Roles and responsibilities of the activity leader

The roles and responsibilities of a host or hostess are varied and rich. More than just responsibilities, they are truly creators of atmosphere and dynamism for the participants in an event. Here are the main roles and tasks of a presenter:

Leading games and activities to entertain guests and create a festive atmosphere.

To smooth out the downtime and ensure that the event runs smoothly.

Ensuring that rules, instructions and the programme are followed.

Encourage participants to get involved and enjoy the party.

Provide information to guests and answer their questions.

Provide advice and support to participants.

Regulate conflicts and remain a good listener.

Suggest ideas for games and activities adapted to the event.

Organise challenges and competitions.

Participate in the development and implementation of the programme.

The activity leader is also responsible for ensuring that the equipment and materials are in perfect working order. The safety of participants is an absolute priority. They must ensure that everything runs smoothly and that the environment is healthy and safe. If this is not the case, he or she must take immediate steps to restore optimum conditions. He or she must also respect established rules and procedures and ensure that participants are satisfied.

Moderator's salary and career development

An entertainer is responsible for entertaining and guiding participants during events and activities. The areas of activity are varied and may include parties, sports, leisure centres or professional events. Entertainers are generally paid according to the tasks they perform. The gross annual salary of an entertainer varies according to experience and geographical location. Here is an indicative list of changes in gross annual salary in France, by years of experience:

0 to 2 years: €17,000 to €24,000

2 to 5 years: €24,000 to €37,000

5 to 10 years: 37,000 to 46,000 euros

10 to 15 years: 46,000 to 54,000 euros

Over 15 years: 54,000 to 65,000 euros

A youth worker who wants to progress in his or her career could consider the following occupations:

Leisure centre manager


Event designer


Artistic director

Advantages and disadvantages of being an entertainer


Interesting, stimulating work that allows you to carry out creative projects.

Opportunity to work with people of different ages and cultures.

Good opportunity to develop interpersonal and communication skills.

Opportunity to travel and work with people from other countries and cultures.

Good opportunity to develop professional skills.


May require overtime and weekends depending on job requirements.

Can be stressful due to employer and participant expectations.

May require specific training and additional skills to be competitive.

Can be very physical and physically demanding.

Can be difficult to find stable, paid employment.

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