Event Host and Apprentice Ceilidh Caller
Do you love ceilidh dancing and think there just aren’t enough opportunities to strip the willow, dash the white sergeant and pas de bas? Do you want to spread the good news of traditional set dances to a wider audience? Have you always secretly wanted to call ceilidhs and have just been waiting for the right opportunity?
An enthusiastic, engaging, and reliable extrovert with an entrepreneurial streak is sought to call ceilidh dances for Disco Ceilidh events. Needs a natural sense of rhythm, and to be a born communicator who comes into their own in front of an audience. There are opportunities to expand the offer and potential for taking on a business franchise for the right candidate. Must be available evenings and weekends, and willing to travel.
Disco Ceilidh brings together the dances of a traditional ceilidh with the groove and floor filling anthems of disco and pop music to create a unique party experience. Bookings are growing for birthdays, weddings, community events, fundraisers and anniversaries so we are seeking an addition to the team. You will receive training, mentoring and support as you learn how to bring ceilidh joy to a wide audience and create a fabulous feel-good event.
Aptitude, ability to learn, passion for ceilidh dancing and temperament are extremely important in this job – training to call ceilidhs will be given.
The purpose of the job is to create a fantastic, memorable and hugely enjoyable, experience for the people taking part in a Disco Ceilidh event and to offer excellent customer service for the party organiser (client).
The role consists of the following tasks:
In advance of the event you will liaise with the party organiser (client) to confirm all the details and double-check arrival times, running order and any special requests. On the day of the event you will pick up the equipment needed and arrive in time to set up promptly at the venue, including setting up lighting and sound equipment.
A normal event constitutes two ceilidh sets and providing disco music between sets and afterwards. No two events will be the same and we aim to offer a unique experience to everyone so flexibility will be needed for times and set up and finishing.
Opportunities for development within the job, depending on performance and aptitude, include marketing and publicity, social media, expanding the range of the offer and, in the medium term, a possible business franchise.
Location of Job:
Based in Glasgow but willing to travel to events – travel time will be paid.
Valid Driving License
Excellent sense of rhythm
Familiar with most basic ceilidh dances
Confident performing in front of an audience
Able to connect with an audience of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
Has own car
Has DJing skills
Events management skills
Has experience of performing in front of an audience
Has worked in a customer-service environment
Has taught dance or called ceilidhs.
Has organised events
Has publicised events
Aptitudes /temperament (essential)
Hard-working and committed
Quick learner, can take initiative
Enthusiastic and outgoing
Aptitudes /temperament (desirable)
Excellent problem solver
Comfortable moving, setting up and transporting equipment (training provided)
Able to work on a casual basis, evenings and weekends and commit time in advance.
Pay £10 per hour, double at Christmas and New Year. Holiday pay. Probation period three months.
If you would like to enquire further email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply fill in application form on the website, Disco Ceilidh Job Application form specifically detailing how you meet the specification for the job. Accompanying material (videos/other) welcome. No CVs – please use application form
Closing Date 31 March 2015