Brief Job Description:
WHO WE ARE?
The vision of the Economic Opportunity and Inclusion Cabinet is of a resilient,equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city that centers people and creates opportunities to build generational wealth for all communities.
WHAT WE’RE LIKE?
This is not your typical 9-5. We are a growing department with a transformative mission and startup environment, led by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to achieving the urgent and important goal of eliminating the racial wealth gap and making the city more inclusive for all. With that in mind, you can look forward to a work culture that is:
We are committed to excellence in all we do and put in the time and effort required to achieve our goals, no matter how long it takes.
Empowering: We believe in supporting leaders who are forward-thinking, independent, risk-takers, and confident.
Collaborative: We understand that our work is interrelated and interdependent. We don’t operate in silos.
Supportive: We create an environment that provides the physical, emotional, and intellectual space and tools to accomplish your tasks and exceed internal and external expectations.
Innovative: We know it’s better to work smart and are always seeking creative ways to move us closer to our goals and leverage new ways of learning and working together.
As the newly named Economic Opportunity and Inclusion Cabinet reorganizes internally to execute its economic development vision and agenda, it will hire a Director of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment to collaborate with the Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion (CEOI) and be responsible for ensuring that Boston remains an attractive and accessible place for the thriving creative economy, implementing the Cabinet’s vision of transforming neighborhoods into destinations to help add to the local cultural vibrancy and support Boston’s small businesses, andenhancing the city’s image on the international stage.
The Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment supports local industry by producing events, supporting film / TV production, and marketing the City to conventions and visitors. Its enhanced focus will include working with partners like the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, local chambers of commerce, Boston Main Streets organizations, the Global Affairs team, community groups, and others to proactively draw diverse conventions, meetings, and events to the city in order to amplify the rich heritage defined by each neighborhood.
The person in this role will work with the team to plan, develop, and implement special community-driven events and celebrations. Additionally, they will oversee the process of Film and TV production in the City, ensuring a broader understanding of the City’s diversity is highlighted and that all neighborhoods are cast in a positive light. They will engage external partners and City departments, acting as the point of contact for the development of Special Events, Celebrations, and Filming in the City and serve as a connector of the tourism industry to all of Boston’s neighborhoods. The ideal person will be a strong project manager as well as a self-starter who is able to work independently and creatively with confidence and a strong passion for economic equity. They must be high-energy, action-oriented, results-driven, a problem solver, humble and collaborative, and unapologetically committed to social justice and economic opportunity for all communities across the City of Boston.
A successful Director of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment will execute the following roles and responsibilities as well as:
Subject to CORI check.
Boston residency required.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion/Salary This position is non graded and the salary is $120,000.00 per year.
Hours per week: 35