LEBANON, Missouri- The City of Lebanon, Missouri is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Tourism Director. “Lebanon is host to many visitors who come to enjoy its attractions, its shopping, and the beauty of nearby Bennett Spring State Park. Located along Interstate 44 and historic Route 66, Lebanon is close to many of Missouri’s major tourism destinations and is the perfect hub from which to explore.”
Under general direction, this position develops and administers specific marketing programs, conducts market research, and utilizes a competitive market strategy that fosters a good public image and promotes City and county-wide tourism assets, programs, events, cultural, historic, and agricultural tourism resources. The Tourism Director oversees an annual operating budget of $213K and funding sources include local lodging sales tax, grants, special events, and other miscellaneous revenue sources. Candidates must be able to develop programs aimed to inform and motivate visitors through advertising, publicity, and promotions with the ability to successfully monitor return on investments.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in tourism, public relations, marketing, hospitality management or a closely related field with a minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in an appropriate position that must include supervisory and management level experience preferably in the area of travel and tourism. A Certified Travel Industry Specialist is highly preferred, but not required.
This is a full-time regular position with an annual starting salary of $46,302 – $47,705 and includes an excellent benefit package. Placement within range depends on experience, education, and training. Pre-employment drug testing and completion of a successful background check is required as a condition of employment.
Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, résumé, complete an employment application, and provide a list of references to the following: Kathy Milliken, Human Resource Director, at PO Box 111, Lebanon, MO 65536. The application is deadline is March 3, 2017. EOE