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If you are interested in joining the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. team, please apply for one of our open positions below. Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Events Director 

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) seeks a qualified events professional with experience promoting and designing events, developing and maintaining sponsorships for all events; executing public events; and measuring outcomes of the events for the public and sponsors. Ideal candidate is a passionate supporter of a strong and vital downtown.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and a resume to Amanda Moser at AMoser@Anchoragedowntown.org.  The position is open until filled. 

Events Director Position

Position Profile

Events Director | Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. | Anchorage, AK 

The Position: Events Director

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) seeks a qualified events professional with experience promoting and designing events, developing and maintaining sponsorships for all events; executing public events; and measuring outcomes of the events for the public and sponsors. Ideal candidate is a passionate supporter of a strong and vital downtown.

Reporting Relationship

The Events Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

Position Status and Classification

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Wage Range

$55,000-$65,000 DOE

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the ADP staff, this important member of the ADP team will be responsible for:

  • Creating and executing events for downtown Anchorage and oversee all logistics, including:
    • In-person attendance at all annual events, included but not limited to: Downtown Summer Solstice Festival, Trick or Treat Street, Holiday Tree Lighting, New Year’s Eve, Live After Five Summer Concerts, winter placemaking activation series, summer placemaking activation series.
    • Fundraising, budgeting, design, volunteer management, marketing, and measurement
    • Identifying, develop, and maintain sponsorships/grants for ADP events, including preparation of sponsorship proposals and grant requests
    • Working with downtown businesses to cooperatively plan and promote events
    • Creating and monitoring budget for events and marketing
    • Booking talent, including musicians, bands, and disc jockeys
    • In collaboration with ADP’s Marketing Director creating and distributing the marketing and promotional materials for events
    • Identify new ways to vitalize downtown through events, partnerships, collaborations and activations etc.
    • Working with various committees and groups on joint events as they arise
    • Organizing and coordinating ADP admin team members and ambassadors providing support for ADP event
    • Leading event team during the day of set-up and rebound/adjust from last minute changes due to weather, vendors, etc.
    • Organizing after event reviews and capture feedback to improve and enhance the event
    • Ensuring sponsorship benefits are contractually met, including sponsorship wrap-up reports and recognition
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors/sponsors
  • Hiring and overseeing contract staff to assist in managing events; including responsibility for hiring event staffing to provide in-person attendance at any ADP event or placemaking that the Event Director cannot attend
  • Keeping and inventory of event props, backdrops, banners, etc.
  • Providing assistance for, prize and in-kind donation solicitations
  • Collaborating with Marketing Director to effectively market and communicate all events and activations
  • Assisting with strategic planning for organization
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to present information to different audiences and groups

Diplomas, Degrees

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office products, Adobe Suites a plus
  • Creative, innovative approach to event-making
  • Ability to stretch small budgets and efficiently utilize large budgets
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and general public
  • Strong public speaker and communicator
  • Superior organizational abilities
  • Ability to work with and engage with diverse audiences
  • Ability to work well under short deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to frequent change, dynamic situations, and work pressures.
  • Ability to work on behalf of diverse businesses and property owners
  • Ability to work outside in all kinds of weather (majority of ADP events take place outside)
  • Ability to work well with vendors, performers, and other event participants

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Desktop and/or laptop computer(s)
  • Various outdoor event amenities, such as canopies, tables, chairs, etc

Work Environment

The Events Director will split their time between the office and being out in the community at events. These interactions are crucial to the health and viability of the entire organization. Additionally, when staff is at outdoor events there may be exposure to loud noises and inclement weather.

Key Relationships

The key relationships described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will provide information to and collect information from supervision, other staff members, and the general public. Contact will be made in writing, by telephone, and in person.

Programs

Annual Events

ADP hosts a series of annual events to capture and enhance the vibrancy of downtown Anchorage. The events range from small outdoor concert series to large festivals, ceremonies, and fireworks displays. Events are funded primarily through sponsorship dollars and community support. ADP events utilize underused public spaces, stimulate economic development, attract residents and visitors downtown, and provide activities for the whole family.

Annual events include: ∙ Downtown Summer Solstice Festival ∙ Holiday Tree Lighting ∙ Live After Five Summer Concert Series ∙ Music in the Park ∙ Music for Little Ones ∙ New Year’s Eve ∙ Small Business Saturday ∙ Trick or Treat Street ∙ Placemaking Series

Activation

ADP works to energize the downtown core by using public spaces, parks, vacant storefronts and alleys in creative and collaborative ways that bring people together.

Application Process

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and a resume to Amanda Moser at AMoser@Anchoragedowntown.org. The position is open until filled.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or any other class protected by law.

Operations Director

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) seeks a qualified Operations Director to ensure the smooth operation of the daily happenings in the Operations Department. The Operations Director directs and oversees all operations typically through supervisors and team leaders. The Operations Director leads the design and operational policies, objectives, initiatives and manages several infrastructure elements and responsibilities including risk management, budget, training, and securing additional contracts. The Operations Director evaluates current and proposed operational systems and procedures and implements changes as necessary. The ideal candidate has management experience, is adaptable to change, and has a strong commitment to a culture of safety.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and a resume to Amanda Moser at AMoser@Anchoragedowntown.org.  The position is open until filled. 

Operations Director Position

Position Profile

Operations Director | Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. | Anchorage, AK    

The Position: Operations Director

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) seeks a qualified Operations Director to ensure the smooth operation of the daily happenings in the Operations Department. The Operations Director directs and oversees all operations typically through supervisors and team leaders. The Operations Director leads the design and operational policies, objectives, initiatives and manages several infrastructure elements and responsibilities including risk management, budget, training, and securing additional contracts. The Operations Director evaluates current and proposed operational systems and procedures and implements changes as necessary. The ideal candidate has management experience, is adaptable to change, and has a strong commitment to a culture of safety. Successfully complete other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship

The Operations Director reports to the Executive Director

Position Status and Classification

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Wage Range

$75,000-$85,000 DOE

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Executive Director and Operations Team, this important member of the ADP team will be responsible for:

Operations & Oversight

  • Manage all daily operations that take place within the Operations Department.
  • Increase the efficiency of the Operations Department.
  • Plan operational goals, through collaboration with Executive Director and implement these goals.
  • Monitor all operations budgets.
  • Create a system to review and replace outdated equipment and present a plan to the Executive Director before the yearly budget cycle.
  • Give weekly progress reports to the Executive Director
  • Secure and manage contracts with vendors specific to the operations department.

Supervision

  • Recruit, retain, recognize and evaluate qualified operations staff and address corrective action issues as needed.
  • Ensure adequate staffing for the Operations Department to provide full coverage on all shifts and create a weekly schedule that reflects this coverage.
  • Work closely with the supervisory personnel and employees, know the capabilities of each individual.
  • Confirm all ADP’s employees are onboarded through a comprehensive training program and it is documented.
  • Oversee and manage ADP’s operational controls, safety, and training processes.
  • Ensure all ADP employees receive consistent and targeted training throughout the year.
  • Solve disputes that arise between employees or departments and make sure the daily work is not impacted.
  • Manage corrective action processes within the Operations Department.
  • Manage and oversee ADP’s Mentoring Program including documentation.

Safety

  • Establish and promote a culture of safety for ADP operations including aligning communication, action, and decisions with ADPs priority to provide a clean and safe downtown Anchorage.
  • Investigate all accidents, incidents, a high potential near misses, ensure adequate preventative measures are implemented to prevent similar reoccurrence, ensure all employees are briefed and retrained.
  • Perform a minimum of six operational safety inspections per year, and document per the safety manual.

 

Qualifications Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing
  • Ability to read, interpret, and write manuals.
  • Ability to effectively report information to supervisor and outside agencies for action.
  • Ability to conduct training classes

Qualifications, certificates, licenses, registrations

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Five (5) years of management experience – Preferred
  • Valid and clean Alaska Driver’s License
  • Emergency Medical Response Training – Preferred
  • CPR/ AED Training- Preferred
  • Cultural Sensitivity Training – Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven track record ensuring and contributing to a safe work environment including the safe and proper operation of machinery and vehicles, and employee safety.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with co-workers to give and receive work direction.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Ability to adapt and innovate for maximum efficiency in a fast pace and ever-dynamic community environment.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, team leads, ambassadors, Executive Director, downtown property owners, downtown stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Ability to analyze training and compliance-related data.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to identify unsafe work situations and work to correct them.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized solutions.
  • Open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to job accomplishment.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision to accomplish training, operational goals, and objections.

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Knowledge in the use of motorized vehicles and equipment, including a pickup truck, utility truck, ATVs, tractors, street sweepers, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, paint sprayers, paint stripers.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Mobility: While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses computers on a daily basis.  They are regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • Hearing: The employee frequently is required to talk or hear while answering phones, working with customers, clients, field supervisors, etc.
  • Visual Acuity: Must be adequate to perform the above-listed tasks in a safe manner. Ability to see and complete work on a personal computer and read color-coded writing on equipment forms, etc.  
  • Lifting: The employee must frequently lift and/or move materials and equipment and other supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Standing: The employee must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Sitting: The employee must be able to sit for extended periods of time while performing ordinary office duties.

Work Environment

Characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this job. While performing the duties of this job, the Operation Director may work in outside weather conditions. Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, walking, and/or standing for entire work shifts. The Operations Director occasionally works near machinery and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Key Relationships

The key relationships described are representative of those the Operations Director may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. The Operations Director will work closely with the Executive Director to set goals for the department and confirm safety standards are met. The Operations Director through working with the Supervisors will communicate and confirm that those objectives are being met. The Operations Director will interact with Ambassadors through the hiring process, employee appreciation recognition, corrective action, and confirmation of completion of training requirements. The Operations Director will interact with downtown property owners and stakeholders in response to challenges that may arise.

Application Process

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and a resume to Amanda Moser at AMoser@Anchoragedowntown.org. The position is open until filled.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by law.

Downtown Ambassador

We are accepting resumes and applications for our Downtown Ambassadors on an ongoing basis!  There are two ambassador roles: maintenance ambassadors and security ambassadors. Maintenance ambassadors are responsible for maintenance within the Downtown Improvement District (DID), which includes picking up trash, emptying garbage receptacles, removing graffiti, snow removal and providing directions. Security ambassadors respond to security issues such as trespassing, loitering, panhandling, and volatile people. Ambassadors will either resolve the issue or call the appropriate agency (APD, AFD, ASP, etc.).

Apply online below or download the Application for Employment 2021 and email it to info@anchoragedowntown.org  For more details on each position, read below.

Downtown Ambassador Position

Position Profile

Downtown Ambassador | Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. | Anchorage, AK

The Position: Downtown Ambassador

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) seeks a qualified ambassador responsible for the security and maintenance within the Downtown Improvement District (DID). This includes picking up trash, emptying garbage receptacles, removing graffiti, providing directions, responding to security issues such as trespassing, loitering, pan handling and volatile people. Ambassadors will either resolve the issue or call the appropriate agency (APD, AFD, ASP, etc.).  Maintenance and security are the responsibility of every ambassador.

Reporting Relationship

The Downtown Ambassador reports to the Operations Director

Position Status and Classification

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Wage Range

$13.00-$15.00 DOE

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Operations Team, this important member of the ADP team will be responsible for:

Maintenance (Clean)            

  • Ensure all sidewalks in the DID are clean of trash and debris.
  • Ensure adjacent areas such as grass areas and fence lines are clean of trash and debris.
  • Pressure wash sidewalks as needed.
  • Identify, log, and remove graffiti on public property.
  • Identify, log, and report graffiti on private property to your supervisor.
  • Identify, log, and remove all stickers and posters attached to municipal property.
  • Ensure all municipal trashcans are checked and emptied as needed.
  • Ensure all maintenance issues are reported via online reporting (Wufoo).
  • Ensure all requests for maintenance and/ or service is reported to supervisor.
  • Complete various security and maintenance contracts as required.
  • Maintenance is ongoing and continuous for all shifts.

Security (Safe)

  • Ensure all security interactions are reported via online reporting (Wufoo).
  • Identify and report to outside agencies issues that we cannot resolve (APD, AFD, ASP, etc.).
  • Acknowledge, respond to, and report online all Safety First dispatch calls.
  • Patrol assigned zones; call in location and hot spot checks regularly.
  • Conduct check-ins with ambassadors working contracts in your zone.
  • Validate and assess hot spots.
  • Security is ongoing and continuous for all shifts.

Interact with Property Owners and Businesses

  • Identify issues and concerns of property owners, businesses, and the general public while on duty.
  • Report all issues to on duty supervisor for action.
  • During patrol stop into businesses to identify any issues they may have.
  • Identify and report trouble spots and work to resolve issues.

Snow Removal Responsibilities

  • Clear sidewalks of snow and ice.
  • Begin snow removal once snow is done falling or no later than 5am.
  • Schedule may be adjusted for snow days.
  • Complete training with various pieces of snow removal equipment.
  • Ensure icy sidewalks are treated with ice melt.
  • Identify and remove any snow on sidewalks while on patrol.
  • Complete various contracts as required.
  • Snow removal is ongoing and continuous for all shifts.

Qualifications Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read and interpret manuals.
  • Ability to effectively report information to supervisor and outside agencies for action.
  • Ability to complete online reporting (Wufoo, etc.)
  • Ability to complete training classes

Certificates, licenses, registrations

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid and clean Alaska Driver’s License
  • Emergency Medical Response Training – Preferred
  • CPR/ AED Training- Preferred
  • Cultural Sensitivity Training – Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with co-workers to give and receive work direction
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Ability to adapt and innovate for maximum efficiency in a fast pace and ever dynamic community environment
  • Open to direction and collaborative work style and commitment to job accomplishment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with mobile radios

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Knowledge in the use of motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, utility truck, ATVs, tractors, street sweeper, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, paint sprayers, paint stripers.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must possess strength, stamina and mobility to perform heavy physical work in and out of doors in all weather conditions and with exposure to potentially hazardous conditions, use varied hand and power tools, drive a motor vehicle and/ or various motor driven equipment; lift and move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone and/or radio. 

Work Environment

Characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, walking and/or standing for entire work shifts.  The employee occasionally works near machinery and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Routinely while dealing with clients, extreme caution must be exercised to avoid both violating the rights of the client and contracting communicable diseases.  Furthermore, clients will occasionally attempt to inflict psychological trauma and humiliation through their use of lewd, obscene and vulgar verbal attacks.

Key Relationships

The key relationships described are representative of those the Downtown Ambassador may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the Downtown Ambassador will provide information to and collect information from various people throughout their shift. Contact will be reported and/or logged in writing to ensure follow through with the request.

Application Process

To apply for this position, you can apply below or download the Application for Employment 2021 and email it to info@anchoragedowntown.org  

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or any other class protected by law.

Maintenance Ambassador Position

Position Profile

Maintenance Ambassador | Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. | Anchorage, AK

The Position: Downtown Ambassador

Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd. (ADP) seeks a qualified ambassador responsible for maintenance within the Downtown Improvement District (DID). This includes picking up trash, emptying garbage receptacles, removing graffiti, clearing sidewalks after snowfall, ice removal, and providing directions. Support the Operations Department in the set up and tear down of equipment for ADP events.

Reporting Relationship

The Maintenance Ambassador reports to the Operations Supervisor.

Position Status and Classification

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Wage Range

$16.00, DOE

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Operations Team, this important member of the ADP team will be responsible for:            

  • Ensure all sidewalks in the DID are clean of trash and debris;Ensure adjacent areas such as grass areas and fence lines are clean of trash and debris;
  • Ensure all sidewalks are clear of weeds;
  • Pressure wash sidewalks as needed;
  • Set up and tear down of stages, tents, fencing, and sound equipment for ADP events;
  • Identify, log, and remove graffiti on public property;Identify, log, and report graffiti on private property to your supervisor;
  • Identify, log, and remove all stickers and posters attached to municipal property;
  • Ensure all municipal trash cans are checked and emptied as needed;Ensure all requests for maintenance and/ or service are reported to supervisor;
  • Complete various security and maintenance contracts as required;
  • Identify issues and concerns of property owners, businesses, and the general public while on duty;
  • Report all issues to the on duty supervisor for action;Clear sidewalks of snow and ice;Schedule may be adjusted for snow days;
  • Complete training with various pieces of snow removal equipment

Qualifications Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read and interpret manuals.
  • Ability to effectively report information to supervisor and outside agencies for action.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid and clean Alaska Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with co-workers to give and receive work direction
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Ability to adapt and innovate for maximum efficiency in a fast pace and ever dynamic community environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with mobile radios

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Knowledge in the use of motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, utility truck, ATVs, tractors, street sweeper, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, paint sprayers, paint stripers.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must possess strength, stamina and mobility to perform heavy physical work in and out of doors in all weather conditions and with exposure to potentially hazardous conditions, use varied hand and power tools, drive a motor vehicle and/ or various motor driven equipment; lift and move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone and/or radio. 

Work Environment

Characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, walking and/or standing for entire work shifts.  The employee occasionally works near machinery and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  Occasionally, while dealing with clients, extreme caution must be exercised to avoid both violating the rights of the client and contracting communicable diseases.  Furthermore, clients will occasionally attempt to inflict psychological trauma and humiliation through their use of lewd, obscene and vulgar verbal attacks.

Key Relationships

The key relationships described are representative of those the Downtown Ambassador may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the Downtown Ambassador will provide information to and collect information from various people throughout their shift. Contact will be reported and/or logged in writing to ensure follow through with the request.

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or any other class protected by law.