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  • Functions Coordinator - Tākina Events

    Tākina Events is at the forefront of conferencing in New Zealand and Australia. Tākina Events is the result of a partnership between Wellington City Council and Te Papa. With the new convention and exhibition centre set to open in 2023, the Tākina Events team will be operating both the spaces at Te Papa and those at Tākina.

    The Tākina Events team is therefore looking for a motivated, detail-oriented and experienced events person to join our close-knit team. You will have a proven track record in event management, client liaison, relationship building and customer service. You need to have good knowledge of food and beverage, audio visual production and operation of large scale events. Tākina Events runs multiple functions and events daily so we need a fit individual who can handle the pressure of a busy, always constant and on the go role.

    Reporting through to the Venues Coordination Manager, the Functions Coordinator is responsible for the following:

    • Organising all function and event aspects from planning and overseeing delivery, to following up and handling feedback from clients
    • Representing all expertise across the wider team to lead and deliver all functions and events exceptionally
    • Building and maintaining positive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders as well as with existing and potential clients
    • Completing day to day administration jobs included at the planning and delivery of functions and events

    This is a full-time permanent position which requires a lot of flexibility in managing the standard working hours. You'll need to be available to work on weekends, start earlier and work into the evening to meet the event requirements and expectations of clients.

    Ideally you have a passion for creating WOW factor functions and events and have highly effective planning and organisational skills to juggle the vario us demands on your time. You'll be comfortable using Microsoft Software and experience in using Ungerboeck and CAD Planner is a bonus.

    The appointing salary for this role will be $50,814 to $63,517 with further room for progression through the band. Offers will be made within the range to reflect the skills and experience offered by the candidate, those required of the role, and internal relativities with other employees.

    Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.

    Appointment to a position at Te Papa will require the production of evidence, on commencement of work, of a 'MY Vaccine Pass' issued by the Ministry of Health

    Prior to Te Papa confirming any offer of employment, pre-employment checks will be undertaken including criminal conviction history and reference checking as a minimum.

    Applications close Monday, 30 May 2022.

    https://www.seek.co.nz/job/56968290?tracking=TMC-SAU-eDM-SharedJob-13246

     

  • Account Manager - Tākina Events

    With the opening of the nation's new meeting place Tākina, we have an incredible opportunity for a motivated and experienced Account Manager selling events in Tākina and Te Papa. Joining a highly respected and successful business in an exciting growth phase, you will have the opportunity to be part of the team opening Wellington's new flagship convention centre.

    Are you a person who enjoys building relationships, proactively identifying customer needs and expectations, providing customised solutions to meet those needs and closing the sale to maximise customer satisfaction and venue utilisation? Reporting to the Sales Manager, you support achievement of revenue targets through maximising sales opportunities.

    Key responsibilities will include the following:

    • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with a portfolio of clients, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders to position Tākina Events as their preferred venues supplier
    • Implement sales activity plans to achieve budgeted revenue targets
    • Promptly and proactively respond to and maximize conversion of new leads, inquiries and business opportunities

    Our ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Demonstrated client relationship building experience, preferably in a hospitality sales role
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Effective time management and understanding of the sales process
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Demonstrated negotiation skills and the ability to close the sale
    • The ability to prioritise and manage several different tasks at once

    The work across our operation is busy, fast-paced and in a fantastic, friendly team environment, so come join us!

    The starting salary for this position will be between $65,500 to $72,496, pro-rated, with further room for progression through the band. Offers will be made within the range to reflect the skills and experience offered by the candidate and those required of the role, and internal relativities with other employees.

    Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.

    Appointment to a position at Te Papa will require the production of evidence, on commencement of work, of a 'MY Vaccine Pass' issued by the Ministry of Health

    Prior to Te Papa confirming any offer of employment, pre-employment checks will be undertaken including criminal conviction history and reference checking as a minimum.

    Applications close on Wednesday, 25 May 2022.

    https://www.seek.co.nz/job/56954198?tracking=TMC-SAU-eDM-SharedJob-13246

     

     

  • Business Development Manager Venues

    With the opening of Aotearoa's new meeting place Tākina, we have an incredible opportunity for a motivated and experienced Business Development Manager to spearhead new sales. Joining a highly respected and successful organisation in an exciting growth phase, you will have the opportunity to be part of the team opening Wellington's new flagship convention centre.

    This role will offer a new challenge to someone who is a seasoned operator in this space as you proactively source new business in the domestic and international market, build and maintain relationships, contribute to writing bids and ensure effective promotional content is developed and delivered.

    This role will suit a true hunter who has a passion for finding new clients and a proven track record in securing business in the events and conference space.

    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Proven experience in identifying and securing a pipeline of large multi-day events
    • Business acumen including the ability to identify and action revenue opportunities
    • Extensive relationship management experience
    • Experience planning and attending trade shows and other sales activities
    • Knowledge of running promotional campaigns and media coverage
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required

    If this role sounds like the challenge you are looking for, complete the application form and send us your CV and cover letter today!

    The starting salary for this position will be between $79,000 to $89,000 pa with further room for progression through the band. Offers will be made within the range to reflect the skills and experience offered by the candidate, those required of the role, and internal relativities with other employees.

    Applications close on Monday, 30 May 2022.

    Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain the legal right to work in New Zealand.

    Appointment to a position at Te Papa will require the production of evidence, on commencement of work, of a 'MY Vaccine Pass' issued by the Ministry of Health

    Prior to Te Papa confirming any offer of employment, pre-employment checks will be undertaken including criminal conviction history and reference checking as a minimum.

    https://www.seek.co.nz/job/56944580?tracking=TMC-SAU-eDM-SharedJob-13246

     

     

  • Events Account Executive -Trustpower Baypark

     

    Bay Venues Ltd have a fantastic opportunity for an Events Account Executive based at Trustpower Baypark.

    Trustpower Baypark is "The hub of entertainment in the Bay of Plenty". It offers a multi-use portfolio of venues which can accommodate indoor and outdoor activities of almost any type, scale and duration including sport, leisure, entertainment and business events. Corporate events including conferences, meetings, awards, trade shows, exhibitions and gala dinners are superbly catered for onsite by Bay Catering and Bay Audio Visual.

     

    We are seeking a dynamic focused individual to apply their skills in securing events in Tauranga's leading venues. Reporting to the Business Development Manager, you will primarily be responsible for planning and driving growth in events. You will work closely with the full Business Development team and liaise with clients, while collaborating with the various internal departments to ensure the smooth running of each event.

    To be successful in this role you will have proven experience in the events industry, fantastic sales ability and highly effective planning skills. You will need to possess the capability to source and secure contracts for events and deliver on revenue and sales targets. This role will allow you to use your highly developed influencing skills when networking and to demonstrate your ability to deliver exceptional customer service every time. You will thrive on developing new and sustainable business opportunities.

     

    Advanced IT skills are essential in this role, extensive experience with Sales/Events computer systems and knowledge of Ungerboeck software would be preferable.

    The Business Development team are a highly motivated energetic bunch, who are seeking an individual with similar values. So, if you enjoy being in the sales environment, understand the value of teamwork, believe in continuous improvement and have the ability to offer innovative solutions then apply now.

     

    This is a full time position based at Trustpower Baypark - Applications close on Thursday 28 April.

     

    We look favourably upon individuals who are flexible, reliable and committed, and are able to share their knowledge and experience, while contributing to the wider community. We value diversity, so welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experience.

    All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand

    Click here to apply

  • Atmosphere Engineer | Event Facilitator

     

    We love events, we love people, and we love helping our clients build better teams. We are looking for the right person to join our team as much as making sure that we are the right team for that lucky person!

    Who Are We:

    We are New Zealand's leading corporate team event company with an exclusive range of internationally licenced programs and partners operating in over 50 countries around the world. We specialise in delivering tailored team events primarily for the corporate conference market.

    What You Will be Working On:

    As an Atmosphere Engineer (Event Facilitator) you will be the face of our team delivering world class team events to our extensive range of clients throughout New Zealand. Our events range from pure fun team bonding style experiences, through to outcome focused team building and team development programs. 

    Your Responsibilities Will Include:

    • Client Consultation and Event Design
    • Event Preparation and Coordination
    • Client Relationship Management
    • Event Facilitation and Delivery
    • Post Event Management

    Key Strengths You Will Bring:

    • High energy and an infectious buzz for people
    • Outstanding verbal and presentation skills
    • Great organization skills and the ability to multi-task effectively
    • High level attention to detail with an emphasis on quality
    • The ability to be flexible and think on your feet in a fast paced environment
    • The ability to lead, motivate, and manage event support staff
    • Willingness to learn and embrace the Team Up style

    Benefits Of Our Joining Our Team:

    • We are a small close knit team where everyone has each others back!
    • We pride ourselves on exceeding client expectations and making the next event better than the last.
    • We embrace a growth mindset and are constantly looking at ways to support our team develop and become experts in our field!
    • We work in a fast paced environment where no two events or days are ever the same.
    • We support flexible working environments and promote positive work life balance.

    Most importantly - we practice what we preach - our team culture drives our success. If this sounds like the opportunity for you let's talk!

    Please provide a cover letter outlining your suitability and relevant experience along with your Curriculum Vitae.

    Please Note: Due to the high volume of applicants only short listed candidates will be contacted.

     

    APPLY HERE

     

  • Southern Region Branch and Events Manager - Registered Master Builders Association

    About the Organisation
    The Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) represents New Zealand’s premier building and construction companies – over 3,000 from across the residential and commercial sector.  Through their regional branch hubs, they have an impressive network right throughout the country.  Each hub provides events, leadership, networking, and training for its members.  Their purpose is to support their members to build a better New Zealand.  
     
    About the role
    The Southern Regional Branch and Events Manager has responsibility for the effective running of the Otago, Central Otago, Southland, and Gore Registered Master Builders branches. You will manage the successful delivery of an annual programme of events and other membership benefits for the region.  
    This includes:

    • Working closely with branch executives and external stakeholders to impeccably plan and successfully deliver the regions programme of events including the industry leading House of the Year and Apprentice of the Year awards events
    • The support of senior leaders to run a calendar-driven event cycle
    • Ensuring the branch network is active and being the first point of call for member queries
    • Manage and lead the southern branches part-time Office Administrator
    • Manage the accounting function for the branch including budget setting and management
    • Marketing and communications for the branch ensuring the Master Builders brand integrity is maintained

    Skills and experience:
    We’re looking for a seasoned manager to work for a well-known Kiwi brand that stands for quality.
    Our ideal candidate will have:

    • Strong experience in end-to-end event planning
    • Stakeholder engagement experience
    • Impressive administrative abilities
    • Aptitude for marketing and communications to make your mark on the construction industry
    • The ability to deliver on 3-4 events per month with additional and significant large awards-based events through the year
    • Financial acumen

    Benefits:

    • Passionate and supportive team with the opportunity to leverage knowledge from other Branch and Event Managers across NZ
    • Autonomy and flex in your role
    • Free reign to really make the role your own
    • The opportunity to make a positive difference in an industry that matters

    There will be regular regional and national travel as part of this role and flexibility of hours and work from home options are offered.
     
    Are you who we’re looking for? Apply now!

  • Marketing Manager (12 month - Fixed Term Contract) – Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events

    Location: Auckland City

     

    Applications Close:  21 March 2022

     

    Click here to apply

     

    • Promote and deliver marketing projects and initiatives for Auckland Conventions, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s most dynamic and leading events and venue service provider
    • A unique opportunity for a marketing professional to use and develop their skills in traditional, digital, and social media for business-to-business marketing
    • Be part of the team showcase Auckland city and our iconic venues to the local and global conventions market
    • Fixed-term contract for 12 months
    • Remuneration between $90K - $95K

     

    He angitūtanga: The opportunity

    Auckland Conventions provide unique venues for extraordinary events. We offer New Zealand's largest choice of venues including Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, Auckland Zoo, The Civic, The Cloud, Shed 10, Auckland Art Gallery, Mount Smart Stadium, Bruce Mason Centre, and North Harbour Stadium. We are looking for a digitally savvy Marketing Manager for a 12-month fixed term role who can hit the ground running.

     

    Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events is a part of Auckland Unlimited – Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s economic and cultural agency committed to making our region a desirable place to live, work, visit, invest, and do business.

     

    Click link to access Position Description.

     

    He kōrero mōu: About you

    To be successful in this role you will have had experience in developing and implementing strategic marketing plans and ensuring all collateral and marketing activity is in line with corporate brand guidelines. This is a role that requires competence at managing the marketing, communication and research strategies as well as having strong analytical skills. Previous experience in copy writing including in writing publicity collateral, and proofing is beneficial in this fast-paced environment. You will manage the marketing budget and provide monthly reporting to management and contribute to team and business planning.

     

    A tertiary qualification in marketing is preferred as is a minimum of 5 years solid marketing experience in a corporate environment/similar organisation.

     

    Bring your positive and collaborative style to this marketing role and further develop your career in the exciting world of events. You will have excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise and work with a wide range of stakeholders.

    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

    This is a fabulous opportunity to promote our world class facilities to prestigious clients. This is a unique role where you can showcase your creativity and a willingness to market unique venues to domestic and international audiences, get stuck in, and deliver inspired and timely marketing campaigns. You will be part of a passionate group of people who work hard to make Auckland Conventions and Auckland Unlimited an industry leader in the events sector.

     

    As part of our Auckland Council Group, you’ll gain access to many benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, Auckland Art Gallery membership, entertainment, lifestyle discounts and more. In addition, you’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development. We are committed to diversity and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual and collective contributions.

     

    If this sounds like your next move, then we’d love to hear from you. Apply online today.

  • Event Manager - Christchurch - Fixed Term 12 Months Maternity Cover

    About Us

    Venues Ōtautahi owns and manages Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch Arena and Orangetheory Stadium on behalf of the people of Christchurch and manages Airforce Museum of NZ and Hagley Oval on behalf of other venue owners.

    These iconic venues play a valued role to the Christchurch way of life and the economic prosperity and social wellbeing of the region. Venues Ōtautahi is responsible for the operation and management of the new Canterbury Multi Use Arena.

    About the role

    As the business returns to an increased level of event activity following constraints of 2021, Venues Ōtautahi is looking forward to an optimistic 2022 and beyond.

    This Events Manager position is critical to the successful delivery of our events and the future success of the business. Reporting to the Team Leader, Event Management, the key responsibilities of the position are as follows:

    • Plan and deliver events across the venues ensuring an excellent experience for clients, their guests, and all key delivery partners

    • Stakeholder management

    • Loading event information into Ungerboeck (Event Management Software)

    • Please note this is a 1-year fixed term maternity cover role.

    About you

    You will have a high degree of event ownership, motivation, and initiative with the ability to accept a high level of responsibility and accountability.

    Our culture is represented by our way of doing business of Boldness, Agility and Kindness. These are the essence of how we do business and how we work together with our internal and external stakeholders.

    The Events Manager is a dynamic and multi-faceted role. You will have 3 years experience in an event management role(s). A qualification in event management and previous experience using event management software would be beneficial.

    For a copy of the position description please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    To arrange a confidential discussion about the role; contact Elizabeth Taylor on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Business Development Executive - Christchurch

     

    About Us

    Venues Ōtautahi owns and manages Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch Arena and Orangetheory Stadium on behalf of the people of Christchurch and manages Airforce Museum of NZ and Hagley Oval on behalf of other venue owners.

    These iconic venues play a valued role to the Christchurch way of life and the economic prosperity and social wellbeing of the region. Venues Ōtautahi is responsible for the operation and management of the new Canterbury Multi Use Arena.

    About the role

    As the business returns to an increased level of event activity following constraints of 2021, Venues Ōtautahi is looking forward to an optimistic 2022 and beyond.

    This Business Development Executive position is critical to the successful delivery of our events and the future success of the business. The key responsibilities of the position are as follows:

    • Cold calling
    • Prospecting new business
    • Preparation of quotes and contracts
    • Networking
    • Site inspections.

    About you

    You will have a high degree of event ownership, motivation, and initiative with the ability to accept a high level of responsibility and accountability.

    Our culture is represented by our way of doing business of Boldness, Agility and Kindness. These are the essence of how we do business and how we work together with our internal and external stakeholders.

    The Business Development Executive is a dynamic revenue generating role. You will be a natural sales hunter who is comfortable on the phone to build a new business pipeline, meet revenue targets and KPI`s.

    Previous experience in the events industry and/or using sales specific CRM software would be advantageous.

    If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

    How to apply

    For a copy of the position description please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    To arrange a confidential discussion about the role; contact Danny Schroder, Head of Commercial on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Conference Manager - Wellington

     

    Professional Conference Organisers - Conferences & Events Ltd is recruiting for a Conference

    Manager, based in Wellington or possible option to work remotely.

    C&E have been leaders in the conference organising sector in New Zealand since 1990. We are based in Willis Street in central Wellington. The Person we are looking for will be someone who has a proven career track record with a minimum of 3+ years experience in a PCO management role.

     

    Your role will require you to:

    ·         Work closely with different clients working in various industries to understand their desired outcomes, and ensure the vision for their conference is achieved.

    ·         Take the lead on all aspects of organising multi faceted conferences and events; in person, virtual and hybrid.

    ·         Have exceptional communication skills and be skilled in facilitating and developing relationships.

    ·         Have well developed project management skills, which will include financial/budgeting, marketing, research and technical abilities.

    ·         Regular travel to plan and deliver meetings and events.

     

    To succeed and enjoy this role you need to have the following skills and traits:

    ·         A curious and proactive ‘can do’ personality and be keen to grow professionally 

    ·         Have an understanding of, and be interested in working with our team to develop our online offerings in the hybrid and virtual environment.

    ·         Love a challenge and not be intimidated working in moments of high pressure

    ·         Be up to speed and plugged into social media marketing and business engagement

    ·         Innovative and creative thinker

    ·         Have the ability to engage and communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

    ·         You will be working alongside and supported by an experienced group of professionals and be part of a small team environment – so you’ll want to get involved and fully participate

    ·         Experience of working with 'EventsAir' event management software desirable.

     

     Interested?  www.confer.co.nz

     

    To apply or express your interest, please address your CV and cover letter to Janet Matheson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling us why you're interested. 

    We will be reviewing applications as we receive them. Applications will close when we have found the right person.

    email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - only use this email address.

    Applicants must already have New Zealand residency.