Officer - Events

Job No: GRC548
Location: Gympie, Queensland

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in the west to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. Enjoy the rural delights of the picturesque Mary Valley, the history of Gympie and the broad western area, home to country festivals and a strong agricultural base. For someone seeking a high quality of life, the region offers a unique opportunity.  You could be part of a forward thinking local government organisation with a commitment to continuously improving the services it provides to its 50,000 residents, in one of the most diverse locations in Queensland.

The CBD of Gympie is the central hub to the Gympie region, which is two hours north of Brisbane and in close proximity to the Sunshine and Fraser coasts. Council offices are located in Gympie's town centre close to shopping, cafes and parking.


Officer - Events


Remuneration: Annual salary commencing at $73,866.52 plus superannuation

Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2020 at 11.00pm AEST

No late applications will be accepted.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered. 


Gympie Regional Council is seeking a professional with extensive experience in working with the community to deliver projects and events.

Role Overview

The role of Officer - Events will provide support to the Coordinator - Major Events to attract, retain and nurture events that deliver social and economic benefit for the Gympie region, particularly in the high priority areas of arts and culture, sport, food and wine, music and business events.

This role is part of a dynamic team at Gympie Venues and Events that will produce, promote and deliver exhibitions and events including signature and other major events and festivals, celebrations, various productions, conferences and special functions on behalf of Gympie Regional Council. The role will also work with the Executive office in the delivery of Council's civic celebrations including but not limited to Australia Day and Citizenship ceremonies.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role, applicants should have:

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating events and public programs.
  • Demonstrated administrative and customer service experience relevant to the role.
  • Demonstrated time management, risk management and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team in a professional manner with the ability to be tactful and discrete when dealing with matters of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software including MS Office suite including processing invoices and monitoring budgets.
  • Ability to work proactively and solve problems creatively and efficiently.

Although not mandatory for the role, it would be desirable for applicants to have:

  • Certificate, qualification or knowledge and skills in event and function operations.
  • An established network within the performing arts and events industries.
  • Demonstrated understanding of marketing and communications related to events and creative industries.
  • Experience with ticketing, event management and/or venue management software platforms.

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here.

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact Matt Allard, Coordinator - Major Events on 07 5481 0762 or email

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Kymbeline Russell, Advisor - Human Resources (Acting) on 07 5481 0687 or email

What we offer?

  • Nine day fortnight/ten day fortnight/flexible work hours
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Access to professional development and employee education assistance
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Generous superannuation scheme 13 per cent
  • Access to salary sacrificing
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.

Our Values

  • Accountable
  • Consistent
  • Appreciative
  • Communicative
  • Respectful

For a full explanation of our values please click here. You will be assessed on your understanding of these values and how you have applied values such as these in your previous employment.

Successful applicants may be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police.


How to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
3) Click 'APPLY'
4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.


Applications close  on Monday 24 February 2020 at 11.00pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

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