Venue Assistant

Posted:                                06 September 2019

Closing Date:                      23 September 2019

Job Type:                            Contract – 12 months duration (possibility of extension)

Full Time / Part Time:         Part Time (approx. 22.5 hours per week with possibility of additional hours)

Location:                             Canberra

Job Category:                     Corporate Services

Salary Classification:          Level 1 (1) – $57,153 FTE Total Remuneration

About the Australian Academy of Science

The position is based at an iconic heritage site—the Shine Dome. The Shine Dome is part of the Australian Academy of Science, which was founded by Royal Charter in 1954 and has an elected Fellowship of 540 leading Australian scientists. The Academy is a non-profit organisation that provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding, and champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science. This position is part of a Secretariat of around 75 staff who work as a team to support activities of the Academy. 

Employee benefits

  • Free parking in the city
  • Work in a beautiful heritage site and surrounds
  • Up to 17% superannuation
  • Annual leave loading for all staff
  • Options to salary sacrifice
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid Christmas closedown
  • Generous employee assistance program

About the role

Responsible to:                 Venue Manager

Responsible for:                Nil – No Direct Reports

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide high quality customer service to clients at the Shine Dome.
  • Ability to work a flexible roster, including regularly outside of normal business hours (after hours and weekends).
  • Assist with room set-ups, pack-downs and refreshes.
  • Assist with food service, working closely with contracted catering company.
  • Be the point of contact for clients and suppliers during events.
  • Possess, or be willing to gain, a basic understanding of AV systems in the Shine Dome.
  • Display professionalism, have good attention to detail, take initiative, participate as an active member of the Corporate Services Department and the wider Academy.
  • Assist with administrative tasks as required.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy work environment e.g. Code of Conduct, RSA, WHS, SWMS.
  • Undertake training and professional development opportunities as they arise.

Qualifications and experience

  • Current RSA Certificate, or the ability to obtain one.
  • Current First Aid Certificate, or the ability to obtain one.

Selection criteria

  • Relevant hospitality and/retail experience and a genuine passion for providing outstanding customer service.
  • Ability to work a flexible roster, including outside normal business hours (after hours work and weekends).
  • Ability to work in a small team, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • RSA and First Aid qualifications beneficial, however, not essential as the Academy will provide training for the right candidate.

Contact details

Further information on the position is available from:

Name:  Katie Little, Venue Manager

Phone: (02) 6201 9462

How to apply

Applications must include:

  • cover letter
  • resume

​Please use the above information as a guide when completing your Cover Letter, which should be a maximum of two (2) pages.  Please summarise in your Cover Letter how you believe your skills and experience would be a good fit for the role.  The Selection Criteria does not need to be addressed separately.

Please email applications to:

Applications close 5.00pm Monday, 23 September 2019.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

The Australian Academy of Science values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.  The Academy supports and promotes flexible work practices.

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