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Project Manager - Events

Apply now Job no:506921
Area:Qld Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 06 ($75,957.07 - $81,714.50)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term, Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute based at The University of Queensland. QAAFI is a world leading research provider in tropical and sub-tropical agriculture and food production.

TropAg is the world’ leading international tropical agriculture conference attracting around 750 delegates from 50 countries, 300 speakers and 25 exhibitors and sponsors. This year, the conference will be held in Brisbane from 11-13 November 2019.  

The theme for TropAg in 2019 is Shaping the Science of Tomorrow, and will feature leading Australian and international scientific voices who are actively engaged in advancing research and raising awareness of the many challenges in the diverse field of tropical agriculture and food production.

The role

This position will project manage the TropAg conference from initial program planning through to supporting event logistics during the event. Along with providing support to deliver other QAAFI activities aimed at raising the profile of the institute, researchers and projects.

The person

Applicants should possess relevant qualifications and/or a minimum of two years’ experience delivering a major event, conference or industry exhibition. As well as strong project management, organisational planning and communication skills to ensure the successful delivery of marketing and event activities.

This role is a fixed term contract until 15 December 2019. The position will be part-time 3 days per week and increase to full-time work between 16 September to 15 November surrounding the TropAg conference. Other flexibility arrangements will be considered.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to QAAFI Human Resources Business Partner Cathy Baynham


This is a part-time increasing to full-time near event, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range ($75,957.07 to $81,714.50) pro-rata p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions up to 17%. Secondments and job share arrangements with existing positions will be considered for internal candidates.

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File PD Project Manager - Events.pdf


To discuss this role please contact QAAFI Communications Manager Carolyn Martin on +61 7 3346 2092 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter addressing the selection criteria (two pages maximum) and resume.

For information on completing the application process click here.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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