Event Manager

Event Manager

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July 1st, 2024

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If you’re an experienced event manager able to seamlessly manage the execution, delivery and marketing of events, we want to hear from you!  During this part-time contract role you will deliver our major in-person conference and a number of engaging online events.    

About the opportunity: 

Planet Ark is searching for an energetic and passionate Events Manager to join our team. You'll be responsible for planning, executing, and promoting events in support of the Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub). Reporting to our Head of Circular Economy Development this is an exciting opportunity for a passionate professional with a love for events and a working knowledge of sustainability and the environment. 

This role will see you hit the ground running, working with the ACE Hub to deliver our flagship conference, Circularity. Our new ACE Hub activities will offer a chance to use your skills in online event design, hosting and management to come to the fore too. This will include webinars, online meetings, networking events, workshops, etc.  

Your skills in communication and marketing of events will be welcomed as you create, implement and manage event-related marketing plans and communication deliverables. You will work with the communications team to develop and produce a range of resources to support these events. 

This is a part-time 5-month contract position with a possibility of extension, working 3 days, 22.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is $42,000 per annum + super and benefits.  

About Planet Ark   

Planet Ark is one of Australia’s best known environmental not-for-profits with an enthusiastic and committed team. We work with business, government, community groups and individuals to create positive environmental actions for everyone. 

To learn more about Planet Ark and our campaigns please visit our website https://planetark.org/ To learn more about the ACE Hub visit https://acehub.org.au/    

How we support our staff  

  • We offer flexible working arrangements, hybrid working and a 9-day fortnight. 

  • Support for a home office, including phone and internet expenses up to $200 a month. 

  • Access to a range of meaningful benefits to support mental wellbeing. 

  • A high level of support to grow careers through learning and development. 

  • An organisational culture that rewards and recognises innovation and values, not long hours. 

 Planet Ark is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

How to Apply:  

If you've got the skills for the role and the passion to make a difference, apply now by emailing your application to hr@planetark.org. Please attach your current resume, a cover letter and a separate written response outlining how your skills and experience address the selection criteria found below.  

Essential Selection Criteria:
  1. At least 3 - 5 years’ experience in event management 

  2. Experience developing and implementing sustainable events, including in-person, virtual and hybrid events 

  3. Extensive experience in partner/stakeholder management with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity for conflict resolution  

  4. Experience in event communications and marketing development  

  5. Strong presentation and content creation skills 

  6. Excellent attention to detail 

  7. Ability to think quickly, work effectively under pressure and to manage several projects at once 

  8. Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills 

  9. A strong alignment with Planet Ark’s mission and values 

Desirable Selection Criteria
  1. Tertiary qualification in marketing, events or related discipline 

  2. Knowledge of circular economy 

  3. Experience communicating with C-suite and Government representatives


Tom Mann

Information Centre Manager and P&C Coordinator

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