← Back to Volunteer Applications

Design Technologist

February 20, 2024

We’re looking for a Design Technologist to join our Operations Team at TEDxMelbourne.

Role Overview

The Operations Associate - Design Technologist drives the organisation's technical infrastructure. This includes updating and maintaining the website, ticketing processes, feedback mechanisms, and customer interactions. 

The role will collaborate closely with our current Design Technologist.

About the team

The Operations Team’s goal is to provide an excellent volunteer experience for TEDxMelbourne members. They achieve this by recruiting skilled team players and ensuring smooth meetings and calendar management. Additionally, they maintain the organisation's technical infrastructure and constantly seek opportunities to enhance the overall experience. The Ops team is also responsible for recruiting and training volunteers for flagship events.


This voluntary position entails a commitment of approximately 1-8 hours per week, which may increase during event periods. 

About you

You are a technology-savvy individual with an eye for design, or someone curious about gaining experience in both fields. If you don’t meet all or some of the criteria, do still apply.

Experience you'll have

  • Building and updating websites with Webflow, our preferred CMS platform.
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Understanding of UX Design principles.
  • Visual Design skills
  • Designing with Figma and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with low-code development, specifically using tools like Zapier or Make.

Experience that's a plus

  • Management of DNS updates.
  • Custom development with modern JavaScript frameworks, such as React or Next.js.
  • Experience with JAMStack.
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp, Google Admin Console, and Eventbrite.
  • Experience in automating processes through API integration.
  • Prior engagement with the TEDx community or similar idea-sharing platforms.
  • Experience working within a volunteer organisation.

In your first three months, you will…

  • Get up to speed with all of our systems and processes and make your first changes to our website.
  • Identify what improvements should be made for the future and begin works on them.

Long term you will…

  • Experience delivering a flagship event to the Melbourne community.
  • Gain valuable experience and contribute to projects of your choosing.
  • Influence the direction of the organisation.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their resume, highlighting relevant experience, and, if available, a portfolio through tedxmelbourne.com/volunteer-applications.

If shortlisted, we will arrange a video interview to learn more about you and discuss the role, suitability and next steps.

For any inquiries about the role, feel free to get in touch via hello@tedxmelbourne.com.

Equal Opportunity Statement

At TEDxMelbourne, we're committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from all qualified individuals, irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Position Description
Position Description

TEDxMelbourne is a 100% volunteer run organisation – we have a vibrant and productive team, and are always on the lookout to add great skills and experience to that mix.

Curious to learn more about who you could be working with? Check out Our Team.

Please note: Due to the number of applications received, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Apply through the form below:
Fill out my online form.