wedding and event assistant
Are you a do-what-it-takes type of person, with slightly obsessive attention to detail, who can change directions on a moment’s notice and anticipate challenges before they arise?
Do you love the “pretty” parts of designing events, but understand 90% of the job is logistics and service?
Can you muscle through 100-degree setup days, wrangle half-drunken groomsmen and – even when a last-minute change is thrown in – remain calm under pressure and cue the DJ on schedule?
And can you do it all with an impeccable attitude and smile?
If not – just close this page. This isn’t the job for you.
If so – and it seems slightly crazy and exciting – keep reading!
We’re looking for 1-2 event assistants to join the team for our 2020 events. You would train at a few of our 2019 events, and then join us at some wedding shows over the winter, with most of the work starting in May 2020. Through hard work, proven skills and experience, career advancement is possible (just ask Daniele!)
Our wedding and event assistants are responsible for assisting in the execution of weddings, wedding rehearsals and private events under the management of the Wedding & Events Lead Planner. You must be able to work under pressure, be willing to assist the Coordinator in working on tight deadlines and must be flexible and capable of multi-tasking. Job duties are for event days only – no pre-planning with clients or design work is expected at this time.
At Taryn Blake Events, we are in the business of producing stress-free, awesome weddings and corporate/social events. We are advocates for our clients, always striving to do what’s in their best interest. We’re the creators of exciting and memorable guest experiences, striving to give them the VIP treatment on behalf of our clients. We’re a team of go-getters who work hard, tackle challenges, and never forget to have a little bit of fun along the way.
On event days, the job requires being on your feet for the majority of the day. Physical stamina and capability of lifting at least 30 lbs. is a must. Sometimes the hours are long, and the nights run late – weekends, early mornings, and late nights are an absolute must to work in this industry. A positive, customer-centric attitude is a requirement – negativity and non-team players need not apply. You must have computer access to review schedules, check email regularly, and print event items to bring with you to scheduled shifts. Reliable transportation, as well as work ethic, is also a must.
we are looking for:
Highly motivated, innovative, team-oriented individuals who enjoy working with others in a fast-paced environment.
Individuals who are great at logistics, have an eye for design, and are obsessive with attention to detail.
Reliable, personable individuals who are respectful of our clients, vendors, venue staff and other team members.
Individuals who can work independently, at times with little direction.
Team members who are looking to learn and grow within the industry.
People who are savvy with taking photos / videos for social media - you’ll do this for the events you work!
Individuals with an understanding of the hours/dedication of an event coordination career…. ie: you can’t really call off on an event day unless you’re dead. <<harsh, but truth>>
Individuals with the ability to read and follow event schedules and floorplans with ease.
Individuals who are outgoing, can take charge when needed, lead others, and regroup/assess situations and adjust logistics if necessary.
Past experience in event management, hospitality, and event design is a plus but not required.
Part-time, Contract – you will sign a contract committing you to a full event season (may-dec) unless significant notice is given. Shifts will vary but you can expect to work multiple events each month. Pay is dependent on experience, but is more than minimum wage and competitive for the industry. Some travel is required regionally (any hotel stays/train tickets will be paid by TBE).
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ASSISTANT PLANNER JOB. How you present your skills and experience is up to you! Our style isn’t subtle, so do your thing!