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

 

EVENTS MANAGER

Events Manager Reports to: Vice President of Marketing

Roles & Responsibilities: 

The Events Manager oversees the logistics and promotion of Downtown Vision’s events, promotions and community meetings. This position also supports the marketing team on special initiatives and projects, and provides support to partners and stakeholders. This position requires strong project management skills from research and planning to execution and measurement. A flexible schedule is necessary for special events.

Specific responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Lead day-to-day coordination of Downtown Vision’s event logistics and promotions:

               
-Recruit and coordinate merchants, artists & performers, and volunteers;
-Hire and manage vendors and suppliers, such as: caterers, bar managers, DJs, bands, and event production companies;
-Approve all operational details prior to event;
-Ensure event is completed smoothly and resolve any problems that might occur;
-Brief and supervise all staff, including Ambassador team, security and volunteers;
-Manage all event insurance and permits;
-Prepare budgets and ensure adherence;
-Manage sponsor relations;
-Coordinate with VP of Marketing and Communications Manager and lead all event promotions, such as: website, social media content, ad buys and print materials;
-Coordinate with Experience Manager on placemaking demonstrations at events;
-Coordinate with Communications Manager to document / photograph events; and
-Analyze the event’s success and prepare reports, including coordinating event surveys and focus groups as necessary.

  • Produce the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m., rain or shine;
  • Coordinate annual promotional events like Jazz Fest After Dark (May), Trick or Treat on the Street (October) and Small Business Saturday (November);
  • Produce the annual #DTJax Awards Breakfast (December) and #DTJax Gala (February/March); and
  • Work with VP of Marketing and CEO to envision and implement new events.


Qualifications Required:

  • Professional and friendly with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Able to think critically, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet performance deadlines in a sometimes fast-paced environment;
  • Energetic and creative with a strong team spirit;
  • Regular, predictive attendance in the office;
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, attending & working all Downtown Vision events;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; 
  • Google Drive, Wordpress and Adobe Creative Suite, and the ability to quickly learn new web-based software;
  • Working knowledge in data collection practices and methodologies;
  • Performance metric development, tracking, and evaluation;
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, Marketing or like field; and
  • This position requires moderate physical demands, including lifting over 10 lbs and standing / walking for extended periods during events.

Preferred: 

  • 1-2 years experience in event planning, marketing and communications and/or fundraising;
  • Digital marketing experience (email, social media, etc.); and
  • Knowledge of photography.


This is an entry level position with an expected salary of $31,000 to $39,000 annually, plus benefits, commensurate with experience and education. Qualified candidates should email a PDF cover letter and resume to katherine@dtjax.org by August 9, 2019. No phone calls, please. Downtown Vision, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Experience Manager Reports to: 

DVI Vice President of District Services  

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Experience Manager works closely with the Vice President of District Services to enhance, beautify and maintain Downtown’s public realm, including reinforce a “sense of place” in targeted areas via DVI’s Lively And Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) initiative.  

Specific responsibilities of this position are as follows: 

Placemaking

  • 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; and
  • Support efforts to develop resources for placemaking projects, including proposal development, grant writing; partnership management and contribution invoicing; and event planning and support. 

Public Realm & Beautification

  • Coordinate with private property owners & City of Jacksonville on the upkeep and enhancement of the visible exteriors of private properties;
  • Identify and implement strategic improvements to public and publicly accessible spaces;
  • Develop and manage an inventory of public realm assets and oversee Ambassador team reporting maintenance issues to relevant officials at the City of Jacksonville or other public entities; and
  • Additional coordination and project-based work related to the beautification and upkeep of the Downtown public realm. 

District Services

  • Build relationships with Downtown stakeholders including current property owners, property managers and business owners;
  • Coordinate with Downtown stakeholders taking a proactive approach to understanding needs and challenges, and supporting them as necessary;
  • Be integrated in the Downtown community to get a “sense of the street” and recommend actions to Downtown Vision leadership; and
  • Support the Vice President of District Services in the management all aspects of the existing Downtown Ambassador program. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 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 events; and
  • This position requires moderate physical demands, including lifting over 10 lbs, being ‘on the street’ interacting with stakeholders, and setting up placemaking interventions. 

Preferred

  • 1-2 years experience in urban planning, project management, budget management; event planning, and/or fundraising.

This is an entry level position with an expected salary of $31,000 to $39,000 annually, plus benefits, commensurate with experience and education. Qualified candidates should email a PDF cover letter and resume to eric@dtjax.org by August 9, 2019. No phone calls, please. Downtown Vision, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
 

MARKETING AND EVENTS INTERN

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 Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa at alexandra@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