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Tourism Calgary, Board of Directors and Advisory Committees (WR: 531)

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Alberta, Calgary
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Do you have a passion for community building and helping Calgary to become the ultimate host city? Do you love our tourism industry, and want to contribute your leadership and expertise to make Calgary a world class destination for tourism, sports & major events, and meetings & conventions? If so, then we’d like to hear from you.

 

Pekarsky & Co has partnered with Tourism Calgary, the official destination marketing organization for Calgary, to help them find individuals interested in serving in a volunteer capacity on Tourism Calgary’s Board or on one of the two advisory committees that guide the Board of Tourism Calgary and the City of Calgary:

 

Tourism Calgary Board of Directors

 

Tourism Calgary is the official destination marketing organization for Calgary with the vision of making Calgary ultimate hosts and the ultimate host city. Tourism Calgary markets the city locally, nationally and internationally and advocates for its ongoing development as a destination. The organization hosts and attracts visitors, conferences, sport and cultural events and activates the city by fostering the growth of shareable, memorable experiences. Calgary’s tourism industry contributes approximately $2.5 billion in visitor spending by over 7.3 million overnight visitors annually.

 

Tourism Calgary is seeking individuals interested in serving as a general member director on the Tourism Calgary board in 2021 or subsequent years. This year, Tourism Calgary is seeking recognized leaders with previous not-for-profit Board experience, who bring expertise in one or more of the following areas:

 

  • Human Resources Leadership
  • Audit & Finance
  • Government Relations
  • Digital Marketing

 

Deadline for Applications: September 27, 2020. See below for details on how to apply.

 

Calgary Sports & Major Events Committee

 

The Calgary Sport & Major Event (CSME) committee’s role is to provide strategic direction, advice, and due diligence to the Tourism Calgary board and management in the proactive process of evaluating and attracting major sports and culture events for the City of Calgary. Based on event selection priorities and criteria developed by Tourism Calgary, committee members will help to evaluate and recommend bid programs and events for potential investment.

Members will be expected to contribute through key advocacy and communication channels within the community; promote and support the initiatives of the CSME.

CSME is an advisory committee to both The City of Calgary and the Board of Tourism Calgary.

CSME is currently seeking individuals interested in becoming a general committee member of CSME. This year, CSME is seeking recognized leaders with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • cultural sector and creative industry governance
  • private sector leadership
  • stakeholder and government relations

 

Deadline for Applications: September 13, 2020. See below for details on how to apply.

 

Meetings & Conventions Advisory Committee

The Meetings & Conventions Advisory Committee (MCAC) is a newly created advisory committee to the Board of Tourism Calgary, commencing in January 2021. The vision for MCAC is to attract major meetings and conventions to Calgary and the Bow Valley corridor to generate incremental economic, educational and social benefits for the broader communities. Success will be possible through working together on a unified strategy.

MCAC is seeking individuals interested in becoming a general committee member of MCAC. MCAC is seeking recognized leaders with previous not-for-profit Board experience, who bring expertise in one or more of the following areas:

 

  • marketing and sponsorship
  • innovative technology applications
  • major event planning and logistics

 

Deadline for Applications: September 27, 2020. See below for details on how to apply.

Diversity & Inclusion

Promoting diverse and inclusive boards and committees is a top priority for Tourism Calgary, the CSME and the MCAC. We are seeking applicants with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, expertise and personal attributes to ensure diversity of thought on the Tourism Calgary Board and its two advisory committees.

To apply

If you are committed to playing a leadership role within our community, you possess the qualifications outlined herein, and are passionate about Calgary and helping it to become the ultimate host city, please consider submitting an application.

To apply to one or more of the positions outlined herein, please send the following to Erin Dand, Principal at Pekarsky & Co., at erin@pekarskyco.com:

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter clearly indicating which position(s) you are applying for and how you possess the qualifications required for the position(s); and
  • Current resume

Join us in building the ultimate host city!

Deadline for applications to CSME: September 13, 2020

Deadline for applications to MCAC and Tourism Calgary Board: September 27, 2020

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