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VenuesWest is now recruiting for nib Stadium

12th Jun 2014


Exciting opportunity for experienced event personnel to join the VenuesWest Team in operating nib Stadium.

VenuesWest is proud to be taking on the management of nib Stadium commencing in September 2014. Formerly known as Perth Oval nib Stadium was originally built in 1910. The state recently invested $95 million into nib Stadium, providing a high quality rectangular stadium which seats approximately 20,500.

VenuesWest has a strong management team across multiple venues and we are now seeking suitably skilled people in the following positions to join the team at nib Stadium:

  • Event Manager
  • Brand and Business Development Manager
  • Personal Assistant to the General Manager
  • Event Supervisor
  • Functions and Business Development Supervisor
  • Administration and Finance Support Officer
  • Operations Supervisor

These positions are two year, full-time, fixed-term contracts with the possibility of extension.


Client Manager - Queensland

12th Jun 2014

Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing company.  With offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland and Wellington, Ticketmaster Australasia provides exclusive ticketing services for venues and events across both Australia and New Zealand. Our clients receive state of the art ticketing services including fully integrated inventory management, access control and online ticket delivery, enabling patrons to enjoy faster and easier access to events across the country.

We are seeking a dynamic person for this exciting role in our Brisbane office.

Specific responsibilities will include:


Marketing Manager - MCG

2nd Jun 2014

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Marketing Manager in the Commercial Operations department. The Marketing Manager will work closely with the Executive Manager Customer Engagement on the development of a number of enterprise wide plans aimed to deliver the strategic initiative of Destination MCG (inclusive of National Sports Museum and MCG Tours), Smart Stadium and the relevant Customer Engagement plans. This role will be working collaboratively across the organisation on specific projects as advised by Executive Manager Customer Engagement.

The Marketing Manager will develop and implement the MCC’s marketing and event strategy relating to MCC, MCG and NSM  brands, ensuring communication, content, tourism and brand plans are aligned.

To be successful in this role, you will need the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing or similar with strong grasp of evolving digital technologies
  • Experience in utilising a variety of channels including digital and social media, advertising, partnerships and events
  • Experience in developing and implementing effective marketing plans
  • Proven experience and success in supporting a committed team to success
  • Experience in developing, managing and meeting marketing plan budgets
  • Good networking skills and has an effective commercial and/or industry network
  • Demonstrates ability to operate at/develop to senior management level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity and management of effective advertising and brand campaigns
  • Achievement focused with a genuine commitment to being part of an effective team
  • Displays strategic and operational capabilities
  • Demonstrates commitment to MCC values

Applications should include a covering letter and resume. To apply for this role please follow the link: http://www.mcc.org.au/About%20the%20MCC/Careers.aspx

Applications close 9am on Wednesday 11 June 2014. 


General Manager F&B Sportservice NSW

21st May 2014

A fantastic opportunity exists for a commercially astute hospitality professional to lead our team at the Sydney Cricket Ground & Allianz Stadium to deliver high quality food and beverage services in the sports and events sector within the Sportservice Division in New South Wales.

Reporting to the Regional Executive Director – Sportservice you will oversee all aspects of the catering operations across the venues and strengthen relationships with existing and future clients and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to deliver results through strategic thinking, being able to balance today’s challenges with tomorrow’s possibilities. You will be creative and innovative and be able to take an idea into implementation stage through effective time and project management and successful communication of change to your teams who will also strive for continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities include:


Event Manager - Conferences and Business Events, Allphones Arena - Sydney Olympic Park

21st May 2014

Allphones Arena, Sydney’s must play venue, is looking to appoint an Event Manager - Conferences and Business –to join our outstanding Event Operations Team.

This is an exciting position for an experienced and passionate individual to work directly with the Event Operations department and effectively drive the Arena’s word-class Business.

Reporting to the Senior Event Manager, you will oversee the coordination and planning elements of business events and corporate functions, in addition to providing administrative duties and general departmental support for all events.

The following key attributes are essential:


Senior Finance Officer

14th May 2014

  • Diverse finance position with a significant capital program and strong commercial focus
  • Opportunity for growth and innovation
  • Develop the best outcomes for the community

Starting at $73K + super + 9 day fortnight

Logan City is Australia's fifth largest local government area and is one of the most dynamic young cities in Australia; enviably positioned only 20 minutes from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast. Logan City Council offers a work environment and lifestyle that is rare in South-East Queensland. Our 1,600 staff take pride in offering outstanding service to our community through innovative and operational-focused solutions.

Our Major Venues and Facilities Branch manage a range of community facilities including Aquatic Centres, Indoor Sport Centres, the Logan Entertainment Centre and other community venues. The branch has a focus on improving the commercial viability of our venues and the strategic asset management of our community facilities.


Technical Coordinator - Derwent Entertainment Centre (3 Year Contract)

1st May 2014

Department:    Corporate Services

Section:           Derwent Entertainment Centre

The Job:  To manage the day to day backstage operations of the Derwent Entertainment Centre including staff and contractor management, workplace safety, planning and implementation of facility maintenance systems, budgeting and delivery of events.

Position Number:            DEC002

Position Hours:                8.00am – 4.30pm 5 days per week with the requirement to attend work at out of hours events.

The Person:                      The Derwent Entertainment Centre is Tasmania’s Premier Entertainment Venue. It is wholly owned and managed by the Glenorchy City Council and caters for concerts, exhibitions, functions and sporting events.

We are seeking a Technical Coordinator with a sound knowledge of:

•             Facility Maintenance

•             Entertainment/theatrical presentations

•             Experience in audio visual installation and operation

•             Workplace Safety

•             Computer skills


Venue Services Coordinator, Playbill Venues

14th Apr 2014

Iconic Sydney Venue has rare vacancy for an experienced Venue Services Coordinator

  • Opportunity to work in one of Sydney's most sought after venues

Essential skills:

  • Extensive PC Skills including Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Experience with work orders, bookings & rostering
  • Experience in dealing with suppliers & contractors
  • Experience with working in venues
  • Strong staff management

Desirable Skills

  • Project management
  • Budget management
  • I.T. support
  • Fire Warden training
  • Forklift ticket
  • Elevated work platform ticket
  • Rigging ticket
  • Electrical tagging ticket
  • Electrical disconnect, reconnect ticket

To apply for this position please email your cover letter and CV to Nigel at nigelt@playbillvenues.com

Closing Date:  Monday 5th May, 2014



General Manager - Venue Management

14th Apr 2014

·         Iconic, versatile venues

·         Autonomous leadership role

·         Competitive salary + bonus

A long-standing and successful business, this organisation manages a number of iconic venues that stage a highly diverse range of events.

The experienced team are delivering outstanding services and products to a varied client and audience base, and we are now seeking an experienced and highly motivated General Manager can drive the business to next level.

The operational complexity of the business requires a range of management skills. You will have very high attention to detail, a proactive anticipation of issues, rapid and practical problem solving ability, a strong customer service orientation, and the ability to manage a number of important internal and external stakeholders.

You will be commercial, financially literate, and a proven negotiator. Strong financial management and discipline is a hallmark of your career to date. You will have a track record of generating and implementing ideas and initiatives, and have been responsible for driving new business development.


Event Operations & Planning Coordinator

25th Mar 2014

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) manages the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), one of Australia’s greatest iconic assets.  The MCG is host to more than 60 major events annually attracting over three million patrons. Expansions have seen the opening of the National Sport Museum (NSM) showcasing many aspects of Australia’s sporting heritage.

Reporting to the Event Operations Manager, the Event Operations & Planning Coordinator is required to provide project management, coordination and planning to ensure the successful delivery of major and destination MCG events.  The Event Operations & Planning Coordinator aims to meet stakeholder contracted needs in relation to event operations. During events they will supervise and coordinate all aspects of event management, ensuring all procedures are adhered to, thus maintain and integrated, organised and successful event.

Some of the key duties of this role will include but are not limited to:




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