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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In-person- Vancouver Canada

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Expires at anytime

TED is a respected global platform that unites thought leaders and innovators from diverse fields to share ideas that inspire change. With a dedication to fostering curiosity and knowledge, TED's nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation is shaping the future by creating a vibrant community of thinkers and doers.

Role Summary:

  • Provide crucial support for TED2024 in Vancouver as an Event Assistant.
  • Engage with high-profile guests and ensure an exceptional event experience.
  • Utilize your proactive, resourceful nature to manage tasks and solve problems independently.
  • Be prepared for physical activities, including walking, standing, and lifting up to 50 lbs.

Role Requirements:

  • Experience in customer service or hospitality.
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of common electronic devices.
  • Background in event production or tourism management preferred.
  • Self-sufficient with robust time management skills.
  • Strong communication abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Adept at critical thinking and problem-solving.

Our Mission: Spread ideas, foster community and create impact. TED is on a mission to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact. Our organization is devoted to curiosity, reason, wonder and the pursuit of knowledge — without an agenda. We welcome people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world and connection with others, and we invite everyone to engage with ideas and activate them in your community. TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our aim is to help create a future worth pursuing for all.

The role: These are short-term, temporary contract roles for in-person, onsite support at the TED2024 in Vancouver, BC. Event orientation and onsite work will take place between April 11 - 19, 2024. Successful applicants will be responsible for any travel, accommodation, and meal costs. Event Assistants help the Event Production team produce multiple aspects of the TED2024 experience, so we’re looking for people who are comfortable assisting high-profile guests with discretion and tact, actively listening to requests and taking the temperature of a situation before reacting. We want people who are proactive and resourceful, able to think critically, and act decisively when solving problems and managing competing priorities with minimal oversight. On-site roles involve walking and standing for long periods and being able to participate in some physical work and heavy lifting of up to 50 lbs.

Job requirements: Previous customer service and/or hospitality experience. Tech-savvy with a functional understanding of laptops, tablets, and cell phones. Previous event production or tourism management experience. Able to work well under little supervision, with excellent time management skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Proactive and resourceful. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Additional Information: All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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