The Big Freeze is growing and we’re looking for two new members to join our team. We need an Executive Assistant (permanent role) and a Sponsorship Manager (temporary role). Both positions are during school hours as we appreciate how hard it is to juggle being a working parent! Our office is located in Frankston South, so if you know someone in South East Melbourne or on the Mornington Peninsula, please share with them.

If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, please get in contact with us via email at . Applications close September 11, 2016. Thanks for your interest.

Executive Assistant

We are looking for a highly efficient, organised, reliable and friendly person to join our team.

The role will primarily be PA to the event director – managing emails, phone calls, diary appointments, sourcing quotes, communicating with vendors, as well as providing assistance with family responsibilities (such as paying the electricity bill or ordering a birthday cake). Being extremely organised, strong at developing and working through lists, having the ability to work independently to complete tasks and cope with the flexibility large events demand are all vital qualities. From time to time, assistance will also need to be provided to our members of our team as well. Bonus points if you perform better with chocolate and don’t take life too seriously!

Initially 5 hours per week on Thursdays 9:30am – 2:30pm.

This is a permanent position, however you must be available for additional hours in the lead up to the festival April – June, 2017 as well as work full time during the festival (July 1-9, 2017) and complete extra hours post festival. Holidays will be scheduled over the Christmas period and late July, 2017.

The option is available to be a sub-contractor or an employee. The hourly rate will change depending upon which scenario is selected to ensure that award conditions are met.

Best suited to:
Someone with an administration or assistant background. Experience in the events industry is a bonus, but far from essential. Being able to work efficiently and complete tasks quickly is extremely important, as well as being able to think on your feet (especially during event period). We need someone to alleviate stress and not create more problems to deal with, all with a friendly smile and a bright personality to help make our work days fun.

Sponsorship Manager

We are looking for a dynamic, reliable and friendly person to join our team and drive the sponsorship campaign for our 2017 festival.

The successful candidate will re-connect with leads we have already generated with the aim to secure face-to-face meetings to discuss our sponsorship options. Being able to effectively communicate the bespoke benefits of a partnership with each different organisation is a critical requirement. Our festival is all about having fun, so it’s important to be bright and bubbly during all phone interactions.

We are located in Frankston South and we provide flexibility during school hours allowing you to make school drop off and pick up each day.

Initially 10 hours per week on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am – 2:30pm.

This is listed as a temporary position, however proving yourself invaluable to our team and securing partnerships will see future opportunities become available to you.

Initially an hourly rate will be negotiated depending upon your experience, qualifications and level of expertise. Very attractive bonuses are also available for any successful sponsorships you are able to secure.

Best suited to:
Someone with a strong marketing or sales background. You need to be able to quickly and effectively communicate via telephone, and be able to think on your feet when curly questions are sent your way. Being able to think outside the square and help develop new ideas for bringing sponsors onboard is also important. Perfect maternity leave position.