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Current Job Postings

  • 14 Feb 2024 4:14 PM | Anonymous


    Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for developing and implementing sales, business and marketing strategies to promote the City of Newport News as a meeting and tourism destination to group markets with the goal of generating travel-related revenue in the City. Reports to the Tourism Manager.


    Develops, coordinates, and implements comprehensive sales and marketing strategies to include sales calls, both in-market and out-of-market; solicits state, regional, national, and international group tours through phone/sales calls, emails, letters, and bid presentations. Attends trade shows to promote group tour destination, conducts follow-up, and reports return on investment. Plans site visits, encourages strong participation in tours, leads engaging and entertaining tours for travel planners, and makes follow-up contact after visitations.

    Creates marketing concepts for a variety of published and electronic materials to include profile sheets, flyers, group planners, coupon books, newsletter, and mailings; supports with creation of videos, commercials, and photography sessions. Develops partnerships with regional and state-wide marking organizations; assists with department marketing plan and other strategic initiatives.

    Serves as an administrator for the City’s sales software system (iDSS); responsible for database maintenance and annual audit of sales files; compiles departmental sales statistics and monthly reports. Identifies potential business prospects; maintains prospect files, accounts, and strategic partnerships.

    Represents the City of Newport News on committees related to tourism; speaking with associations and groups to generate tourism interest. Serves as a member of the Newport News Hospitality Association. Supports the Communications and Tourism divisions with special projects.

    Performs other duties as assigned.


    Employees at all levels are expected to effectively work together to meet the needs of the community and the organization through work behaviors demonstrating the City’s Values. Employees are also expected to lead by example and demonstrate the highest level of ethics.


    • ·       Sales and Business Development– Clear understanding and experience in sales, business development, and marketing principles and techniques.
    • ·       Tourism – Knowledge of travel and tourism; policies and procedures; organization and functions of the Tourism Department; and of the geographic layout of the City, including all tourist attractions.
    • ·       Customer Service – Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing exceptional customer service, including quality standards for services and how to evaluate customer satisfaction.


    • ·       Computer Skills – Utilizes a personal computer with word processing, spreadsheet, database and related software to effectively complete a variety of administrative tasks with reasonable speed and accuracy.
    • ·       Interpersonal Relationships – Develops and maintains cooperative and professional relationships with employees, managers, and representatives from other departments and organizations.
    • ·       Judgement/Decision Making –Uses logic and reasoning to understand, analyze, and evaluate situations and exercise good judgment to make appropriate decisions.
    • ·        Time Management - Plans and organizes daily work routine. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Implements work activities in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.


    • ·       Accounting/Budgeting - Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and statistical applications. Ability to employ economic and accounting principles and practices in the analysis and reporting of data.
    • ·       Communication – Ability to communicate ideas and proposals effectively so others will understand. Ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented verbally and in writing. Ability to write creatively, clearly, and concisely.


    Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Tourism, Business Administration or a related field and 3-5 years related sales or marketing experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Acceptable general background check to include a state and local criminal history check and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.


    • ·       Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work.
    • ·       Some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.

    • ·       Some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (10-20 pounds).


    • ·        Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals.
    • ·        Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.


    Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dust, pollen, and traffic hazards.

  • 12 Dec 2023 8:35 PM | Anonymous

    Tourism Development Specialist


    $64,919.00 - $80,224.00 Annually


    Suffolk, VA

    Job Type

    Full Time

    Job Number



    Economic Development



    Opening Date


    Closing Date

    12/26/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

    Under minimal supervision, develops sales/marketing programs and tourism products, packages and services designed to increase visitation to the City. Work involves working with local hospitality industry and historical/cultural groups to attract visitors, researching and pursuing grant opportunities, maintaining marketing efforts targeting regional hotels, working with the media to generate positive publicity and serving as contact person for meeting/convention planners. Employee must exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the public and employ initiative and independent judgment in completing assigned tasks. Reports to the Tourism Development Manager.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description. 

    Essential Job Functions

    ·        Develops tourism products, packages, and services designed to increase visitation to the City; maintains close working relationships with regional partners, the local hospitality industry, and historical/cultural groups to develop creative, value-based packages designed to attract visitors.

    ·        Researches and pursues grant opportunities to enhance tourism development initiatives, attractions, and tourism-oriented agencies.

    ·        Maintains ongoing marketing efforts partnering with Suffolk accommodations; assures that hotel staff specifies City of Suffolk attractions to their guests.

    ·         Researches/writes, designs and disseminates monthly newsletter (digital)  

    ·        Maintains  Suffolk Tourism website and makes daily/weekly updates to social media platforms.  Takes photos, videos, edits and creates social media reels.

    ·        Writes regular media releases promoting Suffolk events, programs and marketing initiatives, to attract visitors, travel writers, etc.

    ·        Pursues bookings for meetings, conferences, reunions, group tours and retreats, for Suffolk.

    ·        Serves as primary contact for meetings and convention planners; maintains current listing of organizations seeking conference sites; contacts organizations directly and provides meeting guides to market facilities/services available in the City. Provides conference services to incoming groups following definite bookings.

    ·        Attends and works at tradeshow booths; greets and meets clients; makes verbal and audio and visual presentations, collects data for potential leads; arranges site visits, prepares collected information and distributes to City venues.

    ·        Organizes and presents familiarization programs targeting state, regional, and local hospitality industry.

    ·        Serves as economic development/tourism liaison for Suffolk hospitality-related businesses and organizations; coordinates special events, marketing programs and initiatives.

    ·        Prepares regular reports regarding tourism activities and initiatives.

    ·        Assists Tourism Development Manager with coordination of advertising programs; fosters a positive public image that promotes the City as a viable travel destination.

    ·        Assists with development of all collateral.

    ·        Represents the division at various meetings and conferences to share information on amenities, attractions, and services; makes presentations regarding marketing and promotional activities; responds to inquiries and elicits support for proposed programs; performs networking by participating in organizations, clubs, educational events, and other social activities which include potential clients and fellow members of the hospitality industry; works to build a strong presence of the Suffolk Division of Tourism through consistent attendance, active participation, and support.

    ·        Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, duty schedules, attendance records, payment vouchers, volunteer handbooks, sales tickets, deposit slips, grant documents, marketing materials, or other documents.

    ·        Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, membership lists, flyers, brochures, maps, invoices, payments, photographs, policies, procedures, periodicals, manuals, directories, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

    ·        Operates a motor vehicle, personal computer, general office equipment, cash register, digital camera, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, e-mail, Internet, or other computer programs.

    ·        Communicates with manager, employees, volunteers, students, other departments, City officials, historical and cultural organizations, hospitality industry representatives, 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 and receive advice and direction.

    ·        Attends various meetings, serves on committees, and makes presentations as needed.

    ·        Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

    ·        Assists with development and implementation of division budget and management plan.

    ·        Assists in conducting special projects, events and activities as needed.

    ·        Performs general and clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, entering data into computer, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, processing incoming/outgoing mail, or making photographic records of events/activities.

    ·        Performs other related duties as required.

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Business Administration, or closely related area and 3 years professional level experience in hospitality industry operations, tourism/travel, marketing, advertising, public relations, graphic design or closely related area; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Requires a valid driver's license.

    Supplemental Information

    ·        Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the City and of departmental practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position.

    ·        Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods associated with promotion of City tourism, including those relating to the hospitality industry, travel/tourism trends, advertising, and public relations.

    ·        Knowledge of available hospitality/tourism resources within the community.

    ·        Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

    ·        Knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department.

    ·        Knowledge of the effective content, layout, and production of promotional literature and communications materials.

    ·        Skilled coordinating work involving guidelines and rules, with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures

    ·        Ability to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, policies, etc., as they pertain to departmental operations and activities.

    ·        Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information.

    ·        Ability to effectively communicate and interact with supervisors, members of the general public, the media, and all other groups involved in the activities of the department.

    ·        Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner.

    ·        Ability to use independent judgment and work with little direct supervision as situations warrant. Has the mathematical ability to perform required calculations.

    ·        Ability to read, understand, and interpret travel/tourism, marketing, and computer reports and related materials.

    ·        Ability to develop new approaches or methodologies to solve problems not previously encountered by analyzing, synthesizing, or evaluating data or information using unconventional or untried methods.

    ·        Ability to negotiate, exchange ideas, information, and opinions, with others to formulate policy and programs or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

    ·        Ability to assists with achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management of a small division or handling supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money consistent with the operation of a small division.

    ·        Ability to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculates ratios, rates and percent.

    ·        Ability to read journals, manuals, and professional publications; speaks informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, people in other organizations; and presents training composing original reports, training and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.

    ·        Ability to make frequent decisions, affecting the individual, co-workers, and others whom depend on the service or product; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but many variations from the routine.

    ·        Ability to make moderately serious impact decisions--affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

  • 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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