Executive Assistant Manager Event Hospitality & Entertainment NZ - Auckland CBD

  • QT Wellington
  • Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 04 Nov, 2022
Full time Executive and General Management Hospitality, Tourism and Travel

Job Description

Join EVT's 2023 Elevate Leadership Accelerator

About EVT
When you join EVT, you are joining one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading experience companies. There are lots of opportunities across our range of celebrated brands, spanning Entertainment, Ventures and Travel.

At EVT we believe it’s more than just a job, with Elevate Perks our team members and their families get to enjoy a great range of discounts across our experiences. In a world of cookie cutter experiences, here at EVT we believe in a mindset that is all about changing the game. Because while our customers come from different walks of life, they all share one thing in common, the desire for stand-out experiences that escape the ordinary. It’s why we are constantly adding new dimensions to all we do. Bringing people together in fresh and original ways across Entertainment, Ventures and Travel. 

About our hotels
EVT's travel division operates over 70 hotels through our QT Hotels & Resorts, Rydges Hotels & Resorts, Independent Collection and Atura Hotels brands.  

Rydges Hotels & Resorts is known for offering guests quality accommodation options, local and genuine hospitality with exceptional service, in key locations throughout Australia & New Zealand. With a focus on art and design, QT Hotels & Resorts offer a personalised guest experience, designer luxury unforgettable dining and a signature touch of quirk. Our Atura Hotels & Resorts properties are art inspired, in urban or industrial regions. The Independent Collection is a carefully curated selection of luxe, stylish, classic and comfort hotels across Australia and New Zealand. While every hotel in the collection celebrates its iconic brand and owns its own unique offer and guest experience, together The Independent Collection reflects a shared passion for hospitality, service and quality. 

About the opportunity
As an ideas-driven, ever-evolving and rapidly expanding company, we are looking for future General Managers in our hotels, across our various brands and locations. Joining the group as an Executive Assistant Manager, you will be part of our industry leading Leadership Development program, the Elevate Leadership Accelerator. Launched last year, the successful program has already placed several graduates in their first General Manager positions.

In the absence of the General Manager the EAM supervises entire hotel operations, assisting all Heads of Department and ensuring an outstanding guest experience. They are present, visible and approachable for staff and guests alike, particularly during the peak check in and check out periods. Some key responsibilities of our Executive Assistant Managers include:

  • Building a highly engaged and driven culture with a focus on engagement, performance identification, development and retention of high potential team members.
  • Promoting, encouraging and experimenting with new and improved revenue generating or cost saving projects and initiatives.
  • Proactively growing and maintaining strong networks, relationships and communications with guests, owners, suppliers, team members, and the local community. 

The Elevate Leadership Accelerator is tailored to the unique, practical and challenging on-the-job experience emerging leaders need. It is operationally based, working closely with a mentor. In addition, participants complete an external High Performance Management course, all about Leadership & Management. 

Skills & Experience 

  • Elevate Leadership Accelerator is not an entry level program, we are seeking applications from candidates in roles with leadership and management responsibility for setting, directing and assessing other’s work
  • Existing experience in operational decision-making, impacting the day-to-day running of a hotel in terms of profit, revenue and margins
  • Must be willing to relocate and/or complete work placements wherever our businesses operate, and wherever there is an opportunity as a General Manager

Benefits and Perks

  • Receive a nationally recognised Diploma qualification 
  • Australia and NZ's largest and most diverse experiences company.
  • Short Term Incentive program & Executive Employee share scheme.
  • Rapid career growth opportunities through our EVT network.
  • Incredible team member discounts from your first day on-the-job.
  • 50% off stays at EVT hotels – Rydges, QT, Atura, JUCY Snooze and more.
  • $2 movie tickets, plus Moonlight, Gold Class, Candy Bar discounts and more.

To Apply: You must copy and paste this link into your browser. The full application instructions are outlined in this pdf. 


Only full applications, as outlined in the pdf, will be contacted.