Jess Hartigan


Jess is a dedicated event coordinator with over 10 years experience in event delivery, with particular strengths in event curation and operation logisitics for outdoor events. The diverse nature of the events Jess has worked on has given her a broad range of skill sets and the ability to quickly adapt and anticipate most logistical requirements.

After beginning her career in music venue management, Jess has since worked on the delivery of countless events in the public and private sector, including 300 pax dinner events, medium sized outdoor music and arts events, food and wine events, community cultural celebrations and public events for up to 80,000 people.

Jess has a solid background in event project management, event logistics, volunteer management, sponsorship, accreditation, and with her Bachelor of Communication – event marketing and promotions. Her passion is event programming and curation, with focus on fostering community collaboration within events and utilisation of space.

Jess is a musician herself and currently manages her own outdoor venue and works on the delivery of 4 flagship events per year including The Gum Ball, Dashville Skyline, PigSty in July and Thrashville.


2008-present | Dashville
Role: Co-Principal & Event Manager
Outdoor venue and works on the delivery of four flagship events per year including: The Gum Ball, Dashville Skyline, PigSty in July and Thrashville. 2015-

2017 | Employer: Maitland City Council
Role: Event Curator
Event programming, styling, marketing, content development, logistics and management.

2008-2015 | Employer: Redfloor Productions
Role: Event Curator
Program coordination, event logistics, volunteer recruitment & management, copywriting, social media management, ticket sales management, festival coordination.

2014 | Employer: Maitland City Council
Role: Events Officer
Assistance with event programming, styling, marketing, content development, logistics and management.

2005-2015 | The Grand Junction Hotel
Role: Venue Manager & Booking Agent
Live music booking, artist liaison, PA operation, venue management, social media management, promotions.

2010-2011 | Central Hunter Radio
Role: Program Presenter (Volunteer )
Content production and hosting of a weekly music program.

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