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.
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.
There are no specific requirements to become a demonstrator. However, three years of secondary education is useful.
Useful subjects include English, food and nutrition, and maths.
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.
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.