Job Details

Sports Acquisition Officer
  • Major Sports Event Role
  • Band 6 salary range from $82,922.84 - $89,577.28 per annum plus superannuation
  • Support Venue Management at Mars Stadium

The Role:

Ballarat is a regional city that has built a strong reputation for hosting amazing sporting events. From Western Bulldogs AFL matches and National A League Soccer and Women’s Big Bash events to major regional and state level championships.  

An exciting opportunity currently exists to be involved in the above and influence the growth and development of Ballarat’s future sporting events landscape. This is the perfect role for a person passionate about delivering sport events and activities to fruition. A sound event management background would be advantageous.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing stakeholder partnerships with State and National Sporting bodies to maintain and attract sporting events to the Ballarat region primarily through grant funding and service agreements.   

To succeed in this role, you will have: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to build rapport with a range of stakeholders. 
  • Friendly, enthusiastic and can-do attitude.  
  • A broad understanding of and demonstrated experience in event management in the sports industry.  
  • Ability to communicate well with others and influence to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. 
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills to prepare written correspondence, funding/grant applications, reports, strategy/planning documentation. 
  • Collaborative in nature with a team player mind set.   

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is Monday 4 December 2023. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current resume. 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.   


For any additional questions, please contact Mark Patterson – Executive Manager Recreation Services on – or mobile 0438729938 

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check. 

Job Ref: CJ000148
Submitted: 16-11-2023

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