Job Postings

The following positions are currently available at these Virginia tourism destination marketing organizations and businesses. New job openings may be sent in at any time.

All new job postings and questions regarding this page are to be directed to Virginia Job Postings at info@vadmo.org

Current Job Postings

  • 02 Apr 2018 2:14 PM | Ashleigh Rector (Administrator)

    Position: Brand Director

    Location: Richmond

    Apply Here: https://www.vatc.org/about/employment/ 

    Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is seeking an experienced brand director to create, develop, implement and evaluate the state’s tourism brand and media advertising campaign, with the goal of increasing awareness of Virginia as a year-round vacation destination intent to visit and multi-day visitation. The Brand Director will supervise a brand management team and a marketing agency of record in the development of a comprehensive advertising plan, including advertising strategies, creative executions, media buying and analysis and research methodologies to support overall VTC tourism visitation goals. The Brand Director will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key VTC staff to ensure that all advertising programs are fully integrated with VTC’s ongoing sales, public relations, and web-based marketing campaigns. This position will also provide leadership and consultative services to Virginia tourism industry leaders.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Brand Department.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key duty and demonstrate the following:

     

    • Extensive knowledge of best practices for leisure and tourism.
    • Ability to advise others, both internally and externally, on highly complex and sensitive projects.
    • Proven record of successful budget and project management experience.
    • Strong communication skills displaying a high degree of proficiency in synthesizing and communicating data from a variety of disciplines.
    • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks on own, meet deadlines and manage priorities.
    • Knowledge of software, Microsoft Office suite, and other presentation programs.

     

    Supervisory experience and public speaking experience are required.  Legislative experience is a plus.  Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, with demonstrated ability to generate/manipulate data using spreadsheets, is preferred.  Knowledge of Virginia’s travel products preferred. Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in marketing, recreation, tourism or related field is preferred. Salary minimum:  $70,000.

    All candidates may apply through our website http://www.vatc.org/administration/employment/

    Application deadline: April 16, 2018.

    EOE/M/F/D/V


  • 28 Mar 2018 11:42 AM | Ashleigh Rector (Administrator)


    Position: Special Projects Coordinator


    Franklin County, VA,  seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Special Projects Coordinator in the Office of Economic Development. Position performs complex, professional and administrative work relative to planning, organizing, marketing & managing of tourism-related program initiatives & select events.  

    A key area will involve operational and administrative oversight of the Franklin County Agricultural Fair.  Education equiv to a Bachelors Degree w/ primary course work pertaining to:  tourism; marketing; recreation; public administration or a related field PLUS a min of 2 years professional experience req. 

    Schedule includes days, evenings and weekends. Salary DOQE, min salary $41,139 w/exc. benefits.  Job description available below or the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.  Submit letter of interest and Portfolio, under separate cover, to above address. OUF. AA/EOE.

    For further details: www.FranklinCountyVA.gov/HR  




  • 19 Mar 2018 10:28 AM | Ashleigh Rector (Administrator)

    Location: Pinehurst, North Carolina

    Organization: The Convention & Visitors Bureau Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area

    Position: President & CEO


    Overview

    The Board of Directors for the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB are seeking the next CEO to lead their county’s tourism development efforts for this world renown North Carolina destination. The CVB is looking to replace the retiring CEO who has successfully guided the operations/growth of the Bureau for the past 29 years.


    Major Responsibilities 

    • Overall management of operations for Destination Marketing/Management Organization (DMO) in one of the state’s leading resort communities which operates as a NC Public Authority and component unit of Moore County Government. 
    • Adhere to the NC Governmental Fiscal Control Act and oversight via the NC Local Government Commission, to insure sound fiscal financial policies/controls are adhered to, including monthly financial reports to the Board. 
    • Responsible for the preparation of the annual operating budget encompassing all activities and operations of the Bureau. 
    • Develops and implements with staff a 3-year Strategic Business Plan tied to integrated Performance Measurements/Metrics for the organization and staff. 
    • Develop long-term strategies for tourism product development to assure the destination remains relevant and sustainable. 
    • Fully responsible for the hiring, training and supervision of the CVB staff.
    • Formulate the development of destination marketing programs, insuring all CVB communications meet the highest standards of the organization and community represented.
    • Ensure the destination brand is fully leveraged at all local, state, and national levels.
    • Maintain an excellent working relationship with municipalities’ elected officials and staffs. 
    • Manage contracts with vendors such as advertising agencies, as well as other contract service providers for research, public relations, etc., holding them accountable for services provided.
    • Serve as the communities’ spokesperson on key tourism and destination issues, and other public policy issues. 
    • Develop long-term strategies to ensure continuing education of staff and work with the local tourism industry on work force preparedness. 
    Skill Set & Requirements 
    • Experienced, dynamic, and successful destination marketing organization industry professional with proven leadership experience.
    • Experience working with boards and/or multiple stakeholder groups.
    • Familiarity with open meeting laws/requirements.
    • Creative marketing expertise with brand enhancement, proven experience with media (digital, print, social) and public relations, and an understanding of marketing initiatives and tactics.
    • Respected as an influential, strategic thinker within the industry.
    • Impeccable work ethic and passion for the task at hand.
    • Knowledge of marketing, business theories, practices, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of budget development with the skills to administer the budget and allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner.
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Familiarity with and knowledge of Moore County and the surrounding region.
    • Possess and maintain personal automobile.
    • Technologically savvy, and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to travel regionally/nationally.
    • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with clean DMV record.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

    Education & Experience 
    • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Tourism, or related field. 
    • A minimum of five (5) years of tourism industry experience. Previous DMO leadership experience preferred.

    Read more about this position and apply here.
  • 06 Mar 2018 1:58 PM | Ashleigh Rector (Administrator)

    Director of Tourism

    Branch: City Hall
    Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
    Department: Marketing, Communications & Tourism
    Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
    Job Status: Full-Time
    Closes On: March 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
    Rate of Pay: Grade 38 - $71,996 - $144,123
    Status: Accepting Applications
    Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $71,996 - $125,00 DOQ

    Job Description

    View Job Description


    Additional Information

    Full-time employees for the City of Portsmouth will be enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).  Please be aware that participation in the VRS includes a mandatory 5% employee contribution.

    Disclaimer

    ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS 

    Human Resource Management uses electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of your application as a part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs. 

    Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive or check your email-box in a timely manner.

    Apply here

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