Event Manager (fixed term contract until May 2023)

Job Title: Event Manager (fixed term contract until May 2023)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: $80-90K plus super
Reference: 1186577
Contact Name: Fiona Gardiner
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2022 14:31

Job Description

Our client is a ground-breaking philanthropic Foundation dedicated to addressing social disadvantage and supporting change that lasts, by partnering with a variety of organisations and social enterprises in key program areas.  
We are looking for a dedicated and passionate Event Manager for a full-time fixed-term contract role until May 2023. As part of the Operations Team, this role is pivotal in organising and executing a wide variety of internal & external events for the Foundation.  

The role: 
  • Reporting into the National Event Manager and acting as their 2IC, this is a hands-on role producing mission-aligned internal and external events of varying complexity and for varying levels of stakeholders  
  • Event formats will be a mix of live, hybrid, and virtual, including but not limited to, Workshops, Roundtables, Lunches, Conferences,  Leadership and Team Retreats 
  • Turnkey event production within a new venue/precinct – incorporating registration website, run sheet, budget management, speaker management, reconciliations, debriefs, as well as updating events on the Foundation’s website and event portal. 
  • Respond to event briefs with efficient, creative, and targeted event solutions. 
  • Complex stakeholder management 
  • Manage and source 3rd party suppliers and vendors as required 
  • Be across digital and printed event collateral, ensuring it adheres to brand guidelines  
  • Pre- and post-event reporting with quantitative analysis  
Candidate profile: 
  • You will have a minimum of 5-7 years event management experience - ideally in an Agency, Government, or Venue role.  
  • Familiarity with political protocols is desirable 
  • Tertiary education in event management is preferred  
  • Experience in managing virtual or hybrid events across various platforms 
  • Experience with CRM, CMS, or Event registration systems (especially EventsAir or Cvent) 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop relationships with diverse key stakeholders (internal and external)  
  • You will be a self-starter, able to take initiative as well as see-through projects to completion- executing with excellence 
  • A team player determined to translate ideas into actions and seek concrete results.  
  • Good problem-solving skills and an excellent multi-tasker 
  • Resilience to handle a fast-paced working environment 
Salary & benefits: 
  • $80-90 annual salary plus super (fixed term contract until May 2023) *Potential for contract extension 
  • Vibrant team culture and dedicated work environment 
  • Rewarding work that brings about social change 

THE MONDAY GROUP is a specialist recruitment agency and executive search firm for the events, experiential marketing, hotel & hospitality industries.   
We are a team of modern recruiters working with clients Australia-wide who value relationships and possess deep industry networks.   
Harnessing savvy recruitment sourcing techniques and cutting-edge recruitment technology, we specialise in placing mid to senior-level professionals in Event Management, Experiential Marketing, Hotel Management, and Executive Hospitality Management roles.