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Tourism Management Coordinator

City of Savannah Human Resources Department

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Every day is a chance to change your life. Are you looking for a career with purpose? Want a career in a fast-paced work environment? Want to grow in your career and learn from the best? Come envision your career with the Special Events, Film & Tourism Department.

The City of Savannah Special Events, Film & Tourism Department. seeks a highly qualified Tourism Management Coordinator who is customer-service focused and industrious. Our ideal candidate is an efficient, dynamic, and cooperative individual who can perform well while juggling multiple tasks with little to no direct supervision. The ideal candidate will perform a variety of clerical duties to help keep the office running smoothly. 

Employees are valued as the department's greatest asset. The Special Events, Film & Tourism Department employs 9 personnel. 

A career as an Tourism Management Coordinator is a career where every new opportunity offers new challenges that allows you to utilize your knowledge and experience. If you have a servant's heart, are hardworking, motivated, dependable, and you are ready to take the next step, then we want you on our team!

We offer an excellent benefits package to include 11 paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, wellness programs, education reimbursement, deferred benefit contribution plan and more!

Women, Minorities and Veterans Are Encouraged to Apply!

As the Tourism Management Coordinator you will coordinate program responses to tourism-related issues and concerns by working with tourism industry professionals and City Departments to develop ordinances and policies to enable the industry and improve quality of life. The sustainability of the tourism industry and citizens' concerns.


  • Coordinates the preparation of tourism plans and programs; manages the implementation of the Tourism Management Plan.
  • Conducts research and information-gathering of issues assigned; compiles and analyzes data. Develops memos, reports, presentations and plans of research results.
  • Researches, writes and edits tourism related ordinances. Suggests revisions and coordinates implementation of the changes.
  • Manages tourism-related permitting and contracts. Issues temporary use permits, resolves problems and complaints, and develops policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements outreach programs to educate stakeholders on tourism management activities; coordinates the dissemination of various types of promotional materials; prepares media material.
  • Researches best practices and develops internal and external policies and procedures related to tourism management. Holds bimonthly tourism meetings with City staff to ensure the exchange of information.
  • Coordinates complex, multi-faceted projects with high public visibility or involvement by multiple parties. Implements special projects, conducts public notification programs, and communicates results.
  • Assists in mediating complex and high-profile issues. Develops memos and presentations to ensure accountability and coordinates activities with other staff and stakeholders.
  • Coordinates and serves as staff liaison to the Mayor and Aldermen appointed Tourism Advisory Committee.
  • Assists with public meeting preparations to include facilitation, notification and minutes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Hospitality/Tourism Management Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or related field; with two (2) years of experience in administrative office management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Work Location: 1 Waring Drive  Work Hours: varies

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving history.

Additional Requirements
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment. 


  • Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of urban development practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Skill in compiling information and preparing reports.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and other modern office equipment.
  • Skill in developing short- and long-range plans.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

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