Coordinator Visitor Economy – City of Ballarat

Job Title: Coordinator Visitor Economy – City of Ballarat
Location: Ballarat
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-05
Reference: JO-1908-96948
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 06, 2019 16:06

Job Description

  • Balance lifestyle with career in beautiful Ballarat
  • Salary: Band 8 ($99,253 - $110,201 + super)
  • Lead the delivery of the Ballarat is Open Strategy on behalf of Council.
Have you ever thought about working in a picturesque and evolving regional Victorian centre? Balance lifestyle and career in the City of Ballarat!
About the City of Ballarat
The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.
The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life.
Join an energetic, contemporary and progressive Council that delivers activities and projects that create jobs, attract investment and that promotes Ballarat being open for business in this newly created role at the City of Ballarat Council.
The role
Reporting to the Manager, Economic Development and forming part of the Development and Planning Division you will be instrumental in guiding the future growth and development for the City and driving outstanding visitor economy programs, projects and investment to manage positive change and sustainable growth.
The Coordinator Visitor Economy will lead the delivery of the Ballarat is Open Strategy on behalf of the City of Ballarat. Working collaboratively with industry and all levels of government the Coordinator will ensure the tourism industry in Ballarat positions itself as a leader through (but not limited to) marketing and events and major tourism infrastructure projects to create a thriving Ballarat. Furthermore, the Coordinator will work to integrate the visitor experience into the fabric of Ballarat, to continue the ongoing development of the broader economy, and to inspire creativity and innovation throughout the City’s industries, organisations and community.
About you
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, the City of Ballarat are seeking a dynamic, innovative and energetic Tourism industry expert with the ability to translate strategy and master plans into practical action which drive tourism programs and initiatives for positive change. Tertiary qualifications and / or extensive experience in tourism management is expected coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence, negotiate and partner with internal stakeholder groups and externally with clients at all levels of government, the corporate sector, community groups and visitors. 
To Apply
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The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.