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Here at the SATC, we love our state and we love what we do. We want to bring visitors to South Australia to build a prosperous economy and share the love with the rest of Australia and the world. We search for undiscovered experiences, remarkable people and immersive products, and we tenaciously seek the best.

Together we are making a difference so South Australia thrives.

The Research Manager is responsible for providing strategic research leadership to the agency. This includes managing ongoing research requirements across the various teams in the agency, as well as identifying research gaps and potential strategic projects. The role has a key focus on facilitating communication of relevant research insights across the SATC and working within the SATC to embed the research findings into plans and strategies. The role manages strategic research projects ensuring high quality and relevant, actionable outcomes. The role has a leadership responsibility within the Strategy and Insights team providing support to the Senior Manager, Strategy and Insights and representing the team as needed at an Executive and Board level.

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Work with teams within the SATC to identify research needs, define research issues and provide expert advice on research design and methodology to address gaps. Maintain a strong focus on servicing the strategy needs of the Events and Marketing teams within the SATC
  • Provide project management services to SATC teams that are purchasing research, ensuring that the highest quality outcomes are achieved at a competitive cost.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of research providers and products on offer. Provide advice on where emerging products might benefit the SATC.
  • Maintain strong and current expertise in emerging research techniques to enable high quality internal advice and management of research contractors.
  • Manage the SATC’s relationship with Tourism Research Australia (TRA) with respect to the agreed deliverables under the Service Level Agreement including the National Visitor Survey (NVS) and International Visitor Survey (IVS).
  • Act as the SATC’s representative on the national Tourism Research Committee ensuring that strategic priorities are raised and actioned.
  • Assist the Senior Manager, Strategy & Insights in the project management of the strategic and operational planning cycle for the SATC.
  • Lead workshops with SATC Business Units to facilitate the development of strategic and operational planning.

The role will be offered as a three (3) year contract and subject to six (6) months’ probation and participation in regular performance reviews.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations or certified medical exemption prior to attending an interview.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role, and candidates with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries can be directed to People and Culture on 8463 4513.

Position description can be accessed here.

Applications consisting of a resume and a cover letter of not more than 2 pages are to be directed to Adam Stanford at the South Australian Tourism Commission via employment@sa.gov.au. 

Applications close: 9am, Wednesday 1 June 2022

Here at the SATC, we love our state and we love what we do. We want to bring visitors to South Australia to build a prosperous economy and share the love with the rest of Australia and the world. We search for undiscovered experiences, remarkable people and immersive products, and we tenaciously seek the best.

Together, we are making a difference so South Australia thrives.

Events South Australia is responsible for the creation, development and procurement of nationally and internationally recognised events to promote South Australia as a tourism destination. Events South Australia (ESA), through the South Australian Tourism Commission, owns and manages events including Santos Tour Down Under, Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel and National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant.

Reporting to the PR Manager, Events South Australia, the PR Coordinator is responsible for supporting the successful development and implementation of public relations and media communications plans for the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant and the Santos Tour Down Under to profile and promote the State to drive visitor numbers and expenditure, ticket/product sales and attendances.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the effective implementation of agreed year-round PR and media strategies, with support from the PR Manager, for the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant and the Santos Tour Down Under to achieve economic and social benefit to South Australia including increasing visitation and visitor expenditure, driving ticket/product sales and attendance.
  • Coordinate the execution of PR plans and activities to support the profiling and promotion of managed events.
  • Communicate campaign activity to relevant internal and external parties including reports/briefings as required.
  • Build pro-active and positive business relationships with local, national and international members of the media.
  • Coordinate the execution of hosted programs for local, national and international members of the media for managed events.
  • Coordinate event media accreditation, vehicles and newsrooms, including media and photography briefings and press conferences
  • Review existing methods of public relations and identify opportunities for improving effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.
  • Track, evaluate and report on performance, benchmarking against previous activities.
  • Work with the PR Manager to develop innovative creative strategies to continue to promote our managed events and profile the state through ‘traditional’ PR, activations, influencers, ambassadors and creative means.

The role will be offered as a six (6) month contract contract.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries can be directed to HR on 8463 4513.

Position description can be accessed here.

Applications consisting of a resume and a cover letter (your cover letter should not exceed 2 pages) are to be directed to Jemma Knight at the South Australian Tourism Commission via employment@sa.gov.au. 

Applications close: 9am, Tuesday 14 June 2022

Committed to growing our visitor economy to $12.8b by 2030, the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) plays a key role in our State’s economic future. Through its events arm, Events South Australia, it is responsible for the creation, development and procurement of nationally and internationally recognised events, conferences and festivals to promote SA as a tourism destination. SATC owns and manages some of the State’s biggest events such as the Santos Tour Down Under, Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Events South Australia, leading the Commercial Sales Team and as a member of the Events South Australia Management Team, this pivotal role will drive the generation of income and activity through sponsorship, partnerships and hospitality in order to grow SATC’s events and create social and economic benefits for South Australia.

Applications are invited from experienced commercial sales or business development professionals with demonstrated success in securing or managing corporate sponsorships or partnerships for growth. Strong client and relationship management skills across diverse stakeholder groups will be important as will sound business acumen, superior leadership abilities and proven results in revenue growth in the corporate arena. Tertiary qualifications in business, management, marketing or a relevant commercial discipline will be highly regarded as will an understanding of the local sports, arts and entertainment sectors.

This is a rare opportunity for an individual with a genuine passion for events, sport and the growth of the South Australian economy to join the State’s largest tourism organisation and make a significant contribution to both the economic and cultural essence of South Australia.

More detailed information can be found in the position description here.

The role will be offered as a three (3) year contract and subject to six (6) months’ probation and participation in regular performance reviews.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations or certified medical exemption prior to attending an interview.

Enquiries can be directed to Justin Hinora at Hender Consulting on 08 8100 8827.

Please visit henderconsulting.com.au to apply.



What we do

Here at the South Australian Tourism Commission, we do things a little differently. 

South Australia is our passion – a place where we win hearts, grow futures and change minds. 

We work as a team to share the very best of our Great State across our country, and the world – to deliver outstanding results for the tourism industry. 

We are a government agency responsible for leading and growing South Australia’s visitor economy. Achieving our goals is made possible thanks to the passionate and curious team of people who work here. The majority of our team is based in Adelaide – however, we have experts based around the world who help promote South Australia as a leading tourism destination internationally.

To find out more, see our purpose and mission. You can learn more about our business groups, including Events South Australia, Marketing, and Destination Development.

 

 

Rich in diversity, with a wide range of roles, responsibilities and clients, the South Australian Government employs more than 100,000 South Australians, making it the largest employer in the state. Visit iworkfor.sa.gov.au for more information and to view jobs across the SA public sector.

 

 


 

 

OUR VALUES

Find out more about our values and what it’s like to work at the SATC.

We thrive on taking risks and enjoy stepping outside our comfort zone.

We embrace ambiguity and fail fast to learn. We’re confident, brave and always back ourselves to deliver what we say we will.

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WOMADelaide 2018, Botanic Park, Adelaide Image Credit: Grant Hancock

We never settle for simply scratching the surface. We’re hungry for knowledge, fresh ideas and innovations.

We’re innately curious at heart.

We ask the right questions to get the right outcomes and go the extra mile to deliver them.

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Coober Pedy, Flinders Ranges & Outback Image Credit: Callum Jackson

We have a passion for excellence and exceeding expectations.

We all want South Australia to be the very best it can be and work with dedication, spirit and intensity to achieve our goals.

We care for those around us and actively energise and support one another.

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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula Image Credit: Jem Cresswell

We believe there’s nothing we can’t do as a team.

Relentlessly positive and always confident and resourceful in the face of challenges, we have bold aspirations and go after them with optimism, tenacity and purpose.

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Port Noarlunga, Fleurieu Peninsula Image Credit: Luke Greaves



Why choose us?

 

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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

 

Tourism currently employs 40,400 South Australians and is a priority growth sector under the State Government's Growth State plan. Working for us gives you the opportunity to contribute towards and have a leading impact on the growth and prosperity of the state.

A wide range of employee benefits are also available including:

    • Chance to volunteer and participate in SATC events like the internationally renowned Santos Tour Down Under
    • Opportunity to join a fun and active social club
    • Professional development and study assistance
    • Access to a free and confidential employee assistance program
    • Annual flu vaccinations
    • Casual Fridays (with a gold coin donation towards a nominated charity).

 

 


 

 

APPLICATION GUIDANCE

We seek people whose skills, knowledge and experience will enable the success of our goals as well as people who thrive working as part of a team and who share our love of South Australia.

Our position descriptions are carefully considered and the essential and desirable criteria outline what we are looking for from a candidate. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of how well they fulfil the criteria: you must provide examples to demonstrate your ability to meet these in your application. Pay close attention to what is requested from applications in the job advertisement - some will require more detail than others.

We provide detailed position descriptions to give candidates a clear indication of the role, however a contact name is also listed if you require additional information prior to applying.

We ask that applications are received either as .doc, .dox or .pdf files. We don’t have any requirements regarding the layout of your application; you should choose a layout which best showcases your suitability for the role and most importantly addresses the criteria listed in the position description.

Given we usually receive a very high response rate to our vacancies, we do ask that:

  • Covering letters are kept to a maximum of two pages
  • CVs are kept to a maximum of four pages 

It is important to ensure your application is received before the closing date and is sent to the contact/address listed on the job advert.

Applications sent directly to the employment@sa.gov.au inbox will receive an automatic acknowledgment when received, however due to the large number of applications received only those applicants short listed by the Selection Panel for an interview will be contacted further.



Student placements

 

We recognise the importance of developing emerging talent and supporting the next generation of tourism professionals from South Australia. We work with local higher education providers to offer placements to students currently enrolled in courses related to tourism, marketing and events.  

Due to the high demand for these opportunities, we are unable to provide student placements beyond those coordinated with education providers. There are other ways to gain experience in the tourism industry such as volunteering at the many events we run. Click here to find out more.

 

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Kangaluna Camp, Eyre Peninsula