The TEDxGateway Experience
Our team is actively looking for multi-skilled members that want to make a big difference with their efforts with us.
Simply choose the profile you would like to apply to from the opening list on this page. And send us your application note and resume (both are important for us to know you better. Once shortlisted, our team will reach out to you for an interview over a call and then over a meeting with the team lead and the core team members.
Process after form submission:
Only shortlisted volunteer applicants will be contacted for a phone and an in-person interview.
Once selected to join the team – a core team member will organize an orientation, training and briefing for your role with the entire TEDxGateway team.
We organize TEDxGateway events in Mumbai and work hands-on with a team of contract members and volunteers. Our team works out of a coworking team in Lower Parel, Mumbai (India). Our team members include professionals, students, creative artistes, retirees and many who have left their corporate jobs to work with us on our mission of creating a powerful local platform for ‘Ideas worth spreading’.
Team members include various
TEDxGateway is a platform for ideas that are changing the world! It is the oldest & largest TEDx Conference in India and one of the largest in the world! The conference team curates individuals with powerful ideas and stories that impact influencers, government, civic bodies, and thought leaders across multiple spectrums.
Each year we bring together 8,000+ attendees across multiple event formats hosted by our team in Mumbai.
Termed as the ‘Epicentre for Ideas & Impact’ by national media – TEDxGateway has hosted over 300+ speakers, 25,000+ attendees across major venues in Mumbai, India from 2010.
Our Signature conference hosts 7500+ attendees each year with over 50+ simulcasts across participating schools, colleges, corporations, cities and other TEDx chapters.
Here is a link to the multiple independently organized TED events licensed by TED for TEDxGateway (Link on TED.com)
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our world. But a TED conference is broader still, showcasing important ideas from any discipline, and exploring how they all connect. The format is fast-paced: 50+ talks over the course of a week, as well as morning and evening get-togethers. As they take in the program, attendees and speakers from vastly different fields can cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. This is the magic of TED.
Learn more about TED here
Learn more about TED and its multiple initiatives here.
About the TEDx Program by TED:
In the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program helps communities, organizations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis, under a free license from TED.
TEDx brings the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TEDx events are organized by curious individuals who seek to discover ideas and spark conversations in their own community. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED.
TEDxGateway is a licensed TEDx event by TED. The founder started their TEDx journey in 2009 with TEDxDelhi and were licensed to host TEDxGateway in Mumbai in 2010.
TEDxGateway and its team and speaker alumni is proudly a part of the worlds largest grassroutes networks for discovering and spreading ideas globally.
To sum it up: The one that works hard and with passion!
We interact day and night with prospective speakers, partners, corporations, donors and sponsors to build a worthy platform.
Over the past 10 years, we have had over 1000+ professionals and volunteers work with us to help build the TEDxGateway platform.
Apart from professionals across various streams – journalism, media, communication, events, logistics, etc – we are actively looking for graduates and post graduates who are media savvy, can articulate well-formed opinions and engage with the TEDx community of speakers, sponsors, partners & attendees.
We actively provide short term and long term internships and contract/stipend lead work profiles to college students and recent graduates from across India!
Our youngest intern has been working with us across 3 events and he joined at the age of 12 and is currently with us from 2017 😉 Our most seasoned team members have been professionals from across diverse industries, they bring immense learnings and values to our team with their professional participation and advice.
The TEDxGateway Recruitment program attracts individuals (In Full time, Part-time/Volunteer Capacity) from India and across the World. We keenly lookout for bright individuals from across the country to add to our core team & community as full-time team members or part-time volunteers at our office in Mumbai.
We have limited spots available for this program and we choose on a first-cum-first serve basis.
For Professionals – Relevant professional expertise and experience is a must for joining the team full-time.
For Internship or short term work – Deserving candidates who join as interns will be absorbed into full-time roles (if available) after work evaluation.
Putting together an event of the scale (main conference, multiple pre & post events and activities, hours of speaker curation, ++) and quality (millions of views on our talks + credible global impact) of TEDxGateway requires several hundred hours of volunteer effort from a team of around 35 people + 300 on-day volunteers.
Just like any small organization/startup, everyone has a specific, defined role they are responsible for (we’re big on responsibility) plus they dabble with other activities they find interesting (Yes, we are a fan of the 80:20 Google Rule!). Of course, everyone also pitches in where and how they can if help is needed. A highly organized, confident self-starter with professional demeanor and strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
- A desire to build and nurture healthy internal and external relationships
- Organized, self-sufficient, hands-on DIY orientation, trustworthy and reliable
- Thrives on multitasking
- Can work in a small flat team without a support team
- Love and respect of data and analytics, reporting and insights
- An ability to independently research and prospect using a variety of techniques including online research and face-to-face networking
- Proactive and goal oriented with a strong willingness to learn and constantly improve
- Excellent capacity to learn quickly, think on the fly and self-teach as required
- Exceptional written and verbal communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
- Comfortable in a startup-like environment, where everyone wears multiple hats and priorities regularly shift, to keep pace with rapid industry changes and organization growth
- A passion for educational systems, learning and a broad interest in the world – including science/technology, design/architecture, global development, entertainment/arts – are big pluses
- Executes their job with a sense of humor and eye for detail
- Prioritize and structure workflow for short and long-term needs and execute against these goals, all while keeping multiple teams informed as each project progresses.
For Research & Curation Candidates:
You need to love research and writing and feel a personal stake in the future of science, design, technology, politics, philosophy, art, and/or pop culture and demonstrate bona fides in one or two of those fields. This is not necessarily about what you majored in — we’re looking for deep personal interest.
For Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives Candidates:
Solid understanding of core marketing principles + Comfort in developing and selling creative, abstract ideas to senior corporate executives
Core Team Responsibilities:
The leadership roles we refer to as “core team” require a significant level of effort – demand varies across the year. The core-team is responsible in tying in all efforts to build the mammoth annual conference, along with other events like TEDxGatewayWomen, TEDxKids, TEDxYouth, TEDxAdventure and any opportunity that drives great ideas to a greater community through the TEDx platform.
We look out for experts from across the following streams to join our core team:
- Content Curation, Journalism, Media
- Sales & Sponsorship Background
- Social Media and Press Backgrounds
- Event Planning + Organisation Background
- Generalists who have previously helped startups achieve their objectives and manage large teams of professionals and volunteers across the year
We usually also recruit a team of more general volunteers for our On-the-day Team as well as a number of specific tasks before the event/week. We shall open applications for 4 months before the event.
Keep watching this space for more info on those roles.
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TEDxGateway provides a multiverse of opportunities to its team members, volunteers, and alumni.
Regular Speaker Meet ups
Access to author signed books
Access to top quality events across the city
Access to other TEDx events across the world
Access to fun and amazing collabs (Asia Society, YPO, FICCI, Mobilium, Godrej Culture Lab events, MIT & REDx)
Loads of event goodies
TED and TEDxGateway Certificates
Offsites for team meetings and collabs
We plan some cool and interesting off-sites too! (Ahmedabad 2015, Mysore 2016, Hyderabad 2017, Surat 2018) And multiple speakers & partner meetups, tech demos, private musical performances in office and other places – just for the team!