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Public Programming Assistant (San Francisco and Oakland)

Reports to: Public Programming Manager

Status: Part-time, non-exempt

Location: San Francisco and Oakland

Schedule: Irregular schedule. Typical schedule is three to five days a week, including some evenings and additional hours working from home, as necessary. Minimum 30 hours/week.

Salary: $20/hour, plus additional benefits


SPUR is seeking a Public Programming Assistant to work closely with the Public Programming Manager in overseeing forums, events and tours in our San Francisco and Oakland offices. This position will require a flexible candidate comfortable in performing a multitude of tasks. This individual will be expected to engage with SPUR board members, policy staff, guest lecturers and the public.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist Public Programming Manager in producing public programs (forums, tours, etc.) in San Francisco and Oakland and assist with special events

  • Manage the day-to-day logistics of SPUR programming and communicate with venues, speakers, hosts and members

  • Serve as a liaison to like-minded organizations

  • Assist in researching and brainstorming ideas for public programs

  • Represent SPUR at events

  • Assist in production of quarterly programming calendar

  • Manage online events calendar and publicize programs through SPUR’s social media channels

  • Develop outreach strategies for SPUR's public programming, including partnerships and media placement

  • Assist in further developing and promoting Young Urbanist programming

  • Support SPUR's advocacy work through writing blogs about our public programs and outreach work

  • Work with Public Programming Manager and outside curators to install and maintain exhibitions

  • Respond to inquiries regarding SPUR, including but not limited to, those about public programming and membership benefits

  • Assist the development of grant, sponsorship, and funding opportunities 

  • Work with policy staff members as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Interest in cities, public policy and urban issues

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Highly organized

  • Friendly and social professional

  • Flexible and adaptable leader

  • A/V knowledge and ability to learn on the spot

  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, HTML and MacOS

  • Volunteer management or other supervision experience preferred

  • Willingness to work a sporadic schedule, with occasional evenings


Applicants should email a cover letter, a resume and a one-page writing sample to


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and, skills required of personnel so assigned.

SPUR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation.

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