Event Planner - Auckland Unlimited

  • 19 Feb 2024 4:35 PM
    Message # 13317524
    Sally-Anne Coates (Administrator)

    Apply Now (Closing Date 28th February)

    • Unique venue and events environment surrounded by a dynamic, high-functioning team.
    • Bring your strong organisational, and relationship-building skills, and demonstrated experience in event management/coordination.
    • Permanent, full-time role

    Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s economic and cultural agency that is committed to making our region a desirable place to live, work, visit, invest and do business. As an Auckland Council-controlled organisation, we deliver a co-ordinated, region-wide programme to maximise cultural, social and economic benefits for our residents and visitors

    He angitūtanga: The opportunity:

    We are seeking two talented Event Planners to join our high performing team. One will support our Live Experiences brand, in the performing arts and festival environment, while the second role will support our Conventions, Venues and Events brand in our meeting and conferencing business.

    Our brands are the custodians of some of the most iconic venues in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland including the Aotea Centre, The Civic, Auckland Town Hall, Bruce Mason Centre, Shed 10, The Cloud, Viaduct Events Centre, Go Media Stadium, North Harbour Stadium, Auckland Zoo and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
    Reporting to the Manager - Event Planning of each brand, one of the key purposes of this role is to plan and coordinate the delivery of events programmed and presented by Auckland Live and Auckland Conventions, Venues and Events, with a focus on providing exceptional service to our clients.  
    As an Event Planner you will build and coordinate logistics, maintain relationships with a range of national and international clients, internal staff, and external suppliers to bring their event to life, at one or more of our iconic venues.
    This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be a part of the team that plans and delivers approximately 1,000 events every year.

     Key responsibilities include:
    •    Provide the planning and operational expertise for multiple concurrent events by managing client and organisational requirements, planning and logistics, and providing a high-quality service for internal and external clients.

    •    Event Planners will focus on specific event genres to align with the specialised nature of their relevant brand. (Live Experiences or Conventions)

    •    Take ownership of complex and high-profile events allocated by the Manager, Event Planning.

    •    Build and maintain relationships with a range of national and international clients, internal staff, and external suppliers to ensure the organisation meets client and stakeholder expectations to agreed service standards.

    •    Monitor and manage event financials and budgets as set by the Account Manager or Producer.

    •    Participating in relevant projects with other teams or departments on a project basis to deliver high quality innovative activities as appropriate.

    He kōrero mōu: About you

    To be successful in this role, you will have a minimum of three years' experience in an event management /coordination role or similar.


    • For the Live Experiences role, experience with live events, shows, festivals or performing arts will be essential.
    • For the Conventions, Venues and Events role, experience with conferences, meetings, or gala dinners will be essential.


    You will bring your strong communication and relationship building skills, attention to detail, and have a passion for the events and entertainment industry, 
    You will be deadline driven, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities while still retaining a high level of accuracy.


    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

    You'll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively to contribute to Auckland's growth and development. We are committed to diversity and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual and collective contributions.

    • We offer a competitive salary, long service leave and learning and development opportunities.
    • Work with a team of dedicated and respected experts who share a passion for making a difference
    • Contribute to Auckland's growth and development by ensuring the right outcomes are achieved for the region.
    • As part of Auckland Council Group, you'll gain access to many benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, entertainment, lifestyle discounts and more.

    If you have a genuine desire to be part of the journey in creating a wonderful experience and positive outcomes for Auckland, then please apply now by submitting your CV and cover letter expressing your interest! 

    Please indicate which role you are applying for in your cover letter

    • Event Planner, Live Experiences
    • Event Planner, Conventions, Venues and Events

    Click this link to view the Position Description
    Please be aware: The role is 40-hours per week, generally Monday to Friday, however flexibility is required as there will be occasional work outside of business hours, including evenings and weekends.


    Applications close 28 February 2024


    Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.



    Tātaki Auckland Unlimited strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.

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