Back of House Director

Apply by August 8th 11:59 pm EST to be considered.


  • Responsible for all back of house and production side logistics and operations.

  • Includes pre-event and day-of-event management, direction and liaison with vendors providing services for lighting, stage design, microphones, speakers, projectors, screens, photographer(s), videographer(s), and any other production-related individuals as needed.

  • Responsible for coordinating and managing the set-up, equipment testing and dry run of presentations / performances the day before the event on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.

  • Train & manage back of house volunteers assisting with technical needs and/or talent management on event day as required.

  • Oversee and work with volunteers during set-up and tear down of equipment.

  • Train talent on how to use microphones and presentation technology.

  • Coordinate with all talent that will be presenting or performing on event day and ensuring that all technological requirements are tested in advance and fulfilled. 

  • Responsible for ensuring all PowerPoint / Keynote decks, audio and/or video files are received on a timely basis and collated for a smooth production on event day.

  • Collaborate and assist videographer with any items they may require post-production and editing of TED Talks.

  • Ensure photographers and videographers submit final work on a timely basis so materials can be submitted to the TED organization after the event is over. All talks will be posted by TED to All photos will need to be published to Flickr under a creative commons license.


Online Specific Responsibilities

  • Set-up and monitor the virtual conference platform (i.e. Hopin) on event day, addressing any technical difficulties experienced by attendees while logging on

  • Test the live streaming software prior to event day

  • Prepare a video tutorial for attendees, speakers, performers, and sponsors for how to navigate the virtual conference platform ahead of event day


Position Requirements 

  • Candidates with technical experience related to event production and/or virtual conferencing software (i.e. Hopin) will be highly considered.

  • Strong proficiency in video conferencing software (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) Mac / PC, Keynote, PowerPoint and able to troubleshoot technical issues to ensure smooth delivery.

  • Talent management experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrated maturity and positive attitude.

  • Strong organizational skills and desire to put on a successful event.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Friendly, approachable, and collaborative personality. is an asset.