Main Street Manager


The City of Columbia is searching for a confident leader who is organized, innovative and capable of functioning independently to fill a new position as Main Street Manager.  This position will work with the Tourism and Marketing Director to create, manage and implement programs, events and projects in collaboration with the Main Street Board to strengthen economic impact in downtown Columbia while also fostering historic preservation. The Main Street Manager will deliver sustainable growth by marketing Columbia’s unique characteristics through effective advertising, retail promotional activity, and special events and will utilize historic preservation and business development as an integral foundation for downtown economic development.

The Main Street Manager will be housed in our newly renovated Visit Columbia Welcome Center where they will present a positive image for the Main Street commercial district to encourage consumers and investors while overseeing the daily operations of the new Welcome Center.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree with a combination of education and two or more years related experience in one or more of the following: Main Street management, non-profit administration, economic development, commercial district management, business use planning, historic preservation, urban geography, marketing & PR, or a related field.  Main Street experience is a plus.  Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and evenings.

Must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment. Supervisory skills are preferred.

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