Cultural Tourism Specialist for the City of Bellevue / Employment

June 5, 2023

Organization Name: City of Bellevue

Organization Location: Bellevue, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


$78,785.33 – $108,713.57 Annually

Job Summary
Bellevue is building the city of the future. We are Seattle’s biggest, most future-focused neighbor, and host major tourism attractions like world-class hotels, shopping, dining, festivals, and events like the Bellevue Art Fair and Wintergrass festival, among many others. Our welcoming, multicultural, innovation-focused community attracts technology pioneers, outdoor enthusiasts, and family-focused professionals from around the world. Nearly 40% of Bellevue residents are foreign born, enriching our community and providing our economy with a global edge. We offer a diverse population, transit-connected neighborhoods, an engaging community, and a solid platform for growth. You will be continually exposed to bright minds and world-class thinking.

Working under general direction from the Arts Community Manager, you’ll administer our Tourism Programs and ensure the City meets our potential as world-class city that welcomes the world.

Ideal candidates will have strong skills in project management, relationship management, current trends in tourism, and possess a spirit of creativity. We’re looking for someone who can manage stakeholder relationships, values tourism as an economic driver, works well within systems and processes, and can see opportunities for the unexpected. Join us in building a diverse, resilient, and creative community in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Consider applying here if you want to:

Work in an ambitious organization serving a transforming community.
Shape the next phase of tourism development and promotion in an emerging urban environment.
Work in a multicultural environment with a chance to make a lasting impact on the tourism sector
Develop lasting relationships with the regional tourism community.
***This is a limited term position anticipated to last up to 3 years***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Bellevue-Redmond Tourism Promotion Area (BRTPA) Advisory Board
Provide direct staff support to the BRTPA Advisory Board
Serve as a liaison between City programs and key community stakeholders such as Visit Bellevue, One Redmond, and tourism service providers.
Contract Administration: working with the BRTPA, develop, negotiate, and manage contracts in relation to the TPA collected funds.
Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and City laws, regulations and policies in relation to Tourism Promotion Areas.
Special Events Committee Support
Work cross departmentally to ensure the smooth implementation of events and activations that promote tourism.
Serve as a liaison between City Staff and event and activation organizations.
Prepare, distribute, and present information to tourism stakeholders about the special events process and necessary permits.
Tourism & Film Programs
Support the Arts Community Manager in the development of Film Programs as a Tourism attraction tool.
Working with tourism stakeholders, inform the strategic vision and implementation of the Destination Development Plan and ensure alinement between tourism goals and economic development goals.
Serve as a representative of the City of Bellevue on at least one of Visit Bellevue’s tourism councils.
Work with Bellevue’s existing cultural facilities and resources to promote events happening in in the area.
Support film permit applicants as they move through City processes.

Be an active member of the Cultural & Economic Development team to include:
Attendance at CED & CD staff meetings;
Many one-time only tasks, including technical support, filing, meeting notes, creating unique documents, help with array of artwork selection panels, dedications, community events, art events, artwork tours and other events;

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to work efficiently and accurately.
The ability to work quickly and collaboratively to solve problems.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Able to establish effective working relationships.
Occasional weekend and evening availability.
Must have a curiosity and interest in the arts and community development.
Must have the ability to bend and lift 40 pounds.
Ability to perform independently when clear direction is provided.

Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in tourism management, hospitality management, arts administration, business administration, communications, public administration, or a related field.
Three to five years experience in a combination of tourism programming, cultural programs, and/or grant programs, preferably in the public sector.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Survey Monkey, Mailchimp, and other digital tools.
Fluency in Japanese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hindi, and/or Spanish is highly desirable.
PMP, PgMP, ACP, Scrum Master, or similar certification is a plus.

Limited Term Employee (LTE): A fully benefited employee appointed to serve in a position scheduled to work a minimum of 30 hours a week for a specific project with a specific ending date which is anticipated to last more than five months but in no event longer than three consecutive years (36 months).

Hiring Process: To evaluate all candidates fairly and equitably, the City will make all applicants anonymous when we are screening the applications. We will redact information from our application such as your name, address, and other demographics. To help us, please complete the online application form as fully as possible. We do not accept resumes and cover letters.

Answer the Supplemental Questions included as part of this employment opportunity.
Only electronic applications are accepted.
For more information, please contact Lorie Hoffman, Arts Community Manager in the Community Development Department at 425-452-4246.

All candidates will be required to establish employment authorization and identity at the time of hire. The City is not able to sponsor work visas.
All positions the completion of references checks, including at least one prior supervisor.
Some positions may require completion of a criminal background check prior to start employment
Some positions may require obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL), licensures, or additional certifications.
The City of Bellevue values diversity in its workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local laws.

At the City of Bellevue, you’ll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and advancing the community vision. The five essential and enduring principles that guide our individual actions, our interactions, and our decision making in the City of Bellevue organization is: exceptional public service, stewardship, committee to employees, integrity, and innovation. You’ll work in an environment that is innovative, collaborative, future focused, and committed to excellence. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. We embrace the future while respecting our past. It’s what makes the City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore.

Have we piqued your interest yet? Come join our team! The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected status. Persons needing assistance with the application process may call the Human Resources Office at 425-452-6838 or If you are invited to participate in the selection process and need ADA accommodations, please notify HR before you are scheduled for an interview or testing.

For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the NEOGOV support line at 855-524-5627.

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