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Wendy Pobanz
  • Holiday, FL
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Hiring Set Up Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Gelbard Feb 10. 16 Replies

Does anyone hire outside help to set up and break down at art fairs when you become physically unable to set up yourself.  If so, how do you go about hiring and what services do you request?  Continue

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Aug 6
Karen Gelbard replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"PeopleReady covers the liability. Works for me!"
Feb 10
Wendy Pobanz replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Thank you so much.  A sample of your add is really helpful"
Feb 10
Wendy Pobanz replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Thank you Richard.  This is very helpful."
Feb 10
C.C. Barton replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Hi Tina, This is CC - I already did, in detail.  It's the third post down from the top.  Nancy may have something different and it would be worth looking at her example as well."
Feb 9
Tina Hospers replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Can you share the Craigslist ad text that you use to get your helpers?  That would be really beneficial to me.  Thanks!"
Feb 9
C.C. Barton replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"I do the same thing, Nancy, but I hold all the money until the show and break-down is over - unless they ask for a cash advance on the total."
Feb 9
nancy wasserman replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"I dont use the labor companies because the workers get less than minimum wage they tell me I use craigs list but have had some no show..my friend asks for pictures and some bios. If i get an "ill do it" i say no..i expect a note as a…"
Feb 9
Karen Gelbard replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Wendy, I use PeopleReady, a staffing agency that has offices across the country. I let them know in advance what the job is with a detailed description (unloading, loading, set-up, some tool use, need to use a short ladder, needs to be able to lift…"
Feb 9
Ellen Cohen replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Wow-some really good information. Thanks for asking the question."
Jan 26
Richard L. Sherer replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Show volunteers would be a two way street. Damaging art versus injury. Ask the show. "
Jan 25
Wendy Pobanz replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"That's a good point.  I was concerned about that also.  I think I would get a release of liabiltiy signed first.  "
Jan 25
Wendy Pobanz replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Thank you, especially for the ad.  This is a great help!"
Jan 25
Tina Hospers replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"I'm curious about liability with regards to these helpers?  We could use help with a forecasted 30+ shows (and some physical limitations on our part, though we muscle through - having a strong 18 year old would do wonders!).  But,…"
Jan 25
C.C. Barton replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Hi Wendy, I've done it many times through Craigslist.  The more specific you can be, the better.  After I posted my craigslist ads, I would have to shut it down in about ten minutes because of the deluge of responses.  This one…"
Jan 25
Wendy Pobanz replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Thanks Richard!"
Jan 23

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At 9:44am on May 15, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Wendy,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much and best of luck for continued success.

At 11:54am on May 18, 2017, Wendy Pobanz said…

Thanks Christina.  Love your hats!

At 10:43pm on May 24, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Wendy. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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