ACTIVITY & EVENT PLANNER / HOST Wanted

ACTIVITY & EVENT PLANNER / HOST

THIS POSITION REQUIRES THE WORKER TO LIVE ON SITE and WORK 18 HRS IN EXCHANGE for LODGING & ALL GUEST/STAFF AMENITIES (listed below). 

All hours worked above 18 are paid at the rate of $12.00/hr.

Guests are encouraged to tip their event hosts.

The Activity & Event Coordinator/Host is responsible for –

  • Planning and hosting creative, fun, adventurous daily activities for 4-70+ guests, keeping in mind our target market and staying within our budget (actual participation varies depending on occupancy)
  • Researching local community events 
  • Reaching out to local talent to book events that will be hosted on our property
  • Establishing relationships with locally-owned small businesses to form strategic partnerships 
  • Recording participation numbers, demographics and conducting surveys to assess guest satisfaction
  • Collaborating with the advertising and marketing manager and the operations manager to promote activities on social media and on our website and doing so in a timely manner to have high participation levels
  • Ensuring that each event participant feels welcome and doesn’t feel excluded from the group

Guest and Staff Benefits:

  • Free bike & scooter use (staff only & with experience)
  • Free laundry
  • Free breakfast, coffee, & tea
  • Attend hostel events & activities for free
  • Free meals at hostel hosted events
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Staff appreciation events (examples this year – concerts, rafting, adventure park, events hosted by local partnership organizations)
  • Staff incentives – cash prizes for contests  

Requirements: 

  • 21 years or older 
  • Activity planning experience 
  • Hostel experience preferred (working or staying at)
  • Valid Drivers License

Personality Traits: 

  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Highly organized
  • Creative
  • Fun and Energetic
  • Critical thinker and problem solver
  • Self motivated 

 

This is a great opportunity for a hostel enthusiast who wants to experience working in a new hostel! Meet people from all over the world, have fun at our daily events, and experience Colorado Springs. We LOVE getting our guests to socialize and meet other like-minded travelers and adventurers as we believe that travel should be a fun experience and is even better when shared with new friends.

Come join our rad team! Reach out to Erin @ coloradhostel@gmail.com with applications and questions.