The role for the city's tourist information centre volunteers will end on September 30 with new "Ballarat Ambassadors" taking their place, the council announced on Monday.
It is the latest transitional move since the council said it was cutting funding for Visit Ballarat, the city's arm's length marketing organisation.
There are about 60 volunteers, currently managed by Visit Ballarat, who work in roles at the tourist information centre in the town hall.
In a press release, the council said it would replace them with new ambassador roles, calling it an "exciting new phase in visitor services under the City of Ballarat."
It said the roles, which could number up to 100, were designed to bring a "broader-based city-wide approach to building the visitor economy".
It also said the volunteers would be welcome to apply for the new roles and thanked them for "their incredible service".
"These volunteers have been great advocates for our city and we thank them for the way they have welcomed visitors to Ballarat with so much warmth."
The roles, which are currently advertised on the council website, are all voluntary with people required to be able to spare at least four hours every fortnight.
Responsibilities listed include welcoming visitors to the visitor centre, conducting tours, "roaming" the city centre to engage with visitors, highlighting sites of interest and assisting the delivery of events.
Other examples of possible duties include directing football fans at the Ballarat Railway Station to Mars Stadium, helping visitors to the Fringe Benefits event in November, and assisting the Ballarat Begonia Festival in March.
The council says anyone "with a passion for Ballarat can apply, particularly current Visitor Information Centre volunteers".
All volunteers are expected to complete police history and working with children checks as well as adhere to a code of conduct.
In the meantime, the council continues to recruit for a series of internal roles to replace the work carried out previously by Visit Ballarat.
In June, the council said it would no longer provide funding to Visit Ballarat, ending an arrangement that had been in place since 2012. The move met with outspoken opposition from many of the city's tourism operators, who defended the record of Visit Ballarat and criticised the council for a lack of communication.
The council, meanwhile strongly defended the decision, saying the arrangement had not provided ratepayers with enough value for money compared to the performance of other similar councils.
About $2.7 million of council money was allocated for Visit Ballarat this financial year in the most recent budget, which will now be redirected.
The future of Visit Ballarat remains unclear, but may continue in a different form despite the removal of council funding.
The new ambassador positions are set to begin on October 1, with volunteer uniforms provided.
The town hall's tourist information centre will also be renamed the Ballarat Information Centre, from where the new roles will be coordinated.
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