Manager Tourism

Reference Number: 20220677/1015Applications Close:
Position Description:

Warrnambool City Council is now seeking to appoint an experienced Manager to lead the Visitor Economy (Tourism) Branch in providing strategic direction and advice towards growing new and existing tourism, events and wider visitor economy opportunities for the City of Warrnambool.


Located in the Great Ocean Road region, Warrnambool is a popular tourist and events destination overlooking the deep blue of the Southern Ocean.  Warrnambool is one of the fastest growing centres in Regional Victoria - A city of commerce, social, health, education, arts and recreation services, Warrnambool offers a vibrant culture, set in a stunning landscape; with growing business, employment and educational opportunities – A lifestyle city.


A key focus of this position is the management and development of Warrnambool City Council’s Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village Precinct, Events Programme, Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre, and Holiday Parks.


The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge, experience and proven success in a similar senior strategic tourism (and/or wider visitor economy) role. A demonstrated high level of commercial acumen, innovation and entrepreneurial flair and well developed communication and interpersonal skills is essential.


Previous experience in dealing with diverse stakeholders’ such as councillors, media and the tourism industry is highly desirable.


This is a permanent full time position and offers an attractive remuneration package for the right candidate.


Warrnambool City Council also provides its employees with the opportunity to maintain a healthy work/life balance whilst performing challenging yet rewarding work as part of a highly collaborative and supportive team.


Please refer to the position description on our website to address the key selection criteria. Applications close 5pm Friday 24 June 2022.


Further enquires: Andrew Paton, Director City Growth on 03 5559 4923 or


Warrnambool City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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