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Belltown Public Space Supervisor – Apply Now

The Downtown Seattle Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Belltown Public Space Supervisor


Public Area Management

Reporting Relationship

Public Space Program Manager / Belltown Parks + Arts Chair


Part Time 25-29 hours weekly (potentially full time in July)


The Public Space Supervisor supports the work of the Downtown Seattle Association / Metropolitan Improvement District (DSA/MID) and the Belltown Community Council. These organizations are in a partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation to program and activate 5 Belltown public spaces: Bell Street Park, Tilikum Place, P-Patch/Cottage Parks, Regrade Dog Park and Headwaters Parklet.

The Public Space Supervisor is responsible for the planning and implementation of public space activation strategies to improve safety, attendance, accessibility, and livability in Belltown public realm. These duties include, but are not limited to, daily logistics, programming, community outreach, fundraising and marketing to support these efforts. The position will be working under the Public Space Program Manager of the DSA and the Belltown Community Council Parks + Arts Chair.

Duties & Responsibilities

Activations and Programming:

o   Oversee all programming and event logistics for Belltown parks:

o   Plan and execute a calendar of activations and events.

o   Be onsite to oversee and manage day-to-day activations/events during busy months, daily during June-Sept, and special events.

o   Develop and track contracts for all company and vendor partnerships.

o   Develop and/or maintain all social media for Belltown park events including, but not limited, to websites, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

o   Maintain and update project and event work plans, timelines, post compilation wrap packets, etc.

  • Complete reporting requirements for Urban Parks Partnership grant.
  • Create and distribute all marketing/advertising materials for park events.
  • Work with Project Champions to ensure timely completion of planned events.
  • Continually work to improve the urban environment through consistent and thoughtful programming and activation.
  • Research, identify, plan, schedule and design activations and programming for and within Belltown that attracts diverse audiences, which are appropriate for the neighborhood and foster positive activity and vibrancy for the parks.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with onsite programming partners and sponsors to ensure smooth event and activity execution.
  • Communicate to activation partners in response to last minute, unforeseen scheduling conflicts.
  • Take photos of activations and events in the parks.
  • Develop event summaries and track event counts for events and daily park usage.
  • Send monthly status reports and updates to Belltown Community Council Parks + Arts Chair.

Community Engagement and Outreach:

  • Act as a primary liaison to neighborhood businesses and organizations in the Belltown neighborhood including extensive interaction with the public.
  • Distribute flyers to local businesses and residential buildings throughout the neighborhood.
  • Coordinate with SPD, Park Rangers and human service partners to ensure vulnerable groups present in park are addressed in a humanitarian, compassionate manner.
  • Regularly communicate with SPD, Park Rangers and park stakeholders on the positive and negative influences affecting the parks.
  • Engage with residents, small businesses and non-profits, in building relationships and increasing awareness of planned programming and safety strategies in the park.
  • Assist with surveying and collecting public feedback on park activation strategies.
  • Attend and participate in committee and neighborhood meetings.

On Site Support:

  • Track number of attendees using the park and attending activations and events on an hourly basis.
  • Assist in the set-up and break-down of any events or activations, including staging, tents, signage and audio/video, as well as daily activation set-up.
  • Ensure park areas are clean and free of debris prior to a scheduled event or activation.
  • Document and report any illegal activity, behavior, graffiti or maintenance issues to your direct reports at the DSA and BCC.
  • Must wear proper uniform and clothing when onsite or conducting outreach.
  • Maintain a supplies and equipment inventory and archive for all events/programming.
  • Handle wide range of administrative tasks including general office support, document tracking and reporting, recordkeeping and tracking/reporting financials for each event.
  • Oversee onsite event volunteers and volunteer recognition.
  • Perform other event-related tasks as needed, including pulling event data for reports, organizing supplies, running errands and other tasks as assigned.


  • Experience in community development and outreach, event planning, customer service, working with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and needs.
  • Ability to interact professionally with partners, vendors, the public and demonstrate good judgement.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and efficiently multi-task with daily deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, accurate proofreading, including grammar, spelling and design elements.
  • Ability to take direction and adapt to changing priorities while continuing to manage work plans.
  • Self-motivated, energetic learner and a positive attitude with a good sense of humor.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations, demonstrating diplomacy and tact under pressure.
  • Knowledge of downtown Seattle, its neighborhoods and business community preferred.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.


$18.50 per hour plus a $20 cell phone stipend per month and ORCA Card

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to