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Event Coordinator

Northey Street City Farm
  • Northey Street City Farm
  • Permaculture in the Heart of Brisbane, Australia


  • Award: Northey Street City Farm (NSCF) Staff Agreement
  • Hours: 8 hours per week (The applicant might be required to work some weekends)
  • Pay rate: NSCF Enterprise Agreement Level 3, $26.10/hr, and entitlements as defined in the NSCF Enterprise Agreement
  • Contract Position: Project Part-time (approx.12 - month contract)
  • Responsible to: Enterprise Team Manager

Working Environment

Northey Street City Farm is a non-profit community farm on the banks of Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek in the inner city suburb of Windsor. It has been developed for people to enjoy and participate in using the principles of Permaculture. It is also intended to be a demonstration site where people of all ages can learn through practical, hands on experience.

NSCF Purpose Statement

Our purpose is to be an inspirational working model of a community-based urban permaculture farm which promotes and educates for sustainability

NSCF Vision

“All living sustainably”

Purpose of Position

The Events Coordinator will be responsible for designing, coordinating and delivering events at the Farm including the Summer and Winter Solstice and Spring and Autumn Equinox Events. The role will be responsible for all aspects of the events from programme design, logistics and sourcing of workshop presenters, bands and stallholders. The person in the role will be expected to undertake all facets of event management, under the support and guidance of the EE Team, EE Manager and Events reference group when necessary. Key aspects of the role will be alignment to the organisation’s belief, vision, values and purpose; organisation skills; budget and relationship management.


The Events Coordinator should be an enterprising individual with excellent communication and people management skills, with a sound understanding of events management and a demonstrated ability to manage and market a successful event.

The Events Coordinator should have a passion for event and festival coordination, preferably with a practical working knowledge of events and event coordination. This role will be responsible for supervising volunteers to assist with the event. The successful candidate will ideally be reliable, an enthusiastic self-starter who is willing to work with our community to meet the financial, social and environmental objectives of the Enterprise Team. This person will have initiative and be open to sharing their practical skills and experiences with a broad range of people.


  • Develop and implement an event project management plan. This plan to include:
  • Marketing
  • Site, infrastructure & logistics
  • Education activities & presentations
  • Council and other permits
  • Entertainment, parade & bonfire
  • Event bookings
  • Risks
  • Work within the planned budget
  • Manage all event stakeholders appropriately
  • Report monthly on the financials and project status to the Enterprise Team Manager
  • Supervise volunteers
  • Ensure that all documents, processes and procedures are uploaded and maintained online to ensure continuity of events

SELECTION CRITERIA (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)


  • Demonstrated experience in events management and marketing.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Problem solving skills related to events management.
  • Supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Computer skills, especially event management and online document management software.


  • Events management or project management qualifications and/or experience
  • Marketing qualifications and/or experience
  • Experience in working in community-based organisations.

Physical Demands

This position may be physically demanding at times and requires a person who is fit, energetic, and flexible.

A position description is attached.

For further information, please contact the Ronni Martin on educationandsupport.mgr@nscf.org.au using the subject line: Event Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

www.nscf.org.au / Phone: 07-38578775 / Email: info@nscf.org.au

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