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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
Executive Director - West Feliciana Tourist Commission
Description
The West Feliciana Tourist Commission is seeking a new Executive Director. Position qualifications include strong leadership qualities, ability to develop and manage annual budget, governmental relation skills, and vision for development of tourism product.

Applicant Requirements
Bachelor's Degree or Similar Level of Experience in the Tourism Industry.
Marketing Experience including digital and print advertising, social media, grant writing, community & political advocacy, and publication of printed material.

Salary
$50K - $65K Based on experience Details
Flexible Work Schedule
Work Travel
Contact Information
Send your resume to westfeltouristcommission@gmail.com
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
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
Visit Baton Rouge President & CEO
Description
Visit Baton Rouge, a Destination Marketing and Management Organization, is seeking an experienced President & CEO who is a visionary leader and strong community partner. The President & CEO will proudly represent Visit Baton Rouge and promote the benefits and needs of the travel industry to elected officials, the business community, and members of the public. The President & CEO will manage a solid organization with a 16-person staff, 10-person Board of Directors, and a budget of approximately $5 million. A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered to the successful applicant.

The start date for the President & CEO is anticipated to be approximately August 1, 2022. Deadline for submitting resumes is 5:00 p.m. CDT Friday April 29, 2022. Full job description and more information is available at https://www.visitbatonrouge.com/careers/.
Contact Information
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the Visit Baton Rouge President & CEO Search Committee at visitbatonrougeceo@gmail.com. More info at https://www.visitbatonrouge.com/careers/..
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
Sports & Convention Sales Manager - Visit Baton Rouge
Description
The primary role of the Sports & Convention Sales Manager is to market and sell the Baton Rouge area as a destination for sporting events, meetings and conventions which are directly related to Visit Baton Rouge's general business operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Generate leads and room nights to hotels and sports facilities.
• Serve as liaison between Visit Baton Rouge and SportsBR to generate leads and room nights in order to increase awareness of Baton Rouge as a sports destination.
• Identify new business opportunities through research, solicitation, referrals and other methods within assigned accounts and markets.
• Serve as liaison between sports facilities, hotel partners and convention center.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with area hotels, convention center, sporting facilities, etc.
• Maintain ongoing relationships with established contacts and accounts to ensure both continued and/or potential business for the Baton Rouge area.
• Maintain client database through Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
• Interact daily with local, regional and national contacts to aid in sales via email, telephone, letters, or meetings.
• Identify, recruit, and encourage local representatives affiliated with state, regional, national, and international organizations to conduct future sports events or conventions in Baton Rouge.
• Develop, implement and monitor sales strategies to ensure all lead generation, definite hotel room nights, conversion ratios, solicitations, etc. are achieved.
• Work with Destination Experience Manager to evaluate and assess client needs.
• Responsible for visiting groups when their meetings and/or events are held in Baton Rouge to ensure a successful experience.
• Manage and coordinate industry-related fam tours and site inspections to include but not limited to itineraries, hotel accommodations, sports facilities, and convention center.
• Exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to potential incentives to finalize negotiations, tradeshows, familiarization tours and site inspections, purchases, entertainment, advising vendors and/or industry partners of tax exemption status, and other matters of significance.
• Prepare bid proposals and deliver bid presentations.
• Evaluate industry trade shows, marketplaces and other activities for future participation.
• Develop markets independently and cooperatively with other destination marketing organizations on a national, regional and state level along with other public and private sector travel officials.
• Research prospective group histories and demographics prior to attending tradeshows, sales missions, and/or fams and conducts subsequent follow-up.
• Travel to tradeshows, educational seminars, etc. and networking meetings to promote the Baton Rouge area.
• Attend relevant industry-related functions as required.
• Involvement in professional and/or civic organizations to enhance networking opportunities. •
• Assume additional responsibilities as assigned.
Position Qualifications and Requirements:
• College degree or equivalent relevant experience
• Minimum of two years sales experience preferably in the hospitality industry
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work flexible hours including overnight travel
• Ability to set and meet multiple deadlines
• Working knowledge of most current technologies and products used in the industry
• 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
Send resume to Lauralyn@visitbatonrouge.com
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
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
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
Public Relations and Media Coordinator - Discover Monroe-West Monroe
Description
Discover Monroe-West Monroe is looking for a Public Relations and Media Coordinator to join our Communications team. This individual will help spread the message of Monroe-West Monroe’s unique position as a destination through storytelling, media relations, and innovative strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Along with the VP of Communications, develop a media relations strategy to position Monroe-West Monroe as a premier destination targeting state, region, and national media.
2. Develop, manage, and coordinate media familiarization tours with various industry partners and media and communicates the results of those tours with partners.
3. Issue press releases and organize media information to maximize media exposure for Bureau projects and achievements
4. Maintain continuous proactive contact with travel writers and media through press trips, email, phone, social connections, and distribution of press releases.
5. Actively pitch story ideas or respond to editorial requests on behalf of Discover Monroe-West Monroe.
6. Develop monthly public relations campaigns to gain earned media exposure in local and/or regional markets.
7. Coordinate with MWMCVB Grant recipients to maximize public relations and publicity opportunities for the MWMCVB and to promote the grant program and the MWMCVB’s investment in the community.
8. Utilizing social media in media relations when appropriate.
9. Maintain a current database of local media, state media outlets, travel writers, editors, and related media associates for news releases and soliciting coverage of the area.
10. Create, publish, and disseminate email newsletters to leisure, meetings & events, sports, and tourism industry partners.
11. Create content pieces to utilize on monroe-westmonroe.org.
12. Attends media conventions and meetings to strengthen media contacts. Follows up with media requests in a timely manner.
13. Explore new tools and capabilities to drive innovation in media and public relations to increase coverage and effectiveness.

Requirements & Skills:
• Four-year degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or journalism
• Excellent oral and written skills
• Excellent Computer Skills and Knowledge
• Proficient Microsoft Office Products – Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel

Not required, but preferred:
• Design Creations Skills – Adobe Creative Products
• Excellent photography skills
Contact Information
Send resume to kivey@monroe-westmonroe.org
Title
Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission - Social Media Content Creator
Description
The Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission (Toledo Bend Lake Country) is seeking a Social Media Content Creator. 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. The Social Media Content Creator will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team and focus on the development of original content and creating interactive media elements that share these ideas in innovative and engaging ways on our website and social media platforms.

The Content Creator will be responsible for supporting the Marketing & Events Coordinator in creating content promoting Toledo Bend Lake Country. This position is for a self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This is a part-time position. Hourly rate range from $10/hr. - $12/hr. depending on education level and experience. Physical requirements: must have a valid driver’s license, and ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that includes morning, evening, and weekends.
Contact Information
Application and job description can be found by visiting www.toledobendlakecountry.com/about, may be picked up at the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission, 1601 Texas Hwy., Many, LA between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or requested by emailing sptc@toledobendlakecountry.com. A completed application must be received to be considered for this position. You may include a resume if you wish, but it is not required. Completed applications and resumes (if applicable) can be emailed to sptc@toledobendlakecountry.com or dropped off at SPRTC office. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2022, by 4:30 pm.
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.

Salary ranges from $31,000 - $37,000 per year, depending on education level and experience, 50% of employee medical insurance premium provided plus vision and dental. Retirement IRA opportunity available. Physical requirements: must have a valid driver’s license, be able to lift and carry 40 lbs. and ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that includes morning, evening, and weekends. Includes approximately 10 overnight out of town trips for educational or promotional purposes.
Contact Information
Application and job description can be found by visiting www.toledobendlakecountry.com/about, may be picked up at the SPTRC office, 1601 Texas Hwy., Many, LA between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or requested by emailing sptc@toledobendlakecountry.com. A completed application and resume must be received to be considered for this position. Completed packets (i.e., application with resume) can be emailed to sptc@toledobendlakecountry.com or dropped off at SPRTC office. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2022, by 4:30 pm.
Title
Visit Baton Rouge - Director of Finance
Description
Visit Baton Rouge is currently looking for a Director of Finance. As a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana funded by public tax dollars, the Director of Finance must maintain transparency for Visit Baton Rouge.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles relating to governmental accounting and reporting. This position manages Visit Baton Rouge’s financial and accounting operations, including responsibility for:
• Computerized accounting and financial reporting system
• Processing of all monthly payroll, accounts payable/receivable
• Monthly and annual governmental financial reporting (including oral presentation of such reporting to officers and the Board of Directors)
• Annual financial and operational audit
• Annual budgeting process

In addition to the core responsibilities of the position listed above, the Director of Finance is responsible for maintaining Visit Baton Rouge’s Accounting Policy and Procedure Manual to ensure compliance with Louisiana state law and for coordinating maintenance and projects for Visit Baton Rouge’s office.

A successful candidate for this position must have the following qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
• Minimum of five years in a responsible public or managerial accounting position
• Experience with governmental accounting preferred
• Advance knowledge in Excel and Sage Accounting programs

Visit Baton Rouge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resume to lauralyn@visitbatonrouge.com.
Contact Information
Please submit resume to lauralyn@visitbatonrouge.com
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