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Festival and Events Officer

Job no:973664
Work type:Permanent Full Time
Location:Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong

Band 5, $67,100 - $77,800 pa

Permanent full-time

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

The Festivals and Events team delivers Council’s festivals and events program for the city and supports numerous community groups in their event application process. 

The two Festivals and Events officer positions are responsible for the delivery of nine Council events with a combined audience of 90,000 people.  The Festivals and Events Officer role is also responsible for assessing and coordinating event applications from the Greater Dandenong community. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • tertiary qualification in Event Management and/or significant professional experience in the delivery of public outdoor events
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk management and relevant experience delivering safe, secure and successful events and festivals  
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at one time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective negotiation, problem solving and presentation skills

Highly desirable:

  • OHS or Safety Officer and First Aid training.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Download File Festival and Events Officer - August 2018.pdf

You may be required to undertake a functional capacity assessment (physical).

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Leonie King, 8571 5157
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 2 November 2018