Please see all listings for the 2018-2019 year and the application form link below.

Speakers and Programming Curators:

Curators working with our Speakers and Programming Team have a passion for ideas, storytelling, and an excellent work ethic. A commitment to highlighting CUNY's students, faculty, and staff and a familiarity with the style of TED talks is a must. Responsibilities include identifying potential speakers, working with speakers to edit their talks, and curating other aspects of our mainstage content. While not required, students who are part of the graduating Class of 2020 or lower are preferred.

Logistics and Audience Experience Curators:

Curators working with our Logistics and Audience Experience team should be creative individuals with a passion for innovation, event planning, community outreach, and curating spaces. Responsibilities include planning potential workshops, exhibits, and partnerships that will feature independent or community-based artists, organizations, businesses, etc. The curator team is also responsible for SWAG bags and the run of show. Experience with stage management is preferred, but not required.

Graphic Designer:

As part of the Media and Marketing team, the Graphic Designer will develop TEDxCUNY’s brand and create promotional materials. They are responsible for creating visual concepts to communicate ideas that will help inspire, inform, or captivate our TEDxCUNY community. They will develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, and the conference’s program. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is required.


The Animator will work under the Media and Marketing team to help develop TEDxCUNY’s brand and create promotional materials. The animator should be able to produce sequential images of drawings, puppets and models that will be showcased in advertisements, social media posts, videos, and the website. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere or iMovie is required. Knowledge in Adobe Animator or Maya is recommended, but not required.

Co-Director of Budgeting and Finance:

Responsibilities for the Co-Director of Budgeting and Finance include developing a yearly conference budget and keeping track of all expenditures/grants. Responsibilities include developing strategies to encourage new or increased contributions and securing commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors. The candidate must have experience with Excel.


Videographers will work with the Director of Video and Photography and will be responsible for pre-event, event, and post-event photography and videography (documenting the event planning process, capturing images for promotional purposes, and editing videos of the talks). Candidates should be comfortable communicating with professional filmmakers and camera operators. Candidates should be fluent with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and/or similar programs. Candidates should also be fluent with a DSLR camera, and have their own camera.