Events Maestro



Auckland , New Zealand


Part-time (3-6 hours/wk), variable


Fixed-term (12-months)



Start date:

September 2015


As part of the Plastic Diet Core Team, the Events Maestro will be the main mastermind and coordinator of Plastic Diet’s Community and Campaign Events. Our movement is as much about Kicking the Plastic out of Aotearoa’s Diet as it is about building a strong, social, energising community of plastic-combating warriors. We want our volunteers and supporters to change the world while having the time of their lives and getting lots of chances to bond with their fellow Plastic Dieters. This is where you, our Events Maestro, comes in! You will be working closely with our Board and Core Team to ensure a smooth process in the planning and execution of our events, ultimately providing gut-busting, team-bonding experiences for our awesome community!


Responsibilities of this role include events planning and coordination, logistics, social media engagement, and attending meetings with the Plastic Diet Core Team. Joining our community in this role will provide you with a unique opportunity to use your leadership potential and develop your skills.




  • A party starter: creating a buzz and being the ‘life of the party’ is just your thing

  • You are passionate about cutting out single-use plastic at the source!
  • You have great interpersonal skills

  • You are fun, empathetic and charismatic

  • Your written and verbal communication is lively and engaging

  • You are well organised: able to manage and delegate tasks

  • You are self-directed and able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team

  • You value transparency, integrity, accountability, collaboration, co-creation and community



Conceptualisation of Plastic Diet’s events

  • Work with the Board and Core Team to develop ideas and reach consensus around prospective social and campaign events

Events planning and coordination

  • Managing the logistical aspects of our events: budget planning in correspondence with the Treasurer and Board members, organising venues, catering, equipment and event activities

  • Ensure that events comply with organisational values, particularly around waste management and social inclusion

  • Aid in the construction of our annual events calendar

Managing our Events Team

  • Delegation of tasks and responsibilities in coordination with the Volunteer Liaison

  • Developing rosters and realistic time frames for the completion of logistical tasks

Community engagement

  • Collaborate with the Media Extraordinaire on the promotion of our events

  • Ensure timely distribution of invitations and other events related information

  • Follow up on RSVPs and concerns related to events participation and organise corrective/preventive action (eg. to increase RSVPs and engagement).




Social media skills

Preferred events management experience

Strong networking and interpersonal skills

Innovation skills

  • Able to conceptualise unique events that maximise community engagement and support organisational goals and values

Project management skills

  • Delegates tasks/roles efficiently and responsibly

  • Able to lead teams and work with teams

  • Proactive problem solving

  • Group decision making skills

Time and change management

  • Able to manage your personal time

  • Able to adapt to change

  • Able to juggle several big-picture roles alongside their tangible implementation




  • Expand and explore your leadership potential

  • Develop amazing friendships working alongside a community of fun, passionate and dynamic young people

  • Learn about one of the important issues of our time and make an impact in addressing it

  • Be part of a young and rapidly growing organisation

  • Learn skills in a hands-on environment

  • Gain experience and responsibilities that will set you apart when looking for paid work



  1. Please fill out this form

  2. Send a copy of your CV to with “core team application” as the subject.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on the 13th of September, and elections will be held for all core team positions.


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