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1/4/2019 at 5:41:10 PM GMT
Posts: 3
Staffing at Special Events

For departments who run Town wide Special Events (movie Nights, Concerts, Festivals, etc) how do you staff them? Do you have designated Part Time staff that only works events? Do you 'borrow' staff from other departments(athletics, programs, etc)? What is the starting pay rate for Special events? If they are "borrowed" from other departments is this pay rate different then their other pay rate? 

Any advice would be appreciated. 

Amy Shearin

Clayton Parks and Recreation


3/13/2019 at 8:30:23 PM GMT
Posts: 1
My special events division will borrow staff from other divisions within our rec dept. We will ask the other divisions who they have free and at what rate they make. We also reach out to local organizations for volunteers to help.

Nick Brauninger
Special Events
City of Jacksonville

3/14/2019 at 5:54:32 PM GMT
Posts: 7
We utilize volunteers to help with our special events. PT Parks personnel will work whenever the event is a little larger. For our largest events, it's all hands on deck as we bring in FT park employees and either flex or comp their hours.

3/14/2019 at 7:19:53 PM GMT
All of our part time staff assist in all phases of our programs, athletics, maintenance ,and special events. Staff works these events as their schedule allows. Salary - $9.05 per hour.
Sandra Waters
Newton Parks & Recreation

3/15/2019 at 3:29:59 PM GMT
Posts: 11
We utilize part time staff within our P&R department as well as volunteers. Our part time staff receive special event pay of $10 per hour.

Last edited Friday, March 15, 2019
3/16/2019 at 12:37:16 PM GMT
Posts: 5
We utilize part time staff for smaller events and full time if needed. For large events, we use all staff (FT & PT), and solicit other county staff to work the events (they are required to obtain approval from their department head). For all of our events, we solicit volunteers from various organizations.

3/18/2019 at 3:43:55 PM GMT
Posts: 2
We use both FT and PT staff. We just have to work it out so that no one gets OT or comp time. FT employees must take off during that pay period because OT/comp are no longer allowed.

3/19/2019 at 6:35:50 PM GMT
We have designated part time staff that are Special Event Attendants and their specific job duty is to work with special events. We also use volunteers for quite a bit of our special events.