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Current Job Postings

  • 10 Nov 2023 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    The City of Staunton, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Director of Tourism.  Come join our highly professional team dedicated to serving this dynamic city and its citizens.  For more information about the Tourism Department, please visit Tourism Department. The City of Staunton offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.   Staunton, with a relatively low cost of living, is known for its history, architecture, arts and cultural and culinary delights.

    “One of the prettiest and most progressive towns in the South” and “20 charming mountain towns to visit this fall”—Southern Living

    The City of Staunton is seeking an innovative leader who will be a critical and highly visible leader on the management team, supporting the City Manager in creating a desirable community that provides high quality services.  The Director of Tourism will manage all tourism activities including developing, planning, implementing and evaluating marketing, advertising and public relations programs. The individual will have a comprehensive knowledge of the tourism industry and trends; strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, businesses, citizen groups, and the general public; provide working leadership with co-workers and business partners and; prepare and present comprehensive financial and administrative reports.

    The Director of Tourism will be responsible for the following:

    ·        Supervising and directing two full-time and four part-time staff, including the Department Secretary, Group Sales & Marketing Manager, Travel Counselor Supervisor, and three Visitor Center Travel Counselors. Coordinating daily work activities;

    ·        Providing management of operations including developing and managing budget allocations to effectively utilize resources; developing reports of operations; preparing reports on program services, tourism numbers, group tours etc.;

    ·        Providing leadership and direction in the development of the annual marketing plan based on program operation and evaluation, budget and resource allocation and industry trends and data for the City of Staunton tourism program;

    ·        Evaluating market research to determine visitor data to plan for tourism advertising and programming; 

    ·        Developing and managing an annual public relations program; planning and coordinating media visits; coordinating complimentary meals, lodging and attraction visits when available;

    ·        Developing programs to cultivate travel writers of various media with the goal of insertion of feature articles in major media outlets;

    ·        Conducting an effective publicity and community awareness program to increase local awareness and enthusiasm for the tourism industry and its economic and social impact;

    ·        Developing, producing and distributing brochures, media kits and general visitor guides;

    ·        Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with local businesses for the purpose of promoting, supporting and coordinating tourist referrals and business and provides updated information on City events, offerings, attractions, etc.;

    ·        Identifying and coordinating opportunities among area attractions and businesses for cooperative promotion;

    ·        Evaluating all tourism programs, advertising, public relations programs to determine effectiveness and need for future efforts;

    ·        Serving as staff representative to Tourism Advisory Board.  Coordinating meetings, providing data and reports and serving as liaison between City Council, City management and the Board;

    ·        Serving as staff representative to the Greater Augusta Regional Tourism Board;

    ·        Representing Staunton as staff liaison with Shenandoah Valley Travel Association, the Shenandoah Valley Tourism Partnership, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Film Office, Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association, Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations, Virginia 250 Commission, and similar organizations to promote activities and communication;

    ·        Coordinating with state and local employees and officials to ensure appropriate highway signage, directional information, parking and other public amenities required by the traveler;

    ·        Overseeing the management of the website for Tourism;

    ·        Maintaining a computer list of resources for mailings, contacts and promotional packages; ensuring all materials and mailing are up-to-date for marketing of attractions and events;

    ·        Managing the operation, staffing, and maintenance of the Downtown Staunton Visitor Center;

    ·        Compiling and interpreting various data for studies, reports, and recommendations; analyzing data and identifying trends; preparing and distributing reports;

    ·        Preparing and administering annual operating budget for the Tourism Department; monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budgets; reviews and approves invoices;

    ·        Overseeing preparation and administration of grant applications; conducting research to identify and acquire federal, state, and local funding sources and;

    ·        Communicating with employees, volunteers, other departments, City officials, local/regional governments, state agencies, local businesses leaders, local lodging/restaurant establishments, local attractions, community organizations, visitors, local residents, the public, the media, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.

    Bachelor’s degree in marketing, hospitality and/or tourism, similar field or equivalent amount of training and experience.  At least 5-7 years of progressively responsible management experience in related sales or marketing, with 1-2 years of supervisor experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Position is required to work nights, week-ends and holidays to accomplish organizational and department goals.  Position requires frequent overnight travel.  Valid driver’s license with a good driving record is required.

    Excellent benefits include participation in the Virginia Retirement System, paid-time off, group life insurance, medical insurance, professional dues, and conference expenses. Relocation allowance provided.

    For a complete job description, please contact Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer.

    Criminal background check is required.


    FLSA:                   Exempt

    Grade:                  21

    Hiring Range:      $85,000-$100,000 DOE/DOQ

    Start Date:            On or around mid-January 2024 or negotiable

    Reports To:          City Manager


    The recruitment will remain open until filled.  Interested applicants should submit an online application, cover letter and resume, no later than December 9, 2023.

    Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer

    City of Staunton/Staunton City Schools

    116 West Beverley St (Human Resources, 2nd Floor City Hall)

    Staunton, VA. 24401


  • 24 Aug 2023 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    Tourism Director – Rockbridge County, Virginia

    Rockbridge Regional Tourism, a partnership between the cities of Buena Vista and Lexington as well as Rockbridge County VA, is seeking an experienced professional to lead the tourism program. Excellent communication, management, and marketing skills are essential.

    The Tourism Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the regional Tourism program including but not limited to budgeting, management of up to three full-time and 12 part-time staff as well as the operation of three visitor contact centers located in Lexington, Buena Vista and the Natural Bridge State Park.  The Tourism Director works under the general supervision of the Rockbridge Regional Tourism Board. 

    In addition to the duties listed above, the director will work with Rockbridge Outdoors leadership team to plan, develop and promote outdoor recreational opportunities for the region.  The Director will work to promote and sell the Rockbridge area as a premier leisure and small meeting destination that achieves a positive impact on revenue growth for area hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and shopping venues through the development and use of comprehensive marketing strategies.

    The director will work closely with regional, state and national tourism marketing and professional associations.  Communicates and regularly presents to regional leadership, partners, residents and media regarding tourism initiatives, performance data, news and other relevant information.

    The successful candidate will act as the primary spokesperson for the region’s travel industry as well as create and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborations among area organizations, community groups, regional tourism partners and local officials.  The salary range for this position will be $57,941 to $86,455 annually depending on qualifications and experience. Additionally, the successful candidate must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license as well as submit to a comprehensive background check and preemployment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Applicants with established residence within the service area will be given first review. 

    Application forms are available at the human resources office located on the second floor of Lexington City Hall (300 E Washington Street) and online by clicking here .  Please direct any questions you may have regarding the position to with the subject “Director’s Position” so that a Board member may contact you. Applications, along with cover letter, resume and professional references must be returned to the human resources office at the address shown above or via email to  First review of applications to begin on September 15, 2023 and the position is open until filled. Rockbridge Regional Tourism is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in its workforce.

  • 28 Jun 2023 11:05 AM | Anonymous

    The Montgomery Regional Tourism Office has an exciting full-time opportunity available for Administrative Assistant.  Reporting to the Executive Director of Tourism, essential duties include but are not limited to:  providing administrative support/administrative duties related to tourism growth and development; oversee mail, email and telephone requests for information, mailings and brochure disbursement; serves as first customer service point of contact for visitors and inquiries; prepares invoices for payment processing; maintains meeting minutes/agenda and sends notices for meetings; attends local meetings and events to represent tourism department as needed which may include local, regional and state events and seminars, and similar duties.  May also require occasional remote and/or weekend/evening work; accompanying travel writers via boat, bike and on-foot/hiking regional landmarks and sites, and other outdoor activities as needed.     

    Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Tourism, Business, Marketing or related field or combination of education and experience deemed equivalent. Successful candidate will have familiarity with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Wordpress, Digital Experience Platform, Google Docs, as well as social media such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and telephony software such as Zoom, MS Teams, etc.   High interpersonal skills an ability to foster/maintain positive relationships with the public, employees, visitors and other stakeholders is essential.

    Familiarity with community business development and regional tourism dynamics a plus.  

    Minimum Salary $38,098/yr. + DOE/DOQ with excellent benefits (paid health, dental and vision, life, disability, retirement, flex spending, wellness and much more).  Interested candidates should apply online at: Monday, July 10, 2023 to be considered.  For more information, contact the Montgomery County Job Line at 540.394.2010.  To request an application accommodation for disabilities, contact Human Resources at 540.394.2007

    Montgomery County, VA is committed to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer and certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) organization, we are dedicated to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/sexual orientation/gender/identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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