Dec 14, 2021

Workplace Experience Specialist (People Group, Events & Comms)

  • Canva
  • Sydney NSW, Australia

Job Description

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  
About UsAt Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 
Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.
About the Vibe team
The Vibe team’s mission is to make Canva the most inspiring, engaged and productive workplace in the world!  The Vibe team plays a key role in creating and maintaining the type of workplace that we all love coming to, where every single person has opportunities to grow and develop their skills and is able to do their best work and make an impact, every day. 
Here’s a small taste of some of what our team does globally:
Internal food and beverage - Our incredible team of chefs prepare amazing fresh and nutritious meals each day that bring our teams together to bond and share with one another. We even have a farm in Sydney where we grow our own produce that is delivered daily to the kitchen squad. 
Organizing events, celebrations and supporting our team’s to be effective - From our quarterly season openers to assisting team’s with celebrations when they hit their goals (which is often) and this is where YOU will come in.
Managing our global real estate and construction projects - We have offices around the globe including Manila, Beijing, Wuhan, Austin, TX and our headquarters in Sydney, Australia. We have big plans to continue to invest in space around the globe as our team grows and we work to attract talent in various markets.
Running our facilities - Keeping our workplace running smoothly is no small feat. Day-to-day we ensure that the lights are kept on, our spaces are working smoothly, and our team members can sort out any questions or concerns as quickly as possible.

About The Role
At Canva, celebrations are at the heart of everything we do. We celebrate our success through launches, community stories and global Season Openers. Working collaboratively with stakeholders from all around the world, this role will be crucial to the ongoing success of how we communicate and celebrate our achievements at Canva. 
The Workplace Experience Specialist within the Vibe team will align to the People Super Group. You are creative, highly organized, have excellent attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively to multiple groups.  You will represent Canva’s values and embody the mission of the broader Vibe team.  Working within the People Group and alongside the operations business partners and people partners, you will help create meaningful celebrations and team bonding events. You’ll be a Vibe champion embedded within the group to convey any new Vibe related initiatives, programs or policies to encourage 100% adoption.

What you'll do

  • Strategise with Operations Business Partners and/or Team Leads to schedule celebrations for all teams within the People Group
  • Plan and produce memorable celebrations tied to team celebrations
  • Plan team bonding activities and events
  • Facilitate Group and Team Birthday and Canvaversary Celebrations 
  • Manage Group and Team gifting and care packages
  • Manage Group and Team Swag and merchandise requests
  • Support Vibe team by communicating any processes, events or policy changes to the group
  • Manage external vendors and internal teams supporting events
  • Creating systems to scale the Vibe Champion program into other super groups at Canva

Who you are

  • 3+ years experience in program/event planning, operations, internal communications or a similar role
  • You’re creative and driven, and not afraid to take on a new challenge and see it through, even when the next step isn’t very clear
  • You’re a people person. A team player who is comfortable presenting to and networking with large groups of people
  • Able to influence and work with a wide range of stakeholders
  • You’re a keen communicator. Whether it’s over Slack, through documentation, presentations or across social media. You like to ensure everyone is on the same page and engaged with the message being shared
  • You’ll have incredible organisational skills and attention to detail and be able to balance the big picture with getting the important things done
  • Flexibility in working hours to help run out of hours events
  • Experience in managing a Jira service desk a bonus, although not essential
  • Working knowledge of G-Suite products
  • Able to negotiate professionally with different people 
  • Demonstrate versatility in setting priorities, plan and organize tasks
  • Has the ability to locate and collect information and distribute and organize efficiently 
  • Represent the organization in an ethical and professional manner 


  • Competitive salary on offer, plus equity options
  • Flexible working hours and a hybrid remote/office work model
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfasts and lunches for us each day!
  • In house gym 
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet-friendly offices
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events + fun and quirky celebrations
Being a Force for good.One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.