Functions & Events Operations Manager

Sydney NSW, Australia

  • Award winning venue!
  • Great career development opportunity
  • Close to Public transport & Free on-site parking!

Your ticket to a winning career

Australian Turf Club operates Sydney’s four racecourses; Royal Randwick, Warwick Farm, Rosehill Gardens and Canterbury Park. We provide world-class Thoroughbred racing all year round with Autumn and Spring Carnivals being our pinnacle showcase times for fashion, social and racing. When we aren’t racing we are a renowned award winning culinary, events and entertainment venue.

At Australian Turf Club ‘The Heart of Sydney Racing’ we believe our people are at the heart of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who are true team players, customer focused and thrive on meeting challenges. In return you will be rewarded with a unique, diverse and exciting employment experience.

The role:

Based at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and reporting to the Manager, Hospitality Services, you will supervise and coordinate operational aspects of food, beverage, client and customer services to assigned events and functions.  You will also provide direction and support to casual food and beverage supervisors to improve operational efficiencies and provide outstanding customer service. The days per week vary to meet the demands of the events, this may include weekends and nights.

More specifically the focus will include:

  • Event Operations – Coordinating the forward planning, event set ups, and managing assigned race day and non race day events. Ensuring venue preparedness including but not limited to parking, security, cleaning and maintenance.
  • Functions & Events - Conducting detailed pre-service function and event briefings, assigning room sections and responsibilities for pre, during and post event.
  • Customer Experience - In conjunction with the Manager, Hospitality Services, develop and implement standards to improve customer service, the client experience, food and beverage event service, and controlling operational event efficiencies and costs.
  • Casual Staffing - Rostering of casual staff for functions and events and developing the skills of these staff.

What we are looking for

  • Functions, conferences and event services experience in an organisation with a reputation for quality customer service.
  • A strong understanding of food and beverage operations.
  • Excellent customer service and client relationship skills.
  • Strong team leadership, supervisory and motivational skills are a must including improving the performance of a team of people in a customer service environment.
  • An understanding of the interpretation and application of legislation relevant to food and beverage services such as HACCP and RSA and WH&S.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Awareness of venue services operations such as ticketing and car parking is beneficial.
  • Experience rostering a team of casual staff is desirable.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work in an award winning venue with a product offering like no other.
  • Exposure to a fast paced team environment.
  • Opportunities to give back through participation in our community engagement volunteering program.
  • Staff Rewards and incentives – complimentary Race Day Member passes, discounts at major retailers and team social events.
  • Free onsite staff parking.

While we take the time to review all applications, only those suitable will be contacted for an interview.

Applications close 27 January 2020, 5pm





Type: Permanent

Category: Hospitality / Tourism

Reference ID: MN000042

Date Posted: 01/08/2020