Another community manager position for folks:

Sam Houston Race Park, Houston’s premier racing, dining and entertainment destination, is seeking an online community manager to help grow visibility for the park in the Houston area and nationwide. This would be a part-time, hourly position working approximately 15-25 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Bonuses will be offered for meeting specific growth numbers.

The online community manager will be responsible for raising awareness of Sam Houston Race Park (SHRP) online, as measured by community membership, active participation and ultimately by growth in both event attendance and ticket sales.

More specifically, the position will be tasked with managing SHRP’s participation in third-party blogging, microblogging, social networking, social sharing and other social media sites (including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and appropriate entertainment- and horse racing-related sites). The online community manager will create and execute a plan for identifying, evaluating, monitoring and engaging communities on these sites that are relevant to both SHRP’s racing and entertainment businesses.

The ideal online community manager combines an appreciation for music, sports wagering and horse racing with a deep understanding of Web 2.0, social media and online community building. The organizer must have extensive knowledge of online social networks, including Facebook and MySpace. Strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently are important. A track record of successful community development and event marketing is strongly desired. The ability to bring to the table an existing network of fellow music enthusiasts or racing enthusiasts is a plus. Experience with online multimedia content, including the ability to write blogs and microblogs, and to produce audio and video content is another important attribute that will differentiate a candidate. The organizer should live online, but a physical presence in or around the Houston area and the ability to travel to the Sam Houston Race Park easily is important.

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate but discriminating about social media, fluent in “web 2.0″ and a super-user of tools like Delicious, RSS, Flickr, YouTube, widgets, and blogs

  • A live music aficionado

  • Appreciative of the sport of horse racing and of sports wagering in general

  • Organized and open-minded

Please send resume, cover letter and full list of URLs pointing to your online presence to Todd Van Hoosear:

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