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The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) advances Detroit by driving engagement, development and programs that benefit businesses, residents and visitors throughout the Downtown’s urban core. We strengthen and support Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives that evolve with the changing needs of the community.

DDP does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All of our vendors and third-party contractors that list open positions on this site are also required to commit to the same practices.

We believe that inclusion, diversity and equity is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals and is representative of our Downtown Detroit stakeholders. We actively work to recognize, develop and promote initiatives towards inclusion, equity and diversity in our hiring, promotion policies and organized events.

Director of Public Spaces Operations

Downtown Detroit Partnership is seeking a strong, experienced and visionary candidate to direct DDP public space logistics. The Director of Public Spaces Operations is a senior level management position reporting to the DDP’s Chief Public Space Officer. This important position is responsible for park operations, management, visitor experience, programming and placemaking logistics for the DDP’s public spaces. The Director of Public Spaces Operations plays a critical role in ensuring on the ground operations exceed visitor expectations and that the organization continues to create innovative strategies and initiatives. The Director of Public Spaces Operations collaborates with the DDP Director of Operations in directing and supporting vendors and managing relationships with municipal and funding partners to create vibrant and sustainable public spaces in Downtown Detroit. This is a full time position with on-site presence required in our spaces spread across Downtown Detroit, and includes occasional nights and weekends.

Downtown Detroit is home to award-winning public spaces that serve as platforms of engagement and entertainment for Detroit residents, visitors, Downtown employees, and businesses. Our Downtown Detroit parks and public spaces — Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Beacon Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and the Woodward Esplanade — reflect historic, contemporary and unique spaces spread over 9 acres that attract millions of visitors annually through a wide array of cultural events and programming. Each park is activated, programmed and managed by The Detroit 300 Conservancy – an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP).

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications should submit a resume and cover letter to resumes@downtowndetroit.org with the subject: Director, Public Spaces Operations.

Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ)

Become a BIZ Ambassador!

The Downtown Detroit Ambassador, established in 2006, has transformed the appearance of Downtown Detroit. The Ambassadors are the proactive and friendly individuals who clean public areas and serve as information resources for Downtown’s businesses, residents and visitors.

Apply Online:
  1. Web Address: apply.blockbyblock.com
    When you are searching for our web address online make sure that you use the main search bar (not a google search) and delete out any http or www in front of our web address. If you do not, it will take you to our short form application and we need for you to get to the full online application.
  2. When you get to the full online application you want to click the START ICON on the screen to the left for New Users.
  3. You will be asked to create a username and password as well as answering 5 log-in questions.
    Please make sure to save all of log-in information as you will need it later on to get back into your application to do direct deposit information if you are hired.
  4. Last but not least, our application does not work on a cell phone or tablet you have to use a laptop or desktop computer.