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We welcome those who have a passion for good service and a great attitude, and who are ready to make a real difference to the successful outcome of every event.

Every department shares an equal responsibility for achieving our goals and we strive to create a working environment that rewards excellence and provides job satisfaction, enjoyment and opportunities for advancement.

Current job vacancies

Operations and Technical Services Manager

We are seeking a motivated individual to lead our 24/7 back of house operational service delivery across all our venues.  Specifically, we are looking for someone who has a high focus on leading safety by example, ability to manage our relationship with our technical partners, combined with the ability to lead a culture of training and continuous improvement.

Positively Wellington Venues manages the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Town Hall, St James Theatre, Opera House, TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6 and we are in the business of:

“Winning and growing more business, community and show business events to improve the performance of Positively Wellington Venues and deliver a better return to the City”

Reporting to our Director Operations and Safety this role is focused on:

•    ensuring our venue set-ups are set up to the highest standards and specifications for our hirers: whether it be a conference and expo’ in the TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6, or a comedy show in the Opera House
•    managing contracts with our technical partners - delivering everything from rigging to sound systems
•    managing an in-house team of permanent and casual operations staff responsible for operational set-ups and breakdowns
•    helping further strengthen and develop a positive and behavioural based health and safety culture across all workers using our venues
•    being part of a passionate facilities and operations management team focused on ensuring our venues are ‘good to go’

You will also ideally have the following skills/knowledge/experience:

•    5+ years in a similar role
•    Experience in development and on the job training  of operational and technical procedures
•    Excellent and professional communication skills
•    Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS office
•    Some knowledge and understanding of the current legislation as well as new H&S legislative framework being introduced later this year.


To be part of a motivated and upbeat team committed to delivering on Wellington's  reputation as the 'coolest little capital in the world', please email a cover letter and  CV or contact Aileen Donnan, People & Performance Manager on 04 806 4742 or aileen.donnan@pwv.co.nz Applications close 10am on Monday 2 February 2015

Sales and Research Coordinator

We have an immediate opportunity for a full-time Permanent Sales and Research Coordinator who will be the first point of contact for our business events sales team, and be the critical point of reference in ensuring their success.

We are looking for a driven, detail orientated individual to join a dynamic and thriving sales team in Wellington. If you have experience in research, impeccable customer service skills and an analytical nature, we want to speak to you! The successful candidate will be a master at multi-tasking, be able to juggle competing priorities and have exemplary skills in project and relationship management.

This role is responsible (amongst other things) for:

Conventions and Events Sales Support: be the first point of contact for the sales team, coordinate and respond to short lead sales if required and coordinate the sale of exhibition spaces at the 'Show Me Wellington' expo.

Research and Bid Support: research and identify business prospects, support the development of templates, sales collateral and tools, draft sales proposals and bids for the team, coordinate famils and onsite hostings/meetings and assist the Market Development Manager with qualitative research on target markets.

Data Management, Analysis and Reporting: provide general data analysis and business support, manage data insights and reporting to wider industry stakeholders, work with other teams to ensure CRM framework of customer contact for clients is maintained

To be successful in this role you will ideally also have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • 4+ years proven administration experience supporting team (ideally in the field of sales)
  • Strong experience analysing and working with data
  • Have superb 'attention to detail' and organisational skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge and experience of MS Office (including PowerPoint, Word and Excel) together (ideally) with knowledge of a sales related software such as EBMS
  • Advanced level of oral, written (with a particular emphasis on business writing) and active listening skills including excellent phone manner
  • A relevant tertiary qualification

To be part of a motivated and upbeat team committed to delivering on Wellington's  reputation as the 'coolest little capital in the world' please apply below with a cover letter and  CV or contact Aileen Donnan, People & Performance Manager on 04 806 4742 or aileen.donnan@pwv.co.nz for a copy of the job description. Applications close 5pm 13 January 2015

Positively Wellington Venues manages the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Town Hall, St James Theatre, Opera House, TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6 and we are in the business of:
 
"Winning and growing more business, community and show business events to improve the performance of Positively Wellington Venues and deliver a better return to the City"
Because things are better live!

Please contact Aileen, People and Performance Manager on 04 806 4742 or aileen.donnan@pwv.co.nz if you have any further questions.

Sales & Research Coordinator Job Description

 

Sales Executive

We now have an immediate opportunity for a full-time permanent Sales Executive to join our sales effort focused primarily on our Conventions and Events/'grow' business offering.

This role is responsible (amongst other things for):

  • Achieving and exceeding sales related KPIs
  • Acquiring new business by establishing, building and maintaining close liaisons with internal/external referral sources
  • Assisting the Sales Development Managers with development of the sales pipeline including targets, budgets and reporting
  • Working collaboratively across our teams to develop cross-selling and up-selling opportunities

To be successful in this role, you will have proven sales experience with a passion for providing excellent outcomes for customers. We are looking for someone that is hungry to succeed, goal driven and has the desire to work in a team-orientated and collaborative culture.  You will have a proven track record in sales primarily in the events industry.  You will have a proactive approach to getting the best results for your key accounts and have the drive to find new business opportunities.

All applicants must demonstrate they have a positive and enthusiastic working attitude.

To be part of a motivated and upbeat team committed to delivering on Wellington's  reputation as the 'coolest little capital in the world', please apply below with a cover letter and  CV or contact Aileen Donnan, People & Performance Manager on 04 806 4742 or aileen.donnan@pwv.co.nz Applications close 10am on 19 January

Sales Executive Job Description

 

 

Venue Cleaners

We are now seeking permanent and casual cleaners (with experience cleaning large commercial buildings) to join our well established and diverse team. These busy, hands-on roles, will involve setting up and cleaning our six showcase venues.


To be successful you will:

  • Have experience in professional cleaning practises (ideally in a venues or hospitality environment)
  • Have a passion for ensuring that all of our venues are professionally presented to the highest standard
  • Have an eye on how we improve what  we do to ensure greater satisfaction for our hirers
  • Enjoy good health (there will be some lifting and long periods on your feet)
  • Be reliable, flexible and trustworthy
  • Be able to work a range of flexible shifts, especially around weekends with a potential for early starts or late finishes
  • Relish working both individually and in a diverse team

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to Kirsti.Fenske-buikema@pwv.co.nz or for more information contact Kirsti on 021 247 9721. 

Applications close 10am on Friday 14 November 2014.

Venue Cleaner Job Description

Positively Wellington Venues manages the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Town Hall, St James Theatre, Opera House, TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6 and the Academy Galleries. We are in the business of “winning and growing more business, community and show business events to improve the performance of Positively Wellington Venues and deliver a better return to the City”. Because things are better LIVE!

 

 

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Fine art. Fine venue.

PWV are proud to manage the gallery function space 'Academy Galleries'.


Free wi-fi

Keep your finger on the pulse during an event - we now offer free access to wireless internet for delegates in our conference venues (Shed 6, TSB Bank Arena, St James Theatre and the Michael Fowler Centre).

Contact our sales team on 04 801 4207 for more information.


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