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How To Hire Event Staff

hire event staff

You’ve operated as a one-woman show as you’ve built your event business. You’ve worn every hat from event set up to tear down, accounting to marketing, and now it’s time to put on your HR hat to hire event staff.

You don’t need an HR department to grow your event business. In fact, most event planners don’t have a team big enough to have an entire department dedicated to hiring.

Hiring event staff is an investment in your company and it’s important to find the right mix of skills and abilities in the people you hire – whether they’re part of your day-to-day team or contracted for a specific event.

No business owner has single-handedly built a successful and sustainable business on their own and it takes a great team to thrive.

5 Steps to Hire Event Staff

In today’s video, we’re talking about 5 steps to hire event staff for your business. Pay attention to step #1 because I share why you need more than just a job description to find the right team for you, your events and your business.

Ready To Start Your Event Business? HECK YES!


  • Jason Murrey says:

    Very informative blog for everyone. Thank you so much and keep going on

  • Very useful post. It is important the event staff are capable enough to look out the various elements of the wedding. Recently I attended a wedding organized by a popular event planner, but the services offered by the staff was not upto the mark. The post helped me to hire an experienced event staff for my event planning company.

  • Gina Rosales says:

    I’m curious how folks structure salaries for event planning employees. Do you include event days as part of their salary? Or do you pay for those separately?

    • Event Planning Blueprint says:

      Thanks for the question, Gina. I find it easier to pay a daily rate for freelance staff and employees get a regular annual salary that includes event days. What type of events do you plan? If they mostly take place on weekends, you can change the typical Mon-Fri work week to Tues-Sat, for example.

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