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Website Buchanan County Tourism Bureau

Reports: Directly to designated Tourism Board Member. Regular reports are to be shared with the Board of Directors of the Buchanan County Tourism Bureau.

Primary Focus: BCTB is seeking an outgoing, creative, organized person for the full time position of Director of Tourism.

  • Representation and Networking
    • Attend and report to BCTB meetings, create bi-monthly newsletter , support organizational related entities; attractions, businesses, clubs/groups, and regional entities by attending, assisting, and promoting organization related events and happenings.
    • Collect and manage organizational related stats and data for grants, funding requests and other business.
  • Fundraising
    • Actively develop and coordinate new fundraising and other organization related events.
    • Manage Memberships through QuickBooks.
    • Manage yearly Tourism funding requests; Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, Independence Hotel/Motel Tax Funds, grants and other funding sources.
  • Marketing
    • Oversee Tourism Marketing Committee. Manage internal and external design projects, printing and development. This includes the bi-annual BCTB Visitor Guide and new projects like creation of an Amish Map. Visitor Guide development requires management of ad sales.
    • Create press releases, flyers, and promotional materials for Tourism related area events.
    • Create yearly annual overview
    • Update and maintain websites for Tourism and managing social media.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must be detail-oriented, self-starter with strong organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to effectively use Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Experience with online graphic design platforms like Canva
  • Effective communication both verbal and written to include crafting press releases and newsletters
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of QuickBooks, Excel and Mailchimp
  • Ability to work independently, with a flexible schedule (position will include some evenings monthly and 12-15 weekend days as needed related to community events)

This is a full time salaried position. Typical hours will be between 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday with schedule flexibility a must. Starting salary $41,000 depending upon experience and qualifications, with paid time off and paid holidays.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salaried position with paid federal holidays, PTO and sick leave
  • Health care stipend
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Cell phone stipend

To Apply:
Please submit a writing sample to include a press release and promotional flier for the following event – An evening of food and music at the Depot. Along with this include a resume and three references to:
director@travelbuchanan.com resume review April 8, 2024

To apply for this job email your details to director@travelbuchanan.com