This is a short-term, temporary contract role for in-person, onsite support at the Countdown Summit conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. You may be asked to work some or all of the dates between October 5 and October 15, 2021. You will be responsible for any travel, accommodation and meal costs.
As an Usher in the TED Theater, you’ll create a safe and inclusive atmosphere for attendees watching the talks. You’ll act as an ambassador for TED, warmly welcoming attendees to help them feel oriented, included and comfortable. You’ll also answer attendee questions, assist people with accessibility needs and hand out session materials or complete special tasks needed to set the theater up for a session. You’ll work closely with the security team to check attendees’ accreditation, maintain crowd control and follow conference security and social distancing protocols. You’ll also be responsible for tidying and ‘resetting’ the theater after each session.
You’re friendly, professional and discreet, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You’re comfortable assisting high-profile attendees with discretion and tact, actively listening to requests and taking the temperature of a situation before reacting.
This position involves standing and walking for long periods, and staying alert and engaged even when the workload is light.