Volunteering

The Fifteen Seconds Festival gathers a global community of 3000 leaders, creatives and innovators in Graz and makes the city the hotspot for inspiration, knowledge transfer and networking for 48 hours. As a volunteer, you will join our crew, have a blast and contribute to the success of Europe’s festival for curious minds on June 8 and 9, 2017.

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Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who share our mindset rather than CVs. If you can identify with the following attributes, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Team-minded

Not only do you enjoy working in teams, you reach your full potential when doing so. Shared success is what you strive for and what fires you up.

Motivation

When you're truly excited about something, you show others what drive really means. Your energy is infectious, too.

Communication Skills

Silence is silver and speech is golden. Right? Anyways, you are a true communicator and connector and your fellows appreciate your outgoing attitude.

English Skills

You could easily have a little chat with the Queen. Won’t be the case, but our international speakers, partners and attendees will be happy to talk to you.

Stress-Resistance

You are unflappable and prepared for the impossible in any situation. When things get hectic, you remain calm and never lose sight of your tasks.

Punctuality

Your friend just hopped out of the shower, but what about you? You're already at the meeting point, of course. You are reliable and always on time.

Impression

We favor a relaxed atmosphere over too-serious formalities. Still, you never forget that your mum taught you how to greet and introduce yourself.

Which teams are available?

When the event week kicks off, 100 speakers from all over the globe are heading to Graz and 3000 attendees are fired up for the festival. The same goes for our crew. You have the opportunity to join us as a volunteer in the following teams:

Mercedes-Benz Shuttle Service

The Shuttle Service is coordinating the transport of our speakers from the airport to their respective hotels. And all their other ways during the festival.

Registration

3000 attendees, partners and speakers need to smoothly register for the festival on both days and must be equipped with wristbands and badges. That’s your job.

Speaker Hosting

You will be the first contact person and companion for our international top-speakers. Cheerfulness and outstanding hospitality are our highest priorities.

Logistics

It’s all about coordinated processes here. The logistics team is responsible for the festival’s efficient set-up and dismantling and never loses track of anything.

Stage Management

The interface between the technical support and our speakers. Our stage managers are responsible for a smooth flow on all of our stages during both festival days.

Networking

This team supervises the six different networking formats at the festival as well as those at the side events and supports their successful execution.

Expo

The expo team shines a light on our partner companies for the entire two festival days and provides attendees with helpful info in case of any questions.

What’s in it for you?

Besides the exclusive opportunity to network with leading executives of global brands, volunteers at the Fifteen Seconds Festival benefit from the following:

Hands-on Experience

Experience in the organization and execution of a major international event

Drive

An energetic and immersive experience that will motivate and inspire you

Keynotes

You will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of four keynotes

After-Show Party

Access to the volunteers lounge at the after-show party including free drinks

Letter Of Reference

A personal letter of reference from Fifteen Seconds for your future career path

Network

Access to the FS career network with various international partner companies

Application

The application phase for volunteering at the Fifteen Seconds Festival 2017 is closed, thank you all for your submissions.

Procedure

  1. Apply via the form at the bottom of this page.
  2. We will send you a confirmation e-mail right away.
  3. Then we will contact you for an interview. Either we meet up in person or we will schedule a call.
  4. In the next step you will receive an email with a positive or negative answer regarding your attendance as a festival volunteer.
  5. In case of a positive answer please block the entire festival week in your calendar (June 5 – June 11, 2017) for your commitment at Europe’s festival for curious minds.
  6. All further information (team assignment, briefing, crew guide) will be provided right in time before the festival.

Our volunteering program offers the chance to join our festival team. The primary compensation for the effort is the free participation and the related benefits (see “What’s in it for you?”). Due to legal compliance, every member of the program will be registered for minor employment and receive insurance.