Careers Frequenty Asked Questions
We are very happy to hear that you are interested in working with our high energy team! At Enchanted Celebrations, our clients always come first and we are always looking for staff who go the extra mile every time.
As you can imagine, due to the large amount of applicants we receive daily, we are very selective and only accept a small number of new staff members at a time.
We hope that these FAQs will help guide you through this process.
How long is the application process?
It depends on the position. If you are applying to be an intern or DJ assistant, the process should only be about 30 days. If you are applying for a position that requires an audition or “on the job” shadow shooting events, it can take as long as 100 days. We understand that you’re eager to be put on events but our goal is to hire talented individuals who fit our brand and will be long term Enchanted Celebrations Team Members. We DO NOT hire quickly just to fill our open event dates. We thoroughly vet all applicants despite their previous industry experience. Sometimes that takes a little longer than expected, we apologize for the inconvenience.
I have a question about my application or a position I am applying to, who can I contact?
For all recruiting and application related questions, you can contact our Event Coordinator & Operations Assistant via telephone 888.268.7420 ext 704 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to interview In person?
Yes, even if you have been in the industry for 20+ years, we still require an in-person interview. As a part of our due diligence, we must meet everyone in person (skype does not count). For your convenience, we do offer interviews at our office in West Creek, NJ as well as a North Jersey/NYC location. You may choose either location for your interview, just let us know which one works best for you.
I’m an experienced photographer and/or videographer, do I have to shadow shoot?
Yes, even if you have been in the industry for 20+ years and/or owned your own business, you still must complete at least 1 shadow shoot event (normally 3-5 hours) as a part of our selection process. We are sure you have an amazing portfolio but unfortunately, we did not see you take that footage and we need to make sure that you are showing us your work, sounds crazy but you’d be surprised. Based on your portfolio, your shadow shoot footage, and the report from the lead photographer/videographer, we will make a decision if we need to see additional work which may mean you may have to do another shadow shoot session for us. If that is the case, we will give you feedback on what we need to see differently. As a part of our selection process, we may require you to perform up to 3 shadow shoots based on the Production Manager’s recommendation.
Are shadow shoots paid?
No, shadow shoots are a part of our selection process to thoroughly vet all applicants and is a requirement to work here. If you do not want to shadow shoot as a part of the application process, we may not be the best fit for you. As a shadow shooter, you are an additional, unpaid aspect of the event and are not fulfilling ANY contracted items for the client as we cannot yet fully attest for your work. If your footage is to our standard and we decide to move forward to offer you a position, we will also ask if we can give your footage to the client as a bonus to them (although still unpaid to you). This footage will also start your portfolio with Enchanted Celebrations. As a part of our selection process, we may require you to perform up to 3 shadow shoots based on the Production Manager’s recommendation.
I’m an experienced MC and/or DJ, do I have to audition?
Yes, even if you have been in the industry for 20+ years and/or own your own business, you still must perform at an audition in front of a hiring panel as a part of our selection process. We are sure you have amazing promotional videos and/or references but unfortunately, we do require all MCs to perform at an audition.
At the audition we will not only be asking you to make announcements and perform sample introductions but we will also be inspecting your gear to make sure it is professional grade and everything is working correctly. Please plan 60-90 minutes for your audition which will include a formal interview as well. Auditions are normally held at the Manahawkin/LBI Holiday Inn. If you do not want to audition as a part of the application process, we may not be the best fit for you.
Is there a background check?
Depends, based on the position and it is at the interviewer’s discretion. We will consult you before running a background check.
Where is the office located?
Our office address is the following:
128 Bartlett Ave
West Creek, NJ 08092
Please park in the FRONT parking lot and enter through the main door (no need to knock or ring the door bell). At the reception desk you will see a sign directing you to our offices (we are on the first floor), follow the directions and someone will help you.
If you are interviewing with our North Jersey/NYC recruiter, upon scheduling she will let you know the exact location of your interview.
Who conducts the interview?
Your interview will be conducted by our recruiter (if in North Jersey) or our Event Coordinator & Operations Assistant (if in West Creek).
Is the hiring decision final?
Yes and no. We fill staff positions based on organizational needs which are evaluated every quarter. If you do not make the cut for this quarter, you may re-apply next quarter. There is no appeal process to hiring decisions.
How long will the interview be?
Please plan for 60-90 minutes.
What tests will be at the interview?
All interviews are conducted in oral format with predetermined questions that are tailored to each staff position.
Also, based on the position, we may ask you to perform some tests as a part of the selection process. For example, interns may be required to perform a writing test and weekend staff may be required to take a psychological battery.
What to Wear?
For all positions except for MCs auditioning, we expect you to come dressed in professional attire for your interview.
MCs who are auditioning should dress in our company event dress code which is black dress pants, black button up shirt, black tie, and black suit jacket. Tuxedos are permitted as long as they are all black.
How should I prepare for my interview?
For all positions, we recommend visiting our website, especially the About Us page.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your interview time. Arriving on time is one of the best ways to start your interview off on the right foot. We are an extremely punctual, organized company; so tardiness, FOR WHATEVER REASON is a huge factor in our hiring decision making.
Have your materials ready. Please have a copy of your resume, photo samples, etc (based on the position) handy for the interviewer.
At the end of the interview we will discuss some common company rules and regulations that if hired, you will be required to follow. Please be receptive to how we run our business as it may be different than your past experiences. Feel free to take notes and ask questions about our business practices so you know what will be expected of you if you are selected.