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Events Manager

Events Manager

  • 613256
  • Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Full Time
  • Landmark location – Old Parliament House
  • Overseeing the best functions & Events in Canberra
  • Full Time role – so much scope for career progression!

Restaurant Associates has an enviable track record, working with some of the most prestigious venues and corporations in the world. From grand gala events, corporate cocktail parties to intimate gatherings, we provide bespoke food solutions and exceptional dining experiences.

We have an incredible opportunity for an experienced Functions & Events Manager to join our team at one of Canberra’s key iconic venues, Old Parliament House and Museum of Australian Democracy.  Flexibility with hours are required to ensure the continued level of service throughout the week, weekends and evenings as required. This is a hands-on role that will see you leading large teams and working in partnership with our client in delivering outstanding, memorable events in one of our nation's most historic and iconic venues. You will be responsible for overseeing an array of events such as seated fine dining of up to 600 guests, cocktail parties of 2,000 in addition to a variety of product launches and intimate soirees.  

Key Duties

  • Hands on operation of events from corporate functions, large scale events and formal gatherings
  • Will be required to work across retail outlets
  • Support the Venue Operations Manager in the management of the department
  • End-to-end client management during the execution of the function
  • Develop exciting, innovative & creative events

The Person

  • Demonstrable experience in facilitating large scale, formal functions and major events
  • A creative flair and passion for looking ‘outside of the box’
  • Impeccable personal presentation and an eye for detail
  • Knowledge and understanding of the events industry and market sectors
  • Effectively manage teams for small and large events
  • An understanding of budgets and forecasting

The Benefits

We place great importance in looking after our people and offer excellent career opportunities including opportunities anywhere in Australia (or the world) where we operate, corporate health plan discounts, a range of discounts and special offers with our preferred benefit providers, learning and development opportunities, service awards and reward and recognition programs including our annual Star Awards. 

Compass Group is a world leader in catering and support services, employing over 600,000 people across 45 countries. Rated number one in our industry on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020, Compass Group serves 5.5 billion meals each year to our 55,000 clients worldwide.

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