We're Hiring!

Posted Feb 17, 2021, 8:00 AM

Are you currently working in events and seeking a change in your career? Perhaps you can try something different within Katherine community.

The Katherine and District Show Society is seeking a full-time Show Officer.

About Us 

The Katherine Show & Rodeo is a major annual event, which occurs the third week in July, aimed at the community as a whole. The Katherine and District Show Society is a not for profit organisation and has a committee of 13 local people who meet the third Monday of each month.

The main duties/responsibilities are: 

• Planning, organising, managing and coordinating the annual Show & Rodeo under the direction of the KDSS committee. 

• Planning, organising, managing and coordinating our annual fundraising and Thank You events under the direction of the KDSS committee. 

• Coordinate, liaise and build strong relationships with key stakeholders such a site holders/exhibitor, sponsors, schools, media organisations, suppliers, advertisers, volunteers. VIPs, Judges, contractors, Katherine Town Council and other Government Agencies. 

• Supervision of casual staff and volunteer teams before during and after the annual Show & Rodeo. 

• Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems before during and after the annual Show & Rodeo. 

• Conduct post – Show & Rodeo evaluations and report on outcomes. 

• Generate new sponsorships and donations. 

• Manage Social Media Platforms, Website, CRM system and other IT networks.

 • Creating new promotional and marketing ideas. 

• Research, complete and submit relevant grants. If successful grants must also be acquitted. 

• Sourcing, contracting and providing relevant documentation for entertainment, exhibitors and contractors. 

• Production of the annual Show & Rodeo documents, promotional publications and high-level correspondence. 

• Taking and transcribing minutes of meetings. Preparing material for meetings: notices, resolutions, agenda, and related reports. 

• Understand and maintain confidentiality in relation to Show Society activities and business. 

• Provide day to day administration. 

• Any other duties as requested by the KDSS committee.

Essential Criteria include: 

• Must be Australian citizen and permanent resident. 

• Strong attention to detail. 

• Interpersonal skills of a high order and high level written and oral communication skills. 

• Be able to work under pressure and to deadlines. 

• Excellent organisational, time management and self-management skills. 

• Proficient at using MS Office and specialized software such as Photoshop. 

• Proven experience in supervising and supporting staff and/or volunteers. 

• Ability to work independently and proactively but also as part of a team. 

• Good understanding of WHS systems. 

• Flexibility to work occasional evenings and or weekends. 

• Current NT driver’s license and access to a vehicle. • Current Working with Children clearance or able to obtain. • Current RSA Certificate NT or able to obtain.

Desirable requirements include: • Tertiary qualifications in marketing, public relations, hospitality management or business administration or some experience in a similar role.

General Information: This position is subject to an annual performance review. This review will be tied to salary progression.

To be considered for this role please email ( your current CV and a cover letter addressing each of the above criteria. Applications for this role will close at 5:00pm on Friday 11th December 2020.