Under general guidance and direction of the Department of Community and Economic Development, Tourism division, intern performs a variety of duties in coordinating activities related to promoting Davis County as a destination for leisure travel as well as groups coming in for Conventions and other large events. Intern may assist with Tourism event planning and coordination.
Example of Duties
Assists the Tourism Marketing Coordinator and Tourism Marketing Manager in promoting Discover Davis, the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Davis County Tourism and Events. Intern may assist in social media management for several events hosted by the County, perform website updates, engage in community partnerships and outreach, assist in compiling reports for various needs, and other duties related to destination marketing. May represent Discover Davis at local festivals or other community events. Work extended flexible hours to attend events and other activities as needed. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university actively seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree indesign, recreation or business management, marketing, tourism, parks and recreation, or a closely related field. Experience in marketing, advertising, graphic design, tourism or a directly related field is desired. Wordpress and email marketing experience is preferred.
Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job driving. Must possess a valid Utah Driver License. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code. Must be skilled in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner, ability to insure the motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner, and knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Basic knowledge of: concepts of public relations and marketing; event planning and coordination; community outreach.
Skill in: marketing, public relations and communication; operating common office equipment; using social media as a marketing tool; using applicable hardware and software including, but not limited to, MS Office, especially Excel and Google Suite. WordPress and email marketing experience preferred.
Ability to: prepare and organize materials; compile data and prepare written reports; effectively organize and prioritize activities and projects; work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines; identify and solve problems; maintain concentrated attention to detail; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees/departments, industry partners, other agencies, and the general public.
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Photocopy of official college transcripts, current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and proof of auto insurance required with application. Applicants can obtain an MVR through the Utah Drivers License.