Event Development Manager

Date: 22-Sep-2022

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Full time, fixed opportunity until June 2023 with potential to go permanent
  • Make a difference to your community
  • Remote flexibility - work from home twice a week


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited (TAU) is a newly created council-controlled organisation (CCO) established with an important mandate to drive investment, supporting Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland businesses to innovate and thrive, enhancing Auckland as a culturally vibrant city, telling the Tāmaki Makaurau story, and importantly providing experiences and opportunities for all. 


We are looking for Event Development Manager to join the team in a fixed-term role available from September 2022 - June 2023.


In this role you will support event organisers to deliver world-class events that drive sustainable economic growth, showcase Auckland's unique identity and make it a vibrant and interesting region where people love to live, work and visit.  


You will also be managing a portfolio of event partnerships to identify and execute opportunities to meet the objectives of Auckland's Major Events Strategy. 


To view the full position description for this opportunity, please click here.


He kōrero mōu: About you


You have a great depth of experience in designing and/or delivering major events or managing commercial partnerships.


Together with a growth mindset you are a people person who is passionate about assisting others and identifying ways to make processes more efficient. You are a team player with excellent organisation and interpersonal skills with exception attention to detail.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a high level of problem solving and decision-making skills, using professional judgement.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


So what's in it for you? Well, you will be working for an exciting organisation that embraces diversity and has a culture that will be built on trust and valuing individual contributions.


  • We offer a competitive salary; flexible working (2 days from home, 3 in the office) and you get to work with a team of dedicated and respected experts who share a passion for making a difference
  • You also get to contribute to Auckland's growth and development by ensuring the right outcomes are achieved for our customers and our environment.
  • You get to work in the dynamic events industry and the team works on an exciting portfolio of events including the FIFA Women's World Cup, Rugby World Cup, and an annual portfolio of events that span the arts, culture, and genres. 


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


All applications must be made online. If you require assistance or support through the application process, please contact us at recruitment@aucklandunlimited.com.

Applications close Friday 07/10/2022.  


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.