Being a Queen Victoria Market trader can have its ups and downs. Like any career market traders are subject to burn out but the problem for many of us is that all we know is market trading. Well, we know of a job that involves a complete change in responsibilities but actually demands a skill that you use every trading day.
A key ingredient for this job involves “stakeholder engagement with market traders and customers”. What could be more perfect for an existing market trader? We engage with those groups every day and over a number of years it is fair to say that many of us have developed significant skills. The job also requires “Experience in delivering complex and high profile construction and renewal projects” and we admit that could be a bit of a problem for many traders. The job is Project Director QVM Renewal, reporting direct to the CoM Director of City Design and Projects, and we are guessing the salary could be attractive compared with most stall profits at QVM.
Before you think about applying, remember you might have to give up your stall – conflict of interest and all that. And there are some aspects that may not appeal to traders, like liaising with State Government officials. But just in case you are interested, this is the link to this high profile city position - http://employment.melbourne.vic.gov.au/caw/en/job/970640/leadership-opportunities
And remember, if you get the job of Project Director QVM Renewal, I want to be one of your first stakeholder engagements – I'd like to talk about the possibility of a permanent stall.