Seekane - Event Organiser - Randburg, GP, South Africa

Mercy Seekane

Randburg, GP, South Africa

Services

Event Organiser

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

Organising Committee for the annual Jazz festival in Secunda(2007-2012)
Assist with social events and conferences
Co-ordinate all logistics ensure that everything is in order from beginning to end
Plans, strategies, Project management and execution of the event
Work with budget
Organising of Theatre productions and exhibitions, etc.
Assisting clients with signing of our contract and booking of our (production) Theatre and Equipments hired.

Work History

Freelance Employment

Amazing Dolphin Travel

From August 2013

01 Aug 2013-(6months)

Books travel arrangements for corporate VIPs, executives, top talent in the entertainment industry, utilizing excellent customer service and problem solving skills to provide high-touch service to this segment of the business.
Books reservations for air travel, hotel and car rentals, following up when necessary to complete the reservation.
Books special and unique services as required by clientele.
Schedules meet and greet services for airport escort services.
Responds to requests for price quotations utilizing automated system(s) for domestic and international itineraries.
Promotes the acceptance of fares, rates, and suppliers that match the client's travel program policies and negotiated contracts. Applies discount programs appropriately.
Maintains and promotes professional and courteous client relations by managing a prompt and accurate response to telephone and email communications.
Remains informed of all airline rules and regulations and current affairs. Communicates information to clients accurately and appropriately.
Achieves individual and contractual service level goals related to telephone, quality, and productivity.
Maintains client profiles, ensuring specials requests and reward program information such as frequent flyer / driver / hotel stay are included.
May build airline reservation system profiles for use with a specific group of travelers.
Monitors, sorts and works global distribution systems (GDS) queues daily to maintain quality control.
Ensures optimum customer service through effective use of phone systems and positive telephone service techniques.


Computicket, Event Management: Client Service Section, 2012- Current (Johannesburg)

Procurement
Adding client on system, Adding Service charges and commissions, Adding a venue and GPS Coordinate
Adding an event Run, Adding venue of event, Ticket Images and logo's, Linking Clients report, Creating Packages for event, Travelling and flight, linking discounts, Creating...

Tourism Assistant

Govan Mbeki Municipality

Selected accomplishments
I establish myself in a dynamic fast-paced environment where my knowledge, expertise and experience can be fully combined and utilized and to make use of my creative abilities. I have the ability to take on a challenging position where I can add value and contribute to the company by providing a high level of support

Change Management
Supervisor of staff members at work
Event Management at sejacufe (Secunda jazz and cultural festival)
❖ Staff Coordinator for Sejacufe (Secunda jazz and cultural festival)
❖ Overall assistant coordinator (Secunda jazz and cultural festival)
❖ Safety Officer for Environmental affairs and Tourism
❖ Implemented new ways of making reservations for local tourism establishments.
❖ Well recognized tourism information Center in the region.
❖ Exhibitor at Tourism indaba in Durban
❖ Planning committee for Sejacufe jazz and cultural festival
❖ Monitoring of local attractions
❖ Compiling of local tour

Value Adding Competencies
Ecotourism and cultural tourism, Visiting of local tourism schools, Best Practices, travelling to relatively undisturbed or uncontaminated natural areas, grooming of small tourism establishments by having regional meetings, Grading of guest houses and lodges in Secunda region.

Arrangements
Arranging travel plans - to and from SA (including Flight/transfers/ accommodation)
Arranging meetings for SA visits
Arranging meeting rooms/venues for SA visits
Arranging refreshments and lunch when required

Diary Management
Arranging meetings
Ensure diary is up to date and that it is manageable
Booking of Meeting Rooms
Arranging refreshments and lunch when required
Printing
Faxing / photocopying / scanning of documents

Meeting minutes
Capture minutes and action during team status meetings
Circulate minutes/actions to relevant team members
Follow up on actions and maintain the updates
External meetings - catering, venue requirements, ect

Co-ordinate travel in conjunction with in-house travel...

Elections Presiding Officer,

Box Office Manager

Govan Mbeki Municipality

at Johannes Stegman Theatre

Marketing and Sakes
Promoting the annual Jazz Festival regionally at the local Jazz clubs (Sejacufe Jazz Festival)
Sending out of Flyers and emails for the annual Jazz festival (Sejacufe Jazz Festival) to different companies around the region.
Sending of massages to the community with regards to the productions coming up.
Updating of the notice boards for the upcoming productions
Tickets sales of box office.

Event Organising
Organising Committee for the annual Jazz festival in Secunda
Assist with all social events and conferences
Co-ordinate all logistics ensure that everything is in order from beginning to end
Plans, strategies, Project management and execution of the event
Work with budget
Organising of Theatre productions and exhibitions, etc.
Assisting clients with signing of our contract and booking of our (production) Theatre and Equipments hired.

Basic Administration
Effective diary management including time management w.r.t duration of meetings, travelling time required.
Effective handling and screening of telephone calls & conflictive meeting schedules.
Prompt and accurate typing.
Preparation of presentations
Preparation of documents prior to meetings
Handling of sensitive issues/confidentiality

Finance
Cashing up, ticket reconciliation, payment of staff and client sign-off
Handling of the box office finances
Collection and delivery of items, doing the monthly and quarterly financial reports.
Payments to client after the productions

Recruitment
Recruiting of new foyer staff
Training of Foyer staff
Drafting of rules and regulations
Drafting of dressing policy
Drafting of Shift roaster weekly and monthly
Resolving any problems that we have regarding the Theatre Auditorium

Tour Guide

Practicals

Qualifications & Certifications

Tourism Management

University of South Africa

Office Administration

Damelin College

Travel and Tourism Management

University of Johannesburg

Skillpages has been acquired by Bark.com!

Bark.com is pioneering the way people find local services. Skillpages is the world’s premier directory of service providers.

Find out more


Are you sure that you want to leave?