Exciting youth opportunity at the MECC

Becoming a MECC Youth Ambassador is a life-changing opportunity.
Not only do you enjoy special access to Arts events, you gain hands-on experiences in performing arts, technical productions, and media and marketing.
Cr Justin Englert said the MECC had just opened applications for the 2019 Youth Ambassador Program.

“This is an amazing opportunity for young people, especially if you are looking to undertake a career in the arts, media or marketing,” Cr Englert said.

“Our 2018 Youth Ambassadors had exclusive access to workshops and events that linked directly to their studies,” he said.

“Two of these Youth Ambassadors have been accepted into tertiary studies linked to the arts in 2019, and we wish them the best.”

2018 Youth Ambassador Eddie Tiller spoke highly of the program.

“My experience as a Youth Ambassador has been life changing,” Eddie said.

“I have met like-minded friends – who I would never have met otherwise,” she said.

“My favourite moment was volunteering at the Queensland Museum exhibition.

I was able to create life like movements with the animated puppets, it was a lot of fun and the young kids loved it.”

After completion of the 2018 program, Eddie was successful with an application for employment at the MECC.

Budding performers, singers, dancers, sound designers, lighting technicians, curators, producers, marketers or anyone with an interest in the MECC can apply.


  • Must reside in the Mackay Regional Council area
  • Enrolled in grade 10-12
  • Must have parental permission
  • Must be able to attend regular workshops, meetings or training sessions
  • Be willing to positively advocate the MECC and its programs and performances
  • Have the support of one teacher at your school who will liaise with the MECC Engagement Officer
  • This is a voluntary position

All entries must be received by Friday, 8 February 2019.

Application forms available from themecc.com.au/schools/youth_ambassador

For further information contact:

Nele Hahne
Sales and Marketing Assistant
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
Phone: 07 4961 9752
Email: nele.hahne@mackay.qld.gov.au