Hi guys! My name’s Charlotte. My role summer 2019 was Events Manager for Zante. Firstly, let me tell you a little about what the role involved. In Zante, we ran events every day with around eleven events a week! This might sound like a lot of work and it’s very fast paced but it’s so much fun!
The role involved working with suppliers of big named bars and clubs, such as Rescue, Fishbowl, Sizzle and many more. My role was to build a great relationship with suppliers and communicate every week with them about numbers and timings for the events.
Events can sometimes vary from others and require extra responsibilities, such as the set-up for Welcome To The Jungle. This event took place at Sizzle Club and was always a part of the week I looked forward to most. My job was to go in and set up the whole club – decorating with vines, jungle leaves, cargo nets and of course not forgetting the inflatables. The preparation for the event would always get me excited as I knew it was guaranteed to be a fun night.
After finishing the club set up with the team, it would be time to go and collect the artist from the airport! I always got nervous on the way to getting an artist. It’s like I almost felt star struck. However, after the first couple of times it became normal! We had big name DJs such as Molly Collins, Nancie, Meduza, Weiss, Macky Gee and more playing at Jungle every week. Having such big names, Jungle was almost always sold out or super busy as everyone wanted to see the artist. This meant the atmosphere was always enjoyable for our guests and us as staff too.
My top tips for being an Events Manager would be number one, make sure you have plenty of water since it is very fast paced! Number two, communication is key to a good event with both guests and suppliers. And three enjoy the events yourself too!