Join Our Team


TEDxCUNY is a student-run conference dedicated to amplifying CUNY voices. Each year, we are eager to bring onto our team excited, passionate students from all years and backgrounds.  
If you are interested in and dedicated to being behind the scenes with us for our 2020 conference, please view open positions and our application below. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

View available positions

Below you will find a brief description of each of our subteams and the description for available roles under that subteam.

Media and Marketing

Media and Marketing ensures an online and in-person presence for TEDxCUNY and our mission. By managing and designing our social media, creating posters and flyers, and communicating with news outlets, this team focuses on promoting our conference. Creative Strategist: The Creative Strategist, alongside the Director of Media and Marketing under the Media and Marketing team, will ensure an active social media presence on all of TEDxCUNY’s platforms. This includes assisting with the development of TEDxCUNY’s brand and the creation of promotional materials and campaigns. Graphic Designer: 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 required. Videographers: Videographers are responsible for pre-event, event, and post-event photography and videography. Responsibilities may include documenting the event planning process, capturing videos/photographs for promotional purposes, and editing video content of the talks. Candidates should be comfortable communicating with professional filmmakers and camera operators. Candidates should be fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and/or similar programs, a DSLR camera, and have their own camera.

Budgeting and Finance

The Budgeting and Finance team is responsible for partnerships, including CUNY and community, that ensure the amplification of both messages and the growth of TEDxCUNY. Head of Community Partnerships: The Head of Community Partnerships will work closely with the Director of Budgeting and Finance and the Co-Organizers. Responsibilities for the Director of Community Partnerships include developing an outreach strategy to local and national companies, securing commitments of donation from donors, and establishing positive relations with current and new donors.

Speakers and Programming

Our Speakers and Programming team is dedicated to mainstage speaker curation, and is a responsible for a bulk of on-stage programming. This team recruites speakers and assists them with talk development. Curator: 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.

Logistics and Engagement

The Logistics and Engagement team is dedicated to workshopping, promoting interactive community-led activities, and audience experience. In addition to activities, the team also assists with run of show and curating our SWAG bags. Curators: Curators 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. on the day of the conference. Experience with stage management is a plus.

Ready to apply?

Find our criteria and instructions below. Have any questions? Let us know at


We're so excited that you are interested in joining our team, and we hope to welcome you on board for our 2020 conference!


We do, however, have a couple of application criteria:

  • Must be a current CUNY student;

  • Have an understanding of TED Talks and TEDxCUNY;

  • Must be comfortable following TED/TEDx guidelines;

  • Must be available for team and subteam meetings.

How to Apply

Now that you have read our criteria, know a little bit about TEDxCUNY, and perhaps have watched one of our talks, you're ready to apply!

You may apply for multiple positions but must specify which positions and why. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our team at

Deadline: September 16, 2019

Interest Meeting

TEDxCUNY is hosting an interest meeting for all CUNY students on August 29th at 6pm at the Macaulay Honors College (Screening Room, 2nd Floor). Join us for food and swag - bring your friends!

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