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Events Coordinator

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Context of the Role

After being significantly impacted by COVID-19, Ondru is rebuilding the organisation to develop and deliver pioneering and impactful local and international projects. We are exercising strong leadership, sustainable strategy, partnerships and a lot of hard work to transform Ondru into a thriving organisation again. Currently we are working on an Indigenous and an asylum seeker based projects based in Melbourne.

As part of the rebuilding phase, we are seeking a values-aligned, skilled and committed person to join us for a minimum of 6-months to re-establish a strong sense of positive culture and streamline the Human Resources functions and processes in an effective manner within the organisation. We have also launched a new website.

About Us

Ondru is a Melbourne-based non-profit humanitarian organisation working towards a more connected, compassionate and equitable society. We use art to provoke thought, evoke feeling and inspire change on issues of social justice. We make people think, feel and act through pioneering art projects that give voice to silent, unheard and misunderstood human stories that express the human condition. Our projects touch upon social justice issues and experiences such as identity and displacement, Indigenous experience, homelessness, health and well-being and war and violence. Projects are delivered locally and internationally using many forms of art including photography, theatre, dance, film, music, sculpture, poetry, painting, digital projections, mural and public art installation.

Our most known project is Voiceless Journeys, an art project that aims to celebrate cultural diversity and raise awareness about the journey, struggle, survival and achievements of people from diverse backgrounds – people who were impacted by displacement.

Our Values

  • Courage: to face challenges with honesty and bravery
  • Integrity: never compromise on our moral principles
  • Respect: always treat ourselves and others with dignity and compassion
  • Community: recognise that we are always more effective together and to strive for the betterment of community
  • Originality: to be pioneers in our work and to strive for the extraordinary

Why Volunteer at Ondru?

You have a genuine opportunity to create meaningful change and to contribute towards giving voice to silent and unheard human stories that express the human condition. In this rebuilding phase, you have the opportunity to directly make a difference in transforming Ondru into a thriving organisation again and support social change. Be part of a dynamic organisation and a community that is working hard towards creating a more compassionate, connected and equitable society.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

The position is responsible for:

  • Responsible for end-to-end event management from start to finish;
  • Oversee the event logistics and operational management of the event;
  • Create critical paths, timelines, run sheets and managing event volunteers;
  • Worke with our design team to develop and execute creative concepts, banners, communication materials;
  • Manage onsite volunteers and venue staff in line with our ethics and standards;
  • Provide regular updates to executives and the working group on overall event progress, highlighting risks and issues;
  • Participate in events and conferences on behalf of Ondru as and when required.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Passionate about people and a commitment to the purpose and values of Ondru;
  • Effective management of events within agreed service delivery timelines and standards;
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Excellent organisational, time management and problem-solving skills;
  • Able to use initiative and “make things happen” (i.e. ‘hands on’ approach);
  • Possess high levels of personal and professional integrity and confidentiality; and
  • Excellent computer literacy skills and must have your own laptop.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

To be successful in this position it is preferred that you have:

  • Tertiary qualification (or studying towards one) in relevant field;
  • Open-minded – with a willingness to challenge your own thinking and have the ability to adapt and be flexible to the changing needs of the organisation;
  • Be committed to working in a team environment while promoting inclusivity and collaboration; and
  • Be hardworking, hands on, energetic and vibrant.


To apply, please email your application with your CV to using the subject line: Events Coordinator Application. You are encouraged to apply as soon as practicably possible.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.