We're hiring! CWC Event coordination assistant

Position available: CWC event coordination assistant It's an exciting time of growth for the Creative Women’s Circle and we are looking for a motivated individual to assist with event management in 2013.

Working closely with CWC coordinator Tess McCabe, you will help manage the six events scheduled in Melbourne this year, which may take place on weekends or weeknights. Ideally you will have attended a CWC event in the past, have excellent email and communication skills, and a flexible approach.

Self-starters who runs their own business, freelancers, or anyone who is looking for a side-project in which to build their profile and network is encouraged to apply.

The position has the potential to evolve into a full event coordination role which would encompass speaker selection & event planning.

Required duties:

  • Assist with set-up/pack-away at event space, including presentation equipment
  • Organise and set-up event beverages/snacks on event day
  • Prepare audience doorlist prior to event
  • Other tasks as required e.g. taking photos at event, writing event-related blog posts, liaising with speakers, attending planning meetings in person or by phone

Essential attributes:

  • Strong verbal & email communication skills
  • Organised and efficient
  • Confident with taking on a range of differing tasks and ‘thinking on your feet’
  • Personable with a desire to meet and engage with new people
  • Availability on event weekends/weeknights (events are planned 3-4 months in advance to allow for vacations)
  • Takes direction and shows initiative
  • Based in Melbourne, Australia

Desirable attributes:

  • Prior event management/assistant experience
  • Have attended a CWC event in the past
  • Basic Photoshop skills and/or graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with Wordpress, blog/website administration, social media platforms
  • Familiarity with Powerpoint and Acrobat PDF
  • Baking

This is a paid position of approximately 6 hours per event {edit 19/1/13 - this includes time at event and preparation before hand (no specific day/time)}. Fee will be flat rate and will be discussed during the interview process.

To apply:

Please send a friendly email to Tess via admin<at>creativewomenscircle.com.au, outlining your background, skills, abilities, and any prior event coordination experience.

Applications close Monday 28 January 2013 and successful candidates will be contacted for an informal interview shortly after.

Any queries can be directed to Tess at the above email address. Thanks!