Job No: CN3700
Location: Newcastle

  • Support event delivery at some of Newy's most iconic venues, facilitating security, room presentation and customer service.
  • Exciting and diverse role.
  • Multiple casual opportunities available.

City of Newcastle (CN) is currently seeking Commissionaires to join our Civic Services team on a casual basis. Civic Services manages key CN venues and cultural facilities. The team is passionate about Newcastle, culture, and the venues they look after, all with the aim of greater community benefit.

As a Commissionaire, you’ll draw upon your security, event and venue operations, and audio-visual experience with a focus on providing high standards of customer service, security, and room presentation. You will primarily support event and venue operations within City Hall, Fort Scratchley Function Centre and City Administration Centre, as well as supporting events/meetings in additional locations as required.

Specific duties will include but are not limited to: event setup (including audio-visual and staging), providing cleaning and venue presentation services; undertaking routine maintenance activities; and providing all required event and security support for civic events such as Council Meetings and Citizenship Ceremonies. In this role you may have to deal with difficult situations on occasion, so strong emotional maturity and discretion are required. 

Find out more about your new career by viewing the position description here.

What’s it like working at the City of Newcastle?

We are focused on making a real difference in our community and achieving our vision of creating a smart, liveable, and sustainable global city.  We are proud to deliver services valued by our community.  People come first at the City of Newcastle, which means providing employees with meaningful work and capacity for work life balance. As a large local organisation, CN offers opportunity to develop in your current role, grow into future opportunities and reach your full potential.  

Our organisation’s values are Cooperation, Respect, Excellence and Wellbeing which are underpinned by our behaviours of courage, trust, and pride. Together, our values and behaviours support our decision making, our day-to-day interactions and everything we do. 

We value diversity of thought, and we focus on equity in the workplace. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels respected, safe, and valued so they can be themselves and fully contribute their opinions and perspectives to the success of the organisation.

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Our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

CN proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion to represent the community of our Local Government Area. All candidates will be assessed against the essential criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, encouraged, and respected. People from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people with diverse gender identities and sexualities, people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, and veterans) are encouraged to apply!

If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact for a confidential discussion.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 11 April 2024.

Remuneration:  Casual hourly rate of $40.76 + 11% Superannuation (inclusive of casual loading).

Contact: Samantha Olsen – Venue Operations Coordinator – 02 4974 2357.

CN do not accept unsolicited resumes and we respectfully ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us at this stage.

At CN we understand the skills and attributes veterans can bring to our organisation and highly encourage veterans to apply for suitable roles.

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