Employment Opportunities

SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER – MARKETING ASSISTANT

This position supports the development and implementation of a number of marketing initiatives and events.  Supports other Tourism Burlington initiatives as required including assuming travel counsellor shifts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop in consultation with tourism staff a communication plan for activities during National Tourism Week and implement.
  2. Assist with the planning and implementation of the annual Ambassador Training event.
  3. Assist with the implementation of marketing campaigns
  4. Assist with website updating and content creation including blogs
  5. Assist with management of digital photo database
  6. Assist in other areas including visitor information services as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong marketing skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to create interesting and informative content for a variety of mediums (verbal and written)
  • Well organized with the ability to plan and execute events
  • Experience with WordPress an asset
  • Strong customer service and problem solving skills
  • Familiar with Burlington, attractions, events, restaurants, accommodation, parks etc and general knowledge of Ontario/Canada
  • A driver’s license is preferred
  • Flexible and able to multi-task to handle the various aspects of the position

SUMMER – DIGITAL MARKETING ASSISTANT

This position supports the development and implementation of a number of digital marketing initiatives including creating concepts, content and filming videos as well as assistance with image creation and editing for various platforms. Supports other Tourism Burlington initiatives as required including assuming travel counsellor shifts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Video – creation of video content based on the Tourism Burlington digital strategy/content calendar. To include scripting, filming, editing and posting to digital/social media platforms.
  2. Photography – take photos and catalogue in database, edit for use in various digital platforms.
  3. Social Media – assist in content creation for Tourism Burlington social media platforms
  4. Digital Marketing – research and make recommendations on digital marketing opportunities for Tourism Burlington.  Assist with creation of digital ads for various platforms as required.
  5. Analytics – provide feedback, recommendations and statistical data based on in-program/Google analytics
  6. Website – prepare content/images for website as directed
  7. Prepare drafts of media releases, blogs and content for promotions such as e-newsletters for specific niche markets and events.
  8. Assist in other areas as assigned including visitor information services.

Qualifications

  • Strong organization and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience in taking and editing high quality video and photography
  • Familiarity with and user of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc)
  • Strong customer service and problem solving skills
  • Flexible and able to multi-task to handle the various aspects of the position
  • Punctuality
  • Familiar with Burlington, attractions, events, restaurants, accommodation, parks etc and general knowledge of Ontario/Canada
  • A driver’s license is preferred

SUMMER TRAVEL COUNSELLOR

Tourism Burlington, the destination marketing organization for Burlington, is seeking summer travel counsellors to provide reception and information services during weekdays and weekends at the Visitor Information Centre located at 414 Locust St., at the Waterfront and during festivals/events.

Your primary duties would include welcome and reception duties at the Centre and responding to and keeping statistics regarding visitor inquiries received in person, by telephone and email.  You would order and maintain partner and tourist print materials, administer the souvenir program, including handling of cash, use of a cash register, record keeping and open and close the Centre.

You are able to work independently and in a team and be able to multi-task to handle customer inquiries.  Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and comfortable assisting customers in internet research.  The Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week, from 8am to 6 pm, and shifts will involve working most weekends.

To meet this challenge you must possess strong customer service and administrative skills partnered with retail experience and be familiar with the Burlington area and its tourism product.   A driver’s license is preferred.  Other language skills a strong asset. You should possess a general knowledge of Ontario and Canada and be able to give accurate directions. Enrollment in a Community College diploma in Travel and Tourism or related field would be considered an asset.

NOTE:

These positions are dependent upon grants received from the Provincial and Federal Government.  Please drop off or email your resume to info@tourismburlington.com with position title in subject line

 

We thank all applicants and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

“AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”

Tourism Burlington 414 Locust Ground Floor, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7
Phone: 905.634.5594
Toll Free: 1.877.499.9989
Fax: 905.634.7220
Email:  info@tourismburlington.com
Website: www.tourismburlington.com