Events Coordinator.

We’re on the hunt for an events coordinator to help deliver a number of key projects and events we are running in 2024 including the Brisbane Portrait Prize.

This is a part-time role (3 days per week) commencing in January 2024.

About Bright Humans

We design outstanding human-centred experiences which build capabilities, inspire creativity and strengthen ecosystems.

We don’t fit in a neat box or industry. We are part project managers, marketers, curators, event managers, user experience designers, artists, hosts, geeks, friends, collaborators.

Our strength lies in our ability to take lofty goals and raw ideas and to turn them into projects and experiences which bring communities together.

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is a major project run each year, culminating with a finalists exhibition that runs in the second half of the year. The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts.

About The Role

This role will have a primary focus on the Brisbane Portrait Prize which peaks with the finalists exhibition in the second half of 2024.

From time to time, you will also provide support for Something Digital and Something Fest which is a week long digital, innovation and technology festival, running in August 2024.

Working closely with our founders, you will be involved in tasks such as:

  • Preparing and running smaller BPP events in the lead up to the finalists exhibition
  • Managing suppliers for smaller satellite showcase exhibitions
  • Volunteer oversight including recruitment, preparation, scheduling and management throughout October
  • Assisting with venue liaison for the finalists exhibition
  • Managing sponsor events throughout the finalists exhibition
  • Assist with the marketing activities surrounding BPP
  • Assist with other activations as needed throughout the year
About you
We are looking for someone with a keen interest and genuine passion in running events (ideally 1-2 years experience) as well as an interest in visual arts.
Key skills and attitude to be successful in this role include:
  • Have an interest in visual arts (you don’t need to start out an expert – but you must be keen to learn)
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and attitude
  • Able to work towards achieving specific goals
  • Not afraid to think differently and look for better ways to do things (including a hack or two if if gets the job done)
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Have great attention to detail 
  • Fast learner
  • Sociable, good with people and well spoken
  • Patient with people
  • Clear and confident communicator
  • Confident in dealing with many different personalities
  • Proactive & enthusiastic
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Not afraid of getting stuck into any task!
We are a small company with an all hands on deck approach, which means that everyone needs to pitch in and help with all tasks. Sense of humour and ability to work with a close-knit team is essential too!
Logistical info

Role Type: Part time – 3 days per week (though please chat to us if you need something slightly different). At least 2 days in the office + one day either office or WFH.
Start: January 2024
Location: Based in the cafe precinct of Teneriffe (office dog included).

Application details

All applications should be addressed to our co-founder Lisa.
Please apply via the form on this page (applications emailed directly will not be accepted).