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Event Manager

Job details

Auckland Council
15 May 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Marketing & Media


  • Work in the exciting & varied world of Theatre & Cinema
  • Based at Hawkins Theatre, Papakura
  • Excellent role $65k - $75k / 35 hours

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Hawkins Theatre is a 300 seat capacity community theatre & cinema in Papakura. It hosts a variety of community, professional & touring events throughout the year, as well as regular film screenings with some of the latest releases on the cinema circuit.

The venue is on the lookout for an Event Manager to be a senior representative on-site primarily on evenings and weekends. You will be fully responsible for the timely and professional delivery of all aspects of facilities services including front of house including basic technical setups, overseeing the bar/café operation and operational management of events.

This is not a 'behind the scenes' role, you will be an integral part of our theatre team, understanding the logistics and set up required.  You will need to be hands-on, open to learning new skills and be willing to jump in & assist the team in providing customer service to the highest standard. 

He kōrero mōu: About you
You will primarily take responsibility for the on-the-day event delivery & management in Hawkins Theatre including front of house management, basic technical assistance with sound & lighting, and overseeing the bar/café operation, so a background of theatre /cinema, event or leisure management is essential. To succeed in this role, you will need a professional and approachable manner with impeccable customer service skills. You will be able to think on your feet, be creative and problem solve in a pressured environment.

You will also have 2 years+ experience as a Senior Supervisor role or 1 years+ in a managerial role. A proven ability to lead, manage, motivate, and develop staff, impeccable customer service skills and experience. Furthermore, the right applicant will possess the ability to think outside the square, challenge the way things are done, propose suggestions for improvement and demonstrated understanding of the cultural diversity within New Zealand.

You would also be engaging and foster positive working relationships with all cultural groups, have strong interpersonal skills as you will work closely with Casual Ushers, Security and Contractors.
Please note flexibilty to work shift hours is esseintial as we operate evenings, early mornings, late finishes mainly in weekends, and occasionally public holidays. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
As a Council employee, you’ll gain access to a vast range of benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, Auckland Art Gallery membership, entertainment, and lifestyle discounts and more. 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 as well as collective contributions. 

If you want to be part of a vibrant team, committed to delivering outstanding events to world-class standards, then we want to hear from you!

Applications close Sunday 15th May 2022 

Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check. This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.

Written by

Frances Sheriff Neonlogic Agency

27 Apr 2022