Join the FPA Team!

Two Current Position Openings: Concierge and Graphic Designer

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Freeway Park Concierge

OVERVIEW

The Freeway Park Association (FPA) seeks to hire a concierge to join our team! The park concierge will greet park visitors, set up daily park activations, and facilitate special programs and events. (Schedule varies +/- 30 hours per week to start. $18/hr) 

FPA has been a community steward to Freeway Park since 1993. In partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation, FPA works to raise funds and provide programming for Seattle’s largest and most iconic downtown park. 

One of Lawrence Halprin’s intentions when he designed Freeway Park in the 1970s was to provide a place of respite in the heart of Seattle’s bustling city center. While the hum of the city has sounded a little different since COVID, the role of Freeway Park as a place of respite has only gotten more important. Join our small but mighty team as we welcome our community to the arboretum, architectural beauty, and playful public space that is Freeway Park.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Park Activation

  • Work with the FPA team to set-up and break-down daily programs and activations in the park including park amenities (chairs, tables, signage, etc.) community chalkboard and other regular activations.  
  • Work with the FPA team to coordinate, set-up and break-down special events in the park, including some evening and weekend events.
  • Assist FPA team in program development and brainstorming sessions to create unique and engaging programs for the park. 
  • Ensure park areas are clean and free of debris during work shift and prior to special events/activations.
  • Document events and activations with pictures and reports.
  • Lead FPA’s concierge program, holding weekly ‘office hours’ in the park and ensuring a friendly and helpful environment for all park users.   
  • Assist FPA team in creative and engaging outreach with surrounding communities;  ie: user survey, event advertising, newsletter creation, partnership development etc. 
  • Assist Program Coordinator in FPA’s social media presence. 
  • Engage with vulnerable groups present in the parks in a humanitarian and compassionate manner while ensuring the safety of the Park. 
  • Assist Park Operations Coordinator to report safety issues, cleanup needs and other landscape/maintenance problems.
  • Using behavioral mapping, conduct daily counts and observations of park users at regular times.
  • Construct weekly reports containing stats, updates and synopsis of past week events.

AND

  • Other commensurate duties as assigned. 
  • Participate in programming and have fun!

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Interest in public space, parks and community service. 
  • Must be a true “people person,” comfortable approaching and talking to new people and small groups.
  • Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages and abilities. 
  • Ability to handle stressful situations, demonstrating calm under pressure.
  • Self-motivated, energetic learner with a good sense of humor. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability and willingness to work as part of a team. 
  • Knowledge of and comfortability working in Downtown Seattle.
  • Willing to work outside in all-weather conditions for long shifts.
  • Willingness and ability to lift and move heavy equipment weighing up to 25 pounds and stand for extended periods of time. 

Desired

  • Experience working in event planning and/or event support. 
  • Customer service experience
  • Interest in and demonstrated experience with volunteerism.

DETAILS

This position is temporary, part-time, non-exempt and hourly. Schedule is flexible and hours will vary according to the event schedule and will include some nights and weekends. 

  •  +/- 30 hours 
  • June – September, 2022
  • $18 per hour
  • Accrued Paid Time Off for Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Orca Card
  • The majority of the Park Concierge job duties will occur inside Freeway Park (at 700 Seneca St) as well as some hours in the FPA office (at 601 Union Street). Some work-from-home hours may be needed as well. 

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and two professional references to – riisa@freewayparkassociation.org with FPA Park Concierge in the subject line. Please include a note in your email telling us why you are interested in this position. 

We are accepting applications from May 1st-May 25th. If selected, interviews will be conducted the following week in order to begin onboarding in June. 

Visit: www.FreewayParkAssociation.org for more information and feel free to contact us with any questions. 

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Position Opening | Graphic Designer

OVERVIEW

The Freeway Park Association (FPA) seeks to hire an artist for a 2022 graphic-design residency. FPA provides dynamic programs and events for Freeway Park and we like to work with new artists every year who can lend a fresh perspective to our marketing materials. We believe that great design can tell powerful stories and motivate people to participate in their communities. 

The 2022 graphic-design in residency will work closely with the Executive Director and the Program Coordinator for feedback and edits. We’re looking for someone who is flexible with fast turnarounds, responsive, and creative. If you think you’ll be a great fit, please send your resume and portfolio/work samples to riisa@freewayparkassociation.org. 

SCOPE OF WORK

  • 8 Event Posters 
  • 11×17 and 8.5×11 formats
  • Social media formats (square and banner)

SCHEDULE 

  • Freeway Park events run from June to December.
  • About one poster per month.
  • Ideal candidate would start mid-late May.
  • Schedule for deliverables TBD

COMPENSATION

This position is a contract position with a flat fee of $1600. The artist and FPA will determine the best schedule for payments that work for both parties. There is potential for added funding for more work to support other design needs; i.e. FPA gear, annual report etc.