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GROW 2020

Committee Application

We’re looking for self-motivated and highly organized people who are aware of and engaged with the contemporary design conversation to join the 2020 GROW Committee. If you’re interested in building GROW with us and helping support emerging designers in Austin, please see below for open positions!

The application will remain open until October 25th. 

Time commitment

  • These positions have a year-long commitment leading up to the event (Spring 2020)
  • You must have the ability to meet in-person when necessary
  • As the event gets closer (January-March), you may be dedicating approximately 5-10 hours a week to planning

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with event planning or programming
  • An awareness of the current design landscape in Austin
  • Critical perspective on the contemporary design conversation as it relates to inclusivity and diversity
  • A passion for supporting emerging designers

What's in it for you?

  • Opportunity to impact your local design community
  • Skill and event planning development
  • Exposure to the design community
  • A platform to empower and engage emerging designers
GROW 2020

Open Positions

Logistics Coordinator

The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for the organization of facilities and volunteers. Working with the GROW committee, you will be the trusted source of all logistical information related to GROW.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Connecting with the event facilities staff and coordinating day-of logistics
  • Ensuring food and drinks arrive on time and in the appropriate place
  • Preparing and organizing wayfinding materials
  • Calculating event budgets related to the above points

Lightning Talk Coordinator

The Lightning Talk Coordinator is the main contact for the lightning talk programming during GROW. Working with the GROW committee, you will recruit and identify emerging designers within the community who have a unique perspective on a design-related topic.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and sending out the lightning talk call for entries
  • Managing application responses
  • Interviewing candidates
  • Recruiting mentors for the emerging designers and generating a mentorship guide
  • Visiting schools and working with student groups to promote and talk about GROW

Workshop Coordinator

The Workshop Coordinator is the main contact for any workshop programming during GROW. Working with the GROW committee, you will lead the curation of diverse and unique workshops for the conference. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the curation of GROW workshops
  • Managing and meeting with workshop facilitators
  • Handling day-of coordination and supplies
  • Recruiting any necessary volunteers
  • Calculating event budgets related to the above points

Panel Coordinator

The Panel Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and curating 2 different panel discussions for GROW. Working with the GROW committee, you will identify a diverse range of designers within the community who have a critical perspective of the current design landscape.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the theme for each panel
  • Generating a discussion guide
  • Recruiting moderators for each panel
  • Recruiting panelists for the discussion
GROW 2020

Ready to apply?

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Interested in joining the committee but think one of these positions isn’t quite right for you? Let us know! Planning a conference is a lot of work, and more hands and minds will help us to continue to make GROW better and better.