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Events Officer

Event Managers
Contract Part Time
22 days ago

Temporary Part-time (until 30 November 2022)

Minimum 16 hours per fortnight plus additional hours during event weekends

  • Are you driven by the opportunity to work for a thriving City committed to organisational excellence?
  • Are you ready to apply your knowledge and background to exciting new challenges?
  • We work together with you to create a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness.
  • We embrace flexible working conditions and are always open to discussing your individual requirements so that you get to create your own experience with us.

The City of Mandurah Festivals and Events team is seeking a talented and experienced individual to fill the position of Events Officer. In this part-time role, you will assist in the delivery of major festivals, sport and recreation events within the City of Mandurah which build the capacity of local businesses, the community and increase visitation to our City Centre.

Imagine a future with us

The City is one of the main cultural ambassadors and project leaders for Mandurah. We not only support and empower local businesses, create local jobs and opportunities but foster innovation and creativity in enterprise whilst considering the impact to our beautiful environment. We are ‘woven by waterways (gabi), a city with a village heart (mandjoo koort)’.

At the City, we look out for one another, prioritise respect, are fair, look after your development and wellbeing, foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We are committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted and achieve their full potential. Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. At the City you will find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realise your full potential.

But enough about us, let’s talk about you

You will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Coordinator, Festivals & Events and other City staff to plan major festivals, events and recreational activities that have local appeal and extend opportunities for social and economic development
  • Identifying opportunities to leverage the City’s current public open space, infrastructure and community facilities to attract new events and recreational activities
  • Liaising with external organisations to develop opportunities to host new events within the City of Mandurah.
  • Assisting in the creation, planning, coordination and delivery of festivals and events.

What you will bring to the team

To be successful you will have:

  • A degree or qualification relevant to the role
  • Substantial experience in major event management or similar discipline.
  • Previous experience with large scale event delivery in an outdoor public space
  • Strong commitment to customer service and event delivery
  • A sound understanding of project, contractor and risk management
  • Good knowledge of major event delivery across a number of portfolios
  • Established networks within the industry
  • Developed interpersonal and verbal communication skills, including listening, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflicting priorities and time management skills
  • Ability to remain calm in a stressful environment
  • Strong report writing skills
  • A sound knowledge of sponsorship and funding

The finer details

This part-time position attracts a competitive Level 5 annual remuneration of $76,694 - $81,696 per annum pro-rata dependent on qualifications and experience and a wide range of benefits to reward your contribution. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their background, identity, experience, ability or thinking style.

Sound exactly like the sort of role for you? Great! To apply please visit our Careers page at For further information or any enquiries, please contact Melissa James on (08) 9550 3272. Applications for this position are open until a suitable pool of candidates is received. This means the vacancy may close without notice. If you are interested in this position, we highly recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Why work with us?

You will be working for the City of Mandurah, an employer of choice and one of Western Australia’s fastest growing local authorities. Our vision at the City is “Woven by waterways, a City with a village heart” and all our employees instil the values of connected, integrity, excellence, courage and innovate.

There are many advantages in working for the City, including:

  • A fair salary – enjoy great work conditions including salary sacrificing options.
  • Access to free staff parking and less than 50 mins to Perth by train and car.
  • Superannuation Guarantee Contributions (SGC) payments with matching additional contributions made by the City in accordance with the City’s Enterprise Agreement.
  • Health & wellbeing initiatives, including free recreation centre membership.
  • Discounted medical insurance.
  • Learning and Development opportunities to fuel your amazingness and take your career to the next level.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Transparent performance framework: approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your line manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements: provisions for many forms of leave; including annual, personal/carers, parental, study, cultural, domestic violence, compassionate and bereavement leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support: you are encouraged to use this free short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.
  • A vibrant Employee Reward & Recognition Program
  • Did we mention Study Assistance, a social club, corporate uniform and much more!
Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $76,694
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $83,980
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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