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Events Officer

Events Officer

Events Officer

Downlands College

Toowoomba, QLD

Posted on: 8 August 2023

Closing date: 14 August, 2023

Downlands College is a Prep to Year 12, independent, Catholic, coeducational, day and boarding school with a long tradition of heart-centred and values-based education.

Situated in the regional city of Toowoomba at the centre of a prosperous rural community, Downlands provides a full range of facilities often found only in large cities. The College is nestled in 38 hectares of landscaped grounds, with historic buildings and modern facilities, including a performing arts centre; dance, drama and film studios; indoor sports centre; flourishing Rural Centre; seven ovals; and a heated 50m outdoor pool.

Downlands is a place where one’s heart can find a home – where students can grow and flourish as they develop a sense of truth, goodness and beauty and so be ready to go out and to make a difference in the world.

Downlands invites applications by suitably qualified persons for the position of Events Officer for a permanent position to commence September 2023.
Applicants should have demonstrated experience and have a proactive work approach. The ideal applicant will be a person who has demonstrated experience leading teams to publicise, organise and coordinate events.

Key responsibilities include:
– Event management – develop, manage and implement key community and promotional events
– Working closely with college support groups that fall under the auspice of the Parents and Friends Association and assist with the management and promotion of events

The Events Officer must display:
– Display a willingness to embrace the particular MSC ethos of the College and ability to absorb a large degree of information about the College, quickly.
– Have a friendly and courteous demeanour, and an ability to engage well with people from a variety of backgrounds;
– Have an in-depth understanding and level of experience of event management and processes.
– Have an understanding of general marketing and communications, and how events fit into this portfolio.
– Have a proven history of coordinating events for a minimum of three (3) years.
– Have experience working with a wide range of stakeholder to deliver successful events.
– Have experience in drafting event-specific communications and/or social media posts.
– Have an eligibility and willingness to obtain a Working with Children Check suitability card, if not already held.

The position description is available by contacting Debbie Carpenter, Principal’s Assistant, on email:

$68,155 – $71,468 per year FTE plus Super

Applications are to be received by 9am on Monday 14 August to the following email:

The application should include a cover letter and a full curriculum vitae (no longer than four A4 pages, font: Calibri, size 12) with the following details:
– Personal details including name, address, contact details, religious affiliation;
– Academic qualifications;
– Employment history;
– Professional associations and recent professional learning activities;
– Significant professional or personal achievements; and
– Names and contact details of 3 professional referees

Within the submission, applicants are also required to provide a written response which (no more than two pages):
– Outlines your experience and successes in event management.
– Outlines your knowledge and understanding of general marketing concepts and how you would work within a broader marketing team.
– Outlines your knowledge and experience in in digital communications and event marketing.
– Outlines your knowledge in engaging multiple stakeholders to achieve a successful multi-faceted event.
– Explains the appeal of the position to you personally, and
– Discusses your alignment with the College’s values, ethos and charism.

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