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Buffalo Bill Cody first wandered through the Bighorn Basin region of northwestern Wyoming in the late 1870s, just a few years after Yellowstone National Park was founded. Ever the trailblazer — and inspired by its mountains, rivers, and abundant wildlife — Buffalo Bill founded the town that bears his name in 1896. Five years later, Cody was incorporated, and wanderers have been making their way here, and around Park County, ever since.
The Park County Travel Council (PCTC) is seeking an Executive Director to manage their highly regarded and effective Destination Marketing Organization. You will lead a three-million-dollar tourism marketing program for a destination that offers premier outdoor adventures, authentic high-quality Western experiences, and big-picture thinking and scope. The Executive Director is a key player and decision-maker in matters regarding the promotion of the county as a top travel destination.
Operating under the brand, Cody Yellowstone, Wyoming, Park County is located a short 53 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. From Cody, travelers can access two of the park’s five entrances via either of two stunningly scenic drives. This proximity to Yellowstone National Park positions Cody Yellowstone as a domestic and international destination, and a critical partner in statewide tourism marketing.
The PCTC manages the second largest county tourism marketing budget in the state of Wyoming. While funded by a stable, publicly supported county lodging tax, the PCTC operates as an independent joint powers board. You will work with a diverse, 10-member board of industry veterans, major stakeholders and grassroots entrepreneurs. You will have the luxury of working with top marketing, advertising, and design professionals to bring visitors to Cody Yellowstone. While the Executive Director reports directly to the board, this position and the supporting Administrative Assistant position, are technically employees of the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce, having offices in the Cody Chamber building, and fall under Chamber personnel policies and procedures. Benefits include maximum 3% IRA contribution, 11 paid holidays, health insurance and Paid Time Off (PTO) which accrues monthly and increases with years of service. Salary Range: $90,000.00-$110,000.00.
To find enjoyment and reward in this position, the Executive Director should possess a passion for working with people, building strong strategic relationships, and contributing to the prosperity of the community. It is important to possess a sensitivity and ability to remain apolitical regardless of circumstances. Creativity and big-picture thinking is a must. A typical day might include meeting with local hospitality business owners; tactical discussions with one or more of our digital marketing, public relations, or advertising partners; lunch with a visiting travel writer; and/or a reception with a familiarization tour of promising tour operator prospects.
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You will be based in Cody, WY, a small town with big Western influences. Founded by Buffalo Bill, the town has tourism lineage, yet provides a warm and welcoming residential lifestyle. Cody is home to Yellowstone Regional Airport and Cody Regional Health, a major health care provider for Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin.
Here, a day at the office could be rewarded with a mountain bike ride in the Shoshone National Forest, a float down the North Fork of the Shoshone River, a nice meal and live music at one of many local establishments, or a relaxing evening gazing at a sunset over Cedar Mountain from your yard. Individuals, couples, families, and retirees are all welcome and well-served in the community.
We thank you for your interest in the position of Executive Director
of the Park County Travel Council.