Venue & Events Coordinator

$82,296 (G06) plus 17% superannuation, 12 months, fixed term contract - full time, Opportunity for on-going career development.

Office of Corporate Relations
Corporate Relations primarily exists to promote Curtin University’s reputation, student recruitment, and stakeholder engagement.
All areas within the portfolio actively contribute to fulfilling the goals of the University’s Strategic Plan and assisting Curtin to move towards its 2030 vision of being an internationally recognised leader in research and education.
Our work focuses on external audiences such as prospective students and influencers, our alumni, partner organisations, government and corporate stakeholders, actual and potential donors, and media organisations.
We have an exciting opportunity for an IT savvy operations and events professional to join the team and coordinate the operations for the Curtin St Georges Terrace Precinct. Based across the two University’s premises on St George’s Terrace, Perth, you will liaise with the venues, service providers and external partners, to ensure the effective day-to-day running of the venues and events.
In this role you will

  • Manage venue bookings, including room and IT equipment set up.
  • Provide advice to management on operational matters to ensure venue bookings are effectively coordinated.
  • Work in collaboration with University Events to coordinate and deliver high quality events, participating in events when required.
  • Assist with the coordination of staff by providing local inductions, training and staff communications.
  • Report any venue issues, and ensure venue repairs, maintenance or upgrades are completed.
  • Produce relevant reports, and prepare agendas for board and committee meetings.
  • Perform general administration/operational duties for the area, including processing payments, reporting health and safety concerns, and acting as a First Aider and Chief Warden for the venue (s).

Please note that you will be required to work outside of office hours, when necessary..
Why choose Curtin

  • Vibrant city location, close to shops, restaurants and public transport.
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit

We are looking for someone with

  • Outstanding operations and event management skills, with extensive corporate events experience.
  • Experience in a venue scheduling and customer-facing role.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating the administrative and operational requirements of a business team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally with all staff and clients, and the ability to produce documentation that is clear and concise.
  • High level computer literacy with skills in in a wide range of applications including web/video conferencing and customer relationship management databases.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and build rapport with a wide range of staff and external partners.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple and often competing tasks with attention to accuracy and detail within deadlines.
  • The ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to use discretion and knowledge to determine appropriate actions.

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

Applications close:  10pm Thursday 6 May 2021

Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and seek to build an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance. 


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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