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EVENTS MANAGER

The West Coast Eagles is a dynamic and exciting organisation that prides itself on its core values and unique culture.  We are entering an exciting time at the Club as we plan our move to a new elite training and administration facility in Lathlain and as we launch our AFLW team in 2020.

The Club has a full time employment opportunity for a highly experienced Events Manager to join and manage our small events team at the West Coast Eagles. This role is responsible for planning and delivering of all Clubs events. These events include all of the Club’s Major events as well as all Match Day events, and related activities that are run throughout the year.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and energetic, with a dynamic ‘get up and go’ attitude who can deliver the best experiences possible for our Partners, Premium Sales, Members, Fans and Staff.

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Working with the Executive Team to plan and deliver all major Club events including, Season Launch, Derby Lunch, Gala Auction, Finals Lunch and John Worsfold Medal, all within budget.
  • Manage all match day activities including, promotions, entertainment, activations and all on-field events at Optus Stadium, in line with our Fan Experience Strategy.
  • Manage the planning and delivery of all hospitality function requirements, both on match-day and throughout the year.  
  • Deliver other external and internal club events, at the direction of the Executive Team or internal departments.
  • Manage the marketing and promotion of all Premium Sales and Partnership events including events interstate.
  • Develop and manage the Events Strategy for the Club’s new home in Lathlain Park, including the management of all in-house functions and function rooms.
  • Drive new business event revenue by sourcing external event management representation opportunities.
  • Provide overall direction and management to the Event Team.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in marketing, events, communications or a business related discipline.
  • Significant experience in planning and delivering multiple large-scale events (1000+ guests).
  • Experience in developing and executing an Event Strategy.
  • Outstanding organisational skills with the capability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with Senior Managers and Club Directors.
  • Experience and competency in digital media including social media and website promotions.

Commencement date for the role is flexible; however, we are ideally looking for someone to commence when our office reopens in the New Year.

There is a requirement for all full time staff to work on match days and other events as required by the club, which includes weekends. The remuneration and other benefits provided factor in this requirement.

It is a requirement for all applications to be submitted via Seek (https://www.seek.com.au/job/37511765?type=standard) and include a covering letter and resume. Applications without a covering letter will not be accepted.

Applications close at 12pm on Friday 9th November 2018.   

This role is not open to recruitment agencies.