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Main Street Program & Downtown Events Coordinator

City of Hinesville

Posted: Sep. 28, 2018

End Date: Oct. 31, 2018

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority is accepting applications for a Main Street Program and Downtown Events Coordinator. The primary responsibility of the Main Street Program and Downtown Events Coordinator will be to work with staff, volunteers, businesses, and organizations to plan, market, manage and produce Hinesville Main Street Program events and activities using Main Street’s 4-point approach to downtown revitalization.  

Specific duties and responsibilities include assisting in developing strategies for the recruitment and retention of retail tenants for downtown properties;  Becoming familiar with local, state, and federal programs and opportunities to assist the Main Street Program development efforts, while preparing applications for approval and reports, as applicable; Administration of records and documents pertaining to all contracts associated with responsibilities including: permits, vendor applications, purchase orders, entertainment, sponsorships, and grants; and monitoring facility needs and coordinate maintenance, repair, and servicing of facilities, including, but not limited to Bryant Commons, the Old Liberty County Jail, and rental properties.

Candidate needs organizational and time efficiency skills, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, consistently meet deadlines, and complete tasks with accuracy and high level of quality. Candidate must be able to increase public awareness of existing events through media relations, news releases, social networking, advertising, personal appearances, promotional items, and public service announcements and conduct committee meetings, presentations, and serve as the staff liaison for meetings of events committees and retail networking opportunities where collaboration exists. 

Minimum qualifications include an Associate’s degree or equivalent education in event planning, tourism, or related field; or 2 years related experience in promotion and organization of events. Experience and/or knowledge of Downtown Development concepts and The National Trust’s Main Street guiding principles is a plus. Successful candidate must possess strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. The position requires proficiency in Microsoft applications.  Knowledge of web development software, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Dreamweaver, and/or other design programs is a plus.  The ideal candidate will be upbeat, high-energy, disciplined, self-motivated, have a predisposition to manage stress, and remain calm in high-pressure situation. The position requires the ability to work on the weekend to staff events when necessary and working late at least one day out of the week.

Minimum starting salary is $35,406.79 plus an excellent benefit package.  The position closes on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit applications and resumes to: https://ga-hinesville.civicplushrms.com/careers