Become one of our Toronto Brand Ambassadors – It’s the Best Job You Could Ask For!
Want to get paid to work for some of the most reputable brands in the nation? If you are personable, professional and outgoing, there is no doubt that you will succeed as one of our Toronto brand ambassadors, or in our other cities across Canada. It is the perfect, temporary position for you to make some extra cash alongside your part-time or full time job.
Let’s take a closer look of what a BA does. Wait, what’s a BA? It’s short form for Brand Ambassador, which you will see listed in many job postings. This position is also commonly referred to as promotional staff, events staff, or even promotional models. As a brand ambassador, you will be responsible for representing a brand to the public at a special event or for a marketing program. You are creating brand awareness and generating leads for the brand, but not usually closing the sales or handling money. Most of the time you’ll be handing out free samples or swag, communicating key messaging and getting people excited about the brand you’re representing!
What do you need to become one of our Toronto brand ambassadors? There is no level of education you need to become a brand ambassador. You need to bring your personality, your pizzazz and your professionalism! When applying to Tigris, we ask that you provide 2-3 recent photos of themselves (we love to see professional photos, or photos taken on a digital camera – no selfies please!) and an updated resume. When looking for staff, we usually have postings online, social media and even utilize Facebook groups such as “Brand Ambassadors of (your city)”.
As far as uniforms go, majority of the time you will be provided with a branded shirt and asked to pair the top with black pants or dark jeans. You’ll also need black flats or runners. When you are working an event as a promotional model, you may be provided with a branded costume or need to provide your own suit or cocktail dress. There is no “one size fits all” answer since every brand is completely different from the next.
The Perks of Working as a one of our Toronto Brand Ambassadors (or other cities too!):
-> FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING :: Create your OWN schedule and choose to work events you are passionate about. Once we book an event with a client, we reach out to the staff on our roster closest to the area the event will be in or who have the skill set and/or brand image the client is looking for. We try to give our events staff as we can, so they can plan their schedule accordingly. You can choose which events you want to work, and it helps to choose a brand you are interested in. We’ve done many events with Taste of Nature where brand ambassadors have given out free samples of the healthy bar. If you’re a health nut with a special interest in health/fitness, or just plain love their fruit and nut bars, this would be a perfect promotion for you!
-> NETWORK! – You will work directly with many contacts from the brand you are representing and through these connections you can make a memorable impression. You never know who you’ll meet at an event and where they may be able to help you down the road. You can also network with your fellow brand ambassadors for other job opportunities!
-> EARN GREAT MONEY – Here at Tigris, we consistently compensate our brand ambassadors higher than the industry standard and always within 2 weeks after their events. Most of the rates offered are dictated by the length of the shift and the volume of hours you can expect to receive. The shorter the shift and if it’s only 1-2 shifts may result in higher pay. If it’s a longer program with shifts ranging from 6-8hrs+, your pay may be a little less but you’ll make alot more money based on the volume. Tigris also aims to offset the out of pocket costs for parking and even in some cases food, accomodations etc. Unless you’re working in hospitality as a server or bartender, it’s unlikely that the wages you’ll make will come close to what you can make at Tigris as a brand ambassador. Yes, the work opportunities are temporary but the pay is excellent so it’s totally worth it when you have the time.
-> HAVE FUN – Seriously, working as a brand ambassador is so much fun. Every event is different. You are constantly meeting new people and learning new things. We recently provided brand ambassadors for an activation in Toronto for the Toronto Maple Leaf’s Season Home Opener – our staff were able to enjoy the free concert and watch the game while engaging the public in a fun photo booth activation. How amazing is that?
Life is expensive and we are all in need of a little extra cash, so why not have fun while making money? If you’re interesting in working for Tigris as one of our Toronto brand ambassadors or as an events staff /promotional model in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Montreal – send 2-3 recent photos and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a company or business looking for brand ambassadors, call us for a free, no obligations quote at 416.283.9119. We hire and supply staff in over 15 different markets across Canada including Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB.