Join our fun and passionate team here at The Finders Keepers!

2IC Event Assistant Manager

Are you Mr or Mrs Event Extraordinaire? We need you! 

We’re searching for an energetic go-getter to become our 2IC (Second in Charge) alongside our National Event Manager. You’re a people person and can get along with stakeholders of all kinds, from suppliers to our creative community who are passionate design lovers. With us, you’re ready to streamline systems and are really kick-ass at providing support. 

This rare opportunity has opened up for a dedicated person to join our dynamic team to support Finders Keepers events move from strength to strength as we embark on our second decade of operation and into our next chapter.

P.S You’ll also know how to fill the big shoes when our National Event Manager takes a break to have a baby in 2018. We’re busy laying the plans that you’ll be able to pick up and run with. Alas, you’ll continue working alongside our team once the band is back together too! This is a permanent role.

About The Finders Keepers Markets

The Finders Keepers is a design market, that features the work of independent makers and designers from across Australia. Founded in 2008, the Finders Keepers has now grown to be Australia's leading design market. With events held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, the market promotes and supports over 1200 sellers each year.

More of a festival than a market, the events combine design, art, good food, live music and a fun community spirit under one awesome roof in major city locations. 

Attracting tens of thousands of visitors to each event, our markets provide a retail shopping event to the general public like no other.  With something for everyone, our events provide a solid channel for shoppers mindful of conscious consumerism, and those seeking to actively support small, local businesses.

We know that to move our organisation and events forward into the next decade we need to grow our humble and hungry team. We need a person who can take direction from our savvy Events Manager but also step up to the plate when they’re busy (or having a baby). It’s time.

You’re a born doer. Your enthusiasm is infectious and your energy is boundless. You’re a creative thinker but you mean business. You’re hungry for any opportunity to make our events run smoothly and support new ideas into big realities. As an established event manager or coordinator, you’re well connected and never say no to a challenge. Don’t you sound super? We can’t wait to meet you.

We think you might have what it takes to become the first ever 2IC to assist our National Events Manager if you can demonstrate experience and expertise across these areas:

  • Demonstrated experience in event administration and/or management;
  • A proven track record of providing high level assistance or managing large scale events before, during and after;
  • Successive history and/or confidence working collaboratively with a variety of different stakeholders and suppliers;
  • First-rate interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present ideas and information clearly to a range of stakeholders;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow through;
  • Demonstrated initiative, problem-solving and proactive approaches to projects/solving challenges with creative solutions under pressure;
  • Proven success in traversing working autonomously and taking direction from others / prioritising your work to meet deadlines; and
  • Excellent administration and computer skills across Microsoft Office, Cloud based programs including G-Suite, and project management software (it’d also be really amazing if you had competency in the Adobe suite)!

The 2IC is a permanent part time position. As any good creative organisation we’re interested in YOU and working collaboratively on getting the final details right together! Alas, please see job specs here for a comprehensive list of role responsibilities to give you a flavour of your daily duties. 

How to apply? Please address the selection criteria and send it to us with a copy of your resume by 5pm on Monday 11th December 2017

The tough stuff: Applications that do not comply with the deadline or address the selection criteria will not be considered. 
Job location: At our head office in Byron Bay, Northern NSW. We unfortunately cannot accept remote candidates.

Got any questions? Please direct all applications and enquiries to

We’re really looking forward to hearing from you!