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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) Development Manager is responsible for providing tourism development resource information to federal, state, and local agencies.

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Supervises a small professional and administrative support staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating performance.. Develops and manages section priorities, work plans, and budget to ensure that the goals and objectives of the section are met. Serves as consultant to cities and counties on issues pertaining to tourism development. Oversees efforts in organizing and promoting agri-tourism, cultural heritage tourism, and rural tourism. Aids cities and towns in evaluating their potential as tourism destinations and marketing themselves to capitalize on tourism dollars, and works with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to encourage new or expanded tourism attractions. Administers the Regional Tourist Association Grant Program, including grant request reviews and deadlines. Administers the Tourism Attraction Feasibility Study Grant Program, assists communities with questions, and coordinates grant applications and committee reviews. Organizes the compilation of the bi-annual statewide printed Calendar of Events, works with communities around the state to keep the calendar information current, and coordinates with the Tourism Division’s website to keep the Calendar portion of the website updated and in proper working order. Assists the Tourism Division’s advertising agency in the development and implementation of Arkansas’s Retirement Relocation marketing plan, and works with publishers of the state’s Retirement Relocation publication, “Living in Arkansas”, and the Tourism Division’s website, to maintain appealing and up-to-date information and images in print and on the Web. Plans and coordinates special projects with senior management including the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism, and coordinates the production of the Henry Awards for the conference. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing. Knowledge of the supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to analyze the economic potential of tourist attractions and develop marketing strategies to promote tourism. Ability to provide assistance to communities in expansion or development of new tourism and recreation facilities. Ability to communicate information and ideas to a diverse group of people. Ability to organize and present oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in tourism development, marketing, business administration, public relations, or a related field; plus four years experience in marketing, public relations, tourism, or a related field, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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