City of Ryde Council
Coordinator Major Festivals and Events

Posted: 04 Apr
Closes: 18 Apr
North Ryde, New South Wales


  • Excellent career opportunity with ongoing training & development
  • Enjoy flexible work conditions with a rostered day off every three weeks
  • Salary range of $92k - $119k p.a. + superannuation


About Us

City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We are a recognised Employer of Choice (Australian Business Awards 2022) and offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.


About the Role

Are you a talented Event Coordinator with an eye for detail and proven experience working as part of a professional Events team? Do you have a track record in partnering with others to deliver major events and festivals? If you answered Yes, we have the perfect position for you at the City of Ryde as a Coordinator Major Festivals and Events in the Events team.


Key Requirements 


  • Assist the Team Leader Major Festivals and Events in the planning, delivery and evaluation of Council annual festivals and events program.
  • Assist with the operational delivery of the City of Ryde’s program of events including, but not limited to, the Granny Smith Festival, Australia Day Celebrations, Cork and Fork, Lunar New Year, Christmas Celebrations, New Years Eve Fireworks, West Ryde Easter Fair and the Cinema in the Park Program.
  • Attend Council festivals and events and provide on-site support of the event operations including all event set-up and bump out.
  • Coordinate and liaise with event contractors providing equipment and services for Council’s events.
  • Provide input into the strategic development and planning of Council’s program of events aligned to the strategic directions of the Events Plan 2023.
  • Experience working in high pressure environments with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills including working to deadlines, and attention to detail at all times.
  • Thorough written and oral communication to engage effectively with a range of diverse stakeholders.
  • Exceptional relationship buildings skills and a collaborative mindset to foster partnerships and maintain cooperative working relationships within Council and the community.   


Please note: In line with Council’s COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure, all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please also note: This is a child-related position, and a current Working With Children Check is mandatory.


Your commencing annual salary will range from $92,096.46 to $119,725.40 + superannuation, depending on your experience and qualifications.


Culture & Benefits

  • Commitment to providing opportunities for work/life balance
  • Hybrid work from home and office arrangements available
  • Flexibility regarding start and finish times that suit your lifestyle
  • Work 37.5 hours and enjoy a rostered day off approx. every 3 weeks
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly 
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave (for eligible employees)
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas to ensure you have time to enjoy the holiday 
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)


How to apply

We have a two-stage interview process. The first stage of the interview process is the completion of online questions. Please ensure you give full answers, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an interview. 


Please note you do not need a “password” to use our on-line application system, however you have the option save and return to your application prior to the closing date. In addition to answering the online questions, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process.  Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria. 


Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 11.30pm.

If you would like to know more, please see the position description, or contact Lindsay Godfrey on 02 9952 8384 for a confidential discussion.


City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety