ONLINE SPEED DATING EVENT HOST
Host our digital events from your home live on Zoom!
Dashing Date is a well-established Canadian speed dating company in its 8th year of business. We specialize in organizing high quality, expertly curated digital dating experiences for single professionals who are serious about meeting someone.
We are currently hiring Event Hosts in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary who are passionate about helping people connect and find love!
As an online event host, you facilitate our digital speed dating events with a strong and engaging presence on live video. You’re confident and comfortable on video and can interact with a virtual crowd effortlessly. Your energy levels are sky high and you can bring the party even through a screen!
To say that you’re ‘tech savvy’ would be an understatement! You have experience operating video-conferencing platforms such as Zoom and can manage the software’s various features with ease. While some may get flustered with technology, for you it’s exciting! You love the idea of using technology to bring people together.
You understand the importance of presenting well and professionally on live video, from personal appearance to your overall set-up. You have professional lighting equipment adequate for entry level video appearances (more on this below), you have an inviting space with a pleasant backdrop to operate from and, of course, your laptop and internet connection are both as fast as they are reliable.
All Dashing Date hosts are:
- Courteous, warm and friendly
- Professional, reliable, and punctual
- Great at public speaking
- Organized and detail-oriented
- Relatable and engaging
- Fun, energetic, and confident
- Creative and can think fast on their feet
- Well-presented and well-dressed
- Confident in reciting speeches and making announcements
- Meticulous about implementing all procedures and maintaining brand consistency
- Passionate about guests having a memorable, positive speed dating experience
- Great at handling unexpected or challenging situations with ease, elegance and finesse
We’re looking for an online event host to facilitate our digital speed dating events. This job offers flexible work hours, numerous hosting opportunities on a weekly basis, the ability to earn from the comfort of your own home and the chance to help people find love!
You will also be part of a supportive team and a growing Canadian business.
The digital events are held on Zoom, an online communications platform designed for video conferences. Your job is to run the event from start to finish, in real time. It begins with some administrative set up and checking guests into the virtual event. You’ll kick things off with a a lively and energetic speech on live video, welcoming guests, sharing dating tips and explaining how the event will unfold.
Once your speech is complete, you’ll manage the event using Zoom’s “Breakout Rooms” feature and help guests with any technical difficulties they run into during the event. Once the event is complete, a wrap up speech is required thanking the guests for attending and outlining the next steps. Full training is provided.
For each event you are assigned to host, you will...
Review the event theme and any special requirements
Show up dressed for the theme (sometimes we do Pajama Parties or Beach themed events)
Test your camera and audio in advance
Host from the space/area that has been pre-approved by Dashing Date Management
Perform your speeches with amazing energy
Manage the timing and overall flow of the event
Provide regular, timely updates to Dashing Date management
Close the event and completes basic post-event administrative tasks
Important: Hardware and Set-up Requirements
In order to qualify as a potential candidate, you must have an appropriate space/area that you can always host from that’s been pre-approved by Dashing Date Management. You can also use virtual backgrounds on Zoom from time to time but a suitable space is still needed as we may change platforms at any time.
Here are some examples:
All hosts must have a reliable laptop with camera and a high speed stable internet connection.
Exceptional lighting is necessary, and therefore lighting equipment suitable for video is required in order to be considered.
For those who do not have proper lighting: Our team can guide you to choosing reliable and affordable equipment on Amazon once you’ve been hired. This equipment will be your own property and you can expect to invest anywhere from $80 to $200, which you will make back within your first 2 to 4 events.
We’ve put together an Idea List on Amazon with some different lighting options. If hired, our team of experts will help you select the best options for you, depending on your space and budget.
Ready to roll?! Here are the application steps:
Step 1: Fill out the online application form below
Step 2: If selected for an interview, you’ll first have your hosting set-up approved
Step 3: A formal interview will take place online
If you know you are the best person for the job but you don’t have your set-up 100% complete, you can still apply, as long as you are working on your setup and ready to invest in proper lighting equipment, as outlined above.
Compensation & Event Schedule
Compensation is $50 flat, per event.
You will invoice us at the end of each month.
Events take place on weekday evenings and Saturday’s throughout the day. You can host multiple events back-to-back and numerous events per week. Each event is about 2 hours long and you are required to log in and prepare your set up at least 30 mins in advance of the event start time.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the application form below. You will need to upload at least 2 recent photos, so have them ready!
You can accelerate the application process and one-up your competition by completing the application form AND sending us a video SHOWING us why you would be an amazing digital event host! You can use WeTransfer and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who submit a video will jump to the front of the line.