Shellharbour City Council
Tourism Manager

Posted: 23 Apr
Closes: 27 May
Shellharbour NSW, New South Wales


Shellharbour City Council is currently looking for a Tourism Manager to join our passionate team.

Reporting to the Executive Manager, Marketing and Communications, the Tourism Manager will be responsible for strategically positioning Shellharbour as a premier tourist destination on the South Coast through developing strategies to increase visitation to the Shellharbour LGA, enhance visitor experience and contribute to the growth of Shellharbour’s visitor experience.

The successful candidate will have experience in strategic marketing related to tourism, with a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with tourism partners, media, the local community and other key stakeholders. They will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to lead a team effectively to achieve planned outcomes.

About us: 

Shellharbour City, located in the Illawarra region, is just 80 minutes south of Sydney and is home to over 76,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres.  It's an area of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, set against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment. 

Our dedication to be financially sustainable in an evolving environment, while striving for a great organisational culture and committing to employing staff who embrace our Core Values, has made Shellharbour City Council an employer of choice.

We have been recognised with a wealth of state and national awards in 2019, 2020 & 2021 including our 5 star Civic Centre building, Museum space and City Library, Winner in 2021 for Small Regional Airport of the year, and recently being presented an AR Bluett Memorial Award for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

We offer:

Shellharbour City Council offers a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We have exciting, rewarding career opportunities and flexible working arrangements and work/life balance in a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

  • Permanent full time, 35 hours per week with access to flexi-time
  • Commencing base salary range from $95,154 – $100,979 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)
  • 11% superannuation
  • Great organisational culture with a strong, values led and progressive team 
  • Access to local government benefits such as; LSL after five years, three weeks sick leave per annum, Fitness Passport, Provident Fund activities etc.  

Please Note:

  • This position requires a National Police History Check clearance and a current "Working with Children Check" clearance in accordance with the 'Child Protection (WWC) Act 2012 for Paid workers.

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Claire Killeen – Executive Manager, Marketing and Communications on 0439 430 366.  

Closing date: Sunday, 26 May 2024 11:30pm.


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Shellharbour City Council are an equal opportunities employer and promote the following:

We are a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. It is the responsibility of all employees to ensure that they treat our Community, Councillors, Customers and each other with respect and professionalism without regard to non-relevant criteria or distinctions.

We are committed to being a Child Safe Organisation. Our commitment promotes the rights of all children and young people to be safe from harm when interacting with our services and spaces. To realise our vision for a child-safe Shellharbour, we know that we must work together to ensure our children are given every opportunity to be safe, happy and thrive.

Shellharbour City Council are dedicated to building a workplace that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity. We recognise the unique strengths and talents that individuals with disabilities bring to our team, and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. We invite individuals with disability to apply for positions at Shellharbour City Council and we commit to discussing reasonable adjustments to roles (such as work hours) and the work environment (for example, different office equipment) where we can, to enable people with a disability to join our team. By doing so, people with disability can contribute to the skills, experiences, and perspectives that make our team stronger. Together, we can create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community and ensures that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. At Shellharbour City Council, we believe that diversity is not just a policy—it's a reflection of who we are and what we stand for.


Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work with us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.