ABOUT DOWNTOWN VISION, INC. (DVI):

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is the Business Improvement District (BID) for Downtown Jacksonville. DVI is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to create and support a vibrant Downtown and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work and play. Our vision is for a dynamic, 24-hour pedestrian Downtown that serves as the premier center for the arts, dining, retail, entertainment, business and urban living in Northeast Florida. Downtown Vision, Inc. was formed in 2000 at the request of Downtown commercial property owners, is funded by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a board representing property owners. DVI administers a 90-block BID to provide a multitude of services over and above what the City of Jacksonville provides, with a focus on clean & safe, experience creation, marketing and information management. DVI provides such services as Downtown Ambassadors, First Wednesday Art Walk, downtownjacksonville.org and the annual State of Downtown Report. 


 

FULL TIME POSITIONS

Communications & Research Manager

Reports to: VP of Marketing

Roles & Responsibilities:  
This position oversees DVI’s online presence and collects, manages and analyzes Downtown data and trends to help prepare a range of research and analytical reports. This position requires both creative communication skills and detail-oriented data management skills.


Specific responsibilities of this position are as follows: 

  • Manage content for downtownjacksonville.com and the DTJax App. Track information for the business directory, events calendar and news section. Work with designers and developers to maintain and update site functionality. 
  • Curate content for @DTJax on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and for the blog (blogdtjax.com).
  • Develop and publish the #DTJax Weekly Newsletter and the Downtown Information & Safety Network (DISN) e-blast. Maintain and grow email databases. 
  • Track and report on online analytics and implement strategies to grow traffic to all online channels.
  • Create and distribute online surveys of Downtown residents and employees to provide feedback for Downtown initiatives and gauge opportunities for growth. 
  • Support the marketing team as needed, including on DVI events and special projects.
  • Track and maintain online databases and inventories covering development projects, existing and available retail space, parking and more. 
  • Assist in research for and development of reports that provide trends in real estate transactions, events, development, employment, residents and more.

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

Salary commensurate with experience and education. This is an entry level position. Qualified candidates should email a PDF cover letter and resume to katherine@dtjax.org by Friday, January 28, 2017. No phone calls, please. Downtown Vision, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Events Manager

Reports to: Director of Experience

Roles & Responsibilities:  
The Events Manager oversees the logistics and promotion of DVI’s events and organizes DVI’s community and stakeholder 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: 

  • Provide day-to-day coordination of DVI event logistics and promotions. This includes managing merchants, vendors (artists, food & beverage, non-profits), performers and volunteers through the application process and on site during events. 
  • Produce monthly events like First Wednesday Art Walk and Art Walk After Dark. 
  • Produce annual events like Jazz Fest After Dark, Park(ing) Day, Trick or Treat on the Street and Small Business Saturday.
  • Work with Director of Experience and CEO to envision and implement new events.
  • Manage The Elbow Entertainment District Marketing Co-op including coordination of meetings, communications, payments with businesses of The Elbow.

Qualifications: 
  • 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.  

Salary commensurate with experience and education. This is an entry level position. Qualified candidates should email a PDF cover letter and resume to hana@dtjax.org by Friday, January 28, 2017. No phone calls, please. Downtown Vision, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


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.  


 

INTERNSHIPS

Downtown Vision, Inc. Marketing, Events and Research Internships

If you're a college student in your junior or senior year of college, we want you! DVI accepts up to three interns per semester. We work with you to determine how often and when you work, and provide guidance and instruction in a wide variety of areas:

  • Marketing strategy
  • Writing and editing
  • Event planning
  • Content marketing
  • Graphic design
  • Social media
  • Research
  • And more!


If you already love Art Walk, want to get to know the city better, or even if you just want the opportunity to see how an organization like ours works, apply for one of our internships.

 

POSITION TITLE:

Marketing & Events Intern

REPORTS TO:
VP of Marketing

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The marketing and communications intern will be responsible for the valuable support functions of the marketing/communications department. He/she will maintain a time sheet and a log of projects and activities, as required by college and/or supervisor needs. The preparation of initial drafts of required paperwork for school reporting is his/her responsibility.

SPECIFIC DUTIES (subject to change):

  • Make calls to update database information

  • Assist with Art Walk logistics and vendor support

  • Conduct media scans and maintain clip binder and clip report

  • Data collection, analysis and entry

  • Contribute to our blog through copy and photography

  • Assist with press-release writing, as needed

  • Shoot photos and video, as needed

  • Research website directory listings and event calendar listings

  • Facilitate collateral distribution and restocking

  • Copy and collate materials for mailings

  • Track stats and conduct surveys for events

  • Provide status updates on projects and activities

  • Participate in staff meetings and marketing team meetings

  • Additional projects and responsibilities assigned based on intern capabilities and desire.

EVENT SUPPORT:
First Wednesday Art Walk, plus additional promotions and events (to be determined).

HOURS:
The unpaid internship may be full- or part-time. Minimum of 15 hours per week. Must fall between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

ENVIRONMENT & QUALIFICATIONS:

DVI maintains a professional office environment. Candidates must have the solid oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the Downtown community. He/she must have good time management skills and be proficient in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Excel. He/she must also be able to work collaboratively as a team and be a self-starter. All interns are required to attend and assist with every First Wednesday Art Walk during his/her internship. Knowledge of design software (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) and social-media platforms preferred. A love and desire to be Downtown Jacksonville is a plus!

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


 
 
 

Contact Us

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