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Title
Convention Sales Manager - APACVB
Description
The Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for a Convention Sales Manager. The ideal candidate will need strong communication skills and sales experience.
Contact Information
Please send your resume to sherry@apacvb.org if interested in applying for the position.
Title
Facility Manager - Randolph Riverfront Center
Description
Reports to:
Executive Director/CEO

Job Summary:
The duty of the Facility Manager is to supervise facility general workers and perform assigned duties in set-ups, tear-downs, cleaning, and general operations before, during, and after all events at the Randolph Riverfront Center. To plan, organize, and supervise the Randolph Riverfront Center maintenance operations; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility. To oversee all procedures involved with customer/facility relationships.

Duties:
Supervise and assist assigned staff with the work involved in the set-up, tear-down, and cleaning of the Randolph Riverfront Center sets booths and rooms.
Schedule, assign, and oversee the work activities of the set-up and tear-down crews.
Perform as manager on duty, including prolonged standing, walking and climbing.
Interpret sketches, diagrams and layouts of the Randolph Riverfront Center for forthcoming events.
Inspect the work of assigned staff while in progress; provide advice and assistance to assigned staff.
Set up banquet settings with both five-foot diameter and six-foot diameter tables.
Set up Tradeshow booths and temporary convention power to booths.
Perform maintenance on the Randolph Riverfront Center building.
Participate in the creation of an inventory control system and oversee its use.
Perform related duties as may be assigned.
General maintenance and repair of the Randolph Riverfront Center.
Operate and maintain various power and hand tools.
Safely operate and maintain a forklift, scissor lift, chilled water system light maintenance, etc.
Prepare and maintain accurate records of work performed, materials used, and associated costs.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in set-up and tear-down work, including staging and lighting.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
Knowledge of all federal, state, and local fire codes and evacuation procedures.
Knowledge of computer-operated HVAC systems and Fire/Intrusion detection system.
Knowledge of Life Safety Code and Principals of Crowd Management.
Knowledge of record-keeping and report procedures.
Knowledge of principles of supervision, training and evaluation.

Ability to:
Push or pull fully loaded chair racks, table carts, and various equipment boxes repeatedly.
Pick up and place in racks, or place on the floor all necessary chairs for setups, repeatedly.
Pick up 50 lbs. repeatedly.
Prepare and maintain records, reports, and work estimates.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Supervise assigned workers.
Work Varying hours as required, including weekends, extended shifts, and late nights.

Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities in qualifying; a typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:
Three years of increasingly responsible business-related experience.
Two years of lead work experience is highly desirable.

Training:
Formal education equaling twelve years, which insures the ability to read, write, and successfully communicate with the general public and the Riverfront Center and Convention and Visitors Bureau staff.
Two years of experience in reading sketches, layouts, and/or blueprints necessary for successfully performing his or her job.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid Louisiana Driver’s license.
Ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid Forklift Operator License.
Contact Information
Cathy Coplin
cathy@apacvb.org
(318) 442-9546
Title
Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking a Groups and Tourism Sales Manager
Description
Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking a Groups and Tourism Sales Manager
Full-time position with full time benefits.
Job Summary: Plan, organize, and execute sales efforts and actively promote Natchitoches Parish as a tourism destination including but not limited to conventions, meetings, sports and motor coach through personal/direct contact, telephone calls, direct mail, sales missions and industry trade shows that will generate an increase in overnight hotel stays.

Degree of Supervision: Reports to the Executive Director. Annual performance appraisal by Executive Director.

Responsibilities:
Receive and facilitate all group, meeting & special event inquires.
Report on Hotel/Motels, Events Center, and other entities to compile and maintain monthly report on group visits, conferences and special events and calculate economic impact for each group, conference, special event.
Assist travel planners and special events with on-site registration, area information, etc.
Maintain and update information in our Group Tour Manual and Business profile.
Assist Exec Director and Marketing Director with newsletters and updates to groups and travel planners.
Maintain a database of Group Operators, Travel Planner, and Group inquires.
Organize and plan group FAM tours and site inspections.
Attend sales missions, trade shows, meetings, etc. relative to promotion of Natchitoches Parish as requested by the Executive Director.
Responsible for all follow-up to travel planners, itinerary planning and leads.
Maintain calendar coordinated with all entities regarding groups, meetings and special events in regards to the number of rooms being occupied.
Maintain and on going log of daily activities.
Prepare monthly and annual reports on sales, services activity and performance and insure timely submission.
Meet with hotels/motels/attractions to keep informed of new products/services offered.
Establish specific goals and track performance.
Other activities as necessary directed by the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited four year college in the field of HMT, Marketing, Public Relations, History or Geography or any combination of education and experience to equal three years related experience.

Special Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices required in tourism planning services. Considerable knowledge in the fields of advertising, marketing, public relations, and business administration. General knowledge of office procedures. Must be available for travel and work weekends as needed. Considerable knowledge of Louisiana history and geography. Must have good writing and oral communication skills.

Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information
Please submit resume to director@natchitoches.com
Title
Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications
Description
Full-time position with full time benefits.

Summary: Responsible for Strategically planning, implementing and reviewing internal and external communications programs. Coordinate all segments of the CVB’s communication and Public Relations programs. Coordinates and assists in all elements of advertising and marketing including production, design, gathering information, photo selection and editing. Must have strong expertise in desktop publishing, software design principals and production knowledge.

Duties and Responsibilites:
· Maintain relationships with local, regional and national media through sending press releases, stories, media advisories, contact media on a regular basis and inform agencies, organizations and the public as to the events occurring in Natchitoches, promptly answering inquiries.
· Assist NPTC/CVB Executive Director with annual media budgets, ROI reports, tracking media and photographers as required per project.
· Work with NPTC/CVB Executive Director to host and inform travel writers, media and photographers.
· Work with Advertising Agencies to place media, design and be creative. Maintain calendar of deadlines.
· Maintain a database of all media inquiries, press releases sent, media mentions with value and number of posters/flyers printed annually for festivals and events.
· Maintain the online calendar of events, online press kits and perform website edits and revisions to a minimum of three (3) websites.
· Attend community meetings and receptions as deemed by the Executive Director.
· Maintain inventory and creative ideas, ordering and proofing all promotional materials. (All proofs must have Executive Director approval)
· Maintain a database of photo images and distribute as requested.
· Work with travel counselors to create and update weekly weekend events to distribute by fax/email to local hotels, motels, restaurants, attractions, etc. Write and create monthly e-newsletter for Constant Contact. Maintain and update all in-house brochures.
· Assist in the promotion of area events and festivals by writing, sending press releases, design posters as needed and assisting with advertising of promotional spots, appearing at live events.
· Be available to travel as needed for association meetings and trade shows.
· Attend monthly Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission meetings and present report of activities to board members. (3rd Tuesday of each month)
· Promote regional and area partnerships by assisting with media contacts, planning and promoting: Holiday Trail of Lights, Louisiana North, El Camino Real, LTPA and LACVB.
· Work with location scouts to offer area photographs for possible film locations.
· Update the NACVB media kit specific to media goals and requests.
· Maintain and update all Social Media for Natchitoches Tourism, currently Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
· Provide support to travel counselors and visitors as needed, answering inquiries, marketing, event planning and other duties as identified by the Executive Director..

Requirements:
Four-year degree from an academic institution in public relations, journalism, marketing or communications or equivalent experience.
Excellent organizational and writing skills including a command of grammar, usage, vocabulary and spelling.
Strong attention to detail and proofreading.
Strong Computer knowledge mandatory; Desktop publishing preferred.
Experience in using video and photography equipment.
Experience in marketing or public relations and practical experience in the Hospitality industry.
Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information
Please submit resume to director@natchitoches.com
Title
Director of Marketing & Communications - Ruston Lincoln Parish CVB
Description
The Director of Marketing & Communications works with the President/CEO to identify marketing opportunities and develop strategies for attracting overnight business and enhancing the tourism economy of Ruston & Lincoln Parish. The Director of Marketing & Communications manages the CVB’s communication, advertising, media plans, and public relations efforts.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide support to the President/CEO in support of the mission of the Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Work with the President/CEO to develop, recommend and implement marketing plan and budget on an annual basis
• Manage advertising plans from campaign conception to ad placement
• Promote Ruston and Lincoln Parish as a visitor destination to individuals and groups through the marketing plan and content strategy
• Manage printed assets such as the Visitors Guide, Dining, Guide, etc. from production to distribution
• Create plans and itineraries for travel writers, bloggers, editors, and media
• Author articles on Ruston & Lincoln Parish as a destination as requested by media and publishers
• Maintain ongoing support and communication with all groups/committees related to tourism development
• Represent CVB on relevant boards and committees including state, regional, and local organizations and actively engage with the state tourism office
• Participate in research and analyze industry to meet the CVB’s marketing objectives
• Oversee the CVB’s internship program

Requirements
• Minimum four-year degree from an academic institution in marketing or business
• Minimum three-year experience marketing related role
• Detail-oriented and excellent time management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
• Able and willing to travel
• Experience in tourism or destination marketing preferred
Contact Information
Amanda Carrier
acarrier@rustonlincoln.com
Title
Monroe-West Monroe - Social Media & Website Manager
Description
Summary: To manage the online user experience with Discover Monroe-West Monroe through website and social media channels for planners, travel professionals, leisure travelers and all persons who interact with Discover Monroe-West Monroe online.

Responsibilities & Functions:

1. Plan, execute, and implement a social strategy to include development and integration of content across multiple Discover Monroe-West Monroe channels including website, social media, e-newsletter, sponsored content, and partner content.
2. Manages all social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In, etc., including publishing posts, responding to comments/messages, monitoring for inappropriate comments/spam, and socializing with audience in a friendly, personable manner and a timely fashion. Some interactions may take place outside of normal business hours.
3. Develop, execute, and manage a rich content editorial calendar.
4. Utilize web and social media statistics to measure effectiveness of content and plan accordingly.
5. Work with sales and sports staff as well as meeting and event planners to develop digital and social media strategies to boost attendance and economic development storylines.
6. Schedule, research, write and distribute original content in a unique consistent voice across target markets.
7. Edit, format, and post submitted work from team members to ensure cohesive voice.
8. Through on-going, first hand research and interviews with industry partners write entertaining and informative content for distribution across multiple channels through photo and video.
9. Apply SEO best practices to content housed on website along with integration of key words.
10. All other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

Four-year degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or journalism
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent Computer Skills and Knowledge
Proficient Microsoft Office Products – Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel
Photo editing and design experience using Adobe Creative Suite
Experience and understanding of SEO, keyword and web page optimization, and Google Analytics.
Extensive understanding of social media universe including Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.
Knowledge of cutting-edge social media tactics
Title
Lafayette CVC - Social Media Manager
Description
The Social Media Manager will be responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining, analyzing and reporting an annual digital engagement strategy to grow Lafayette Travel’s online audience utilizing social media, email marketing and website.

Interested applicants should be highly motivated with experience on all social media sites with a desire to stay on top of new trends and tools as well as have a passion for connecting with locals and visitors on Lafayette Travel’s social pages.
Contact Information
Anyone interested can email ben@lafayettetravel.com
Title
Front Desk, Engineers and Housekeeping needed at NOLA hotel
Description
New Orleans hotel seeing front desk agents, housekeeping agents, and maintenance engineers. Flexible schedules, dependable and friendly people needed.
Contact Information
Title
Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director
Description
The Executive Director/CEO oversees and is accountable for all activity for the Bureau and the Randolph Riverfront Center and is responsible for management and oversight of the budgets and staff of both.

The Executive Director/CEO is responsible for leading the organization to fulfill its mission to market and sell Alexandria/Pineville as a destination and to strengthen the local economy by increasing travel to the Alexandria/Pineville Area.

This highly visible position interfaces with key community, government, media, and convention and tourism leaders, serving as the key spokesperson for the organization, ensuring ongoing and active communication and collaboration with all stakeholders to communicate and fulfill the Bureau’s mission, make a positive economic impact, and raise awareness of the organization and its impact on the region.

Requirements:
This position requires a combination of education and/or experience equivalent to five years in sales and marketing leadership, with a preference for experience in tourism or hospitality sales. Demonstrated skills and experience in operational management, strategic planning, financial management, and marketing are essential. Previous experience in a Convention and Visitors Bureau and/or a Convention Center is preferred, but not required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to cathy@apacvb.org. The Bureau provides competitive compensation and benefits, based on each team member’s experience and qualifications.

Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with Federal and State law with applicants for employment positions, including but not limited to age, race, color, gender or creed.

Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (APACVB) Mission Statement:
The APACVB is a destination marketing organization whose mission is to strengthen the economy by increasing visitation and visitor spending in the area. The APAVB is a political subdivision for the state of Louisiana, and full oversight authority rests with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.

For more information on the Bureau, visit: www.alexandriapinevillela.com.
Contact Information
Cathy Coplin
cathy@apacvb.org
(318) 442-9546
Title
General Manager Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria
Description
Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria is the premier convention hotel in central Louisiana that reopened with much fanfare in 2016. Over the last five years HIDA has established itself as a host to many statewide and regional meetings as well a nightly stop for many corporate guests traveling to CenLa. For our new General Manager, we are looking for the following:

Functions as the primary strategic business leader of the property with responsibility for all aspects of the operation, including guest and employee satisfaction, human resources, financial performance, sales and revenue generation and delivering a return on investment. Verifies implementation of service strategy and initiatives with the objective of meeting or exceeding guest expectations, increased profit and market share.

Holds property leadership team accountable for strategy execution, and guides their individual professional development. The position verifies that sales engines are leveraged and initiates independent and proactive sales activities, when appropriate, to generate demand. Verifies that the objectives and goals of Sharpco Hotels Group to work to achieve long term success.

General Manager experience in limited or full-service property.

Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and late nights.

Property industry work experience, demonstrating progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance.

Contact Information
please send resumes to hr@sharpcohotels.com and/or msmith@sharpcohotels.com
Title
Executive Director - Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF)
Description
The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF) is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of executive director. Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, has been retained by the foundation to facilitate this executive search and hiring process.

This position represents an unprecedented opportunity for an experienced leader, fundraiser, and communicator to take the helm of a foundation that, in collaboration with the leadership teams and staff of the Baton Rouge Zoo and Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish (BREC), is leading a signification transformation of the Baton Rouge Zoo in coordination with the reimagination of the adjacent Greenwood Park. The scale and magnitude of these investments and the impact they will generate, along with the ongoing operational and other support the BRZF provides to the Zoo in myriad ways, underscores the importance of and need for strong and capable day-to-day leadership at the BRZF to help the Zoo meet current and future demands. To that end, the BRZF is seeking an executive director who can fill this role and scale the BRZF’s impact alongside the continued growth of the organization it exists to support.

The BRZF exists to support the Baton Rouge Zoo, a department of the Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the BRZF is governed by a dedicated volunteer board of directors consisting of business and community leaders dedicated to the same conservation, education, and engagement principles that are fundamental to the Baton Rouge Zoo.

The executive director is tasked with carrying out strategic and fundraising strategies to promote the image and awareness of the Baton Rouge Zoo, cultivating relationships with key donors and community stakeholders, and serving as a team builder and accessible, seasoned leader who leads daily operations for the foundation. It is crucial this leader builds and maintains an organizational culture of transparency and accountability, teamwork, and openness to change.

Job Description
The ideal candidate will have significant leadership and fundraising experience, a track record of developing strategic relationships to spur fund development activities, experience building a robust donor base, and a history of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders such as board members, staff, donors, volunteers, elected officials, and partner organizations.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fundraising & Donor Management
• Lead all fundraising initiatives for the BRZF, including securing event sponsors, promoting financial stewardship, and managing large gift efforts
• Develop and implement plans for comprehensive and robust capital campaigns in support of the Zoo Master Plan
• Build relationships with Zoo department leaders to form and promote effective strategic partnerships that help secure event sponsors, fund the Zoo Master Plan’s implementation, and foster other community relationships that help increase the BRZF’s visibility and impact
• Lead the solicitation of sponsors for all Zoo and BRZF events and educational programs
• Exhibit strong donor relationship management by identifying opportunities to generate new sponsors while improving relationship with current sponsors
• Build and sustain working relationships and communication with the philanthropic community
• Identify and inventory capital naming opportunities and solicit donors to meet BRZF revenue goals.

Stakeholder Engagement
• Meet regularly with the Zoo director and BREC Superintendent to align missions, communicate transparently about developments or needs impacting both organizations, and achieve mutual goals
• Build the BRZF board of directors’ capacity and support the board’s decision making by promoting proactive board development, education, and BRZF communications, including working with board leadership on identifying, recruiting, selecting, and onboarding new board members
• Represent the BRZF effectively in building alliances with external stakeholders and the general public in a manner that reflects the BRZF’s mission and objectives
• Work supportively and collaboratively with the BRZF board to support regular board meetings, including providing materials, preparing for meetings, and giving updates on progress toward achieving strategic and fundraising goals
• Prepare regular reports to the BREC Commission at the request of the Zoo director and/or BREC Superintendent

Operational Leadership
• Champion the development and implementation of a strong and consistent platform that galvanizes support and maintains a strong focus on the BRZF’s mission.
• Develop and implement strategies that support funding the implementation of the Zoo Master Plan, which will increase the number of individuals served by the Zoo, drive Zoo attendance, and increase Zoo revenues
• Lead the BRZF in advocating for the Zoo throughout the Baton Rouge community and coordinating with BREC on supporting future tax renewals that may support the Zoo Master Plan
• Lead BRZF staff members to achieve the goals of the BRZF by inspiring them through personal dedication to the organization, creating a work environment that attracts and retains top talent, developing staff through the mutual creation of personal and group goals, and identifying training needs and promote professional growth
• Ensure the adequacy and soundness of the BRZF’s financial structure and review projections for BRZF’s working capital requirements
• Develop, review, and monitor budgets to ensure efficient financial operations and stewardship of the organization
• Manage and direct the day-to-day responsibilities of BRZF staff

Education and Experience Qualifications
• A bachelor’s degree in business management, nonprofit management, marketing, public relations, mass communication, or a related field is required, with a master’s degree in any of these fields considered a plus; a combination of experience and education that clearly demonstrates comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities may be suitable in lieu of a master’s degree
• A minimum of five-to-seven years of professional experience in a related field demonstrating strong project management, administration, and capital fundraising abilities
• Experience cultivating and managing relationships and leading effective fundraising at all gift levels, specifically large gifts
• Experience managing and overseeing fundraising and sponsorship initiatives with measurable achievement towards goals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Able to motivate and support board members, staff, and partners to set and reach targeted annual fundraising and sponsorship goals
• Strong management skills, emotionally intelligent, and self-aware with an ability to listen effectively to others and learn from their best ideas
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills and comfortable speaking in front of a public audience
• Able to perform effectively under pressure and use strong organizational skills when faced with competing priorities
• Able to develop and sustain productive and mutually beneficial working relationships with diverse stakeholders including board members, staff, public officials, foundations and community leaders
• Able to foresee and evaluate potential issues with programs or initiatives and prepare alternative solutions
• Possesses an inclusive, inspiring, and empowering leadership style that endorses teamwork, encourages an entrepreneurial culture, and promotes and open, transparent communication

Compensation
The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $130,000, which is commensurate with experience. In addition to base compensation, a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.
Contact Information
Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and references to brzf@emergentmethod.com.

Additional Information
The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis or any protected class under federal, state, or local law.
Title
VP of Marketing and Communications - Shreveport-Bossier CTB
Description
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau seeks an experienced and innovative professional to serve as their new Vice President of Marketing Communications to lead the strategy and execution of the Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations initiatives of the SBCTB.

The VP of Marketing Communications will be responsible for developing marketing strategies, establishing relationships with various community professionals, and successfully leading the department’s team.

If interested in learning more about this great opportunity, please use the link below to apply or send your resume to the SearchWide Global Executive listed below.
Title
Facility Director
Description
To plan, organize and supervise the Riverfront Center setup and maintenance operations, and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Duties:
Developing and maintaining a computerized preventative maintenance program.

Supervise and participate in the maintenance and repair of the Alexandria Riverfront Center.

Supervise, schedule and review the work of staff involved in the setup and teardown of the Alexandria Riverfront Center sets, booths and rooms. Also, supervise and schedule custodial staff.

Evaluate operations and recommend improvements and modifications, prepare various reports on operations and activities.

Prepare time and materials estimates; prepare sketches, diagrams and layouts for efficient use of the Riverfront Center.

Provide assistance to users of the Alexandria Riverfront Center facilities; explain Bureau policies and procedures; ensure facility users receive proper services.

Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

Perform related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
The methods and techniques used in a variety of maintenance and building trades.

Policies and procedures of the Alexandria Riverfront Center facilities.

Occupational hazard and standard safety precautions necessary for staff under direct supervision.

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations governing the operation of a public event facility.

Principles of supervision, training and evaluation.

Record keeping and reporting procedures.

Ability to:
Organize, supervise and coordinate a variety of building maintenance and repair activities.

Organize and coordinate facility use and multiple event scheduling.

Prepare a variety of reports, statements and correspondence.

Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations and policies.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Retrieve and input data in a variety of computer programs including, but not limited to, preventative maintenance programs and facility booking program.

Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities in qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of responsible building maintenance and operations experience. One year of lead or supervisory experience is highly desirable.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration or a related field.

License or Certification: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid Louisiana Driver’s license.
Contact Information
Cathy Coplin (318) 442-9546 cathy@apacvb.org
Title
Chef de Cuisine - Dickie Brennan & Company
Description
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Chef de Cuisine is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the restaurant along with creating a superior culinary experience for the guest. He/she is responsible for maintaining the quality standards of the operation in regard to menu development, execution of food and personal development. He meets with the Executive Chef, Corporate Chef on a regular basis to discuss current and upcoming issues in the restaurant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Marketing Ambassador: the Chef de Cuisine is a critical marketing ambassador for the company. The Chef de Cuisine must embody all that the company stands for to the staff, guests and the media. The Chef de Cuisine must actively cultivate positive word of mouth and positive media for the restaurant. The Chef de Cuisine must develop, seek, and work to perpetuate relationships with “influencers” and local, regional, and national food media by perfecting an articulate and sincere message about the company’s food, style, and philosophy.

Lead Manager:
o Must support and nurture his relationship with the lead management team
o Must be willing to give and accept constructive suggestions, and to take a role in management of the entire restaurant

Menu Development
o Continually develop menu items to reflect positive knowledgeable food image
o Maintain seasonal specials based on product availability and cost
o Change menus (brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and parties) a minimum of twice a year to reflect seasonal changes, i.e. fall and spring
o Be responsible for food cost, and reflect that responsibility thru proper costing techniques
o Provide flexibility with regards to guests’ special request
o Work with purchasing for the proper utilization of products to avoid waste

Cleanliness/Sanitation o Work with the kitchen managers to reach the cleaning standards for the operation
o Ensure that his staff is following the proper procedures in attaining these goals and that they are held accountable. This includes before, during, and after service.
o Maintain a high level of personal cleanliness on the job for themselves and their staff, including:
Personal hygiene – clean hands and fingernails, any open cuts covered, covered and clean hair, proper grooming habits
Uniforms – wears clean, well fitting uniforms. Maintains professional image.
Clean working areas – both his/her immediate station as well as any other areas, walk-ins, and storage areas

Respect for equipment – by taking responsibility when using the equipment, maintaining the equipment as well as parts
o Observe and enforce proper sanitation procedures at all times
o Take the necessary steps to educate cooks and kitchen managers to proper sanitation procedures

People
o Supervise the culinary staff which requires developed managerial skills and people skills, as well as training, coaching, and teaching
o Develop effective communication techniques to maintain working relationships with each member of the kitchen staff
o Effectively communicate with sous chefs and management staff creating a team spirit of leadership
o Be aware and hold staff accountable for company policies, procedures, and standards
o Participate in the selection of cooks thru recruiting, interviewing, reference checks and the hiring procedure
o Develop an effective written training program for each station. Appoint trainers and communicate with them weekly
o Develop a positive, supportive working relationship with front of house managers. Communicate daily.
o Respect meeting times
o Communicate daily with purchasing manager
o Communicate daily with Executive Chef, Corporate Chef

Maintenance o Hold cooks accountable for maintaining equipment i.e. parts, usage
o Communicate with operations manager or maintenance to properly fix equipment as needed
o Communicate with owners, Corporate Chef and Executive Chef when new or replacement equipment is needed

Budget, Management & Profit:
o Participate with owners, Corporate Chef, Executive Chef, General Manager and managers to agree on proper goals for food cost, labor cost, and misc. expenses relating to the kitchen
o Work with purchasing agent, sous chefs and culinary management staff to build menus around availability, quality, and cost of products
o Communicate daily with purchaser and culinary staff as to any items needed to be utilized
o Cost all specials with purchaser prior to putting on menu
o Work with purchaser, sous chefs and culinary management staff to take a systematic approach to maintain cleanliness and organization, i.e. rotating cleanups, product rotation, etc.
o Work with purchaser, sous chefs, culinary management staff and front of house managers to record any and all waste, i.e. server errors, product spoilage, customer errors, etc.
o Work with all managers to maintain security
o Work with budget manager to develop a realistic monthly labor budget. Schedule within these parameters.
o Work with budget manager to monitor labor daily and weekly
o Manage all overtime hours and dollars. Strive to eliminate.
o Adjust payroll schedules to reflect business fluctuations

Focus: maintains an awareness of the effect of all actions upon the dining experience of the guest, and makes any decisions based on their impact on the guest

REQUIREMENTS:
• High school diploma. Some college and/or college degree preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressive culinary role, preferably in a high-volume and/or fine dining restaurant
• ServSafe certification required (can be received in-house)
• Ability to read and write in English with excellent verbal, interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong organizational, multi-tasking, time management, follow-up and analytical skills with solid attention to detail and accuracy
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel
• Ability to learn industry specific accounting software (such as Compeat, Res Source, Micros, etc.)
• Internet skills including use of e-mails (Microsoft Outlook) and information gathering
• Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment with a customer service orientation
• Strong managerial skills and able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
• Must be able to get along with co-workers and manage subordinates as a team
• Be flexible and eager to learn new things while thinking analytically and creativity
• Must maintain a strong professional presence and present a well-groomed appearance
• Ability to manage confidential business, guest and employee information with tact and discretion
• Must be able to respond calmly and make rational decisions when handling business related issues in a fast paced environment
• Work is performed in a restaurant with varied temperatures. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, reach, crouch, kneel, lift, push and pull. May occasionally lift, push, pull or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
• Manual dexterity is essential. Must possess finger dexterity to use restaurant and office equipment adeptly
• Must be able to dependably work a minimum of 50 hours per week; able to work a varied and flexible schedule as necessary to manage and operate the restaurant effectively
• Maintain presence in the community through professional societies and/or board involvement
• Must adhere to the established appearance, hygiene, and dress code guidelines
• Ability to adhere to and comply with all rules and regulations of the company
Title
New Orleans & Co. - Programming Event Coordinator
Description
Primary Objective of the Position:
Ability to plan and coordinate a variety of events (fundraisers, luncheons, holiday parties, etc.). This position entails selecting venues, adhering to the proposed budget, arranging vendors, and ensuring internal and/or stakeholder satisfaction for the scheduled event. Manage and oversee all event operations and evaluate the success of each event after its completion. Must be a strong communicator and very detail oriented.

Major Areas of Accountability:
• Designs and executes new programming for Membership and Community
• Works with both Membership and Community Affairs to plan all events and tradeshows, such as NTTW, Business After Hours (BAH), Holiday Party, Member Appreciation, Tourism University, Member 2 Member Expo, Job Fests, NOLA Talks, etc.
• Works with Membership & Community Affairs with on-site inspections, venue selection, F&B, amenities, invitations, promotion, etc.
• Manages all logistics associated with events, including site inspections, venue
• Maintains all budgeting/reporting needs required for all these events.
• Manages RSVP/registration needs.
• Works cross-departmentally with the Communications and Marketing teams to promote events and graphic design requests.
• Well organized and competent in vendor management.
• Performs other responsibilities or special projects as assigned by the VP of External Affairs & Memberships and/or the President/CEO.

Education and/or Experience:
Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and three to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:
Must be proficient in Microsoft office or similar. Knowledge of spreadsheets and database programs, desired.

Language Skills:
Possess excellent verbal and written communication. Ability to read and interpret documents and to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; and use hands to finger; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Must be able to travel by airplane and operate a vehicle.

The working environment is typical for an office and does not require exposure to difficult or hazardous conditions. This position will require some weeknight and weekend assignments, often on location. Ability to travel including overnight stays. Must work well in a team environment.

Disclaimer Statement:
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements and does not imply a contract.

Responsibility for Work of Others: None
Title
Social Media and Digital Content Manager - Houma Area CVB
Description
The Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting resumes for a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Applicants must have extensive social media knowledge across all channels, with experience building and maintaining an online presence. Must have outstanding computer and communication skills. Applicants must be creative with storytelling through digital content creation. The successful candidate will oversee day-to-day management of digital campaigns as well as monitor and improve brand awareness.
Contact Information
To apply, or for more information on job description, submit resumes to Sondra.Corbitt@houmatravel.com.
Title
Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission - Marketing & Events Coordinator
Description
The Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission (Toledo Bend Lake Country) is seeking a Marketing & Events Coordinator. The Commission is a quasi-governmental organization. The mission of the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission is to provide leadership in marketing Toledo Bend Lake Country as a highly desirable tourist and meeting destination and engage in tourism promotions, which result in increased overnight stays and in activities that improve the quality of stay of the visitor.

Position qualifications include excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to work in fast-paced, ever-changing environment. A strong applicant should have demonstrated experience in developing and managing an annual budget, event planning, development of a tourism product, and knowledge of marketing including digital and print advertisement, and social media. A bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications, hospitality management or similar field is preferred.
Contact Information
For more information or to apply for the position, please submit resume to sptc@toledobendlakecountry.com.
Title
Visit Baton Rouge - President of Marketing & Communications
Description
VISIT BATON ROUGE - JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Date: August 2022
Direct Report: President & CEO
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary
The primary role of the Vice President of Marketing & Communications is to manage and oversee all marketing, communications, public relations, and advocacy efforts of Visit Baton Rouge, including but not limited to destination branding, strategies, and research related to the mission of Visit Baton Rouge.

Duties and Responsibilities
Develops, implements, and manages the advertising and communications plan based on research/data to reach each of Visit Baton Rouge’s target markets and audiences across multiple channels. Establishes goals and outlines Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success.

Hires, trains, and supervises the Visit Baton Rouge marketing, research, and communication staff, including, but not limited to, assigning, directing, and monitoring their work assignments to achieve goals and/or KPIs measurements.

Manages all aspects of Visit Baton Rouge’s brand to ensure an effective and consistent message is communicated for the destination. This includes, but is not limited to, the creation and implementation of new brand, brand messaging and brand strategies when deemed necessary.

Strategizes, directs, and manages relationships with all contracted marketing and public relations agencies and the respective products produced and distributed on behalf of Visit Baton Rouge.

Develops, monitors, and maintains the Marketing & Communications Department’s annual budget. Approves expenditures within the department and prepares and implements budget adjustments in conjunction with the President & CEO and the Director of Finance as necessary.

Serves as official spokesperson for Visit Baton Rouge at the request or absence of the President & CEO.

Works with the President & CEO in an advocacy role to educate community leaders, stakeholders, and elected officials concerning the importance of the travel industry and of the role Visit Baton Rouge plays in the growth of our local economy.

Oversees the tracking, analysis, and graphing of relevant marketing and communications data and statistics. Oversees the creation, accuracy and distribution of regular and annual reports highlighting Baton Rouge-area travel industry successes and Visit Baton Rouge’s accomplishments based on its goals and objectives and/or agreed upon KPIs and other information.

Works with communications team to plan, develop, execute, and manage content strategy plan and all digital, video, broadcast, print and collateral content.

Implements and monitors new programs, goals, and standards of assigned staff to ensure efficient and effective operation.

Responds and resolves sensitive and controversial departmental and related supervisory staff issues, inquiries, and complaints in order to compile reports for the President & CEO relative to key issues and actions taken toward resolution.

Works with management and staff to ensure consistent marketing, communication messaging and brand integrity as needed via presentations, proposals, videos, commercials, digital advertising, events, programs, etc.

Collaborates with management and staff to develop strategies to boost attendance and economic impact relating to events, festivals, meeting, conventions, etc.

Works with management and staff to identify innovative technology and data solutions to achieve Visit Baton Rouge’s overall marketing and communication goals.

Develops, executes, and manages media relations strategies. Promotes the Baton Rouge area as a premier destination, targeting state, regional, national, and international media. Coordinates press trips with industry partners and media; approves all press releases; and organizes media information for the greatest media exposure for Visit Baton Rouge’s projects and achievements. Oversees the maintenance of the media database.

Oversees the collection, cataloging and licensing negotiations for the creation and use of photography and video used for promotional and media relation purposes.

Works with senior leadership staff and takes the lead role in the creation and implementation of Visit Baton Rouge’s Crisis Plan.

Creates and manages all marketing and communications’ Cooperative Endeavor Agreements (CEAs) and contracts with national, state, and local partners.

Works with senior leadership staff and serves as point person to ensure that Visit Baton Rouge’s accreditation standards are met as required by Destination International.

Works with senior leadership staff to ensure successful implementation and management of Visit Baton Rouge’s overall strategic plans and goals.

Attends Visit Baton Rouge Board of Director meetings and makes reports to the Board of Directors, when invited by the President & CEO.

Attends relevant industry-related functions as required.

Assumes additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by the President & CEO.

Position Qualifications and Requirements
• Four-year degree or equivalent relevant experience in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, business administration, or hospitality management; related fields may be considered
• Minimum of four years (4) of experience working in the tourism/hospitality industry or marketing/communications.
• Minimum of four (4) years of supervisory and leadership experience
• Excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to effectively communicate and present to groups and individuals
• Knowledge and experience with budgeting methods and applications
• Knowledge and experience with market research methods
• Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to set and meet multiple deadlines
• Ability to work flexible hours including overnight travel
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Exhibits flexibility and adaptability
• Possess valid driver's license and have reliable transportation
• Regularly required to talk or hear, see, sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers or feel, reach, bend, stoop, climb stairs, and lift up to 25 lbs. (The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.)

Disclaimer: Nothing in the job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Contact Information
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Lauralyn Maranto at lauralyn@visitbatonrouge.com. Deadline for submitting resumes is Monday, August 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm CST