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Resort Activity Director


Posted by PaddleTail Waterfront Lodge on 05/23/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Hospitality & Lodge Staff

Company Type: TravelandTourism

State: FL

City: Crystal River

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Contact Name: David Dayton

Contact Phone: 8505700147

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $48-55,000 per year

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Resort Activity Director

This is a new position at the resort. The Activity Director will report to the SR Hotel Management corporate staff to develop and operationalize the position. The Activity Director role is to create, plan, organize and execute the "experiential" component of the resort from which the property's brand will become known. The resort image goal is to become defined as The Manatee Experience (Interaction, Education, Conservation) in Crystal River... the destination recognized as the US destination for legally swimming with manatee. We are seeking an individual who can take the reigns and build/manage the experience components for resort guests.

The activity components will become defined around the strengths of the individual but may include most of the following:

Activity Creation

  • Locate, secure and schedule educational experts as speakers, teachers and workshop instructiors
  • Locate, secure  and schedule wildlife / nature experts as speakers, teachers and workshop instructiors
  • Build and maintain a Daily Activity Schedule of seminars, workshops, tours, movies, waterfront yoga, snorkeling classes, kayaking, boating, birding, etc.
  • Arrange and set up necessary activity areas at appropriate times
  • Merchandise activity schedule to resort guests throughout the property to ensure the availability and variety of activities is known and that the experience is recognized
  • Work with resort departments to develop and promote activity/room packages for future demand generation
  • Work with / train resort staff to ensure knowledge of activity components and abilities to communicate effectively with guests
  • Coordinate activities with resort tour operation, resort food & beverage operations, local vendors and outside experts to ensure quality and timely delivery of activities
  • Work with and manage third-party social media team to schedule and collect quality content and timely delivery of messaging against seasonal opportunity periods
  • Become the resort's resident nature "expert"... presenting informative talks and leading nature tours

About PaddleTail Waterfront Lodge

PaddleTail Lodge is a 113-room resort located on Kings Bay in Crystal River, Florida. The property has recently been independently re-branded to become defined as "the manatee hotel" in the only destination in the US where people can legally swim with manatees. The core elements of the brand are manatee interaction, manatee education and manatee conservation.