Events Assistant

Opportunity to work in a member based think tank organisation., Work with a dynamic team and have fun., Gain experience in events management..

About the business

CEDA the Committee for Economic Development of Australia is an independent, not-for-profit member-based think tank that works to champion ideas, research and policy reform. We do this by identifying policy issues that matter for Australia's future and pursuing solutions to positively shape economic and social development in Australia.

CEDA's membership spans every state and territory and includes more than 780 of Australia's leading businesses, community organisations, government departments and academic institutions. The organisation was founded in 1960 by leading economist Sir Douglas Copland, and his legacy of applying economic analysis to practical problems to aid the development of Australia continues in our work today.

CEDA is a national organisation with offices in every state. Our VIC/TAS team is based in our newly designed Melbourne CBD office and we are engaging casual events assistant to assist the team and the Senior Events Coordinator in delivering CEDA events in Victoria we work hard together as a team and have fun at the same time.

We are committed to demonstrating our values across all areas of our business:

  • We are open, honest and trusted
  • We are curious about ideas and opportunities
  • We succeed together
  • We are brave in our approach and ambitions
  • We are passionate about working with our members for the greater good

About the role

We are seeking casual Event Assistants to assist our VIC/TAS team in delivering and coordinating CEDA events in Victoria.


  • Assist with the event set up & packing down event materials after the event.
  • Manage delegate registration at event (i.e. handing out name badges etc.)
  • Greet guests and assist them with any enquiries.
  • Assist in handing microphones to guests during the Q&A
  • As required, assist Senior Event Coordinator in liaising with AV personnel.

Skills and experience


The successful candidate will have the following key skills and attributes:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, i.e. Event management and possibly Marketing, Communications or similar, desired but not necessary
  • Event management experience with a passion of delivering and working on outstanding events
  • Excellent customer service attitude
  • High energy levels and a can-do attitude
  • An ability and interest to connect and engage with guests and stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to show initiative and work under minimal supervision
  • Values aligned to CEDA's organisational values (trust, curious, succeed together, brave and passionate).

How to apply:

Does this sound like you Please email your CV and cover letter .

The cover letter must be addressed to Ms. Isabelle Lewis, Senior Event Coordinator and detail how your skills and experience align with this position. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. Closing date for all applications will be on Tuesday, 10 March 2020.

Please be reminded that all personal information collected during the selection process will only be used for recruitment and employment purposes.

10/03/2020 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Marketing & Communications
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