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Freelance Event Professionals

Wildgoose is one of the most creative and dynamic companies in the events industry and is looking for freelance event professionals to join our team, and help us through the next stage in our exciting journey. With growth of 340% since 2011, a growing team of 20+ core staff, and delivering in excess of 1,500 events in 2015 alone, we’re looking for freelancers who have a range of skills that will help us meet the demands of our clients across the USA.

Using our unique app, we deliver events across the globe on smartphones and tablets to corporate clients looking for anything from a fun break-out activity to a fully facilitated conference. This is not a job for the work shy, but rather is the ideal opportunity for someone who is looking for a platform to use their many talents to the max while pursuing other freelance work. We are currently looking for a range of freelancers from presenters to event crew but our event managers are the highest in demand. Our event managers need to be comfortable briefing groups of 20 – 200 people while making sure the event is delivered to the high standards of the company.

Over the next year we aim to deliver events in cities and locations across North America and need a range of competent freelancers who are able to help deliver them anywhere from mountain resorts to cities, from hotels to zoos!

Sound exciting? We think so! Do you have what it takes? If so, read on….

POSITION

Freelance Event Presenters, Event Managers & Event Crew

HOURS

A typical event day will last between 4- 10 hours

PACKAGE

Day rates start from $150 (up to 10 hours) + overtime + expenses

TERMS

Freelance

OFFICE ADDRESS

404 5th Avenue, New York, 10018

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Whether you begin as event crew or go straight into presenting to crowds of 500+, we aim to train all freelancers to be multi-talented in the art of Wildgoose Events. In summary, there are five key areas we are looking for in our freelancers.

  1. A positive and personable individual, comfortable with public speaking
  2. Impeccable time-management and organisational skills
  3. Event industry experience (ideally within the corporate sector)
  4. Technologically savvy and able to work simple online platforms
  5. Creative. In any format!

You will work with the Wildgoose USA team to deliver events on devices loaded with our own unique app to a variety of clients across America. Each job will involve the following:

EVENT PREPARATION & SET UP

  • Loading a range of devices (supplied by us) with a specific client event using our company app
  • Carry out standard app updates and check the device is ready for use on an event
  • Travel to the venue or location of the event in suitable time (travel paid)
  • Meet with the client and prepare kit according to the client’s needs

DURING THE EVENT

  • Deliver a coherent event briefing using powerpoint and the AV available to the clients in a fun and engaging way
  • Support clients for any questions they have with regards to the technology or activities involved
  • Fast and calm problem-solving if needed

EVENT WRAP UP

  • Use our online presentation generator to show the client’s highlights from the event
  • Announce the winning team with excitement and suspense
  • Ensure the client had a great experience and feedback to the office
  • Have the ability to give constructive feedback to Wildgoose HQ for continuous improvements for the company as well as help develop relationships with key clients and companies on the event

Attributes required: Freelance Event Professionals

Requirement

- Essential (E) or Desireable (D)

Essential or Desireable

THE NON- NEGOTIABLE ELEMENTS FOR ANY FUTURE WILDGOOSE STAFF MEMBER

Go for it- we have a ‘can do’ attitude and are passionate about growth and realising our potential.

E

Offer Support- we encourage and support the Goose family, inspire each other and help make every day fun and worthwhile.

E

Open & Honest- we treat others as we wish to be treated- with openness, honesty, fairness and compassion and we always aim to do what’s right.

E

Strive for Success- we always exceed expectations, delight our clients and colleagues and aim to continuously improve

E

Expand Horizons- we are bold, think big, think out of the box and always play a part in leading the way. 

E

You will be interested in travel, cities, exploring and all that goes with it. This is the heartbeat of our business so if you have no interest in the world around us then this probably isn’t the company for you!

E

You will be tech savvy. We don’t expect you to be a super-techie, but you need to know your way around a smartphone or tablet and standard venue AV.

E

You will also need to have your own reliable laptop and a remote clicker for presentations. If you own a MAC you will need to have any adapters needed for HDMI and VGA cables

E
QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/TRAINING

Well educated with strong written, numerical and verbal communication skills

E
EXPERIENCE

Experience of working in a hands-on role within the Events Industry

E

Experience of working within the corporate events industry and/or team building

D

Experience using a smartphone or tablet device with a variety of apps

E

Experience of setting up standard AV such as projectors and speakers

E

Having a full driving license would be useful for out of city location events but we have a lot of city based  events which require public transport instead.

D
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

Personable with clients. The ability to speak with clients in a professional manner with a relaxed demeanor is essential to this role

E

Creative – our events are creative and we need the people who deliver them to be creative too

E

Keen problem solver with the ability and willingness to take ownership & resolve issues

E

Ability to be flexible and to thrive in a hard working team

E

Ability to build relationships with staff, partners and clients and to work in their best interests

E

Languages – Although not essential, we regularly work for DMCs who require a variety of bilingual speakers to present. French, Spanish, Portuguese and German are the most popular

D
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Professional attitude to work

E

Excellent phone and ‘face-to-face’ manner

E

Team player and self-starter with an enthusiastic and positive outlook

E

Methodical and organised approach to work with great attention to detail

E

Fun with a good sense of humour!

E

Be eligible to live and work in the USA

E
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