City of Boston

Open Streets Coordinator

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/9/2023 8:49 PM)
Req ID
Office of Tourism
Regular Full-Time
May Special Events & Tourisim
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The mission of the Economic Opportunity and Inclusion Cabinet is to make Boston a national model of economic equity for working people, entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors by implementing sustainable solutions that repair economic harm and help build generational wealth for disadvantaged communities, foster local talent and innovative ideas, make city-sponsored opportunities more transparent and accessible, and strengthen the partnership between the City and local organizations, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all Bostonians and the experience for all visitors.

The Open Streets Coordinator will support special events programs in the Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, and will work closely with Boston Transportation Department and Economic Opportunity and Inclusion staff as well as individuals across departments to facilitate events that close down streets to cars and open them up for those walking, biking, rolling and more.


  • Provide event planning and project management support for open streets events.
  • Help evaluate new possibilities for open streets events or the expansion of existing open streets programs.
  • Perform external outreach for open streets events to community organizations and leaders, businesses, elected officials, faith leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure local residents, businesses and other community members are well-informed about open streets events for participation and logistics planning.
  • Perform internal outreach to ensure the coordination of city agencies, including securing permits, communicating with traffic engineers and public safety agencies, coordinating programming across departments, assisting with public messaging and more.
  • Assist with set-up and day-of management and logistics on open streets events.
  • Assist in program evaluation for the success and enjoyment of existing open streets programs.
  • May perform additional duties and responsibilities as identified or assigned.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely via written and oral methods, and effectively share information with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Three (3) years of event planning or transportation planning experience, of which at least two years must have been in a project management capacity. Project management experience should include contracting; managing scope, schedule, and budget; and managing risks and changes.
  • A bachelor’s degree in city planning or related field preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. The required project management experience may not be substituted.
  • Ability to carry out all of the components of successful events, including logistics and outreach.
  • Strong time management, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task while remaining organized and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong cross-cultural competencies and awareness and commitment to diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity.
  • Proven research, writing, oral, and graphic presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications and Google Suite
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Familiarity with community-based organizations, neighborhood, and professional groups in Metro Boston preferred but not required.


Boston Residency Required




Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Non Union  MM2-6

Hours Per Week: 35



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