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Event Host, Heritage Festivals - Seasonal

Company: WorldStrides
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

WorldStrides is the global leader in educational travel and experiential learning. The company was founded over 50 years ago and has grown to provide a wide range of programs for more than 550,000 students annually from more than 5,000 K12 schools and universities to over 100 countries around the world. WorldStrides offers experiential learning programs in educational travel, performing arts, language immersion, career exploration, service-learning, study abroad, and sports. Each of these experiences helps students to see beyond the classroom and to see the world - and themselves - in new ways.
The Event Host is responsible for the oversight and execution of assigned Heritage Festival events. The Event Host works to ensure that the entire event runs smoothly, ensuring adherence to the schedule, in the moment problem solving as issues arise, ensuring all logistical components are being accurately executed, and ensuring a high-quality experience for all event participants. The Event Host works directly with venue partners, vendors, event participants, and adjudicators to ensure a successful event. The Event Host reports to the Event Coordinator.
Event Host Responsibilities


Serve as the on-site head of event
Own all elements tied to the on-site execution of the event
Manage event staff; Coordinate different teams and ensure they all work together harmoniously
Master of Ceremonies for the event
Ensure on time execution of the event schedule; making in the moment changes as necessary to avoid delays
Receive and direct event participants and adjudicators
Collaborate with venue partners, vendors, and adjudicators to ensure smooth logistical execution of event
Answer questions and address concerns of our customers in a service-oriented manner
Coordinate the receiving and inventorying of event supplies and equipment
Ensure that the event space is clean prior to and after the event
Be knowledgeable of all policies and procedures and ensure proper implementation and execution by event staff
Ensure proper setup and breakdown of event space and A/V

Qualifications

Experience in event management
Excellent management, organizational, and planning skills
Strong leadership qualities
Ability to anticipate problems and make contingency plans
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Flexible and approachable


  • Strong logistical, time management, and public speaking skills.
  • Detail oriented with ability to prioritize and work on various tasks simultaneously
  • Exercise good judgment and solve problems while holding themselves and other accountable for the outcome of their work
    Outstanding solution-focused customer service skills


    Physically able to fulfill responsibilities associated with event execution. Festivals require physical exertion including climbing stairs, lifting, long hours on your feet and walking, and exposure to weather (hot or cold).


    • Able to maintain a professional decorum when faced with conflict or issues while interacting with our customers
    • Work effectively in a service-oriented environment

      Field

      Experience in event management
      Excellent management, organizational, and planning skills
      Strong leadership qualities
      Ability to anticipate problems and make contingency plans
      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      Flexible and approachable


      • Strong logistical, time management, and public speaking skills.
      • Detail oriented with ability to prioritize and work on various tasks simultaneously
      • Exercise good judgment and solve problems while holding themselves and other accountable for the outcome of their work
        Outstanding solution-focused customer service skills


        Physically able to fulfill responsibilities associated with event execution. Festivals require physical exertion including climbing stairs, lifting, long hours on your feet and walking, and exposure to weather (hot or cold).


        • Able to maintain a professional decorum when faced with conflict or issues while interacting with our customers
        • Work effectively in a service-oriented environment

          Not Eligible

Keywords: WorldStrides, Allentown , Event Host, Heritage Festivals - Seasonal, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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