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Waterfront Space Guide

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle
1400 Western Ave
Seattle, WA
United States

Waterfront Space Guide with Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Are you in love with Seattle, its fascinating history, and its exciting future? Do you have a passion for sharing and spreading civic enthusiasm? Are you a believer in the power of sustainable urbanism? Would you like to be connected to one of the most exciting projects in Seattle’s history? If so, Friends of Waterfront Seattle is looking for you!

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is seeking fun and engaging folks to work with us at Waterfront Space, Friends HQ, community event venue and project showroom dedicated to the Waterfront Seattle project. Seattle's central shoreline is being transformed into a 26-block park designed by James Corner Field Operations with enhanced public open spaces. Already underway is the Elliott Bay Seawall rebuild with salmon-friendly features. A future 9-acre central public space will be connected to the new Pike Place MarketFront via the Overlook Walk. The "Waterfront for All" will include the Seattle Aquarium's expansion, pedestrian promenade, dedicated bike path, a new urban street, neighborhood connections, and gardens providing bio-filtration. The new park will have many flexible event spaces for innovative community programming.

Responsibilities & Details
• Visitor Relations and Community Outreach
- Orient guests to Waterfront Space resources, maintain records of traffic, and record questions and ideas
- Help to organize and assist with events and activities in Waterfront Space
- Represent the organization and the waterfront project at meetings and other events
- Proactively develop and deepen connections to diverse communities, expanding relationships beyond adjacent neighborhoods

• Waterfront Space
- Waterfront Space (1400 Western Ave) is open to the public 12pm – 5pm Wednesday through Sunday; we can arrange flexible and weekend-only schedules
- Must be willing to work occasional evening events and weekends and perform light housekeeping duties

• Seeking people with relevant area interest and knowledge such as: urban studies; communications; environmental studies; engineering; public policy; architecture and landscape architecture; community engagement; graphic design; digital media; tourism; public space
• A proactive mindset and an eagerness to learn, with or without the help of others
• A love of detail, organization and clear communication
• Passion for parks and public realm
• Detail-oriented, creative, flexible, diplomatic, curious, courageous... with a great sense of humor
• Existing relationships with diverse Seattle communities preferred
• Undergraduate degree preferred
• Some experience with databases, especially Salesforce, preferred
• Training provided in project information and other areas, interest in and some knowledge of Seattle’s waterfront project required
• Must be comfortable talking to large and small crowds

Waterfront Space Guides, like all members of the Friends team, will demonstrate a willingness to work on multi-disciplinary projects beyond the scope of the above responsibilities as assigned. Friends is an ambitious start-up that seeks qualified applicants with a “do all jobs” mentality.

We offer a chance to be intimately connected with one of the most exciting projects happening in Seattle; a friendly and exciting work environment with many learning opportunities; flexible work schedule including weekend and/or weekday hours; and $15/hour to start. Internship credit may be possible for this position.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the title “Waterfront Space Guide” in the subject line.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle
As the non-profit partner to the City of Seattle, Friends of Waterfront Seattle is responsible for:
• Engaging the public and building awareness for the waterfront project through education and outreach;
• Raising $80-$120 million in capital funding for park construction; and
• Partnering with the city on the park's long-term stewardship

Establishing Friends follows the community partnership model. Under this model, local governments work with an outside entity, typically a not-for-profit organization, to provide consistent leadership and funding, ensuring that the public space remains a valued community asset in perpetuity.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. Qualified individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.


Friends of Waterfront Seattle
1400 Western Ave
Seattle, WA
United States