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Event Coordinator

The Raft Perth - Perth, WA

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Job Title: Events Coordinator

Are you a passionate and result-driven event professional? Are you ready to take on your next challenge with Perth’s newest and most unique venue, floating on the river?

The Raft Perth has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, personable and customer focused event coordinator to join the growing team, as we set sail for a big 2021!

Who we are?

The Raft is Perth’s newest and most unique open-air floating event space, permanently moored in the heart of the Swan River, with complete water and Perth City views. The venue plays host to a variety of client events; Weddings, Corporate Functions, Cocktail Parties, Long Table Sit Downs, Music & Performances and Launches as well as a host of our own promoted public events including the iconic Salty Sunday Sessions.

All elements of The Raft have been carefully designed and constructed to draw inspiration from the WA coastal landscape. The Raft prides itself on delivering world class, friendly service to all our clients for a stress-free and calming experience.

About the role

  • Responding to new event enquiries with a personable approach, to promote and sell the event space to potential clients, through phone and email communication.
  • Preparing venue quotations and proposals to secure event clients, managing all venue booking dates.
  • Responsible for the successful planning and execution of private events, weddings, corporate events and internal promoted events onboard The Raft.
  • Issue and track accounting invoices and following up payments with clients.
  • Liaise with clients to determine and finalise event and tender timings, run sheet, food and beverage menu selections and venue requirements.
  • Respond to general venue enquiries, ticketing concerns and issues and private messages on social media accounts.
  • Promote the venue at industry events and exhibitions to generate new business.
  • Assist with sales marketing and business development to secure new and existing clients and developing marketing contact lists.
  • Conduct site visits and welcome clients on event day for hand-over to the Raft Captain and Crew.

About you

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role, previous venue management and/or catering experience highly desired.
  • Sales and event management skills.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic event professional, with results-driven ambition.
  • Personable attributes to build strong relationships with event clients.
  • Ability and confidence to upsell and promote the venue with potential and existing clients.
  • Negotiation skills to manage and take ownership of the booking calendar.
  • Strong communication and computer skills especially with Google Drive and excel.
  • Experience with event management software and CRM databases.

Immediate start, full time position. Some weekend and evening work will be required, especially during peak summer season.

Please send your resume and cover letter to management@theratperth.com.au

Applications close: 12pm Friday 12th February 2021


The Raft Perth reserves the right to end the submission date earlier than advertised, withdraw from the recruitment process or not appoint or appoint by invitation at any time.