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Project Manager - Major Events

Nelson City Council

Job details

Nelson City Council
15 Mar 2020
Nelson / Tasman
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Marketing & Media, Other


• Support Nelson’s major events

• Proactive and professional project manager

• Make a real difference in Nelson

Nelson is the Smart Little City. It’s a vibrant place where we are deeply committed to our natural, social and cultural environment. Our Events team nurtures Nelson’s creative culture by supporting and delivering a variety of events, from low-cost community ones to large scale ticketed festivals. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for a professional project manager to play a key role in supporting the successful delivery of Nelson’s major events, including the largest music festival in the South Island and international sport fixtures.

This role is a great mix of working in partnership with event organisers and partners, providing project management oversight and hands-on event delivery. From identifying and assessing risks, through to negotiating contracts, and collaborating with internal and external partners to ensure a smooth customer journey, this role has it all!

Your outstanding communication and relationship management skills will be essential to engage with our partners, along with your ability to organise and juggle a high and changeable workload.

On a personal level, you will be an outgoing, energetic person who is highly motivated and self-managing with solid project management experience. You will have been successful in managing projects delivered by others and be able to employ appropriate project management techniques to achieve strategic project outcomes. Familiarity with working in a Local Government or similar regulatory environment would be advantageous.

“Working together to make Nelson an even better place.”

Nelson City Council is an organisation filled with supportive people who love this beautiful city of ours. It’s an exciting time to live, work and play in Nelson, as the city continues to grow and thrive. We have amazing weather and a gorgeous natural environment to play in, and our city always has something going on. Whether it be major events or just a general buzz in town, it’s a great place for all ages.

How to apply

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Applications close: Midnight on Sunday 15 March 2020.

For more information about the role, please contact: Axel de Maupeou, Team Leader Events, on 03 546 0212.

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28 Feb 2020