The Cherokee Street Community Improvement District is seeking an Events & Special Projects Manager! 


We’re looking for someone who is a pro at organizing events — large and small. Roughly 60% of this role will be focused on supporting events of Cherokee Street Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Cherokee Street Community Improvement District. This person will oversee some of Cherokee Street’s most celebrated events like the Cinco de Mayo festival and the Print Bazaar, and use their creative & resourceful energy to bring new events to life — all in support of the street’s independent small businesses & surrounding neighborhoods. 

When not bringing people together through events, this role will augment our scrappy team by supporting the variety of improvement projects led by the Cherokee CID, from calls for public art, community engagement, public safety initiatives, marketing and everything in between. 


  • Serve as lead organizer for the Cinco de Mayo Festival, Cherokee Street Thanksgiving, the Brass Band Blowout, and seasonal events at Love Bank Park.
  • Oversee contracted organizer(s) for Cherokee Street Foundation’s events and festivals, including but not limited to Cinco de Mayo Festival, Print Bazaar on Cherokee, Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl, Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street, Brewed Arts Festival
  • Coordinate permitting and infrastructure contracts for events
  • Develop and execute events marketing plans
  • Manage events budgets and lead sponsorship outreach efforts
  • Write grant applications for festival and project funding
  • Support the work for the Cherokee Street CID alongside the executive director by managing improvement projects, based on skill sets and bandwidth. 


  • Experience leading/organizing large-scale events/festivals (1,000+ attendees)
  • Experience managing teams of contractors and/or vendors
  • Superior organization skills with an eye for detail, deadlines and delegation.
  • Experience managing project and/or event budgets and being resourceful with limited resources.
  • Excellent communication skills, in writing and over the phone, as well as the ability to speak and connect with people from all backgrounds and walks of life
  • Creativity in brainstorming new events or projects that would benefit the district. 
  • Flexibility to attend/organize meetings and events outside of traditional business hours, including weekends.
  • A strong passion for supporting the Cherokee Street community. 
  • Excellent relationship building skills with Cherokee Street stakeholders, small business owners and regional partners.
  • At least four years of experience doing something interesting or impactful


  • Familiarity with any or all of the following systems: Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Asana, Slack, Mailchimp, WordPress, Squarespace, G-Suite, Quickbooks
  • Fluency in Spanish (speaking/writing)
  • Familiarity/attendance at the events hosted by Cherokee Street Foundation


  • Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000
  • Flexible work hours
  • Dedicated workspace with access to all of the amenities of Nebula 
  • Option for working full time out of Nebula/Cherokee CID office or working from home two days per week.
  • Three weeks of paid vacation time
  • Ten paid holidays throughout the year

This is a full-time role with flexible working hours. At least three days per week should be worked on Cherokee in conjunction with the Executive Director. Full-time employees are eligible for paid vacation time and other perks at the conclusion of a 60-day training & probationary period.

To apply, please submit your resume, a brief cover letter outlining your experience and why you’re interested in this position, and contact information for three references no later than Friday September 1st to