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Employment Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Catch Des Moines (the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau) has an opening for the position of Director of Marketing. Special focus will be on leading the day to day marketing team efforts.  The ideal candidate should be energetic, creative and detail-oriented with a marketing, advertising and/or project management background; along with a passion for, and familiarity with, Greater Des Moines and all it has to offer.

Along with day-to-day operations of the marketing department, job duties include leading strategic marketing initiatives, campaigns, communications and projects related to the department.  This position will also analyze success metrics and help determine department goals, aid in brand materials creation and messaging. They will direct and manage the advertising agency; oversee the overall collaboration between the Administration, Marketing and Sales and Sports teams; and assist the Vice President in managing both the marketing budget and revenue generating opportunities with the department.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; five to seven plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with budgeting tools, advertising placements/analysis and non-profits are preferred.

Submit a cover letter and resume by mail or email to:
Nancy Hiemstra
Vice President of Finance & Administration
400 Locust Street, Suite 265 | Des Moines, IA 50309
nancy@catchdesmoines.com 

 

MARKETING INTERNSHIP - SUMMER 2018
Catch Des Moines is looking for a Marketing Intern. This individual will be part of a dynamic Marketing Department and have the opportunity to be involved with virtually all aspects of our marketing efforts. The marketing intern will:

  • Write weekly and monthly television and radio scripts promoting Greater Des Moines events
  • Assist with design projects and marketing initiatives
  • Assist with content creation for social media, blogs and newsletters 
  • Update and proof publications and guides
  • Assist with event planning
  • Other opportunities as desired


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate student working toward a degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field
  • Creativity, originality and the desire to work as part of a fast-paced Marketing Team
  • Possess excellent research, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to assume a variety of responsibilities and projects and follow them through to completion with little supervision
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and social media are a bonus
  • Passion to learn about, explore and experience Greater Des Moines


If you are interested in helping the Marketing Department and being a part of the Catch Des Moines Team, please send your resume to:

Nancy Hiemstra
Vice President of Finance & Administration
400 Locust Street, Suite 265 | Des Moines, IA 50309
nancy@catchdesmoines.com | Fax: (515) 244-9757
No phone calls please. EOE.
 

 

AIRPORT VOLUNTEERS

Airport Volunteers are an integral part of how the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau is able to accomplish its mission of continually reaching out to visitors, promoting Des Moines as an attractive, vibrant and affordable destination and having a positive impact on our community. Volunteers have the opportunity to greet visitors arriving to and departing from the city, as well as answer questions they may have about where to eat, where to stay and what to do while they are in Des Moines. Volunteers man an information kiosk in the public waiting area of the terminal making them easily accessible and welcoming to all. Basic training is provided, as well as other tools to make it easy to promote the city. We are looking for people willing to take on a four-hour time slot each week or act as fill-ins for other volunteers when needed.

Please contact:
Jan Meyers
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 Locust, Suite 265
Des Moines, IA 50309
jan@catchdesmoines.com
(515) 229-8934