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Events Coordinator

The Australia Institute

The Australia Institute is seeking an Events Coordinator who will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a busy, high-quality program of events to promote our profile.

The role requires exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail, and most importantly, the passion and commitment to making a difference.

The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, in a collaborative team setting and is goal driven.

About the role

This full-time role, located in Canberra, will plan, organise, and execute events of all types and sizes. Reporting to the Deputy Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering an annual calendar of events and campaigns.
  • Managing a wide range of stakeholders, including speakers, venue providers, caterers, audio visual providers, attendees, donors etc.
  • Managing event registration, ticket sales and processes, and responding to attendee enquires.
  • Liaising with the Communications and Marketing team regarding communications and event promotion.
  • Developing and managing event timelines, run sheets, event schedules and floor plans etc.
  • Managing event logistics, including setup, teardown, and onsite management.
  • Conducting post-event evaluations and provide recommendations for future events.
  • Ensuring general administrative tasks are completed.
  • Any other reasonable tasks that may be required from time-to-time.
  • Some travel and evening and weekend work will be required.

About You

We are seeking a passionate events professional with at least two years of relevant experience. You must have:

  • 2+ years of experience in event planning and coordination.
  • Excellent organisational, time management, and project management skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Creative problem-solving skills to handle the unexpected, and resourcefulness.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with clients, suppliers, and the broader team.

About Us

The Australia Institute is an independent public policy think tank that conducts research and advocates for progressive policies across a range of social, economic, and environmental issues. With a focus on evidence-based research and impactful advocacy, we aim to shape public discourse and drive positive change for a better Australia.

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to make a significant impact on important social and environmental issues.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment that values creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

If you are passionate about driving change, have a knack for great communications, and are excited to work in a dynamic team, we want to hear from you!

The Australia Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

For further information about this opportunity, please email [email protected], using the subject line: Events Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs, and we will get back to you.

A position description is attached.

Join us in shaping a better future for Australia.

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