Te Pae Christchurch Launches New Recruitment Drive Following Increased Demand for Events
18 August 2022
Due to unprecedented event demand Te Pae Christchurch is looking to bolster its ranks earlier than expected.
Since operations recommenced just over three months ago, the Centre has hosted more than 60 events for close to 40,000 people, with another 120 events planned before the end of the financial year, including 52 multi-day conferences.
As a result, the Centre is looking to fill a host of new permanent, fixed term and casual positions, predominantly in its operational teams.
Te Pae Christchurch General Manager Ross Steele said “while we have a fantastic team working with us already, business has bounced back stronger than expected so we are looking to employ more people ahead of schedule.”
He said that alongside the increase in events, the Centre’s team was also noticing extremely high delegate numbers – “greater than expected in just about every case”.
Among the roles on offer are fixed term coordinator and supervisory roles in culinary services and event operations, as well as permanent and fixed term sous chef and chef de partie roles operating in one of the largest and most modern kitchens in the country.
Both the Centre’s culinary services and event services teams are also looking to increase their casual staffing pool ahead of a very busy 2023, with wait staff, barista, event set-up and guest assistant positions available.
As Australasia’s newest convention centre, Te Pae Christchurch is looking to further grow its audio-visual offering with a host of specialised roles up for grabs. Successful candidates will be working with the latest audio-visual equipment in New Zealand’s first international standard convention centre.
Also working with the latest technology will be the newest members of the building services team, with the department soon to begin recruiting for roles to assist with the ongoing maintenance of the facility.
Along with competitive wages, training and uniforms, the Centre offers staff a host of additional opportunities through its parent company ASM Global.
“As part of the ASM Global family, we are fortunate to be able to offer international job and career opportunities for staff through our worldwide network of 350 venues,” Mr Steele said.
“Staff at Te Pae Christchurch will have access to the ASM Global Passport, a program designed to facilitate employment for team members if they decide further down the track to travel overseas.” A number of job opportunities are already on the Centre’s website with more being listed over the coming weeks. Prospective candidates are encouraged to check out the careers page on www.tepae.co.nz for more information.