What does a Senior Host do?

Hosts are responsible for the management of tasks at functions that include banquets, ceremonies, conferences, and parties. Hosts help plan and organize events and ensure everything runs smoothly during the event and coordinate with different teams and ensure all teams work together harmoniously.

Hosts welcome guests, answer questions, and work as a liaison with support staff as the event unfolds. Hosts assist with the planning, preparation, and organization of events, and manage any relevant staff working as helpers, including a kitchen or serving staff. Hosts receive and direct guests to their seats or tables and address guest concerns. They make sure the location is clean and neat prior to and after an event or seating. They ensure that all health and safety measures are observed at venues and that staff are well-versed and educated regarding any necessary emergency protocols. Hosts create a positive and relaxed atmosphere where guests enjoy themselves, and they offer polite salutations to guests as they arrive and depart from the venue or event. There are no educational requirements to become a host, but some hosts hold the job as part of their training for a related certificate or degree, including an associate’s.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Senior Host Salaries

Average Base Pay

$45,366 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Senior Host Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Host, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Senior Host Insights

Read what Senior Host professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Hollywood Bowl GroupHollywood Bowl Group
Lane Host
Aug 20, 2019

“Pros is you get free bowling every month but only 4 games and good Christmas partkes”

Old ChicagoOld Chicago
Dec 16, 2020

“This is the best place I've worked at! Very fun and there is so much teamwork from everyone!”

Crossover HealthCrossover Health
Jan 29, 2021

“It was a really good work environment and I always felt like my ideas for clinic growth were welcomed!”

Donalda ClubDonalda Club
Aug 31, 2021

“I felt immense support throughout my time here and had such an awesome summer working as the hostess on the patio!”

Texas RoadhouseTexas Roadhouse
May 27, 2021

“I worked here during college and they were flexible with my schedule and overall a fun place to work.”

The Foundry Restaurant
May 20, 2020

“Good salary and the whole package was the best that I had so far in Bahrain.”

Cannon Beach Escape RoomCannon Beach Escape Room
Escape Room Host
Jan 20, 2021

“The work was really fun and I enjoyed helping people have a good time with their escapes.”

The Cheesecake FactoryThe Cheesecake Factory
Sep 5, 2021

“There was an amazing staff and I met the majority of my friends through work.”

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