Working With Livable City

San Francisco’s urban land use policy and advocacy nonprofit Livable City works to create a city of great streets and complete neighborhoods, where walking, bicycling, and transit are the best choices for most trips, where public spaces are beautiful, well-designed, and well-maintained, and where housing is more plentiful and more affordable.

Livable City also runs a number of programs, including Sunday Streets, Play Streets, and Neighborfest. These programs bring communities together, promoting healthy living and active transportation to create vibrant, healthy, connected communities across the city through the format of car-free streets.


Download the Open Streets Ambassador job description here.

Position Overview

Livable City is hiring multiple Open Streets Ambassadors to help support street closure and COVID-19 compliance at sites across San Francisco. 

These are part-time, seasonal positions, paying $20/hour for approximately 16-24 hours per week for approximately 12-16 weeks with mandatory attendance at all scheduled activations within the contract period.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Set up and break down barricades and other traffic control devices
  • Move barricades and assist clearing the roadway for emergency vehicles
  • Facilitate local access for Paratransit, residents with off-street parking, and/or scheduled commercial deliveries
  • Monitor barricades at designated post to ensure proper placement throughout the street activation
  • Assist with mask wearing and social distancing enforcement
  • Provide event and detour information to participants and drivers



  • Regular availability Friday – Sunday, both daytime and evening
  • Ability to do physically demanding work; ability to stand for 6-10 hours and lift 25 lbs
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently and in teams
  • Punctual, trustworthy and reliable
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including staff, vendors, exhibitors, and members of the public

Highly Desired:

  • Experience with event production and management
  • A commitment to Livable City’s mission and values
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Tagalog, and Cantonese preferred)

To apply

Submit a resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Open Streets Ambassador” and fill out the supplemental application (