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1 2019-03-05 20:17:00 Job Title Assistant Director / Director of Sales - Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Job Description Under general direction, manages a program to promote, market and sell the conference and meeting space, and tourism opportunities within the region supported by the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau (JCVB) of the City of Joplin. General Duties: The following duties are normal for this title. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Keen knowledge, interest and ability to sell Joplin as a tourism destination. Ability to travel. Effective oral and written communication skills. Good negotiation skills. Attendance and dependability. Must maintain confidentiality. While the following tasks are necessary for this position, they are not an essential part of the duties of this position and may also be performed by other employees. Responsible for promoting and selling the Joplin region as a tourism destination to meeting professionals within the tourism industry. Maintains close working relationships with area hotels, meeting space, banquet centers and area attractions. Serves as liaison between clients and these facilities. Conducts quarterly meetings with area hotel sales professionals and attractions for updates on bureau sales activities. Assist director in establishing measurable annual sales goals for JCVB. Researches new group business by prospecting group web sites, convention / group databases, directories and other sources producing sales. Secures new tourism business for the region through research, direct mail, telephone and email solicitation, social media and direct sales calls. Prepares fiscal year convention and trade show schedule, with budget expectations. Coordinates/conducts meeting planner site inspections and bid presentations considering the Joplin region as a tourism destination. Attends industry tradeshows and marketplaces to generate tourism leads. Prepares customized bid packets and itineraries and makes bid presentations to clients. Develops and participates in JCVB “FAM” Familiarization Tours. Plans and participates in client site tours of regional meeting venues. Plans and participates in sales missions along with Joplin region hospitality partners. Provides sales activity and needs at weekly staff meetings. Maintains statistical data pertaining to conventions held and booked, and their regional economic impact. Maintains client activity in a database. Provides input to JCVB Director regarding advertising placement in convention industry publications. Oversees membership within convention industry organizations. Participates in industry events and represents the bureau at statewide events. Work a flexible schedule as necessary to include nights, weekends and holidays. Travel as required; some overnight. Maintains a working knowledge of the City of Joplin and the JCVB organizations. Performs other duties as directed by the CVB Director. May act as director in their absence. Team member of the Visit Joplin experience. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Required Skills & Experience Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to conduct meetings, make sales presentations and speak effectively while presenting information and responding to questions from, customers, civic leaders and the public. Effective oral and written communication skills required. Good negotiation skills. Knowledge of basic match and bookkeeping procedures. Good reasoning ability. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out furnished instructions in written and oral form. Aptitude to work with others, maintain heavy workloads and handle frequent interruptions. Requires high levels of sitting and standing; manual dexterity sufficient to operate essential job-related equipment such as computers, typewriters, FAX machines, copiers, telephones, web-based search engines, and social media platforms. Must be sighted, hearing, and mobile to such a degree as not to compromise safety rules or the safety of self or others while working. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to successfully complete a thorough background check, and successfully complete a physical exam and drug test.
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in a tourism or hospitality related discipline, business administration, or marketing, and two to five years related direct sales management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Salary $38,114 - $55,525. Based on Experience.
Date Posted 03/05/2019
Application Deadline 04/05/2019
Company Name Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Contact Name
Company Address 602 South Maint Street
Company City Joplin
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 64801
Contact Email
2 2019-02-26 21:38:00 Job Title Administrative Assistant
Job Description The Administrative Assistant will manage the office and handle duties as assigned. This individual must be efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. Our office is a Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. The Administrative Assistant will assist with Tourism related tasks as well as general office duties. The ability to handle multiple projects while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative support, is essential in this position. The Administrative Assistant must be resourceful, a good problem solver and organized. Assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner is the key to success in this position.
Required Skills & Experience Microsoft Office, Proficient in Excel, Quick Books Experience Preferred
Educational Requirements N/A
Salary $12 / hr
Date Posted 02/26/2019
Application Deadline 04/01/2019
Company Name Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact Name Megan Schmitt
Company Address 211 W Reed Street
Company City Moberly
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 65270
Contact Email
Contact Phone +1660.263.6070
Contact FAX +1660.263.4295
3 2019-02-22 02:23:00 Job Title Sales Director - Worlds of Fun Kansas City
Job Description Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO has a Sales Director Opening, reporting to the Marketing Director. The Sales Director is responsible for directing and leading the Corporate, Group, Youth, Special Markets, Group Sales e‑Ticket and Catered Events sales teams. This position will focus on the yearly sales plan and strategy, client development, managing key relationships and identifying new target markets and sales product with the goal of meeting and exceeding annual attendance and revenue goals. Additionally, the Sales Director is responsible for identifying market trends, industry best practices and overseeing sales training and development.
Required Skills & Experience Supports all corporate initiatives for sales development and other global sales programs. Holds the overall responsibility for the Group Sales revenue target. With the Marketing Director, creates the annual Group Sales plan and goals for each segment and each sales team member; oversees the execution of the plan with regular reporting mechanisms. Provides and ensures accuracy of tracking reports on a weekly basis to park\'s Director of Marketing and park’s General Manager as well as to the Cedar Fair Corporate VP of Sales. Organizes, hires, develops and leads the sales team. Spends time in the field with each salesperson for skills evaluation; provides training and feedback as necessary. Qualifications: Proficient in Windows, Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook and knowledge of CRM systems. Superior organizational skills. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Comfortable in public presentations. Demonstrated sales management experience a plus. Strong sense of professional integrity. Direct sales experience. Clear understanding and experience with multiple sales channel business models. Demonstrated ability to create and manage expense and revenue budgets.
Educational Requirements -
Salary -
Date Posted 02/21/2019
Application Deadline 03/15/2019
Company Name World of Fun Oceans of Fun Kansas City
Contact Name
Company Address 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue
Company City Kansas City
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 64161
Contact Email
4 2019-02-04 20:15:00 Job Title Sales Manager - Executive Meetings
Job Description Explore St. Louis is seeking a full-time Sales Manager within our Executive Meetings Department who will be responsible for producing leads through incoming inquiries and proactive efforts through prospecting, telemarketing and direct sales efforts with meeting planners. This position is responsible for producing leads with a specific room night emphasis; making sales contacts: conducting site visits and presentations with meeting planners resulting in room night bookings and Convention Center revenue. Travel may be required and must be able to work a flexible schedule to include, nights, weekends and holidays.
Required Skills & Experience A knowledge of St. Louis, the hospitality industry, convention or tourism business, tradeshows and markets
Educational Requirements Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2-5 years related experience. To apply applicants will need to go online to click the “About Us” link at the top of the page and then click “Job Opportunities & Internships. NO PHONE CALLS! EOE.
Date Posted 02/04/2019
Application Deadline 03/04/2019
Company Name Explore St. Louis
Company Address 701 Convention Plaza
Company City St. Louis
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 63101
5 2018-12-19 20:19:00 Job Title Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau - Tourism Services Specialist
Job Description The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for the position of Tourism Services Specialist. The primary focus of this position is to be the conduit between meeting planners, hotels and the CVB in order to enhance the experience of meetings in Columbia by providing services that may include welcome speakers, banners, experiences for attendees as well as other amenities. This position will also do online research and retention sale calls for current, past and future meetings. For a complete job description and application, go to by the deadline, January 4, 2019.
Required Skills & Experience Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and safe driving record. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. some evening/weekend hours required. For a complete job description and application, go to by the deadline, January 4, 2019.
Educational Requirements Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Hospitality & Restaurant Management, Marketing, or closely related field; a minimum of three years of experience in a sales and marketing or public administration role. Must obtain Tourism Ambassador Certification within 6 months of hire.
Salary $35,522 - $43,516 Minimum - Midpoint, Commensurate with Training and Education.
Date Posted 12/19/2018
Application Deadline 01/04/2019
Company Name City of Columbia, MO - Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Contact Name Dana Vaughn
Company Address 600 East Broadway
Company City Columbia
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 65201
Contact Email For a complete job description and application, go to by the deadline, January 4, 2019.
6 2018-12-12 17:08:00 Job Title Bi-State Development Sales Team Manager - Must Apply Online at:
Job Description Must Apply Online at: Mission: The primary focus of this position will be to manage the sales function for BSD’s Tourism Innovation division. This detail-oriented position will provide leadership and supervision as well as assure the continued, profitable growth of the Gateway Arch and Riverboats at the Gateway Arch through sales and services to tour groups, industry groups, and other group markets including corporate and conventions. This position will generate new business and creating relationships by traditional and non-traditional means, including attending tourism and sales-related trade shows. Essential Outcomes: Develop and implement sales-related policies, plans and procedures for BSD’s Tourism Innovation division. Consult with Executive and Senior Management to maintain open communication and smooth coordination of sales activities with other functional areas including operating divisions. Serve as sales liaison with external (i.e. Explore St. Louis, Missouri Division of Tourism, St. Louis Sports Commission, Missouri Valley Conference, etc.) and internal (i.e. National Park Service, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Jefferson National Parks Association, etc.) contacts to create and maintain current and future opportunities and partnerships leading to increased revenue. Provide outstanding service to new and existing partners including helping to develop and execute ideas for expanding clientele across all markets. Work with the sales and internal/external marketing teams to support planning, budgeting, production of creative assets, deployment, delivery, and performance evaluation for all aspects of sales plans. Serve as the Sales Manager for the corporate, convention, tour, and travel markets to generate group reservations for the various products and event offerings at the Gateway Arch, Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, and Gateway Arch National Park. Analyze sales results and recommend strategies to create growth tactics for all targeted markets. Assist with the preparation of an annual sales plans as well as corresponding budgets. Actively participate in strategy meetings and external networking events including attending industry trade shows such as American Bus Association, Student Youth Travel Association, and National Travel Association. Serve as the point of contact for and follow up with trade show clients from American Bus Association, Student Youth Travel Association, National Tour Association, and other organizations. Serve as lead sales representative for River City Music Days program. Assure that all group reservations are handled according to established policies and procedures. Provide leadership, supervision, and establish agreed upon performance objectives for full-time (Sales Manager & Sales Coordinator) and part-time staff (Intern). Provide feedback to full-time and part-time staff on a regular basis and conduct annual performance appraisals.
Required Skills & Experience Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Disposition: Requires high energy level and ability to sustain enthusiastic, optimistic approach. Strategic-thinker, inventive, creative, dynamic, adaptive, and flexible. Excellent Communication Skills: Ability to convey information effectively both orally and in writing. Excellent Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact effectively with others including listening and understanding. Coordination: Communicating with others to understand the goals and plans of other units and to allow adjustment of activities. Industry Knowledge: Knowledge of/ familiarity with hospitality and tourism industries. Managerial Skills: Planning, coordinating, and leading others in carrying out plans and objectives. Financial Planning: Ability to develop budgets and financial objectives by reviewing financial data Creativity: Ability to generate new ideas. Judgment and Decision-Making: Ability to gather and weigh significant information to come up with an effective decision. Knowledge of Sales: Knowledge of principles and methods involved in showing, promoting, and selling BSD’s services. This includes sales strategies and tactics. Customer Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques Time Management Skills: Effectively managing own and others’ time. Outcome-Orientation: Accountable for results of efforts and activities, concern for goal achievement. Initiative: Ability to work independently to develop and implement new business strategies, policies and procedures. Technology: Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Suite tools. The ability to learn CRM, ticketing, and reservations system.
Educational Requirements Education: B.A./B.S. required. M.A./M.S. preferred. Field: Hospitality Administration & Management, Tourism & Travel Management, or related field. Experience: Years: Five (5) to ten (10) years required. Field: Hospitality, Tourism, or directly related field.
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date Posted 12/12/2018
Application Deadline 12/31/2018
Company Name Bi-State Development
Contact Name Hollie Cocke
Company Address 211 North Broadway, Suite 700
Company City St. Louis
Company State MO
Company Zipcode 63102
Contact Email; Must Apply Online at:
Contact Phone +13143353444