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

  • 16 Aug 2017 10:48 AM | Anonymous


    Position: Convention Sales Manager

    Company: Richmond Region Tourism
    Employment Type: Full-time, Exempt
    Compensation: $50,000-$62,000
    Location: 401 N. 3rd Street Richmond, VA 23219 US


    Description

    Richmond Region Tourism, the official destination marketing and management organization representing Virginia’s Richmond Region as a leisure, meetings and sports tourism destination, is seeking a Convention Sales Manager.  This position is responsible for generating economic impact by promoting and selling the Richmond Region as the ideal destination for meetings and conventions. The position specifically focuses on the market segments of Association and Corporate and utilizes 449 room nights or less on peak.  The sales manager works closely with the Greater Richmond Convention Center (GRCC) as well as Richmond Region Hotels. 

    The individual in this role leads strategic efforts in developing and presenting bid packages, including lead distribution and coordination of hotel and Greater Richmond Convention Center responses.  Qualifications include prior DMO or hotel hospitality industry sales experience, effective and creative problem solving skills, excellent oral/written communication skills, presentation skills, listening skills, strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and commitment to exceptional customer service.

    The ideal candidate has a BA/BS degree and 3+ years experience with meetings and conventions knowledge base, is a professional with a proven track record of sales success, established network of local and/or state/regional industry relationships.

    This position requires some overnight travel and after-hours work, including monitoring email and online activity after hours and on weekends. Candidates must have a personal vehicle to use for completing job duties and a valid driver’s license. The candidate will be expected to exercise decorum and represent the organization with the utmost integrity at all times.


    Responsibilities
    • Solicit meetings and conventions from an assigned territory via phone, email, personal sales calls, site inspections, tradeshows and presentations.
    • Achieves an annual goal of definite hotel room nights related to an assigned territory.
    • Cultivates and manages key national relationships with groups/meeting planners and evaluates meeting & convention opportunities to ensure viability and compatibility with the Richmond Region package.
    • Lead strategic efforts in developing and presenting multi-component bid packages. Including all aspects of the bid process: Lead distribution, coordination of hotel and convention center responses and recommendations regarding specific concessions and incentives offered.
    • Maintains positive hotel relationships by delivering qualified, well researched leads and business opportunities.
    • Works with our services and marketing professionals to ensure collateral materials, marketing messages, and group services provided remain cutting-edge and industry leading. 
    Qualifications
    • BA/BS degree preferred.
    • Additional certifications preferred (e.g., CMP)
    • 3+ years advanced experience and knowledge of convention and meeting industry.
    • Professional with a proven track record of sales success.
    • Established network of local and/or state/regional industry relationships.
    • Must have skills/experience with sales, marketing, and event logistics.
    • Must be able to work well and interact with other employees, management, the Board of Directors, and customers/clients
    • Must be able to perform independently and exercise good judgment
    • Must have creative strategic planning and problem solving skills
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Must have a commitment to superior customer service
    • Good project and time management skills
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Willing and able to travel as needed, which involves using personal vehicle for company business and occasional overnight stays
    • Willing and able to accommodate business needs on weekends and after hours as required 
    Benefits
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-term Disability Insurance
    • Long-term Disability Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • 401(K) with Company Match
    • Direct Deposit
    • Bereavement Leave
    • Holidays
    • Paid Jury Duty
    • Paid Vacation
    • Sick Time
    • Health Savings Account 

    Apply at this link:  https://richmondregiontourism.hyrell.com/VirtualStepPositionDetails.aspx?TemplateId=197290

    Deadline to apply is September 15, 2017. 


  • 19 Jun 2017 5:05 PM | Anonymous



    Isle of Wight County invites applications for the position of: Fair/Events Coordinator


    Salary: $39,646.00 - $51,540.00 Annually

    Opening date: 04/06/17

    Closing Date: Continuous

    Description:

    The Fair/Events Coordinator promotes the County Fair and other special events offered through the Parks & Recreation Department.


    Examples of Duties:

    • Oversees and coordinates event planning for the fair and other events offered through parks and recreation including reenactments, fireworks displays, pageant shows, and other special events;
    • Serves as the County representative to the fair committee;
    • Works in conjunction with the tourism department on coordination of special events throughout the County;
    • Manages contracts, requisitions, transmittals and payment vouchers;
    • Develops and monitors event budgets;
    • Accepts, receives, and/or collects payments;
    • Prepares and/or processes purchase orders;
    • Performs inventory/property management;
    • Manages the budget within assigned unit/division;
    • Makes recommendations that impact the budget;
    • Recruits, organizes and supervises volunteers and volunteer committees as needed;
    • Coordinates event publicity and marketing;
    • Coordinates event logistics with other Parks & Recreation staff;
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Observe all approved safety and health policies and procedures pertaining to his/her work activities and perform all work tasks in a safe and health manner in accordance with County policy.

    Required Qualifications:

    Education and Experience:
    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Recreation and/or Leisure Services or related field, and three (3) years of related work experience.
    Licenses or Certifications:
    Certification as a Certified Fair Executive (CFE), Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE), or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is preffered.


    Supplemental Information:
    Hiring Range expected to be within: $39,646 - $51,540. Annually, Depending on Qualifications.

    The position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed beginning 4/21/17 and on a rolling basis thereafter.

    Applications may be filed online at:



    To apply, please click here.


  • 25 Apr 2017 10:57 AM | Anonymous

    Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission -- Front Royal, VA

    Marketing and Communications Coordinator

    The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (NSVRC) is seeking a uniquely skilled, self-motivated and enthusiastic candidate to coordinate a variety of regional initiatives to include marketing and promotion of the RideSmart Program, website development and social media management, economic development planning efforts, tourism coordination and outreach efforts, coordination of the Commission’s public participation initiatives, client and media relationships, maintenance and content coordination, workshop/event planning, and development and implementation of an NSVRC communications strategy.

    The successful applicant will have strong capabilities in marketing, web development, and design, as well as excellent planning, prioritization and scheduling skills in order to promote effective project management among team members. The position responsibilities have flexibility and allow for project management opportunities in current and emerging programs such as community development, economic development, hazard mitigation, natural resources, transportation and local technical assistance.

    The position requires the ability to coordinate a variety of tasks in support of projects throughout the region. The candidate must be meticulous and able to troubleshoot problems that arise during the course of a project. Candidates must demonstrate analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communications skills.

    The preferred candidate may possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Management, Planning, or related field or equivalent professional experience or qualification. However, demonstrated relevant professional success may supplant any preference for formal academic training.

    Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Brandon Davis, Executive Director -- 400E Kendrick Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630 or bdavis@NSVRegion.org.

    Position will remain open until filled. Priority review of resumes will begin on May 12, 2017.

    Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The Position is available immediately upon identification of the successful candidate.

    NSVRC is a regional planning organization that is dedicated to supporting the successful development of our local and regional community. We strive to create a setting for innovative thinking and proactive problem solving. It’s a place where employees can apply their skills to address a variety of community challenges and participate in various projects. NSVRC values diversity in skill, perspective and professional expertise and promotes collaboration across program areas and among stakeholders in the community. NSVRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    For more information, please visit our website at www.NSVregion.org or contact (540) 636-8800 or bdavis@NSVregion.org.


  • 16 Mar 2017 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    TOWN OF ABINGDON

    Abingdon, Virginia

    Director of Tourism

    The Town of Abingdon, Virginia is currently taking applications for the position of Director of Tourism. This position operates under the direct supervision of the Town Manager and is responsible for the oversight of the town’s Department of Tourism. The Director must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with town officials, staff, other public officials and the general public. Applicants must possess strong writing, public speaking, research, and problem solving skills and possess the ability to lead multiple projects serving as the main point of contact. Salary is DOQ.

    The Director of Tourism is responsible for:

    • Developing a visionary tourism marketing plan for the Town based on existing or newly developed programs, resource allocation and industry trends & data; Directs the development of all tourism & travel marketing & creates strategic plans based on increasing travel to the town
    • Reviewing visitor data and conducting market research to develop plans for programs & advertising; Developing & managing an all-inclusive public relations program using all types of media in the effort to reach as many groups & individuals as possible; Managing website & social media; Developing, organizing, and promoting special events & activities for the Town
    • Researching, writing, & administering available grant opportunities to assist funding for tourism & economic development projects
    • Directing & managing the Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Tourist Information Center; Establishing & maintaining effective working relationships with local & regional community organizations & business groups

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Tourism/Hospitality or closely related field and/or
    • 5-7 years of experience in Tourism and/or Economic Development

    Please submit your application and resume via the Town of Abingdon website no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017. The town of Abingdon is an equal opportunity employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    http://www.abingdon-va.gov/employment.html 


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