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Be a part of TEDxDayton. Volunteer!

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

If you’ve been thinking you’d like to be a part of the 2014 TEDxDayton event and you didn’t know how… serve as a volunteer. We have a number of volunteer opportunities available. Volunteer Applications will be accepted until August 8th. Not all applicants may be selected. TEDxDayton Call for Volunteers 2014

TEDxDayton Volunteer Position Descriptions

Registration Floaters

Purpose: To ensure that all event attendees make it through registration with ease.

Position Description: Registration Floaters will be given a job assignment to fill openings due to cancellations, unfilled positions and other staffing needs. Excellent communications skills required. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with the event committee, attendees, and other volunteers.

Time Commitment: Morning of October 17, 2014

 

Outdoor Registration Greeters

Purpose: To ensure that all event attendees feel welcome and make it through registration with ease.

Position Description:Registration Greeters are responsible for making event attendees feel welcome and managing the flow of incoming attendees. In this front-line position, you will be expected to greet all patrons with excellent customer service.  Registration Greeters will be greeting event patrons outside of the theater as well as working inside.  You will need to be well-informed on all aspects of the festival as you will need to be able to answer any question an attendee has or, if unable to answer the question, know where to find the answer. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with the event committee, attendees, and other volunteers.

Time Commitment: Morning of October 17, 2014

 

Theater Gate Keepers

Purpose: To ensure that event attendees

Position Description:Theater Gate Keepers are responsible for making event attendees feel welcome and managing the flow of incoming attendees. In this front-line position, you will be expected to greet all patrons with excellent customer service.  The building has limited capacity, which means that the front door positions will be monitoring the number of attendees in the building. Excellent communications skills required. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with the event committee, attendees, and other volunteers.

Time Commitment: Morning of October 17, 2014

 

Break volunteer

Purpose: To assist with any break activities and guide event attendees out of the theater and back to their seats within the time allotted for break.

Position Description: Break volunteers will help manage the flow of event attendees in and out of the theater during the designated break time.  They will also help distribute any snacks and facilitate any activities during the allotted time.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with the event committee, attendees, and other volunteers.

Time Commitment: October 17, 2014

 

Gift volunteer

Purpose: To facilitate the distribution of event attendee gifts.

Duties:  Gift volunteers will help distribute any giveaway items we will provide to event attendees at the end of the event.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with attendees and other volunteers.

Time Commitment: Late afternoon October 17, 2014

 

Stage and Speaker Liaison

Purpose: To serve as a go-between the speakers and the backstage staff.

Position Description: Stage and Speaker Liaison will assure speakers are in their assigned dressing rooms on time and keep speakers calm and comfortable.  The stage and speaker liaison will escort speakers to the stage and back to their dressing rooms.  They will assist with mics and make sure the backstage area is quiet and clean.  This person needs a calm, friendly and professional demeanor.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with the event committee, speakers, and other volunteers.

Time Commitment:

  • October 15th, 2014: briefly between 1 – 6 pm to review dressing room assignments
  • October 16th, 2014: All day for dress rehearsal
  • October 17th, 2014: All day for event

 

Green Room Escorts

Purpose: Providing arrival assistance for speakers and preparation of the Green Room for speakers and their guests/support

Position Description: Green Room Escorts will be responsible for ensuring only approved speakers and their assigned liaisons have access to the Green Room.  These volunteers will wait at the hallway door inside the theater and escort speakers from hallway to green rooms/dressing rooms.  These volunteers must be calm and friendly, but willing to question those without proper credentials.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with the event committee, speakers, and other volunteers.

Time Commitment: October 17, 2014: 4 ½ hour commitment in morning or afternoon.

 

Food and Beverage Supervisor

Purpose: To ensure adequate food and beverages are available for the event

Position Description: The Food and Beverage Supervisor is responsible for helping plan all food and beverages needed for the day of the event.  This volunteer will confirm all details with the food and beverage providers and supervisor the food and beverage escorts the day of the event.  This person needs to be willing to make quick decisions and should have some food and beverage management experience. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with the event committee, attendees, and other volunteers.

Time Commitment:

  • Beginning immediately: meet every two weeks via a phone conference
  • Week of the event: Confirm details
  • All day, October 17, 2014

 

Food and Beverage Escorts

Purpose: To ensure event attendees get safely from the Victoria Theater to the designated lunch location.

Position Description: The Food and Beverage Escort will manage the flow from the Victoria Theater to the designated lunch location, assisting with traffic along the route, meal picking and beverage service.  These volunteers will help remove TEDxDayton materials from lunch spots.  These volunteers need to be extremely outgoing and creative to get attention and herd the guest from one location to another.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with the event committee, attendees, and other volunteers.

Time Commitment: October 17, 2014, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

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