• Mobile Visitor Centre Ambassador - Summer Students

    Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
    Job Description
    Mobile Visitor Centre Ambassador
     
    Job Description
    The Burns Lake Visitor Centre is seeking two (2) students for the role of a Mobile Visitor Ambassador for our community and region. Start date is June 19th. Positions are for 35 hours a week.  
     
    Responsibilities
    • Promote local tourism products and services at the Visitor Centre or while running the Mobile Visitor Centre at sporting events, cultural events, community celebrations and other dedicated locations in the Burns Lake & District area.
    • Provide accurate information to visitors regarding destinations, transportation, accommodation, maps, events and suggest suitable products in the community, region or province
    • Research and promote community information of interest to visitors
    • Ensure visitor understanding of information provided and encourage new and return visits
    • Stock and display brochures ensuring inventory is managed to meet visitor’s needs
    • Post current information of interest to visitors and distribute promotional materials
    • Record data related to visitors at the Visitor Centre or when working at community events
    • Attend Tourism/Visitor Information Counsellor Training, if not already certified
    • Provide assistance with Burns Lake tourism marketing research and special projects
    • Comply with professional dress code and grooming standards
    • Follow all Standard operating Procedures as outlined for the Visitor Centre and Chamber of Commerce
    • Daily cleaning of Visitor Centre, Chamber of Commerce and surrounding parking/entrance area
    • Ability to participate in community familiarization tour
     
    Qualifications
    • Tourism Visitor Information Counsellor training and certificate (will provide training if necessary)
    • Knowledge of attractions, events, tourism products/services in the community and British Columbia
    • Fluent in English; second language is an asset
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills – face to face, telephone and written
    • Able to demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness, and work independently
    • Strong computer skills
    • Available to work Saturdays and Sundays
    • Valid Driver’s License required
    • Student must be returning to school full time in the fall
                   
    At the end of the summer, the student will receive a reference letter from the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce, and set up a possible opportunity for summer employment the following year. This job is well-suited for those interested in business, community and tourism.
     
    To apply, please send resume to info@burnslakechamber.com.   Cut off date is May 31st, 2017.  
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