Multicultural Australia exists to create a welcoming, inclusive and economically stronger community. This is an agenda shared with many others. Our part is to ensure that new Queenslanders are included, skilled and thriving. We are passionate about promoting positive conversations about inclusion. Multicultural Australia delivers settlement services to refugees, migrants, international students and people seeking asylum in Queensland, while advancing a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community.

The Major Events team exists to promote a positive conversation about multiculturalism and inclusion and build a community of interest that will influence and advance multiculturalism in Australia through their interaction with our major events and celebrations. We lead Multicultural Australia’s annual program of events designed to build a welcoming, inclusive and multicultural Queensland where everyone belongs and is celebrated for their rich social, cultural and economic contribution.

What you can expect from this role:

  1. Coordinate the planning, delivery, evaluation and reporting of Multicultural Australia’s major events that align with the organisation’s vision and strategic plan.
  2. Coordinate grants and sponsorship applications and contracts and manage the human and financial resources required to delivery major events.
  3. Develop and implement an agreed annual calendar of events that align with Multicultural Australia’s strategic pillar of changing the conversation and advancing multiculturalism.
  4. Coordinate events including risk management, health and safety requirements, site and program logistics, event content programming, venue hire and management of artists, presenters, volunteers, event crew, service contractors and photographers.
  5. Prepare event reports and acquittal reports for funders, sponsors and other stakeholders.
  6. Assist with funding and sponsorship applications for the major events, ensuring alignment with the major events purpose.
  7. Work closely with teams across Multicultural Australia to effectively plan, market, promote and manage major events, including facilitating a strong engagement of clients and communities.
  8. Assist in coordinating volunteers to assist with the event delivery and ensure each event adheres to the organisational and health and safety directions.
  9. Organise event planning meetings, liaise with government and other stakeholders and service providers; and prepare and report on event project and operational plans, site maps, and event permit applications.
  10. Assist with engagement and management of stallholders, exhibitors, presenters, activity providers, workshops facilitators and other event program elements.
  11. Any other duties as required by your Line Manager.

Please peruse the position description for full details about the role.

What do we need from you:

  1. Possession of tertiary qualifications and/or experience – Bachelor of Business – Event Management, project management, marketing, or related fields.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project and event planning, management, delivery and reporting.
  3. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders and partners, including but not limited to government, corporate, community, media, contractors and sponsors.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing contracts and grant agreements including writing grants and acquittal reports, budgeting and financial management and stakeholder management.
  5. Significant experience in coordinating and delivering large scale events including risk management, site and program logistics, event content programming, venue hire and management of artists, presenters, volunteers, event crew and service contractors.
  6. Good judgement to make decisions in line with organisational policies and procedures when working in a fast-paced environment.
    Detail-oriented, with strong time management and project management skills and the ability to multitask and manage competing deadlines.
  7. Demonstrated ability to prioritise workload, work independently and take initiative in collaboration with teams across Multicultural Australia.
  8. Valid Queensland Driver’s License.
  9. Possession of, a current paid Working with Children’s Blue card in accordance with the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000, and;
  10. National Police Clearance Check.

Please peruse the position description on our website for full details about the role.

Ready for your next challenge?

Email your application to the Recruitment Officer at no later than 9.00 am, Tuesday 31 August 2021. Interviews may commence prior to the closing date. Your application must contain:

  • a cover letter (no more than two pages), outlining why you are interested in the position, what relevant experience you have and what impact you believe you can make in this role; and,
  • a current resume (including the details of two professional referees).

If you have any further enquiries or for a confidential discussion, please contact Vanessa Fabre, Executive Manager on 0401 060 039.

At Multicultural Australia, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.