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Join TEDxYYC and be part of the magic

We are a dedicated team of over 35 volunteers that dream up, plan and pull off Canada’s largest independently organized TEDx event. We firmly believe Calgary is a great place to spread new ideas, and our audiences show up year after year. Join us on our 11th year of TEDxYYC. 

Did you know that TEDxYYC is entirely powered by the creative energy of volunteers? That’s right! An event like TEDxYYC only comes together with the support of many talented people, with diverse backgrounds and skills.

The combined experience of our team and the grassroots approach to collaboration are what make TEDxYYC so impactful! We know the diversity of talent of our team is a huge asset, giving us the ability to create a memorable event year after year.

We are looking for passionate Calgarians to fill the following roles:

TEDxYYC is an equal opportunity organizations and all walks of life are welcome to be a part of our event. We are looking for minimum one year commitment for the following volunteer positions. 


Creative Director
  • Helps develop an overall vision of the event day theme and visual identity
  • Lead a team of Designers, Writers and Web Specialists to execute the theme vision. Team will be responsible for:
    • Online assets used for social media, marketing collateral and the website 
    • Event day asset both physical and digital including the event program, posters, banners, event slides and video graphics
  • Meet with the venue to understand the space and potential for displaying our signage.
  • Works closely with: Marketing & Communications, Lobby Experience, Speakers Team, Artist in Residence, Student Team, and Production
  • Time Commitment: 8 – 12 hours/month


  • Experience with developing brand identities and campaigns through multi-channel marketing
  • Hands-on experience with applying design, copy, and web best practices
  • Graphic design experience an asset
Head of Public Relations
  • Develop PR campaigns and media relations strategies
  • Seek high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media
  • Build and maintain targeted media lists, and nurture relationships with key reporters
  • Prepare and distribute press releases to promote TEDxYYC
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a quarterly basis
  • Time Commitment: 5 – 10 hours/month


  • Diploma or degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field
  • Proven experience as a Public Relations Manager
  • Experience managing media relations (online, broadcast and print)
  • Strong communication ability (oral and written)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Previous media connections an asset
Graphics Designer (Multiple positions available)

TedxYYC is looking for a graphic designer to join our Marketing & Communications committee. Responsibilities include but are not limited to.

  • Design and create graphics for the TEDxYYC website, social media, and promotional collateral.  
  • Help bring the TEDxYYC annual theme to life with visual design and ideas 
  • Develop sub-branding and design for local initiatives, eg. TEDxYYC Podcast, TEDxYYC Circles


  • Proven work experience in Graphic Design 
  • Students working toward a Graphic Design designation will be considered 
  • Experience with Canva would be considered an asset

Time Commitment

  • Time Commitment: 5 – 15 hours/month
Website Specialists
  • Re-design and maintain the TEDxYYC website
  • Work closely with the Creative Director and Marketing Director to bring the annual event theme to life on the website (each year there is a new theme)
  • Support search engine optimization (SEO) 
  • Monitor and report on web analytics. Provide improvement recommendations 
  • On-going content updates and site maintenance
  • Time Commitment: 8 – 12 hours/month



  • Experience with WordPress
  • Some knowledge of HTML/CSS
Content Writer
  • TedxYYC is looking for a content writer to join our Marketing & Communications committee. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Write content for the TEDxYYC website, blog posts, speaker bios, email marketing, and promotional collateral. 
    • Generate ideas for new content to help expand our audience base and boost brand and event awareness 
    • Edit and proofread
    • Interview speakers 
    • Work directly with the Head of Marketing & Communications and closely with other teams across the TEDxYYC committee such as Partnerships, Curation
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