Concert and event season is coming up! Do you have a plan for getting the staff you need?
Pro tip: start thinking about your staffing setup now before the season really gets underway. If you don’t have all the answers, here is a hint: flex staffing can help you out! Here are various ways that event venues can use flex staffing and gig workers for a successful event season.
Event Set-Up and Tear-Down:
Setting up and tearing down an event can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. It involves tasks like moving furniture, setting up tables and chairs, installing decorations, and ensuring that everything is in its proper place. When you have a large event, you may not have enough staff to handle everything on your own. Hiring gig workers can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. You can hire gig workers with experience in event set-up and tear-down, and they can work alongside your regular staff to ensure that everything is set up properly and that the venue is restored to its original state after the event is over.
Front Desk and Registration:
The front desk and registration area is often the first point of contact that attendees have with your event. It’s important to make a good first impression and to ensure that everyone is properly registered and informed about the event. Gig workers can help you manage the front desk and registration area by checking attendees in, handing out name tags, providing information about the event, and answering any questions that attendees may have. You can hire gig workers with customer service experience to ensure that your attendees have a positive experience from the moment they arrive at your event.
Food and Beverage Service:
Food and beverage service is a crucial aspect of any event, whether it’s a small meeting or a large conference. You need staff to serve food and drinks, grill and line cooks, dishwashers, and other back-of-house folks to keep everything moving smoothly, and ensure that everyone has a great experience. These roles are GravyWork’s specialty. We have a large volume of workers who are highly skilled in food and beverage service that can help you out!
Security and Crowd Control:
Large events can be chaotic and unpredictable, and it’s important to ensure that everyone stays safe and secure. Hiring gig workers with security experience can help you manage the crowd and ensure that everyone is following the rules. They can help you check attendees’ bags, manage the flow of traffic, and keep an eye on the crowd. By hiring gig workers with security experience, you can provide an additional layer of security and peace of mind for your attendees.
After an event is over, you need to clean up and restore the venue to its original state. This involves tasks like clearing tables and chairs, taking out the trash, and sweeping the floors. Hiring gig workers for event clean-up can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. You can hire gig workers for a few hours after the event to ensure that everything is cleaned up and ready for the next event as soon as possible.
These are just a handful of the many ways that flex staffing can ensure this year’s event season is your most successful yet! However, luck favors the prepared, so start doing your research to figure out what gaps need to be filled with your event staff and start scheduling your positions in advance. Have any questions or need any help figuring this out? Just fill out this form and we’re happy to chat about what makes sense for your event!