Careers

Quest Events is a leading business information and networking event provider based in Manly, Australia. We produce, market and stage conferences, exhibitions and training seminars for senior management from industry and government alike.

We are an established and successful company with a highly experienced management team achieving outstanding results and are, therefore, expanding rapidly. To facilitate this expansion we are in need of a number of people in specialised roles - ideally with a proven track record in commercial conferences/events (but not essential). The sky really is the limit for successful applicants. Mentoring from senior management is a given and the right candidates will thrive and prosper in our fresh and flexible environment.

We are currently hiring positions for...


Event Sponsorship Sales Manager

This is a rare and truly unique opportunity for you to join one of Australia's leading B2B event companies and set your own earning goals selling high value sponsorship packages on high quality, well respected event brands. The amount you take home will be down to the effort you put in.

If you are ready to earn more this year than you did last year, then we want to hear from you.

The opportunity:

  • Uncapped base salary + uncapped commissions (Yes, write your own paycheque with an uncapped base and uncapped commissions! Apply now for more information)
  • Highly acheivable top commission rate of 9%!
  • Realistic OTE of $150-200K+
  • Market leading events across multiple sectors
  • Plenty of leads and rebooks to get you started
  • Fantastic beach side location in Manly

The role: 

  • Selling sponsorship packages and exhibition booths at marketing leading events
  • Hitting event and monthly sales targets
  • Develop existing customer base to increase revenue
  • Create proposals to sell the benefits of sponsoring
  • Consult with prospective clients to understand their requirements and create sponsorship packages that deliver
  • Be the onsite contact for your clients

Essential skills and experience required:

  • Must have B2B sales experience
  • A true sales hunter who's not afraid to pick up the phone
  • An ability to think outside the box
  • Proven track record closing high-value sales
  • Outstanding written and communication skills
  • Target-driven
  • Hungry to succeed

If you are a self-starter who thrives in a fun but driven sales environment and want to join one of the best in the business then send us a cover letter explaining why we should hire you, along with a CV to the Sales Director, John Burden - johnb@questevents.com.au.

Only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted regarding the next stage of the recruitment process.


Corporate Events Sales, Delegates

As part of our continuing growth strategy, we are looking for an energetic delegate salesperson, who can communicate well and has a desire to succeed and make lots of commission.

Situated 200m from Manly Beach, this role is your chance to capture the perfect work life balance with the opportunity to run, swim or surf on your lunch break or before/after work. There is an opportuntiy here for either a recent graduate eager to learn or an experienced sales person looking for that elusive role that has it all - unrivalled OTE for a self starter combined with a working environment that won't burn you out.

The role:

Working in a tight knit team, you will be responsible for engaging senior managers from across industries and organising delegations for high-level events across a diverse range of industries. You will be given plenty of warm leads, tools and briefings to allow you to deliver the results you want.

Essential skills and experience required:

  • Results driven with the ability and desire to manage your time and sales pipelines in order to hit and exceed your KPIs
  • Must have a calm and confident phone manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You must be an organised go-getter with the ability to work alone and in a team
  • Desire to make a lot of money

What is on offer:

  • Starting base salary commensurate with experience.
  • Monthly sales targets set according to starting base salary.
  • Base salary increases available for those who consistently exceed their monthly sales targets.
  • A graduate with little or no commercial experience can realistically expect to earn $80K-$100K in your first year. Those with some commercial experience already can expect to earn $100K+ in the first year.
  • Uncapped commissions.
  • Uncapped base salary increases - which you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Curious about this? Apply to find out more!

You will also be working as part of a fun but driven team in one of the most beautiful parts of Sydney, with the opportunity to have a real work-life balance and a genuine opportuntiy to write your own paycheque.

We are a fast growing and highly charged team that has grown from 3 to over 20 in a very short time, with demonstrated results and even bigger plans. So if you want to come along for the ride and think you have what it takes, apply now! Send your CV and cover letter to johnb@questevents.com.au

Only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted regarding the next stage of the recruitment process.


Database List Researcher

Quest Events Pty Ltd is a fast-growing business information and networking event provider - producing, marketing and staging conferences, exhibitions and training seminars for industry and government alike. Our website address is www.questevents.com.au

This role is being offered on a full time or casual basis.

The role requires a dynamic individual to work as part of a team in event attendee prospect research. Database List Researchers work closely with the Production and Marketing teams to aid in the execution of marketing campaigns by sourcing and updating contact details of individuals for conference specific marketing lists.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Contacting companies by telephone to collect full contact details of prospects
  • Contacting companies by telephone to complete contact details of a given list provided to you
  • Logging the contact details attained as per our database entry standards
  • Verifying that all the data collected is correctly entered at the time of research and in the correct field before submitting it
  • Maintaining the correct use of our standard codes on all the data you submit
  • Working confidently and being familiar with the nature of our business should you be asked for it
  • Ensuring targets the business sets are consistently met

Essential skills and attributes required:

  • A confident and clear telephone manner
  • can do attitude and strong work ethic
  • Typing and data entry skills in excess of 50 words a minute
  • Tech savvy – you must be knowledgeable using computers and the internet
  • An understanding of keyboard shortcuts and techniques to navigate between programs and screens quickly
  • Spelling accuracy and attention to detail
  • Resilient and vibrant personality, tenacity
  • Analytical and interpretive skills, thorough and investigative
  • Fluent written & spoken English
  • A proven track record in marketing list research would be advantageous but is not essential
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Interest in current business issues

Prior experience in database research/data entry/call centres will be highly regarded.

Applications are also welcome from candidates in Australia on working holiday visas.

If you believe you meet the above criteria, please send a brief cover letter explaining why, along with your CV to helenb@questevents.com.au. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted regarding the next stage of the recruitment process.


Conference Producer (graduate role or 1-3 years commercial experience)

At Quest Events we create high-level conferences for a wide range of industries and vocations which focus on topical economic, policy and commercial issues. They are attended by politicians, senior business leaders and leading academics, who participate as both speakers and delegates.

The role:

The Conference Producer will be trained by the General Manager of Production and other senior members of the production team. Your key tasks will be to conduct conference topic research, write marketing copy and invite speakers. You will receive extensive one-on-one training and be able to quickly take control of your events under the supervision of the General Manager of Production. If you are successful in the role, career progression will be rapid. You will form personal connections with the best and brightest minds in Australian business, economics and politics and have regular contact with senior business leaders.

This is a fast-paced and intellectually stimulating career. You will be constantly challenged and the project-by-project nature of the business means that you will never get frustrated with monotony. And the entrepreneurial nature of the role means that you will have the autonomy to be the master of your own destiny.

Not to mention having access to a great financial incentive scheme (in addition to your base salary) which is geared around the profitability of your events.

Essential skills and experience required:

  • University degree (preferably in a relevant field eg. Journalism, Business, Marketing, Political Science or similar)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Disciplined time management
  • Fast learner
  • Proactive
  • The proven ability to synthesise research
  • Confidence in communication

Nice to have but not essential:

  • Some previous general commercial experience
  • Specific conference production experience

We are a highly charged team with some fantastic existing events, exciting new ideas and big plans. So if you have a thirst for knowledge, that entrepreneurial flair, want to come along for the ride and think you have what it takes, apply now!

Send your CV to Aleks Zids, GM of Production - aleksz@questevents.com.au

Please note that this is not an event coordination/event management role. Only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted regarding the next stage of the recruitment process.