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Curator, TED

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Curator is responsible for selecting and working with speakers at TED events, with particular responsibility for events hosted in TED's office theater (capacity: 120 pax). As such, the Curator has broad interests in all the topics TED covers, with a particular fascination for science and technology. He/she/they is also a ninja collaborator, working with TED's specialist curators to bring the finest minds to our stage and help them shine. Poised and personable, comfortable onstage and off, the Curator will help to make TED in all its forms a must-not-miss.

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS

  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Possess 5-8 years of experience working on content creation (live and/or digital)
  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills
  • Possess incredible contacts. You can invite an interesting, eclectic and diverse group of speakers from day one
  • Presenting and live interviewing experience
  • Must be curious, creative, collaborative, and personable

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must be a quick study to know what really matters now and next in the world of ideas
  • Identify and pitch speakers for all TED events
  • Work with speakers to help them present the most interesting ideas, coach them to develop, improve and craft their talks, as well as distill important ideas into accessible content
  • Act as a point of direct contact with TED’s speakers to make sure TED continues to support the work of its extensive speaker network
  • Work with the specialist curators to make sure that programs are consistently fascinating
  • Work with the Partnerships team to develop themes for partner-related events hosted in the New York HQ theater
  • Work with the Theater team to make the most of the technological capabilities of the theater
  • Work with the Format Development team on new product developments
  • Host salons, sessions, and other TED-related events
  • Act as an ambassador for TED in the world at large
  • Other duties and special projects as may be assigned from time to time
  • Willingness to contribute however possible to ensure the overall effectiveness of position

TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter including details of 3 TED speakers you'd like to see on the TED stage, and why.

TED Conferences LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite all qualified candidates to apply online with their resume.

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