We’re hiring: Event manager & comms/marketing

Event manager

This role looks after a lot of the day-to-day running of our events. It will include:

  • setting up processes to collect presentation proposals
  • working with speakers once they’ve been selected
  • updating the website (or arranging for it to happen)
  • answering questions from attendees
  • working with the venue on logistics – arranging audio-visual, choosing the menu, preparing the event order
  • working with sponsors once they’re on board – discussing how they use space, discussing swag, arranging the floor plan
  • ordering stationery and other supplies
  • packing bags & arranging badges
  • attending events and managing the registration desk
  • and a ton of bits and pieces…

This is a part-time job, though in some weeks of the year it will be more like a full-time job. The job would suit someone who already has other flexible work, or can work part time. It can not be combined with another full time job (we’ve tried that!). There is an ongoing low level of work all year (answering emails etc), with busier periods – these are predictable and can be planned ahead. We expect it will take about 1 day per week all year, with 1 week of work in each of March, April and May, and 3-4 weeks in July/August. You will need to be able to travel a couple of times a year to the events (we’ll cover these costs).

The person in this role will work closely with Donna and Steve on the events, and may have some role in supervising junior staff, volunteers or contractors.

The skills and experience we are looking for include:

  • some experience with event administration (you don’t need to be an event manger, but do need to at least know how events run behind the scenes)
  • super-ability to organise large amounts of small tasks, and keep on top of them
  • ability to work to a budget
  • great attention to detail
  • works well with people, face-to-face and in writing
  • comfortable with technology and using new systems

The role can be done from anywhere in Australia that has good Internet access and a courier can reach easily. Almost all work will be done via the Internet – we will probably only meet up at events, or for intense bag-packing sessions.

We have no fixed idea of the type of person for this job – you might be young or old or in-between, female or male or in-between, from within our field or from somewhere else, and of any background.

To apply: Send a 2 page application, outlining your skills, experience and why you would like this position. If you know your hourly rate, let us know that; if not, we can work together on it. Email your application to us by Friday 13 November 2015. Of course, please get in touch with questions before then.

Note: if you would like to learn more about what we do and our events, you’re welcome to attend one of the redux events free of charge (but we do need your application first).

Communications/marketing

This role looks after a lot of our communications, marketing and social media efforts. It will involve:

  • writing the fortnightly newsletter
  • writing or editing website copy
  • managing our twitter and Facebook presence (and potentially other social media)
  • finding ways to promote our events (particularly our smaller, niche conferences)
  • preparing promotional materials

This is a casual, flexible job, and we estimate there will be about 10 hours work per month. It is predictable work and can be planned ahead.

The skills and experience we are looking for include:

  • excellent writing skills
  • good understanding of user experience work and the UX field in Australia
  • some experience with events

The role can be done from anywhere in Australia that has good Internet access. All work will be done via the Internet – we may not meet up face to face at all (though you are welcome to come to any of our events free of charge).

To apply: Send a 1 page application, outlining your skills, experience and why you would like this position, plus your hourly rate. Email your application to us by Friday 13 November 2015. Of course, please get in touch with questions before then.