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August 2014: Wild West Heritage Foundation Opens Walk of Fame

Topeka named site of the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl

January 2014: KDOT Quarterly Report

Economic and Fiscal Contributions of International Immigrants

Job Opportunities:

**(June 2015) The City of Hays is looking for a creative, energetic Destination Marketing Manager for the Hays’ Convention & Visitors Bureau.  This position leads marketing of tourism & leisure in order to attract visitors to the community & maximize return on investment.  Responsibilities include identifying market opportunities, developing marketing strategies & assisting with the design of promotional materials. The Destination Marketing Manager is required to work a flexible schedule as needed. Traveling to represent the City of Hays at various events is required. Job offers contingent on pre-employment physical exam & drug screening.

Valid Kansas Driver’s License & a related college degree or equivalent training with 1 – 3 years experience is required. This employee must possess excellent organizational, promotional, verbal & written communication & cooperative skills.  Graphic design experience is preferred. Residency must be within Ellis County within 180 days of employment.

Compensation & Benefits
Pay based on experience. The City of Hays offers great benefits including City paid family health insurance, paid time off, KPERS & holidays.

How to Apply
Resumes can be emailed to or mailed to Human Resources, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. Resumes must include a cover letter, minimum of 3 references, and five year salary history. Applicants are encouraged to send examples of marketing materials they have developed.

**City of McPherson seeks CVB Director (May 2015)

**Sports Sales Manager & Convention Sales Manager at Visit Topeka (January 2015) – Visit Topeka, Inc. (VTI), a not-for-profit organization located in Topeka, KS, markets the city and its attractions to different visitor segments. VTI works directly with meeting and sports event planners to bring new business to Topeka. VTI is currently recruiting for the following positions:

    • Sports Sales Manager
    • Convention Sales Manager

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field, a minimum of three years’ work experience in travel and tourism sales and marketing, experience in and exposure to convention, tourism and travel industries, and strong computer and word processing skills. The ideal candidate must have a passion to increase travel and tourism to Topeka. For a full job description or to apply online, please visit and click on “Apply Now!” under “Jobs”.

**CVB Marketing Manager Job – Geary County (October 2014): send resume and handwritten letter to Geary County CVB (PO Box 1846, Junction City, KS 66441) or go to

**Economic Development Representative II – Position #221942 (July 2014)

**Tourism Sales Manager: The City of Hays is accepting applications for the position of TOURISM SALES MANAGER. Responsibilities include identifying market opportunities, developing long and short term marketing and sales strategies and the development of training programs for frontline motel and attraction sales staff with the objective of attracting overnight tourism and leisure business. Applicants must have a Valid Kansas Driver’s License. A college degree or equivalent training and experience in a related field are required. This position must possess excellent organizational, promotional, communication, and cooperative skills along with the ability to maintain confidentiality. Residency must be within Ellis County within 180 days of employment. Hiring Range: $33,372 – $45,000. Excellent benefits including paid family health insurance, KPERS, paid holidays, 24 days, Paid-Time-Off. Employment offers conditional upon the results of a drug test and physical exam.Application accepted on-line at OR IN CITY HALL, 1507 MAIN. Review of applications will begin August 11, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. CVB Tour Sales Mgr Position Summary  EOE 2014 Hays Benefit Brochure

Internship Opportunities:
The Kansas tourism industry offers a vast array of opportunities for those looking for experience in the hospitality world. Click here for a list of internship opportunities available throughout the state.