Tourism & Events Manager

Reports to:

  • President and CEO

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or five years’ experience in related position such as marketing, event management or hospitality 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the President & CEO, develop annual plan to promote  tourism in Harris County to include budgeting, marketing, and events

  • Submit reports for events to include budgeting and marketing plan for each

  • Analyze and propose to President & CEO annual ad buy for marketing Harris County

  • Under the direction of the President & CEO, develop required tourism reports required to the county and state.

  • Attend various local, regional, and state tourism meetings and conferences 

  • Ensure all local events are listed in all applicable publications and online resources

  • Provide staff support for tourism related initiatives

  • Lead and direct Tourism Committee to ensure accomplishment of goals

  • Other duties as assigned

Skill Requirements: 

  • Event logistics and organizational skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Customer service focused 

  • Detailed-oriented and strong social skills 

  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Google Suite, basic photo editing and  social media platforms 

  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and some overnight travel

  • Clean driving record (position responsible for occasional familiarization tours) 

Additional Position Information:

  • Full-time position

  • Expected to present a professional appearance while serving as a key chamber  representative

  • Demonstrate courtesy, diplomacy, and the highest level of professionalism in all  dealings

  • It is incumbent on all chamber staff to increase memberships and sponsorships. On  a quarterly basis, the possibility of earning a bonus to reward employees for  exemplary service to the organization will be reviewed by the President & CEO

  • Compensation - Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

HOW TO APPLY:  
Forward cover letter, resume, and a 500-word essay on why Harris County is a great place to visit & to do business to:
Kimberly Tharp, kim@harriscountychamber.org