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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 team 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 vacancy.

Sales Executive – Performance  

Venues Wellington delivers world-class entertainment, cultural, sporting and business events to Wellington. The portfolio of venues we manage, include St James Theatre, The Opera House, Michael Fowler Centre, TSB Bank Arena, and Shed 6. Venues Wellington is part of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA).

We are looking for a highly capable Sales Executive to join our sales team. You will have a passion for LIVE events, coupled with an ability to grow audiences across the sector, and skill in multi-tasking across multiple venues and tasks.   

To be successful in this role, you will have proven sales experience ideally in Events, Performance or Ticketing industries, 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 proactive approach to providing the best solution for your key accounts and have the drive and ability to create new business opportunities.  All applicants must demonstrate they have a positive and enthusiastic attitude and be willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.

This will focus on:

  • Account management for our ticketed event hirers, including management of ticketing builds and reconciling seating plans
  • Liaise with our ticketing agent for on sales, ensuring all events are placed on-sale in a manner that maximises ticket sales opportunities
  • Working with hirers, industry partners and internally develop marketing strategies with our in-house marketing team to drive ticket sales and develop new audiences and growth
  • Assist with achieving team targets to maximise commercial utilisation and ancillary revenue streams
  • Assisting with the development of the "show business" calendar across all our venues


  • Calm, unflappable demeanour with a huge capacity to multi-task and exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven history of managing successful long term internal/customer and supplier relationships
  • Ability to demonstrate great judgement
  • Proven track record in contributing to audience development and growth
  • Knowledge of theatre and LIVE performance operations
  • Experience in meeting and exceeding targets
  • Able to think laterally and demonstrated experience of providing 'win win' solutions for clients
  • Be proactive, professional with a flexible attitude
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience (minimum 5 years) ideally within a venue, events, ticketing or arts environment

Highly desirable:

  • Event management experience
  • Exposure to social media and promotional tools
  • Intermediate computer skills ideally with knowledge of an events related software

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 enclosing a CV and cover letter to Jo Darby, Head of Sales.



Venues Wellington manages the Michael Fowler Centre, St James Theatre, The Opera House, TSB Bank Arena and Auditorium (Shed 6) - Because things are better LIVE!

Fine art. Fine venue.

Venues Wellington is proud to manage the gallery function space 'Academy Galleries'.

Free wi-fi

Keep your finger on the pulse during an event - we 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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