Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. A not-for-profit organization, Downtown Vision’s mission is to create and support a vibrant Downtown and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest. 

Our vision is for a dynamic, 24-hour pedestrian Downtown Jacksonville that serves as the premier center for the arts, dining, retail, entertainment, business and urban living in Northeast Florida. 

Formed in 2000 at the request of Downtown commercial property owners, Downtown Vision is mainly funded by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a large board representing property owners and Downtown stakeholders. 

We administer a 90-block BID to provide a multitude of services with a focus on clean & safe, experience creation, marketing and information management.


EVENTS Manager

Reports to: VP of Marketing

Roles & Responsibilities: 

The Events Manager oversees the logistics and promotion of DVI’s events and organizes DVI’s 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 DVI’s event logistics and promotions:
    • Recruit and coordinate merchants, vendors (artists, food & beverage, non-profits), performers and volunteers 
    • Manage all event insurance and permits 
    • Manage event promotions: websites / microsites, social media, print materials, etc.  
    • Coordinate event surveys and focus groups 
    • Manage sponsor relations  
  • Produce the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk 
  • Coordinate annual promotional events like Jazz Fest After Dark, Park(ing) Day, Trick or Treat on the Street and Small Business Saturday 
  • Coordinate logistics for the annual #DTJax Gala and #DTJax Awards event 
  • Work with VP of Marketing and CEO to envision and implement new events  


  • Professional and friendly with excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Energetic and creative with a strong team spirit 
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and attend all DVI events
  • Working knowledge of content management systems and Adobe Creative Suite, and the ability to quickly learn new web-based software 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects effectively and in a timely manner  
  • Ability to learn new web-based software and content management systems 
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, Marketing or like field 
  • Event planning experience is highly desirable  
  • Digital marketing experience (email, social media, etc.) is highly desirable. 
  • Basic knowledge of photography is a plus.  

Starting salary range: $28,000-$32,000. Competitive benefits package. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Katherine Hardwick at katherine@dtjax.org by Friday, April 6, 2018.


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 encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa at alexandra@dtjax.org.


Contact Us

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