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Title: Event Setup Crew/Host & Truck Driver
Hiring Organization: Ty's Wedding Rental & Services LLC
Job Location: Stillwater, Minnesota
Date Posted: 9/13/2022
Hourly: Starting at $17/hr for 18+ applicants. Minors $15/hr. 15-30hr/week possibly more.
Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Text or call 651-734-3662
We're excited to meet you! Would you like to work with us being active outside setting up event equipment, serving people, and solving problems? Our office is at our clients property, park or venue.
A big need we have is with our equipment setup duties. We setup tents and most everything that goes under a tent. Sometime we bring equipment for a barn wedding or a local park. We're mostly working outdoors and every week is unique.
Duties we perform:
-Large Tent set up
-Chairs, table placement
-Dance floor install
-Restroom Trailer cleaning
-Electrical equipment set up
We're a mobile venue that sets up equipment on private properties so couples and families can have a huge celebration. Our workplace is around the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin.
When we show up people are excited! They have been waiting a long time for their big day to arrive and we supply most of the equipment they need to make it all happen.
A typical week may go something like this:
-Thursday setting up the tents and other equipment
-Friday (sometimes Friday wedding or additional setup)
-Saturday the event or wedding is taking place and we're serving in many ways
-Monday tear down
-Tuesday prep & cleaning
Applicants could include:
Students: First job or summer job we need you and enjoy training all the skills you will need. Flexible with school schedules.
Post student/graduate: Depending on your experience and personality type you may be a great fit for a leadership position being in charge of a small crew from time to time.
Seasonal: You possibly may work a winter position that shuts down in the spring. We're the perfect place to go from spring-fall. Then you're back to the winter position.
Retired: You may be looking for a new challenge but don't want all the hours. Possibly once or twice a week? We're flexible and also need on call persons for busy weeks.
We're looking for a highly self-motivated persons who can make wise decisions. That's because sometimes you could be the one in charge and making the right call is key.
Our setup crew works outdoors performing setup duties for tents, chairs, tables, dance floors and much more. We drive with our trucks to properties all around the Twin Cities and western WI.
When someone hopes of having their wedding day in the backyard, farm, cabin, or park we're the ones who bring in the big equipment to make it all happen.
Each week is a new adventure, but our goal is to serve others and provide wonderful services.
This position has many aspects and hats. As a small business our employees not only perform duties but are the voice of our business. Our customers look to them for ideas and support.
You may wonder will I be able to perform all the duties? In time you sure will we have a variety of skill, and strength abilities. You will fit in just fine and we have one on one meetings often to see how everything is going.
Is this a good fit for you? Best way to find out is by giving us a call. Talk with Ty and ask questions.
Employment Type: 15-30hrs/week seasonal. May-October (possibly winter if desired)
Valid through: May 1st 2023
Refer a friend or email us today for details.
Our staff is our most important asset to the business. We're looking for hard workers but also know each person is unique with their own talents and gifts. This posting only gives you a little glimpse into the job. We would enjoy talking with you via phone, email, and in person to see if it's the right fit.
Tent Setup Story by Kent
Tent setup is an example of team effort at its best. These tents are not like ordinary camping tents that can often be setup by one person in a few minutes. The very smallest tent offered by Ty’s requires two people and the largest won’t go up with less than four workers, and even with all those hands it still requires four or five hours! The whole event is a coordinated effort, each worker pitching in with a variety of tasks until the job is done.
First, we mark the location of the tent. Two workers lay out the tape measures, exactly locating spots for each of the center poles and perimeter side posts and stakes. While that is being done, other workers begin unloading the truck, bringing out steel stakes, wooden side posts and nylon anchor straps and placing them all around the perimeter of the layout. Next the huge tarps are spread (to protect the tent and keep it clean) and then the tent panels themselves are carried out from the truck and opened out upon the tarps. While one team works on fastening together all the 20x40-foot tent panels (five panels in the 100-foot tent) another team is busy pounding in the steel stakes.
Now we’re ready for the tent to start raising. First the team goes around the whole perimeter, hoisting the edge of the tent onto the side posts – every ten feet. When the side posts are all up and snugly positioned, then the climax event of the day happens – the raising of the center poles! All hands are needed to push up the 22-foot aluminum center poles to loft the brilliant white tent into the air. It’s a joy (and a relief) to finally see it up after all that work!
Now for the finishing touches. Precise adjustments to the support straps are made, making sure the entire tent fabric is uniformly taut and even, ready to shed wind and rain. While that detail is being taken care of, others in the team will be installing the Edison lighting strands and then staging the chairs and tables under the tent and still others will be tidying up all the loose straps and ropes.
When all is done, and all the various empty totes and protective wraps are cleaned up and stored back in the truck, we take a minute or two to admire our work. That snowy white tent always looks great poking up into the blue sky and we think of the fun that the bride, groom, wedding party and guests will have in just a couple of days!