Town of Marana, AZ

Town of Marana, AZ

Tourism Marketing Specialist

Salary: See Position Description

Location : Marana, AZ

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 202400043

Department: Office of Economic Development & Tourism

Opening Date: 06/03/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Town of Marana

Marana is the 3rd fastest growing community in Arizona and the 2nd largest municipality in Pima County. The organization has been recognized as one of the ten most successful cities in Arizona. Marana lies approximately 20 minutes northwest of downtown Tucson and 75 minutes southeast of Phoenix. The Town makes its decisions based on a Strategic Plan that has five focus areas: Cherished Heritage, Vibrant Community, Thriving Commerce, Healthy Lifestyles, and Proactive Public Services.

Marana’s standards are high. We are an organization of excellence and have developed four Cultural Value Statements that provide the guidelines for how we work together. Our Cultural Values are: Dedicated Service, Respect, Teamwork and Engaged Innovation.
Position Description

The Town of Marana is seeking a Tourism Marketing Specialist to work in the Office of Economic Development and Tourism. This is a full-time position and an exciting opportunity for someone interested in having a direct impact on promoting Marana to become a premier destination for business, leisure, international travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

The Town offers a competitive benefits package:

Alternative work schedules / scheduled telework may be available

Expected Hiring Range: $56,739 – $70,924
Salary Range: $56,739 – $85,109

  • placement within the salary range is dependent on direct experience, internal equity and/or budget

Examples of Duties

  • Manages tourism social media platforms, website, and content calendars; Conducts research to identify market trends and evolve strategies to keep up with consumer preferences.
  • Creates content using photography, videography, and graphic design for digital and traditional advertising; Assists with supervising work done by third parties.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of promotional events, familiarization tours, and travel expos.
  • Assists in analyzing the effectiveness of marketing campaigns; Prepares reports for stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with local businesses and chamber of commerce to develop joint marketing initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Over three years of experience in journalism, marketing, tourism, hotels & resorts, or closely related field.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Facebook, other social media, and any other relevant software experience as needed.
  • Valid Arizona Driver License
  • Ability to pass both the Town of Marana background check and a motor vehicle records check

An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills & abilities to successfully perform essential functions may be considered.


  • Experience with videography and video editing
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

If you meet the minimum requirements, submit a completed Town of Marana application which can be supplemented with a resume and cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates are responsible for verifying receipt of materials. Applications must be submitted by applying online at All status updates will be sent via email through the applicant tracking system.

Job posting will remain open until a sufficient number of applicants have met the minimum requirements. A first review of applications will be conducted on June 18, 2024.

11555 West Civic Center Drive
Marana, AZ 85653

ph (520) 382-1900 / fx (520) 382-3500

Human Resources Staff Contact
Nikki Hemphill / 520-382-1925 /

For technical issues with the NEOGOV site, please contact Customer Support at 1-855-524-5627.

The Town of Marana is an equal opportunity employer. If you require a reasonable accommodation at any stage of the application/exam process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department prior to any deadlines related to this recruitment process. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you would like this publication in an alternative format.

The Town of Marana offers a variety of benefits to meet your needs. Visit our benefits site for more information:


Please select the highest level of education that you have completed.

  • I have a high school diploma or general education equivalency
  • I have some college past the high school level
  • I have an associate’s degree
  • I have a bachelor’s degree
  • I have a master’s degree
  • None of the above options apply to me


Please select the item below that more closely describes your experience in journalism, marketing, tourism, hotels & resorts, or closely related field.

  • I have no related experience
  • I have less than 1 year of direct experience
  • I have more than 1 year, but less than 3 years of direct experience
  • I have more than 3 years but less than 5 years of direct experience
  • I have more than 5 years of direct experience


Based on the proficiency definitions below, please select the answer that most accurately describes your level of skill in speaking in Spanish.

  • No Proficiency
  • Elementary Proficiency (has a vocabulary only large enough to communicate the most basic of needs)
  • Limited Working Proficiency (can handle limited work requirements, needing help in handling any complications or difficulties; can get the gist of most conversations on non-technical subjects)
  • General Professional Proficiency (has general vocabulary which is broad enough that he or she rarely has to search for a word)
  • Advanced Professional Proficiency (able to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels and as normally pertinent to professional needs)
  • Functionally Native Proficiency (has complete fluency in the language such that speech on all levels is fully accepted by educated native speakers in all of its features)


Do you have a valid Arizona Driver License? (If you answered no, it will be required at time of hire)

  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

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