Job Opportunities

Company: Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports

Position: Event Manager

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Start Date: June 1, 2015

 

Position Summary

The Event Manager position with Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports (TTS) will be given the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of fields.  This entry-level position will report to the Director of Sports, and will assist to recruit and manage different events with the goal being to increase the economic impact tourism has on the greater Tuscaloosa area.

Responsibilities

  • Promote the greater Tuscaloosa area as a premier tourism destination
  • Assist with evaluating and recruiting new sporting events to Tuscaloosa
  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with all TTS staff members, TTS Board of Directors and any other area stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with annual event rights holders and volunteer groups
  • Organize site visits and facility evaluations
  • Assist with logistical and operational items as needed
  • Work with local park and rec dept., University of Alabama and other facility owners on event specs and accompanying expenses
  • Assist in the sales efforts as it relates to event sponsorships
  • Perform pre and post event economic impact reports
  • Provide weekly reports with status updates and upcoming tasks

Requirements

  • 4-year degree in sports marketing/management, business or related field
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and interpersonal
  • Capability to think critically and problem solve
  • Team player that has the ability to work flexible hours that will include some evenings, weekends and holidays depending on the event
  • Ability to prepare word documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Occasional travel is required
  • Must be able to stand for 7 hours with minimal breaks and lift objects up to 20 lbs
  • Knowledge of the Tuscaloosa community and our venues is a plus

 

Contact: Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Director of Sports

Jay Kasten at jkasten@visittuscaloosa.com

TTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability (mental or physical), sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.