SSMEDC Hiring Director of Tourism


The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is seeking to hire a Director of Travel & Tourism Development. Overseeing the organization’s Tourism Sault Ste. Marie division, this senior management position is responsible for the growth of travel and tourism, product development, convention business segments, sports tournaments, festivals and events, and for creating and executing effective marketing strategies.

The deadline to apply is Friday, December 14 at 4 p.m. To learn more about this career opportunity, view the full job posting at

“With major events coming here like the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games, our recent sale of Searchmont Resort and growth in local cruise ship visitations, this is an exciting time for our organization and the entire community,” said Dan Hollingsworth, Executive Director of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. “We’re eager to fill the position of Director of Travel & Tourism Development and look forward to working with the successful candidate to continue to bolster tourism and business development in the region.”

The Tourism division of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation works to draw visitors to the community by securing and supporting major events, selling vacation packages, marketing area attractions and festivals, developing tourism infrastructure and new products, and attracting cruise ships and other group excursions. In 2017, this activity generated $5.8 million in direct visitor spending for the local economy, along with millions of more dollars in indirect and induced economic activity.

The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is comprised of three operating divisions: Business Development, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, and Finance & Administration. They work together to undertake projects and deliver programs to attract and support companies, create and retain jobs, draw visitors, and generate and retain wealth in the community. For more information, visit