Positions are available for:  Experience Manager | Marketing & Events Intern 



Reports to:

DVI Vice President of District Services  

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Director of Experience plays a central leadership role in conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and managing strategies intended to build and enhance a sense of “place” in Downtown Jacksonville. Utilizing best practices as espoused by the Project for Public Spaces, this position will both manage DVI’s creative placemaking projects and help to coordinate and provide subject matter expertise to stakeholders and partners engaged in likeminded efforts to activate public spaces in Downtown.

Specific responsibilities of this position are as follows: 


  • Serve as a liaison for, expert on, and champion of creative placemaking strategies to establish and enhance a healthy, vibrant, equitable, and sustainable environment in Downtown Jacksonville. 
  • Provide support and guidance to Downtown owners, managers, and other stakeholders on how to utilize creative placemaking best practices to activate their properties.  
  • Manage the implementation of DVI’s Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) Initiative, which aims to create walkable connectivity, activate the streetscape, enhance public spaces and engage the community. (DTJax.com/LABS) Manage existing projects and identify, develop and implement new projects.
  • LABS Project Management include:


  • Concept-level planning & project management. Frequent in-person monitoring and ongoing data collection / analysis of usage and public response;
  • Engaging property owners, tenants and stakeholders & soliciting feedback;

  • Procuring and managing contractors; gaining all necessary permits and approvals from the City, State, private entities, etc.;

  • Developing and managing project budgets & reviewing and processing invoices;

  • Coordinating with Downtown Ambassador Program staff on developing and implementing project management plans;

  • Coordinating with DVI Marketing Department staff on developing and implementing project marketing plans; 

  • Developing and managing the annual LABS budget; and

  • Managing and supporting the LABS Advisory Committee, includes: scheduling meetings, preparing meeting documents, engaging members and responding to inquiries.

  • Organize public meetings to share information and solicit feedback on placemaking projects and initiatives, includes: scheduling, securing venues, publicizing meetings, preparing agendas and presentations, and responding to stakeholder inquiries.
  • Oversee key placemaking elements during the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk, annual #DTJax Gala and other DVI events.
  • Support efforts to develop resources for placemaking projects, including proposal development, grant writing; partnership management and contribution invoicing; and event planning and support. 



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years experience in urban planning, project management, event planning, and/or fundraising
  • Creative abilities with a strong aesthetic sense for the design of public spaces
  • Computer literate, including the full Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge in data collection practices and methodologies
  • Performance metric development, tracking, and evaluation
  • Ability to effectively and persuasively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Energetic and creative with a strong team spirit
  • Able to think critically, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet performance deadlines in a sometimes fast-paced environment
  • Regular, predictive attendance in the office
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, attending & working all DVI event
  • This position requires moderate physical demands, including lifting over 10 lbs, being ‘on the street’ interacting with stakeholders, and setting up placemaking interventions. 

Direct experience applying best practices in the emerging field of placemaking to the management of urban public spaces. 

Prior to applying, candidates should familiarize themselves with placemaking best practices as espoused by the Project for Public Spaces (pps.org), Urban Land Institute, International Downtown Association, as well as DVI’s mission and initiatives.

This is a mid-level position with an expected salary of $45,000 to $55,000 annually, plus benefits, commensurate with experience and education. 

Qualified candidates should email a PDF cover letter, resume, and references to
 No phone calls, please. Downtown Vision, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


The Marketing and Events Intern is an important member of Downtown Vision's Marketing Team. You can't put "designated coffee fetcher" on your resume, so you won't be making any Starbucks runs here. Instead, you'll be helping us with real-deal work, projects and events. 

Internships are for learning new things and honing the skills you've learned in class. If you want more writing experience, we'll hand you a blog project. Want to add "Photoshop pro" to your resume? We'll let you help with some design. Here, you can participate in meetings and make real connections with lots of organizations. Whatever your interests are, we want to help you grow.  Responsibilities include:  

Marketing support:

  • Write blog posts and social media content  
  • Update websites and track analytics  
  • Shoot photos and video, as needed  
  • Prepare new retailer packages 
  • Manage promotional collateral  

PR support:

  • Write press releases  
  • Conduct media scans and maintain media clips  

Event support:

  •  Assist with the marketing and logistics of the First Wednesday Art Walk, the #DTJax Gala (spring) and other merchant promotions throughout the year 

  • Research support: 

    • Track stats and conduct surveys for events 
    • Data collection, analysis and entry
    • Plus, some administrative duties.

    Extra perks include free Downtown parking, break room stocked with coffee and tea, and awesome co-workers (if we do say so ourselves).

    Candidates working toward marketing, communications, public relations or journalism degrees are highly encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to reggie@dtjax.org.

    A limited number of positions are available for spring, summer and fall semesters, with priority given to upperclassman taking the internship for class credit. THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP.


    Contact Us

    • Downtown Vision, Inc
    • 214 N. Hogan St.
    • Suite 120
    • Jacksonville, FL 32202