Event Specialist

Location: Christchurch
Hours: 1.0 FTE (37.5 hours per week)
Term: Permanent
Start date: Late April 2021
Applications Close: Friday, 19 March 2021

About the Company

CORE is a forward‐thinking, values‐driven organisation. We are proud of the culture we have created in our workplace, and the atmosphere that staff and visitors experience in our organisation.

At the heart of CORE’s values and practice is Tātai Aho Rau and our commitment to our bicultural identity.  Underpinning all practices are culturally responsible behaviours and attitudes including a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, through our Te Aho Tapu framework, and working in partnership. Our mission is to transform communities by pushing the boundaries of educational possibility.


About the Role

We have an opportunity for a highly organised events specialist, with a focus on managing events to the education sector, to join our te Tiriti honouring organisation. 

You will be responsible for managing and coordinating events (virtual and face-to-face) supporting both the Senior Events Specialist and Product Managers. This role is best suited to someone who can manage large multi-faceted events, work their magic with partners and exhibitors, whilst implementing best-practice events knowledge.

Our vision at CORE Education is for an equitable and thriving Aotearoa through learning. Our events portfolio is a key part to delivering on this vision in order to advance education and learning. 

You will be passionate about all aspects of event management, demonstrating both leadership and ability to execute the details.  

Key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordinating events for CORE Education

  • Utilising event platforms for registrations and delivery

  • Executing exceptional end to end customer event experiences

  • Applying quality assurance and risk management processes

  • Providing regular reporting the performance of event registrations to stakeholders

  • Building and managing key relationships including optimising partnerships, sponsorships and exhibitors across the range of CORE events

  • Be agile, proactive and a strong team player

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in a similar events role

  • Experience with both virtual and face-to-face events

  • Experience working with partners, sponsors and exhibitors in an events context

  • Demonstrable technical skills across events platforms and tools 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multicultural organisation


How to Apply

Please send your application to: marie.sutton@core-ed.ac.nz

Please find the relevant Role Description and Application for Appointment form below:

Role Description

Application for Appointment form

We will require a covering letter, CV and application for appointment form.

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.