Event Attraction Manager, Tourism - Edmonton Economic Development
Post date: Jan. 8, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan. 14, 2018
Position Start Date: Feb. 19, 2018
Edmonton Economic Development cultivates the energy, innovation and investment needed to build a prosperous and resilient Edmonton economy. Our values of “Public Stewardship”, “Selfless Approach”, “Lead the Way”, “Make an Impact” and “Caring for One Another” are at the core of what we believe here at EEDC.
Edmonton Events is a partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism, attracting, developing and supporting world-class sport events in Edmonton through great partnerships and a progressive approach. Some of our previous events have been Red Bull Crashed Ice, Tour of Alberta, FIFA Women’s World Cup and the ITU World Triathlon Series.
Do you want to be part of the team who attracts sport events to our city?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and organized professional to join our Edmonton Events team as Event Attraction Manager. As part of the Event Attraction team and reporting to the Director of Edmonton Events, the Event Attraction Manager serves as the first point of contact for the sport event market, solicits events to Edmonton and markets our city as a premier event host destination.
The Event Attraction Manager will be extremely approachable while prospecting, responding to inquiries, securing business and promoting our city. Being a superb relationship builder, this individual will know how to promote, negotiate and conduct enlightening site visits with clients. This confident and collected individual will represent or relay our messaging and brand and attend national sport tourism trade shows and conventions – delivering an outstanding impression of Edmonton. The ability to demonstrate and provide a coaching and leadership approach will set you up for success in this role.
The ideal candidate for this role will have solid experience in sales and a passion for sport and events, along with demonstrated success within the sales, tourism, hospitality or sport market. You are an organized and extremely detail oriented individual who thrives when problem solving and adapting to a variety of tasks and priorities. This tenacious and nimble person will excel in a pressurized environment and has up to date knowledge on current market trends. With proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, you will be able to work within any computer programs smoothly and efficiently.
The ideal candidate will have post-secondary education in tourism, marketing, sport administration or business and 4 or more years’ experience with tourism management, sport associations, events, account sales and marketing. Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Knowledge of the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism products will be considered an asset.
If this exciting sales opportunity sparks your interest, we want to hear from you! Submit your resume and a detailed cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit for this role via firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 14, 2018.