Working at NZ Rugby

RWC2021 Festival & Events Manager

Listed 24 days Ago
NZ Rugby
Sports and Physical Recreation

Location: Auckland or Wellington 

Rugby World Cup 2021 is coming to New Zealand! This is a fantastic opportunity to super-charge women’s rugby. With the tournament kicking off on 18 September 2021 in Auckland and Whangarei, your energy is needed to deliver a world class event that will leave a sustainable legacy for future generations. We are seeking an outstanding Festival & Events Manager to join our passionate, hardworking team to deliver this incredible event!  

Our Festival & Events Manager is responsible for driving and delivery the RWC2021 event activities. With support from the Senior Marketing Manager and Event Lead this is a hands on role which sees both the planning and operational delivery of events including 10 match days.   

RWC 2021 is the first time that large scale attendance for women’s rugby matches is expected in New Zealand. This role is critical to ensuring a lasting impression is left with all attendees.

To be successful in this role you will…

  • Have significant experience (5+ years) in the events industry
  • Bring project planning and management experience 
  • Have experience and passion working with Pasifika and Maori culture 
  • Have experience working with entertainers and their technical requirements
  • Be calm under pressure and have a can-do attitude 

 About Us 

At NZR we love what we do, we work hard and have fun! You’ll be joining a team of awesome people who are passionate about the game and each other, and you’ll be backed with support to thrive in your role. We know that life isn’t all about work, so we are open to flexible working options. 

We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to improving our cultural responsiveness. We embrace and respect each other’s values and we are so proud to be Rainbow Tick certified. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and walks of life. 

 Apply Now!

If you are looking to join a fantastic group of people and think you have what it takes, then don’t delay, submit your CV and   cover letter now! 

Applications close at midday, Sunday, 24 January 2021.

This is a fixed term opportunity until October 2021. Candidates applying from Wellington, please note our RWC team will be based in Auckland from September for the duration of the tournament.

To be considered for this position you must be legally entitled to work in Aotearoa, New Zealand and obtain a clear MOJ check.