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Reference Number 12777
Position Title Venue & Events Supervisor
Employment Type Casual
Location Botanic Visitor Centre
Minimum Award/Classification Hospitality Services worker Level 6 
Maximum Award/Classification Hospitality Services worker Level 6 
Roster Pattern Casual 
Position Summary

Venue & Events Supervisor (Casual)

Reference Number: 12777
Hourly Rate: $28.39 per hour + casual loading
Location: Tanks Arts Centre / Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Close Date:  Sunday, 31 March 2019 

Situated in the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, just 4km north of the city’s CBD, the Tanks Arts Centre is an iconic and innovative multi-use, contemporary arts facility housed in three converted World War II naval oil storage tanks, and set amidst a lush rainforest backdrop.  The Tanks combines two main functions, that of a ‘presenter’ organisation offering a range of arts and cultural events and activities to a wide audience, and also as a community cultural development organisation which aims to proactively engage local communities in cultural expression and participation.  

We are now seeking a highly energetic & experienced Venue & Events Supervisor to join our team now! 

The primary objectives of the position are:  

  • To manage and provide efficient and effective Venue and Patron Services. 
  • Supervise Cultural Services Events, specifically at the Tanks Arts Centre.
  • Supervise the Patron Service team, technicians and contractors throughout all venue productions and events to ensure smooth operation.
  • Ensure that Cultural Services venues provide a safe environment for all staff, artists, patrons and members of the public visiting or working in the Centre.

To be considered for this role you must have: 

  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of arts, cultural and entertainment events
  • Relevant qualifications in production services and/or a minimum of 2 years’ relevant venue / event experience in a theatre company, large venue, major festival and/or entertainment environment
  • A Current Responsible Service of Alcohol Certification (RSA)
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • General office administration and computer skills
  • Demonstrated high level customer service
  • Ability to work to a flexible time schedule
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Have a courteous and friendly disposition and advanced communication skills

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria you must go to our website:

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current Responsible Service of Alcohol Certification (RSA)?
Essential: Do you have relevant qualifications in production services and/or a minimum of 2 years’ relevant venue / event experience in a theatre company, large venue, major festival and/or entertainment environment?
Essential: Do you have current or relevant experience in a supervisory capacity?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 31/03/2019
Position Description
Information Kit - Venue and Events Supervisor CU439 #12777.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.