A JOB search for about 70 full-time staff and a part-time workforce of 1750 people for event days is about to start following the appointment of management sevices company VenuesLive to operate the Perth Stadium.
The move follows an announcement by Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies that VenuesLive would have about 18 months to prepare for the opening of the stadium in early 2018.
“One of the operator’s first priorities will be to undertake a recruitment search for key operational personnel ahead of employing about 70 full-time operational staff and an additional workforce of 1750 for event days,” she said
The recruitment process for the chief executive officer started today.
“VenuesLive will also now progress key contracts for ticketing and security, while working with Tourism Western Australia and VenuesWest to secure a range of exciting events for Perth Stadium.”
Ms Davies said as part of its bid, VenuesLive proposed on average 40 different events each year using its experience driving events at ANZ Stadium, Sydney.
Ms Davies said the company would now enter into negotiations to finalise user agreements with football and cricket.
Talks would also be progressed with other potential users such as Australian Rugby Union and Football Federation Australia, English Premier League clubs, concert promoters plus a range of community arts and smaller sport event owners.
VenuesLive was contracted for an initial five-year term and the State Government has an option to extend for a further five years.
Construction of the stadium is more than 40 per cent complete and on schedule to open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.