$54.10-$84.88 Hourly / $9,377.33-$14,712.53 Monthly / $112,528.00-$176,550.40 Yearly
Participates in professional associations and maintains liaison with various boards, businesses, civic groups and organizations, in order to promote tourism and Convention Center business opportunities; city support of festival events such as Gasparilla, Outback Bowl, Superbowl, Guavaween; collaborates with the mayor and City Council, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, chamber of Commerce officials, and other organizations for the purpose of developing public events and Convention Center business; identifies and coordinates special projects and other events at the Convention Center and other venues throughout the City.
Provides overall direction in the administration of the Convention Center, including planning, developing and directing a variety of promotional activities designed to stimulate marketing of the Convention Center on a local, national and international basis; conducts high level negotiations for major conventions, conferences and trade shows.
Engages in public relations activities to promote the Convention Center and the City of Tampa as a tourist destination; establishes and maintains liaison with major association, businesses and governmental agencies, manufacturers’ associations, science and technology associations, major political parties, governmental jurisdictions, medical associations, insurance groups, health care providers and related organizations.
Performs related work as required.
Comprehensive knowledge of: the needs of large organizations in selecting convention destinations; local destination resources, accommodations, transportation and entertainment components.
Extensive knowledge of: public relations strategies, promotional campaigns for destinations, and industry benchmarks.
Ability to: identify and establish communications with potential users of convention facilities; establish business relationships with users of convention facilities; plan, develop and effectively present marketing strategies to a variety of target customers; establish performance goals and objectives at the organizational level; establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, media representatives and other significant parties, to mold the administration’s goals and objectives into the convention and tourism business plan.
Skill in: negotiating complex comprehensive contracts involving the use of convention facilities, destination resources and service providers.