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Executive Director for Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission
Submission Date
The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator, providing leadership to staff and directing the CVB operation in order to develop maximum potential of convention and visitor business, thereby bringing the greatest possible economic benefit to the Natchitoches area.

Reports to: Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission board members.
Degree of Supervision: Monthly review by NPTC Board
Supervision Exercised: Supervises all NPTC employees
Location of Job: Natchitoches Visitors Center, 780 Front Street, Ste 100.

Graduate of an accredited four year college in the field of Business, Marketing and Public Relations, Hospitality Management or any combination of education and experience to equal five years related experience.

Special Knowledge:
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices in convention and tourism planning services. Considerable knowledge in the fields to advertising, marketing, public relations, business administration, which includes but not limited to, personnel management, principles of accounting, and excellent communication skills. Must possess the ability to exercise initiative, judgment, tact, and, diplomacy in a wide variety of public situations. Position requires frequent travel.

• Provide administrative and professional assistance to the Chairman and Commissioners along with the staff of the Tourist Commission and ensure that the board complies with all local, parish, state and/or federal laws and regulations
• Responsible for hiring, termination and training all staff and volunteers.
• Preparation of the annual budget and management of Commission business within the budget.
• Preparation of annual marketing/advertising plan with all advertising potentials outlined in plan.
• Track and prepare all financial data for annual audit or Compilation of Finances by Accounting Firm.
• Represent Natchitoches Parish to national and international audiences by attending consumer and trade shows along with Groups & Tourism Sales Manager.
• Oversee press releases and press packets for local, regional and national media regarding activities along with Marketing & Communications Manager.
• Advise tourism partners with launching festivals, new events and ongoing events with consulting, publicity and advertising.
• Host local, national and international travel writers along with familiarization tours for group tour leaders along with Marketing & Communications Manager.
• Create publicity materials and brochures for distribution to guests, group tour leaders, retirees and newcomer inquiries.
• Work closely with advertising agency to create ads for regional publications in a timely manner.
• Assist Marketing & Communications Manager with creating story ideas and articles for both regional and national publications.
• Attend meetings of city/parish stakeholders such as City, Chamber of Commerce, Parish Council, HDBA, NHDDC, CRNHA, Christmas Festival and several others including statewide, LTA and LCVB, and regional tourism associations, El Camino Real, No Man’s Land, Holidiay Trail of Lights, councils and committees and others.
• Maintain a working relationship with the NSU hospitality program and university students for internships and other assistance to the Commission.
• Assist Groups & Tourism Sales Manager to consult and advise conference meeting holders and large groups visiting Natchitoches.
• Responsible for overseeing meeting notices, recording of minutes, transcribing and typing monthly board minutes, filing, letter writing and other necessary items for a small business office and Executive Director.
• Oversee that all inquiries from potential visitors and tour groups are acknowledged immediately.
• Assist Marketing & Communications Manager with updating websites, social media information with current events and festivals.
• Assist with daily operations as necessary supervising the Travel Counselors and Visitor Center.
• Follow the directions and seek counsel of the Chairman of the Board of Natchitoches Parish Tourism Commission, as the immediate supervisor, between Board Meetings.
• Ensure no employees, nor the Executive Director; conduct any personal business on Tourist Commission property, during working hours or with Tourist Commission assets.
Contact Information
Interested applicants may send resume with cover letter and references to:

NPTC/Director, 780 Front Street, Ste. 100, Natchitoches, LA 71457
OR email to: Deadline to apply is April 15, 2024
Director of Destination Sales
Submission Date
Join Our Team as a Director of Destination Sales in the Hospitality Industry!
Are you passionate about promoting destinations and creating memorable experiences for groups and events? We're seeking a dynamic and motivated Sales Representative to join our team in the vibrant hospitality industry. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and excel at building lasting relationships, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities:
• Sales Strategy: Prepare annual sales budgets for trade shows and travel, with a focus on group tours and sporting events.
• Supervision: Oversee the sales and services departments.
• Relationship Building: Attend trade shows and conferences to build and maintain relationships, prospect for new business, and raise awareness of our destination's offerings.
• Lead Generation: Research, develop, and initiate new leads and accounts. Attend tradeshows to promote the area as a top choice for conventions and sports events. Follow up and evaluate leads generated from trade shows.
• Event Targeting: Identify, evaluate, and target events for bid submissions. Coordinate and conduct site visits as needed to secure successful events.
• Community Representation: Represent the organization at various community and industry events.

• Proven experience in sales within the hospitality or related industry.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
• Strong organizational and relationship-building skills.
• Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.

Inclusion Statement:
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including minorities, to apply. Your unique perspectives and experiences will contribute to the success and vibrancy of our team.
Contact Information
If you're ready to make a significant impact in the hospitality industry and contribute to the success of our destination, we want to hear from you! Submit your resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.
Lighthouse Bend is Hiring!
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Join a powerhouse team for this brand-new restaurant in Cameron, Louisiana. Competitive pay and flexible schedules. Bring us your “A” game and willingness to be cross-trained.

Open Positions
• Hosts
• Servers
• Cooks
• Bar Service
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