CLOSED – Venue Manager – Venues Wellington

About the role

As Venue Manager with WellingtonNZ, you will be responsible for driving venue setups and working alongside internal and external stakeholders to help deliver a great experience. Your voice and experience will contribute to our long-term operational planning of venue management. Reporting to the Senior Venue Manager, you will work across our iconic Wellington venues and be involved in:

  • All aspects of venue management (including people, equipment and presentation).
  • Managing relationships with supply partners and contractors, Venues Wellington staff, and customers.
  • Ensuring our venues are well cared for, and events are safely and successfully delivered.
  • Logistical planning and operational set-up and delivery of events.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has proven venue management experience, and is passionate about delivering a great event experience
  • Brings a high level of organisation and planning but still thinks outside the box. As situations change, we need you to be solutions-focused, quickly adapting when needed
  • Builds strong relationships and seeks out opportunities to collaborate to meet the needs of customers
  • Can comfortably communicate with a wide range of people; you know how to adjust your communication style and delivery to suit your audience
  • Is able to step back, see what is missing, where a nuance has been overlooked, or the potential for something new
  • Can be flexible and adaptable with working hours. Given the nature of the work, this role involves early starts, evening and/or weekend work while events are running.

About us

WellingtonNZ is the agency tasked with making the Wellington region wildly famous. Our organisation is shamelessly passionate about this wild and wonderful region we call home and want to make it famous as the most creative place in New Zealand to live, work, visit and play.

Venues Wellington is a business unit of WellingtonNZ and is responsible for securing, managing and delivering extraordinary events in the Michael Fowler Centre, The Opera House, St James Theatre, TSB Arena, Shed 6 and Academy Galleries.

Why people love it here

As an equal opportunity employer, WellingtonNZ truly values its people and is committed to building an inclusive and collaborative culture where everyone can thrive. We also have flexible working options, a well-being programme, relaxed working environments that recognise and celebrate success, and encouragement to be yourself.

Check out some of the varied things we do in the video below.

Apply now

If this sounds like you and you want to be part of a diverse organisation all about making the Wellington region wildly famous, apply now! We have partnered with Kin to find the right person for this important role; if that’s you, please apply now with your CV and a covering letter telling us why you’d be a great addition to the team. If you’d like to connect for a call before applying, please contact Erina Jamieson on 027 471 0828.

Click here for the full job description.

Applications close on Thursday 14 April 2022 but don’t wait to apply as we will be reviewing applications as they come through.