Hometown Hockey hiring locals

By Kassidy Christensen

March 2, 2017 12:00 AM

The highly anticipated hockey-fueled weekend rolling through Lloydminster March 11 and 12 is hiring.
Forty individuals are needed to work the Hometown Hockey Tour as brand ambassadors/event staff throughout the weekend.
Safiya Abbadi, account supervisor with SDI Marketing, said so far they have 19 positions filled when she spoke with the Source on Feb. 28.
“We had a slow start so we’re way behind schedule on our hiring targets,” she said. “So far we’re about half way staffed.”
For $16 an hour, brand ambassadors/event staff would be responsible for delivering key messaging on behalf of our brands, Abbadi explained.
“As a brand ambassador you’re truly embodying whatever brand you’re representing,” she said.
“Each (brand) that would be on site comes with the key messages, so they would be running promotional activities, either running games or completing surveys, stuff like that and meanwhile delivering those key messaging that we would train them on.”
Abbadi explained training starts the week of the event and includes what they will be working on specifically, which activation or brand they’re representing, staff would receive a training manual to be references for more information on the whole event, the purpose, key messaging with the brand and company.
“And then they kind of review that on their own,” she said.
“Then the morning of … they (employees) would arrive a couple hours before the festival opens and they’d get a full walk through and there would be like a cheat sheet as well so when they’re onsite and get stuck on anything, they can reference back to their cheat sheet,” she said.
The shifts are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 12.
“No heavy lifting (required), but you would be standing for I guess most of the day,” Abbadi said. “A lot of the activities would have you standing around and engaging with the consumers.”
Abbadi said it would be an asset being comfortable talking with people, or possessing customer service, promotional work or sales skills.
“But again it’s not necessary, we’ve had different kinds of people work for us in the past spots, as long as they’re passionate about their community,” Abbadi said.
Those interested in working the festival are asked to send an email to hthjobs@sdimktg.com.
“Resume is preferred, but if not that is fine,” Abbadi said.
“Just a quick blurb about what makes you interested, or at least a little bit of information about themselves.”
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity basically, the festival never stops in the same city more than once, you get to be part of an amazing national tour.”

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