Event / Social Media Manager
If you’re outgoing, self-motivated and have a proactive approach to work, you may enjoy working as an event manager
As our event manager you’ll have responsibility for putting on a range of events.
You’ll manage the whole process from the planning stage, right through to running the actual day itself and the post-event evaluation.
The role is very hands-on and often involves working as part of a team.
Types of event
You’ll typically work on the following kinds of event:
- cultural events;
- fundraising and social events;
- music events;
- promotions and product launches.
As our event manager, you’ll need to:
- liaise with the Directors to find out their exact event requirements;
- produce detailed proposals for events (for example, timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets);
- research venues, suppliers and contractors, and then negotiate prices and hire;
- manage and coordinate suppliers and all event logistics (for example, venue, catering, travel);
- liaise with sales and marketing teams to publicise and promote the event;
- manage all pre-event planning, e.g. organising guest speakers and delegate packs;
- coordinate suppliers, handle client queries and troubleshoot on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly and to budget;
- manage a team of staff, giving full briefings;
- organise facilities for car parking, traffic control, security, first aid, hospitality and the media;
- make sure that insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are followed;
- oversee the dismantling and removal of the event and clear the venue efficiently;
- produce post-event evaluation to inform future events;
- research opportunities for new clients and events.
- maintain our social media profile.
Your salary as a casual will be negotiated on hours and past experience and may involve a bonus aspect. We are happy to look at having someone as a contractor to our agency to fulfil this role.
You’ll generally work normal office hours in the lead up to an event. However, you may need to work extra hours, including evenings and weekends, nearer the time of the event.
What to expect
Although the work is largely office based, you’ll need to travel to visit clients, partners, sponsors, venues and other suppliers. You may need to work outside to plan and deliver the event, e.g. an outdoors concert or festival.
You don’t need a specific formal qualification to become our event manager, but experience as in event, hotel or catering management, leisure and tourism, marketing or business may be useful. We are much more interested in your skills, personal qualities and experience in the industry.
You will need to have:
- organisational skills and attention to detail;
- communication and interpersonal skills;
- negotiation skills when looking for the best price from venues, suppliers and contractors;
- time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure to ensure the efficient running of an event;
- project management experience;
- problem-solving skills and diplomacy;
- sales and marketing skills to promote the event and attract sponsorship;
- the ability to manage budgets as you’ll be responsible for event budgets;
- a flexible, target-driven, proactive approach;
- administrative and IT skills;
- self-motivation and enthusiasm.
- Social media experience in promoting events and be able to demonstrate past achievements.
All Applications must be in writing and can be sent to John Sanderson by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org, or posted or dropped in by hand to Stockdale & Leggo (Dromana-Rosebud) 1159-1165 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, Vic, 3939.