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Part Time Tourism Ambassador

Hattiesburg Visitors Center

The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission works with a multitude of partners and organizations to effectively position and promote Hattiesburg as a tourism destination for both business and leisure travel.  As Mississippi’s third most visited city, Hattiesburg’s tourism economy yields $275 million a year in direct visitor spending and employs more than 4,200 individuals in various hospitality and retail sectors. 


To fully support the growth and development of Hattiesburg as a premier tourism destination, VisitHATTIESBURG is seeking a part-time Tourism Ambassador to join its team. 


The Tourism Ambassador will serve as the first point of contact for visitors and groups to Hattiesburg. The successful candidate will have a passion for Hattiesburg and a knowledge of the amenities available to visitors. In addition, the Tourism Ambassador will assist with fulfillment of Red Carpet Services offered by VisitHATTIESBURG for groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will report to the Director of Sales & Visitor Services and will conduct the following job duties:


  • Work with the Director of Sales & Visitor Services to fulfill orders for visitor bags, name badges and other Red Carpet Services.
  • Serve as receptionist at the Visitors Center by greeting visitors in person and on the telephone.
  • Sell items from the Visitors Center gift shop.
  • Ensure and maintain the neatness and cleanliness of the Visitors Center.
  • Keep an accurate count of visitor traffic and Red Carpet Service requests for reporting to VisitHattiesburg partners.
  • Assist with booths at festivals and events as needed.
  • Assist with filling brochure racks around Hattiesburg with visitor guides as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements:

Position Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least one-year direct experience in customer services, retail or the hospitality industry is a plus. Strong retail background is a plus.


Additional Position Requirements

  • Weekend work and irregular hours may be required, and other duties may be assigned for large-scale events or promotions
  • Ability to drive a vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license throughout employment


Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational and customer services skills
  • Ability to work with a team as well as the ability to complete projects independently when necessary
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs/Forms is a plus
  • Energetic, creative, and dependable


To apply for the Tourism Ambassador position, interested individuals should complete the online form by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, September 27, 2019.

Please include a minimum of three professional references.