Event Host Job Descriptions

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Event Host Job Description Template

We are a large venue looking to hire an event host. Our goal is to provide high-quality customer service and meals at affordable prices. The event host that we hire will be able to plan a number of different functions, including: meetings, conferences, and parties. A background in planning different kinds of events is preferable.  


Event Host Job Description 

Our ideal candidate is focused on creating the best possible event for our guests. We want to create high-quality events for our guests and give them an experience that they cannot get anywhere else.    

You will be responsible for greeting guests warmly when they arrive and as they leave. A charming demeanor and a polite attitude are a must to be successful in this job. Having a strong background in customer service is key. You will be responsible for fulfilling customer requests during the event. If there is a seating arrangement, you will plan the seating arrangement and show guests to their seat upon arrival. You will also be in charge of making sure that the space is clean before and after the event. 

During the event, you will need to manage staff working at the event, take care of the guests, and resolve any problems that may come up. You must also have strong communication skills to work with the staff on expectations for the event. A background in management or supervision is preferred. 

We are looking for a candidate who can anticipate problems and has contingency plans for anything that can go wrong. You must also be familiar with health and safety protocols.

Event Host Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the planning, preparation, and organization of events, both with the venue and with clients
  • Managing kitchen and serving staff
  • Greeting and directing guests to their seats
  • Answering questions and concerns in a polite manner
  • Making sure that the event space is clean before and after the event
  • Make sure that all health and safety requirements are followed and that the staff knows the emergency protocols
  • Creating a positive and relaxed atmosphere for the guests
  • Coordinating employees so they work together seamlessly for the event

Event Host Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is required, and a degree in hospitality or similar is preferred
  • Experience in customer service, hospitality, or event planning
  • Experience in management or supervision
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to anticipate problems and develop contingency plans
  • Great communication and leadership skills
  • A charming demeanor and a positive attitude
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time and often in large crowds
  • Availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays



Event Host Job Description FAQ


Can I use your event host job description template?

You can use our template as a starting point but should customize your description to highlight the unique aspects of your event host position. Doing so will help you attract candidates who are an ideal match for your business.

What should I include in my event host help wanted ads?

For the best results, consider using the template that we’ve provided above. Start with a compelling description of the job. Then, move into lists that cover the major responsibilities and requirements. Be as detailed as possible so that your applicants have a clear understanding of what you’re looking for.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Event Host

What is the best way to find and hire a Event Host near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Event Host applicants. Employers posting their Event Host job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Event Host applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Event Host are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 7 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Event Host positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Event Host role?
SMS has 92% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Event Host job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Event Hosts are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 134% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Event Host applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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