Job search on for sta­dium work­force

70 FULL-TIME, 1750 PART-TIME

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A JOB search for about 70 full­time staff and a part-time work­force of 1750 peo­ple for event days is about to start fol­low­ing the ap­point­ment of man­age­ment ser­vices com­pany VenuesLive to op­er­ate the Perth Sta­dium.

The move fol­lows an an­nounce­ment by Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mia Davies that VenuesLive would have about 18 months to pre­pare for the open­ing of the sta­dium in early 2018.

“One of the op­er­a­tor’s first pri­or­i­ties will be to un­der­take a re­cruit­ment search for key op­er­a­tional per­son­nel ahead of employing about 70 full­time op­er­a­tional staff and an ad­di­tional work­force of 1750 for event days,” she said.

The re­cruit­ment process for the chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer started re­cently.

“VenuesLive will also now progress key con­tracts for tick­et­ing and se­cu­rity, while work­ing with Tourism West­ern Aus­tralia and VenuesWest to se­cure a range of ex­cit­ing events for Perth Sta­dium.”

Ms Davies said as part of its bid, VenuesLive pro­posed on av­er­age 40 dif­fer­ent events each year us­ing its ex­pe­ri­ence driv­ing events at Sta­dium, Aus­tralia in Syd­ney.

Ms Davies said the com­pany would now en­ter into ne­go­ti­a­tions to fi­nalise user agree­ments with foot­ball and cricket.

Talks would also be pro­gressed with other po­ten­tial users such as Aus­tralian Rugby Union and Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion Aus­tralia, English Premier League clubs, con­cert pro­mot­ers plus a range of com­mu­nity arts and smaller sport event own­ers.

VenuesLive was con­tracted for an ini­tial five-year term and the State Gov­ern­ment has an op­tion to ex­tend for a fur­ther five years.

Con­struc­tion of the sta­dium is more than 40 per cent com­plete and it is on sched­ule to open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL sea­son.

Perth Sta­dium is on track to open for the start of the 2018 AFL sea­son.

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