2018 Dance Competition Tour - Emcee (Seasonal)
Join the HEADLINERS family! Headliners is one of the longest running dance competition organizations, now entering our 29th season. Based out of Randolph, New Jersey, we produce and host events nationwide while maintaining our vision of providing a fun, supportive experience for everyone attending. We depend on all members of our tour staff to make our events a success.
The Emcee is "the voice" of Headliners. Candidates must be extremely natural on stage and have the ability to command the audiences' attention for long periods of time. The primary responsibility of the Emcee is to deliver exceptional customer service and provide an entertaining dialogue and professional image throughout the event. Seeking charismatic personalities who crave the opportunity to work as a team, and interact with people. Must be a vibrant host on stage and also be able to improvise with the audience and dancers during spontaneous breaks and during awards ceremonies. Responsibilities will include managing studio owners and instructors as they check in dancers throughout the event as well as announcing all routines and awards. This position will also be trained in sound system set-up and operation. Experience and knowledge of sound a plus.
This position requires travel to events late January through mid-May (Thursday afternoon or Friday AM departure, Sunday or Monday AM return depending on location of event.) Commitment of at least 6 weekends preferred. Events typically run as follows: Set-up Friday, Event Saturday and Sunday. Based on enrollment, events may require an early Friday set-up/Friday afternoon event start.
- Strong, clear speaking voice.
- High energy, fun personality.
- Manage Studio Owners and instructors as they check in dancers throughout the event.
- Be able to improvise and provide entertaining dialogue throughout the event.
- Be comfortable with taking direction.
- Enjoy working with and interacting with children.
- Ability and willingness to assist with load in/load out and carry heavy equipment.
- Be a team player and assist whenever and wherever necessary.
*All staff are expected to assist with loading and unloading the truck. Option to drive truck for additional compensation.
*Additional opportunity at our Randolph, NJ offices to assist with post production and inventory control.
*One training weekend is required.
Work with a team of dedicated and fun people - "The Headliners family"
Salary with incentives for hard work and dedication plus travel, food and double occupancy lodging provided
A unique opportunity to grow personally and professionally
*This position has no union jurisdiction