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Operations Team Leader - Venues & Events


Reference: 4813760

Whanganui has everything you need for a great lifestyle. It represents the best of New Zealand with some great schools, amazing heritage, funky cafes and is located centrally in the North Island.

Are you looking for a leadership challenge?

The Whanganui District Council's Venues & Events team is looking for an experienced individual with exceptional leadership qualities to fill the role of Operations Team Leader.

Reporting through to the Manager Whanganui Venues & Events, the Operations Team Leader has 6 direct reporting lines as well as a pool of casual staff, and a wider team of 15 professionals across the group.

The Venues & Event portfolio consists of the following venues:

  • Whanganui War Memorial Centre
  • Royal Wanganui Opera House
  • Cooks Gardens Events Centre

As the Operations Team Leader, you will lead the team in the day to day operational management of the above venues. You will have excellent organisation and communication skills, be strong at problem solving, able to juggle multiple projects and lead the team in delivery of the venues.

A knowledge and understanding of venue operations and management is required, as well as extensive experience managing a team. The ideal candidate will know how to build and foster a positive team culture and working relationships, with experience providing mentorship and professional growth amongst your staff. You will also have a passion for operating processes and procedures and ensure systems are regularly monitored and improved to ensure the best possible experience for our hirers through service delivery.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or proven experience in Venue Management
  • Minimum of 3 years Event Management experience
  • Outstanding leadership, relationship building and communication skills
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills
  • A professional attitude

Local Government experience would be an advantage.

Enquiries about this position can be directed to Rachel O'Connor, Manager Whanganui Venues & Events on (06) 349 3006.

Applications Close: 01 Sep 2019