Community Events Coordinator

  • City of Prospect
  • Prospect SA, Australia
  • 09 Apr, 2021
Part time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Other Trades and Services

Job Description

Job type: Permanent
Job status: Part-time
Career level: Mid Career
Salary: As per Municipal Officers Enterprise Agreement at Level 4 – 5
Lodgement email:
Application close date: 18 Apr 2021 5-00 pm

Job Contact
Merran Fyfe
08 8269 5355

Very rarely does such an opportunity come along to create and deliver events in a Council with such a great reputation for amazing events and experiences. If you want to work with one of Adelaide’s most creative communities to bring exciting outdoor events to life, this role could be for you. We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and skilled person to join our small and dynamic Arts and Events Team.

The role of Community Events Coordinator works with the community and local stakeholders to create great events, spaces, places and experiences through a wide range of events and activities that people want to participate in and attend throughout our City. Many of these are outdoor events and include the famous Prospect Spring Fair and Twilight Sessions, along with Citizenship Ceremonies, NAIDOC Week and a range of new events created and delivered over the 2020/21 event season including Festive Streets, Outdoor Cinema and Teddy Bear Picnic. The role also supports Newmarch Gallery and youth initiatives.

Using your great organisational and collaboration skills you will develop event plans and foster strong relationships with local stakeholders, artists/performers and groups.  With meticulous attention to detail, you will deliver on large and small scale events, some run by Council, others by the community under an empowerment model.

You will have experience in outdoor events, a passion for collaboration and marketing with strong skills in financial management and social media, as well as a creative approach to developing and delivering events. Your strength lies in the behind the scenes event administration and planning, and your community engagement and marketing experience ensures delivery of exciting and unique outcomes that are inclusive and value-add to our public spaces for the whole community to enjoy.

If you are an innovator with a positive outlook, like working to plans and deadlines and have extensive event delivery experience with a flair for outdoor events, we invite you to make an application to join us in our ‘Great Prospects’.

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in the planning and delivery of a wide range of cultural and community events, including at large and small scale
  • Experience in supporting and guiding community groups and other parties in delivering events
  • Proven time management and an ability to undertake and manage several projects and countless tasks simultaneously
  • Enjoy communicating and demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to engage an audience and relate to a wide range of people
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication, social media and analytical skills
  • An ability to conduct meetings and activities for small, medium and large groups of people
  • Proven administrative experiences maintaining files, contracting, financial management, spreadsheets and data bases
  • Great computer skills including excellent working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Appropriate understanding of Risk Management, Work, Health and Safety Regulations and Procedures as relevant for community events
  • Positive, can/will do attitude and an overall desire for successful outcomes

How to apply

Applications are to include a cover letter (1-2 pages) outlining what excites you about the role and our City, and why your skills and experience are what we need. This will be provided together with a current CV which includes a small number of highly relevant Referees.

Applications are to be submitted in MS Word format to and will close on Sunday, 18 April 2021 at 5 pm.

Only applicants who address and meet the selection criteria will be considered and only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applicants who do not have an appropriate Australian work visa or residency will not be considered or acknowledged.

Job Closing Date

18 Apr, 2021