Join the Travel Tacoma + Pierce County team!

If you have a passion for the tourism industry and want to be part of the excitement taking place in Tacoma + Pierce County, consider joining the dynamic team at Travel Tacoma + Pierce County. Our vision is to be the best destination marketing servicing organization in the region, and we're seeking motivated professionals to share our objective of achieving that vision.

Travel Tacoma + Pierce County is the official destination marketing organization for Pierce County, Washington and is the leader for the region's tourism industry. The mission of Travel Tacoma is to execute initiatives that deliver tourism to Pierce County.


Career Opportunities

 

The Senior Convention Center Sales Manager is responsible for selling space at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center (GTCC).  This position will focus on developing association (government and education), education, government, non-profit and SMERF accounts to meet and exceed revenue and room night goals.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Proactively research and solicit new and existing clients/accounts to meet and exceed revenue and room night goals by making cold calls, direct sales calls, sales blitzes + site tours; ensure bookings
  • Craft a personal action plan to develop, maintain and close business for the GTCC with annual targets exceeding rental sales, food & beverage minimums and room night benchmarks
  • Assist in developing annual sales and marketing plan and department budget; control expenditures to budgetary requirements
  • Collaboratively develop short and long-term plans and strategies for achieving department goals and objectives; anticipate critical obstacles and issues
  • Maintain excellent relationships and regular contact with existing and potential clients/accounts
  • Attend and represent the GTCC at tradeshows, conventions, sales meetings and industry events as assigned
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of five [5] years sales experience with a solid understanding of hospitality industry; Convention/conference/trade center or related field experience preferred
  • Experience working with state association, education, non-profit and government markets
  • A bachelor’s degree with major course work in business management, marketing, sales, communication, hospitality or related field required; equivalent directly related experience considered
  • Excellent sales, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English – excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficient in computer skills; familiarity with sales, marketing, public relations and social media concepts
To apply:
  • Send cover letter and resume to sales@traveltacoma.com to apply.  All submissions are due on or before Wednesday, March 29, 2017. All candidates will be required to undergo skills testing and must consent to and pass a background check.
 

 

Board of Directors

Travel Tacoma + Pierce County is governed by a Board of Directors who represent our region both geographically and across industry sectors. The Nominating Committee is inviting applications for our next Board term. Terms are for two years.

Applicants must be a member in good standing of Travel Tacoma + Pierce County, hold a senior leadership position within their organization and be able and willing to commit the time and resources outlined in the application.

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Volunteer Opportunities

For administrative and Visitor Information Center volunteer openings please contact Lisa Barker via email.