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Events manager - Sydney

BICYCLE LANE


(Please note that the location field only says ‘Sydney NSW 2000’ because Seek requires a single location / postcode. In reality, this job is open to anyone living in Sydney, Melbourne or anywhere in between.)

Here is a unique opportunity for you to do something deeply satisfying and worthwhile, if you share our perspectives in relation to sustainability, social equity and liveable communities.

You’d be joining a small, highly-skilled and experienced team led by unashamedly idealistic founders.

We’re currently four part time team members plus a couple of regular contributors.

We produce two websites / newsletter, a Yearbook, two YouTube series and a major annual conference. You can find detailed background information on all of these activities at the bottom of this advertisement.

We’re based in Wollongong NSW, but our market is nationwide and international. Our team all work from home most days. Three live in Wollongong and one lives in a distant rural location. We’re a family friendly employer. All of our team are raising children and we offer flexible working hours to accommodate school hours and family needs as required.

Duty Statement

You’ll undertake a wide range of tasks to help plan, promote and run the annual Micromobility Conference. The concurrent Micromobility Expo will be run by our partners, so you’ll be able to focus upon the Conference.

These tasks will focus around building contacts and working relationships with potential delegates, updating our database, helping potential delegates with any questions and encouraging them to register. Essentially, this aspect of the role is sales, so please do not apply if you’re not prepared and comfortable with this requirement.

You will also need to work at the conference itself in Sydney alongside the rest of our team, greeting delegates and presenters, liaising with venue personnel and ensuring that the conference runs smoothly.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A proven track record in successfully running events, with at least three years’ experience.

  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including confidence in meeting and talking with people from all walks of life.

  3. A proven ability to meet deadlines when working with minimal supervision, whilst maintaining close attention to detail.

  4. A high level of personal integrity and discretion with confidential information.

  5. Ideally being based within an 80km radius of Wollongong NSW and able to attend meetings and in-person training on average one day per week and being set up to work from home on all other days. However we will accept applicants living in Sydney, Melbourne or anywhere in between these two cities.

  6. A high level of computer literacy including experience working with websites and social media.

Desirable

  1. At least some connection with at least one or more of the following areas: cycling, micromobility, urban design, liveable cities, environmental sustainability, government policy, innovative business and product development, mobility for people with a disability. Evidence of this might include:

  2. A tertiary study or professional career history in one of these areas.

  3. Having any sort of hobby or voluntary involvement in one or more of these areas.


  1. Experience in using EventsAir or similar events management software.

Conditions of Employment

Part time, casual position with potential to become part time permanent.

15 hours per week, increasing to 30 hours per week in the final weeks prior to the Micromobility Conference plus two full days at the conference itself.

$30 to $38 per hour, depending upon qualifications and experience.

A bonus will be payable if conference registration numbers exceed an agreed target.

Time of day and days of week flexible, apart from being available for a weekly team meeting each Thursday morning.

Work from home, providing own computer, office furniture etc.

Travel expenses for the Micromobility Conference will be fully paid for.

All direct expenses including phone, office supplies etc paid for via reimbursement upon presenting invoices to the Admin Manager.

Superannuation, sick leave, in accordance with Award regulations.

Important Notice

If this position interests you, then please send both your CV and a separate letter of application, in which you address how you meet each Selection Criteria, in the order that they appear above, using the same numbered paragraphs.

This is a test to see how well you can read and follow instructions.

If you don’t follow this instruction, then your application will be discarded.

Background Information

Micromobility Conference & Expo

This is a major new event that we’re launching in 2022, to be held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

We’re fully responsible for all aspects of the Micromobility Conference and we’re partnering with a specialist events company who will run the Micromobility Expo.

This will be a two day event held on Friday 25th to Saturday 26th November. It will include an awards dinner and various other ancillary events.

Although the Micromobility Conference and Expo will be new, both partners have had long experience at running successful events in the past.

This will be a professional level conference in a blue chip venue, aimed at members of government, industry and the not for profit sector.

You can see more details at https://micromobilityconference.com/

Micromobility Report

The Micromobility Report, www.micromobilityreport.com.au is Australia’s first and only specialist media focusing on this new, exciting and rapidly expanding field.

The Micromobility Report is written for a wide range of business leaders, all levels of government, academia and the general public. It’s aimed at an Australian readership, covering news and events not only Australia-wide but throughout the world.

Its current and planned future content is divided into four main areas:

  • All forms of micromobility products, also known as PMD’s (personal mobility devices). These include e-bikes, e-scooters, cargo bikes and more.

  • Mobility for people with a disability: including mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and all related products and issues.

  • Infrastructure: including bike and scooter share systems, protected paths, policy and funding, mobility as a service and more.

  • Recreation: including rail trails, mountain bike trails and all other forms of cycle tourism.

The Latz Report and The Latz Report Yearbook

The Latz Report, www.thelatzreport.com.au is Australia and New Zealand’s only bicycle trade newsletter and media service.

Co-founder, Phil Latz, has over 30 years of bicycle media experience, having co-founded Bicycling Australia in 1989 and built it into Australia's largest cycling media business, including a trade media division founded in 1996, before selling the business after 25 years’ ownership.

In 2018 Yaffa Media, who was the purchaser of the five titles that comprised the magazine component of the business, decided to close Bicycling Trade Magazine, which had been founded by Phil over two decades earlier. Having sold the Bicycling Trade masthead, Phil simply recommenced under his own name as ‘The Latz Report’, and later ‘The Latz Report Yearbook’. Both have been immediately successful, thanks to the goodwill and deep relationships generated with the target audience since 1989.

The Latz Report newsletter is sent via email to over 2,000 members of the bicycle trade throughout Australia and New Zealand, with much smaller readership across Asia, Europe and America. Subscribers include bicycle shops, wholesalers, manufacturers, cycle hire and tourism operators plus other related enterprises.

The Latz Report is 100% B2B (business to business) focused and is not marketed or distributed to the general public.

Pre-covid, Australia’s bicycle industry was already vibrant, with a turnover exceeding one billion dollars per year. Since March 2020 it has seen an era of unprecedented growth, thanks to covid-induced demand, new technology leading to rapidly growing new sectors such as e-bikes and a gradual increase in safe infrastructure provision by all levels of government.

Put simply, the industry is booming, only constrained by global manufacturing capacity struggling to keep up with demand.

We predict that although the current boom will eventually abate, the market will never return to pre-covid levels. That’s in part because bicycles and related micro-mobility solutions will play an increasingly important role in helping to solve major issues including climate change, declining public health, traffic congestion, increasingly crowded cities and more.

The Latz Report recognises this critical role the bicycle industry has to play in delivering these solutions. It aims to accelerate these benefits by helping bicycle industry members to become more profitable through providing timely, relevant information and services.

influencers!

influencers! is a long form (about 30 minutes) one on one interview series posted as videos on YouTube, podcasts and transcripts.

Interviewees range from media personalities through to unsung heroes. Most interviews are face to face with some international guests being interviewed via Zoom.

You can view the series here: https://micromobilityreport.com.au/influencers/

Business Series

Here is a link to our business training YouTube series which will be added to once per month: https://thelatzreport.com.au/category/business-coaching-videos/

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