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Tourism and Special Events Coordinator


Listing Summary

Special Events and Tourism Coordinator



REPORTS TO: Community Development Manager


Purpose of Job

The purpose of this job is to greet visitors and provide information regarding the history of the Cornelia Depot. The city is reimbursed for a portion of the salary for this position. As a result this employee works with the Cornelia Hospitality & Tourism Board to promote Tourism within the city.  Will be required to answer phones and provide information, assist with development of promotional materials and other activities related to the Depot Museum as assigned.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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


Works under direct supervision of the Community Development Manager and assists with programs and activities as assigned.


Assists the Cornelia Hospitality & Tourism Board and Cornelia Downtown Development Authority by planning and coordinating Special Events.


Assists the Cornelia Hospitality & Tourism Board by maintaining their website and Social Media pages.


Assists the Cornelia Hospitality & Tourism Board with recruiting members as defined in their bylaws.

Must be able to work alone and be able to work with the public.


Must be able to handle cash transactions.


Create and manage events that promote historic preservation and tourism.


Maintain inventory of gift shop.


Develop ideas and market tourism products.


Assist with business recruitment to the area.


Must have strong oral and written communication skills with ability to write blogs, press releases, letters and related items.


Must be able to navigate Apple Square products and transactions


Must be proficient on Internet, especially social media.


Administrative duties include use of computer programs such as:  Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Adobe InDesign, Constant Contact, etc.


Responsible for the daily maintenance of the facility along with other staff including but not limited to: cleaning restrooms, litter removal, mopping floors, sweeping, housekeeping, and other duties as assigned.


Oversee and maintain all safety guidelines and elements of the property to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and guests, to include, but not limited to, maintaining first aid kits, fire extinguishers, and MSDS sheets. Review property for any safety issues or concerns; maintain knowledge of and ensure adherence to any safety guidelines.


This position is typically works Monday thru Friday. Weekend work is required during special events.


Maintains daily contact with visitors and staff.


Participates in and assists with specific programs and activities as assigned.


Serves as “front-line staff” answering phones, and answering questions from visitors.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


High School Diploma or equivalent required, bachelor degree in Communication, Public Relations, Hospitality or similar field preferred, or a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Has the ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members. Has the ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.  Has the ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.  Has skill in the use of computers, calculators, fax machines, copy machines, and other office equipment.  Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to operate various equipment, small machinery, audio/visual equipment, etc. as required.  Attendance and timliness is an essential element of the job. Candidate must be able to demonstrate skills upon request. Must have experience working with people and good customer service skills. Candidate must possess good soft skills with friendly personality and career driven initiative.

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Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Georgia driver’s license with a clean driving record.




PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, calculators, fax machines, and other office equipment. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for light work. Attendance is an essential element of the job.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; and to make independent judgment in the absence of management.

VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of administrative, technical or professional languages including accounting terminology. 

MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using office equipment. Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as computers, fax machines, typewriters, and other office equipment. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.  May require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color. Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.



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