Job Details
Title Director, Tourism
Company Oconee County Board of Commissioners
Location Watkinsville, GA
Description

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION

 

The purpose of this classification is to manage and operate the Oconee County Welcome Center and Eagle Tavern House and Museum, to perform clerical work functions, to provide customer service to tourists, visitors, and residents visiting or calling the Welcome Center, and to promote tourism in Oconee County.  This position reports to the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

 

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.

 

Provides and mails information to the general public regarding Oconee County historic sites, areas of interest, natural resources, tours, museums and other tourism information; provides referrals on services and programs as requested by visitors.

 

Prepares county’s Calendar of Events.

 

Orders state maps, brochures and other tourism materials.

 

Designs, develops and conducts FAM tours, special events, and educational programs.

 

Prepares advertisements, news releases, marketing brochures, maps, tour book descriptions, and other materials to promote tourism in Oconee County; coordinates contract work on graphics, photography and other services needed for marketing efforts; designs and updates county tourism brochures and advertisements.

 

Coordinates the operation of the Eagle Tavern House and Museum and performs duties including conducting tours, caring for and cleaning furnishings and artifacts and the inventory of furnishings and artifacts; and training volunteers.

 

Serves as the department’s liaison to the Historic Sites and Tourism Committee, the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism (GDITT), the Historic Heartland Board, and various trail associations.

 

Prepares department activity reports, annual contracts and other materials for GDITT.

 

Makes presentations and reports to the Board of Commissioners and Historic Sites and Tourism Committee; responds to inquiries regarding department activities and programs.

 

Develops materials, participates in promoting and coordinates the county’s involvement with other tourism groups such as the NE Georgia Gardens, the Antiques Trail Association, the Georgia Scenic By Way Association and others.

 

Conducts research on available grant funding; helps prepare grant applications; monitors department expenditures to ensure compliance with adopted budget.

 

Completes or reviews surveys, purchase orders and other forms.

 

Assists other county departments with tourism information; works with and assists the City of Watkinsville and the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce with special events.

 

Adheres and ensures adherence to established safety procedures and county Safety Policies and Procedures to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.

Contact

Jill Faulkner (706-769-3938) or jfaulkner@oconee.ga.us

https://www.oconeecounty.com/admin/Jobs.aspx?JID=79&CID=125

 

Date Posted 9/17/2019
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