Explore St. Louis is the official destination marketing organization responsible for selling St. Louis City and St. Louis County as a convention and meeting site and as a leisure travel destination. Explore St. Louis works to attract citywide conventions, one-hotel meetings, sporting events, group tours and individual leisure travelers to St. Louis. More than 700 local and regional businesses are partners with Explore St. Louis.
Explore St. Louis is seeking a Director of Convention Services to direct and coordinate the activities of the Convention Services Department which is responsible for familiarizing meeting planners with the St. Louis area, hospitality industry and local hospitality suppliers to assist planners with their meeting or convention in St. Louis. This position requires working successfully with representatives from various hospitality industry organizations. Also managing a team of 6 within the department. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the City’s tourism, hospitality and convention business. Managerial experience. Must possess exceptional presentation & interpersonal skills; including verbal + written communication proficiencies. Excellent customer service, organization and planning skills. Ability to work a flexible schedule is necessary; including evenings, weekends and holidays. Must be able to maintain a valid driver’s license. Travel may also be required with this position. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To apply applicants will need to go online to www.explorestlouis.com click the “About Us” link at the top of the page and then click “Job Opportunities & Internships. NO PHONE CALLS! EOE.