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Why book event staff through Airtasker?

If you’re still going through the classifieds of your local paper to look for an event staffing agency, then you’re missing out on the convenience that Airtasker offers. Our platform connects you to experienced event production staff who can provide the manpower you need to run your events.

For starters, you don’t have to browse through classifieds here. Using the Airtasker platform only requires you to put up a task, indicate your needs, and set your ideal budget. Shortly after, interested Taskers will make offers to do your task.

You can even assess the services of potential Taskers by checking out feedback and reviews from their previous clients so you know before you even hire that people can vouch for them. Make your dream event come to life and go for the smart and easy way of hiring event staff on Airtasker!

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Top Event Staff related questions

The easiest answer to this is to have a professional event planner handle this. However, if you’re managing an event on your own, the answer here depends on two things. First is the scale of the event, especially for the number of waiting staff and ushers. The second is how complicated it is to run the event. You might need specialists for this, especially for basic functionalities and technical aspects.

Taskers on the Airtasker platform vary from independent contractors to crewing companies who can do the hiring for you. There’s no correct answer between the two, as this would depend on how you’d want to approach hiring staff for your event. If you have many required staff, it could be best to go for a bulk posting and have an agency take on your task. If you only need a few, having individual postings might be manageable.

That depends on your arrangement with the Taskers you hired. If they require an initial deposit before the event, some of them might impose a no-refund clause. However, if the staff did not and would only require payment after the event, the booking would get straight-up canceled. It would be best to discuss with Taskers on their cancellation policies before you book their services.  

As with any event, preparing ahead is key to ensure that yours would run as smoothly as can be. We recommend starting to look for event staff around three to six months in advance and reserve the dates when you need the staffing. That way, it’s only a matter of execution come the day of the event. It would also make it easier to prepare for the event, requiring permits and other applications.

That depends on what kind of staff you’re looking for. For instance, there’s no technical skillset needed for waiting staff and ushers to fulfil their roles in an event, making the hiring process for these Taskers easier. For those who require technical qualifications like lights and sounds staff, you need to do due diligence to hire people who are fit for the job.

It would depend on how much you can allocate for the people that would run the show for you. Feel free to discuss and negotiate with your Tasker on a rate and payment terms agreeable to both parties to ensure smooth sailing and properly manage expectations. 

What do event staff services include?

If your event requires plenty of staff to run it, make things simpler by sourcing an event crew for hire through Airtasker. Be it needing a technical crew or just wanting to make a celebration special by hiring party staff near you, Taskers can readily make your event a success.

If your image as a host is on the line, one should prioritise ensuring that guests are happy from the moment they engage with you until after the event, where they can potentially rave about the excellent time they had. Here are just some of the kinds of event staff that you can book via Airtasker: 

Manpower-dependent staff

If you need the numbers to match up an equally impressive number of guests for your event, then booking event staffing should be easy on Airtasker. Handling events planning in a large venue? You can hire ushers to guide your guests. What about a large reception or a banquet? Plenty of waiting staff can help make your event a success.

Behind-the-scenes staff

From event managers down to what powers your kitchen, there is no shortage of skilled Taskers you can hire via Airtasker. If you need to feed a horde of guests, add buffet caterers to your capable crew team or have a music producer on board to spice up the party! Need to manage what goes on the stage? Have an experienced production crew handle it and see your event come to life and unfold from start to finish. You can also hire a videographer or photographer to capture memories that your guests will indeed look back on for years to come. 

Front-facing staff

To make sure that your guests are welcomed and that the mood of your event doesn’t go sour at any given moment, you have to make sure you have the right people to face and entertain an audience. From bar staff and live entertainment to event hosts, you can get various professionals to ensure that your guests are engaged and interested throughout the event or even a private party. When it comes to receptions and banquets, the front of the house and customer service and hospitality staff should handle orders and serve guests with a smile.

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