Staff & Interns

Livable City staff on the Conference Bike at Sunday Streets

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Staff

Tom Radulovich, Executive Director

Tom joined Transportation for a Livable City as executive director in June 2004. He has been an urban environmental activist since attending college at UC Berkeley, advocating for urban environmental restoration, better public transport, and the greening and revitalization of public streetscapes and open spaces. He played an important role in voter initiatives to create the Octavia Boulevard and to create a “Grand Central Station” at San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal that connects regional and intercity rail and bus lines.

He has served as an elected director of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District since 1996, where he has advocated for reinvestment and renovation of the BART system, and improving BART practices in the areas of sustainability, accessibility, customer service, architecture and urban design, and the creation of transit villages at BART stations.

Katy Birnbaum, Associate Director

Katy joined the Sunday Streets team 2015 and has taken her love of community organizing to the heart of the Sunday Streets program.  Katy leads the effort to ensure Sunday Streets is a true community resource for all participants whether they be neighborhood residents, local merchants, community organizations, city agencies or non-profits. Since graduating SFSU in 2010, Katy has used her communications skills to increase the reach and impact of various political and community groups in the Bay Area.

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Employment Opportunities

Open Streets Ambassador

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

Requirements

Essential:

    • 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 (https://bit.ly/LC-SharedSpacesAmbassador).


Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

Come work with us! Livable City and our Sunday Streets program are always on the lookout for talented individuals to volunteer or intern with our organization.

Livable City produces an annual season of Sunday Street events where we reclaim car-congested streets for community health and transform them into car-free spaces for all to enjoy. The program helps create temporary open space and recreational opportunities in neighborhoods most lacking, encourages physical activity, fosters community building, and inspires people to think differently about their streets as public spaces. Check out our current opportunities.

Livable City internships present rewarding opportunities to make San Francisco a more livable and sustainable city, and interns can earn class credit, develop research, writing, public speaking, and advocacy skills, and gain valuable experience for folks applying to schools or seeking careers in the transportation, planning, landscape, and environmental fields.

Livable City works directly with the people who shape city policies, from neighborhood advocates to planners, department heads, commissioners, and elected officials. Livable City internships are a great way to work directly with decision makers, and Livable City internship projects have been the catalyst for changes to official city policies, practices, and projects.

Livable City internship projects are customized to meet interns’ interests, skills, and time availability. For more information about internship opportunities with Livable City, contact [email protected]