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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 24/09/2021.

EOI sought for Event Director/s- 2022 Jumping Queensland World Cup

Jumping Queensland is looking for a passionate, self motivated and goal oriented Event Director/s to undertake event management and administrative duties in support of the Jumping Queensland World Cup in June 2022. The World Cup event, which is currently held at Gatton Showgrounds, is one of the pinnacle equestrian events in Queensland, with participants from across Australia attending.

This position includes management of all elements of this event including budget development and reconciliation, all logistics and content management including, but not limited to, contract negotiation, promotional strategy, staffing (volunteer) schedules and trade village management. Experience in national events is highly desirable but not essential. A Blue Card is required for this role.  This is a volunteer role however an honorarium will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Operational support will be provided by Jumping Queensland and/or Equestrian Queensland.

Honorarium :                   Fee to be negotiated

Closing Date:                   8 October 2021

Term of Contract:            October 2021 to 30 July 2022

 Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Act as the Event Director for the 2022 World Cup
  • Responsible for efficient and professional coordination and execution of the event
  • Recruit coordinators as required & manage the team organising the event
  • Provide coordinating links between the management committees and outside agencies
  • Manage the event committee and any other meetings as called by the committee
  • Prepare and organise the FEI requirements and event competition program
  • Preparation and monitoring of budget including overseeing sponsorship deliverables
  • Preparation of media plan and marketing activities
  • Preparation of a risk management plan in conjunction with Equestrian Queensland
  • Coordinate external suppliers to the event
  • Handle booking of venue and facilities in conjunction with Equestrian Queensland (if required)
  • Follow-up after event and debrief


Knowledge Required

  • Proven experience in managing events, project management and/or working with a sporting association
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Ability to think strategically and ‘outside the square’
  • Ability to ‘think on your feet’
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to prioritise tasks effectively
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Proficient computer skills
  • An understanding of the equestrian industry is preferred
  • Flexible with hours and tasks (must be available on weekends if required)
  • Current drivers licence and car

Please use the link provided to submit your EOI.


 If you are interested in finding out more please email [email protected] or phone (07) 3891 6611

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