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1 2022-06-27 19:01:00 Job Title NATIONAL CONVENTION SALES MANAGER
Job Description Explore St. Louis is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and goal driven self-starter with proven sales success to join our team as a National Convention Sales Manager. This position is responsible for aggressively researching and qualifying potential customers that bring city-wide and convention business to the America’s Center complex and hotels in St. Louis MO. Accounts assigned to this position will be within the Greater Chicago region, Illinois & Wisconsin areas, and the ideal candidate will be based in that geographic area. Other territories may be assigned. Travel is required. The National Convention Sales Manager will actively work to contact potential customers through sales leads, prospecting calls/emails, site visits, trade events, sales trips and appointments. This position will establish a client base from organizations, associations, and corporate businesses for the purpose of securing business for St. Louis to ensure the predetermined sales expectations are met or exceeded.
Required Skills & Experience 5 – 7 years’ related experience experience is preferred. A demonstrated track record of success in sales is critical. Basic proficiency in MS Excel, Word and utilization of a CRM system (SimpleView) is required. Knowledge of the St. Louis area, hospitality industry, and convention / tourism business is preferred. Effective decision-making plus excellent presentation & communication skills are essential.
Educational Requirements Bachelor's degree preferred
Salary commensurate with experience
Date Posted 06/27/2022
Application Deadline 08/31/2022
Company Name Explore St. Louis
Contact Name Pamela Pierce - HR Manager
Company Address 701 Convention Plaza #300
Company City St. Louis
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 63101
Contact Email jobs@explorestlouis.com
2 2022-06-08 20:45:00 Job Title EVENT MANAGER
Job Description Explore St. Louis is the sales and marketing organization responsible for selling St. Louis City and County as a convention, meeting site, and leisure travel destination. Explore St. Louis manages and operates the America’s Center Complex which includes the Cervantes Convention Center, the Dome at America’s Center (67,000 seats), the 1,411-seat Ferrara Theatre, and the St. Louis Executive Conference Center. Explore St. Louis is seeking an Event Coordinator / Event Manager to act as a liaison between clients and facility departments for events held in the convention center and the Dome at America’s Center. This position reports directly to the Director of Event Management. Some Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following: • Conduct site visits and tours for contracted clients and ancillary service contractors. • Review contract forms and service needs as requested by the customer. • Gather, analyze and input all details regarding the event with the ultimate goal of producing Event Specs which are used by the facility team to execute the event. • Conduct pre-event meetings. • Act as “Manager on Duty” during facility events. • Work with clients during events to investigate conditions and prevent potential issues. • Work with client and facility departments during events to ensure that events run smoothly from the perspective of the client, the facility, and the public. • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays. Apply online at https://explorestlouis.com/job-opportunities-internships/. Please include your cover letter and resume when applying online. Applicants can also email resume + cover letter to jobs@explorestlouis.com. NO PHONE CALLS! EOE. Explore St. Louis has a mandated COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. Pre-employment testing includes drug screening and a criminal background check. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents of the United States. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Explore St. Louis values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Required Skills & Experience minimum of 2 yrs’ experience for an event coordinator or 3 yrs’ experience for an event manager within a high-volume public assembly facility (convention center, stadium, or arena). Ability to formulate, apply and execute detailed planning is mandatory. Must possess excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills, plus strong attention to detail. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Computer knowledge is essential in word processing, spreadsheet applications and databases. Experience with AutoCAD or equivalent drawing programs and experience with Event Booking/Venue Ops is beneficial. Knowledge of the hospitality/convention/entertainment & sports industry is ideal.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or a minimum of 2 yrs’ experience for an event coordinator or 3 yrs’ experience
Date Posted 06/08/2022
Application Deadline 08/31/2022
Company Name Explore St. Louis at America's Center
Contact Name Pamela Pierce - HR Manager
Company Address 701 Convention Plaza #300
Company City St. Louis
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 63101
Contact Email jobs@explorestlouis.com
3 2022-05-25 18:04:00 Job Title EVENT MANAGER
Job Description Explore St. Louis is seeking an Event Coordinator / Event Manager to act as a liaison between clients and facility departments for events held in the convention center and the Dome at America’s Center. This position reports directly to the Director of Event Management. Some Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following: • Conduct site visits and tours for contracted clients and ancillary service contractors. • Review contract forms and service needs as requested by the customer. • Gather, analyze and input all details regarding the event with the ultimate goal of producing Event Specs which are used by the facility team to execute the event. • Conduct pre-event meetings. • Act as “Manager on Duty” during facility events. • Work with clients during events to investigate conditions and prevent potential issues. • Work with client and facility departments during events to ensure that events run smoothly from the perspective of the client, the facility, and the public. • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays. Explore St. Louis has a mandated COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. Pre-employment testing includes drug screening and a criminal background check. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents of the United States. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Explore St. Louis values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Required Skills & Experience The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or a minimum of 2 yrs’ experience for an event coordinator or 3 yrs’ experience for an event manager within a high-volume public assembly facility (convention center, stadium, or arena). Ability to formulate, apply and execute detailed planning is mandatory. Must possess excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills, plus strong attention to detail. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Computer knowledge is essential in word processing, spreadsheet applications and databases. Experience with AutoCAD or equivalent drawing programs and experience with Event Booking/Venue Ops is beneficial. Knowledge of the hospitality/convention/entertainment & sports industry is ideal.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or a minimum of 2 yrs’ experience for an event coordinator
Salary commensurate with experience
Date Posted 05/25/2022
Application Deadline 06/30/2022
Company Name Explore St. Louis
Contact Name Pamela Pierce
Company Address 701 Convention Plaza #300
Company City St. Louis
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 63101
Contact Email jobs@explorestlouis.com
4 2022-02-18 18:15:00 Job Title Group Business Development Manager
Job Description GROUP SALES:  Achieve and exceed yearly goals as set by the TCLA Executive Director  Contact top accounts on a regular basis.  Prospect new business for the Lake through prospecting calls, internet research, outside sales calls, website inquiries and leads through outside events  Promote businesses in the Lake of the Ozarks while securing group and leisure guest rooms  Attend tradeshows/events deemed appropriate for the Lake market and group sales budget  Attend industry meetings and events deemed appropriate for the Lake market  Assist Lake hotels on sales calls  Follow up on all group leads and assist in securing the business for the Lake  Set up site visits and secure overnight lodging for client if needed  Ensure groups that are booked through group sales have the materials needed and special needs are met  Prospect, negotiate and book fishing events as directed by the fishing committee and TCLA Executive Director ADMINSTRATIVE:  Maintain data base in Group Sales System  Prepare monthly group sales recap for the Board of Directors Meeting  Assist in preparing the yearly group sales budget  Maintain up-to-date group marketing materials  Work with the CVB Webmaster to ensure funlake meetings website is up to date  Develop and maintain positive relationships with the CVB staff, Board of Directors, and members  Ongoing communication with properties receiving group leads through emails, phone calls and property visits  Attend monthly board meetings and any committee meetings as directed by the Executive Director. POSTION REPORTS TO:  Tri-County Lodging Association Executive Director
Required Skills & Experience * Communication Skills * Organizational Skills * 1 Year of Sales Experience Preferred, However Not Required * This is not a remote position, based at the Lake.
Educational Requirements High School
Salary Based on experience. Medical Insurance, 401K with Match, Vacation and Holiday Pay
Date Posted 02/18/2022
Application Deadline 03/25/2022
Company Name Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging Association
Contact Name Lagina Fitzpatrick
Company Address PO Box 1299
Company City OSAGE BEACH
Company State Missouri
Company Zipcode 65065
Contact Email lagina@funlake.com
Contact Phone 5733480111
5 2022-01-05 19:15:00 Job Title Tourism Director
Job Description The City of Maryville is seeking a Tourism Director who works closely with the Tourism Committee and Maryville Downtown Improvement Organization Board on all aspects of promoting local tourism and advancing the interests of downtown Maryville. Work involves day-to-day duties to carry out the vision of committee and board, public relations, marketing, advertising, social media, event planning and other promotional efforts.
Required Skills & Experience Knowledge of special event management, economic development, grant writing, graphic design, and media relations preferred.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, hospitality and tourism, public relations or closely related field or four years work experience in a closely related field.
Salary $46,571-$63,003 DOQ
Date Posted 01/05/2022
Application Deadline 02/04/2022
Company Name City of Maryville
Contact Name Roxanne Reed
Company Address 415 N Market St
Company City Maryville
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 64468
Contact Email rreed@maryville.org
Contact Phone 660-562-8002
Contact FAX 660-562-8022
6 2021-12-21 16:52:00 Job Title Group Business Development Manager
Job Description GROUP SALES:  Achieve and exceed yearly goals as set by the TCLA Executive Director  Contact top accounts on a regular basis.  Prospect new business for the Lake through prospecting calls, internet research, outside sales calls, website inquiries and leads through outside events  Promote businesses in the Lake of the Ozarks while securing group and leisure guest rooms  Attend tradeshows/events deemed appropriate for the Lake market and group sales budget  Attend industry meetings and events deemed appropriate for the Lake market  Assist Lake hotels on sales calls  Follow up on all group leads and assist in securing the business for the Lake  Set up site visits and secure overnight lodging for client if needed  Ensure groups that are booked through group sales have the materials needed and special needs are met  Prospect, negotiate and book fishing events as directed by the fishing committee and TCLA Executive Director ADMINSTRATIVE:  Maintain data base in Group Sales System  Prepare monthly group sales recap for the Board of Directors Meeting  Assist in preparing the yearly group sales budget  Maintain up-to-date group marketing materials  Work with the CVB Webmaster to ensure funlake meetings website is up to date  Develop and maintain positive relationships with the CVB staff, Board of Directors, and members  Ongoing communication with properties receiving group leads through emails, phone calls and property visits  Attend monthly board meetings and any committee meetings as directed by the Executive Director. POSTION REPORTS TO:  Tri-County Lodging Association Executive Director
Required Skills & Experience 2 years of Sales Experience. Hospitality sales a plus but not required. Must be able to travel out of state 3-5 times a year
Educational Requirements N/A
Salary Based on experience. Medical Insurance, 401K with Match, Vacation and Holiday Pay
Date Posted 12/21/2021
Application Deadline 01/22/2021
Company Name Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging Association
Contact Name Lagina Fitzpatrick
Company Address PO Box 1299
Company City OSAGE BEACH
Company State MISSOURI
Company Zipcode 65065
Contact Email lagina@funlake.com
Contact Phone 5733480111
Contact FAX N/A
7 2021-11-13 19:27:00 Job Title Event Coordinator / Event Manager
Job Description Explore St. Louis is seeking an Event Coordinator / Event Manager to act as a liaison between clients and facility departments for events held in the convention center and the Dome at America’s Center. This position reports directly to the Director of Event Management. Some Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following: • Conduct site visits and tours for contracted clients and ancillary service contractors. • Review contract forms and service needs as requested by the customer. • Gather, analyze and input all details regarding the event with the ultimate goal of producing Event Specs which are used by the facility team to execute the event. • Conduct pre-event meetings. • Act as “Manager on Duty” during facility events. • Work with clients during events to investigate conditions and prevent potential issues. • Work with client and facility departments during events to ensure that events run smoothly from the perspective of the client, the facility, and the public. • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Required Skills & Experience Minimum of 2 yrs’ experience for an event coordinator or 3 yrs’ experience for an event manager within a high-volume public assembly facility (convention center, stadium, or arena). Ability to formulate, apply and execute detailed planning is mandatory. Must possess excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills, plus strong attention to detail. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Computer knowledge is essential in word processing, spreadsheet applications and databases. Experience with AutoCAD or equivalent drawing programs and experience with Event Booking/Venue Ops is beneficial. Knowledge of the hospitality/convention/entertainment & sports industry is ideal.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date Posted 11/13/2021
Application Deadline 01/15/2022
Company Name Explore St. Louis
Contact Name Pamela Pierce
Company Address 701 Convention Plaza #300
Company City St. Louis
Company State Missouri
Company Zipcode 63101
Contact Email ppierce@explorestlouis.com
Contact Phone 314-992-0605
Contact FAX 314-342-5119
8 2021-11-13 19:24:00 Job Title Director of Event Management
Job Description Explore St. Louis is seeking a Director of Event Management for its operations. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Event Services and is responsible for directing and coordinating activities of the Event Management Department. The department is responsible for all coordination between the client/client’s contractors and the America Center’s in-house departments and service contractors. Some Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following: • Directly supervise the Event Management Department staff. • Assign events to Event Managers/Coordinators and coordinate department work schedules accordingly. May act as an Event Manager for events with special requirements or important impact. • Develop and maintain an America’s Center event technical information book. • Interface with organizational staff and facility contractors on event-related issues to ensure that all aspects of the event are running efficiently, and that the overall client / guest experience is successful. • Develop and implement the annual event management budget. Develop revenue projections for furnishings and equipment. Direct and coordinate activities of the department for attainment of fiscal year goals and objectives. • Develop event guidelines for use by departments for estimating expenses. Compile facility event expenses for entertainment/sporting events, and for clients who request estimated expenses during the sales process. • Travel as required. • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Required Skills & Experience Minimum of five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required, along with managerial experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Computer knowledge is essential in word processing, spreadsheet applications and databases. Experience with AutoCAD or equivalent drawing programs and Event Booking (VenueOps) is beneficial. Knowledge of the hospitality / convention / entertainment & sports industry is ideal.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date Posted 11/13/2021
Application Deadline 01/15/2022
Company Name Explore St. Louis
Contact Name Pamela Pierce
Company Address 701 Convention Plaza #300
Company City St. Louis
Company State Missouri
Company Zipcode 63101-1275
Contact Email ppierce@explorestlouis.com
Contact Phone 314-992-0605
Contact FAX 314-342-5119
9 2021-11-13 19:16:00 Job Title Corporate Sales Manager
Job Description Explore St. Louis is seeking a Corporate Sales Manager for its Sales Department operations. The position reports directly to the Director of Sales and is responsible for producing leads for St. Louis through incoming inquiries and pro-active efforts through prospecting, telemarketing, and direct sales efforts with meeting planners. Some Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following: • Produce leads with emphasis on All Corporate (200+ peak) (except DSA/Local Shows/Franchise) and utilize the America’s Center and respective partner hotels. • Optimize and capitalize on relations with 3rd party independent event planners. • Understand business optimization consisting of placement, incremental revenue, total revenue contribution. • Promote St. Louis to potential clients and make destination recommendations including restaurant, attraction, and offsite venue options. • Plan and conduct site visits and entertain clients as needed. • Attend in person & virtual industry related events as needed. • Manage incoming leads by verifying history, creating new leads, sending leads to hotels and following up with hotels/planner and collect contracts. • Use SimpleView CRM system to conduct and document daily tasks which include sales/lead activity and goal management. • Work collaboratively with other departments to assist clients. • Travel as needed. • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Required Skills & Experience minimum two years Hotel/CVB/Center sales experience selling group business is required. Experience preferred in the corporate market; ideally someone that has worked the hotel big boxes in Orlando, Vegas, Gaylord, etc. The ideal candidate will have excellent presentation and communication skills and demonstrate effective decision-making. Depending on qualifications and experience we will consider an out of area candidate to work remotely.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferably in Business Administration or Hospitality Management
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date Posted 11/13/2021
Application Deadline 01/15/2022
Company Name Explore St. Louis
Contact Name Pamela Pierce
Company Address 701 Convention Plaza #300
Company City St. Louis
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 63101
Contact Email ppierce@explorestlouis.com
Contact Phone 314-992-0605
Contact FAX 314-342-5119
10 2021-07-14 19:04:00 Job Title Group Business Development Manager
Job Description GROUP SALES:  Achieve and exceed yearly goals as set by the TCLA Executive Director  Contact top accounts on a regular basis.  Prospect new business for the Lake through prospecting calls, internet research, outside sales calls, website inquiries and leads through outside events  Promote businesses in the Lake of the Ozarks while securing group and leisure guest rooms  Attend tradeshows/events deemed appropriate for the Lake market and group sales budget  Attend industry meetings and events deemed appropriate for the Lake market  Assist Lake hotels on sales calls  Follow up on all group leads and assist in securing the business for the Lake  Set up site visits and secure overnight lodging for client if needed  Ensure groups that are booked through group sales have the materials needed and special needs are met  Prospect, negotiate and book fishing events as directed by the fishing committee and TCLA Executive Director ADMINSTRATIVE:  Maintain data base in Group Sales System  Prepare monthly group sales recap for the Board of Directors Meeting  Assist in preparing the yearly group sales budget  Maintain up-to-date group marketing materials  Work with the CVB Webmaster to ensure funlake meetings website is up to date  Develop and maintain positive relationships with the CVB staff, Board of Directors, and members  Ongoing communication with properties receiving group leads through emails, phone calls and property visits  Attend monthly board meetings and any committee meetings as directed by the Executive Director.
Required Skills & Experience 2 Years Sales Experience
Educational Requirements N/A
Salary Salary, Insurance, 401 K, vacation and holiday pay
Date Posted 07/14/2021
Application Deadline 07/23/2021
Company Name Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging Association
Contact Name Lagina Fitzpatrick
Company Address PO Box 1299
Company City OSAGE BEACH
Company State MISSOURI
Company Zipcode 65065
Contact Email lagina@funlake.com
Contact Phone 5733480111