Demonstrator
Careers New Zealand
New Zealand
5d ago

Pay for demonstrators varies.

  • Demonstrators usually earn between minimum wage and $24 an hour.
  • Some experienced demonstrators may work up to 40 hours a week and can earn $40,000 or more a year. However, most demonstrators work on a casual or part-time basis.
  • Source : Direct Selling Association of New Zealand.

    This information is a guide only. )

    What you will do

    Demonstrators may do some or all of the following :

  • set up and display products at shops, supermarkets, trade fairs or in homes
  • invite people to try out or taste the products
  • explain the uses of the products and answer questions
  • invite customers to purchase the products
  • keep a record of sales.
  • Skills and knowledge

    Demonstrators need to have knowledge of :

  • the products or services they are demonstrating
  • display, sales, and demonstration techniques
  • food safety and hygiene
  • health and safety protocol in the venues where they are demonstrating.
  • Demonstrators :

  • usually work part time and may work on call
  • usually work in places such as shops, clubs and homes, and at events such as trade fairs.
  • Entry requirements

    There are no specific requirements to become a demonstrator. However, three years of secondary education is useful.

    Secondary education

    Useful subjects include English, food and nutrition, and maths.

    Personal requirements

    Demonstrators need to be :

  • good at presenting and answering questions
  • confident about engaging with the public, and approaching people
  • friendly and polite
  • understanding and aware of other cultures
  • patient, as they often have to deal with repetitive questions.
  • Useful experience

    It's useful for demonstrators to have worked with the product they are demonstrating, or in the industry that produces it.

    A background in sales and retail is also useful.

    Demonstrators need to :

  • have a neat and tidy appearance
  • be able to speak clearly
  • be reasonably fit and healthy, because they spend long periods on their feet, and may have to do some lifting.
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