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Event Host, Heritage Festivals - Seasonal

Company: WorldStrides
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 28, 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, Washington DC , Event Host, Heritage Festivals - Seasonal, Other , Washington, DC

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