Employment Opportunities

About Downtown Missoula

The Heart of Missoula is Montana’s most creative, diverse and economically-healthy city center in the state. With more than $800 million-dollars of investment over the last 15 years, Downtown Missoula is filled with locally-owned businesses of all types; a growing base of year-round residents; and a shopping, dining and entertainment experience that is enjoyable for people of all ages and interests. Downtown is home to over 1,200 businesses, 10,000 employees, city and county government, museums, theaters, riverfront parks & trails, and the best library in the world! Downtown Missoula was recognized as one of America’s Great Neighborhoods in 2017 and has often been recognized by national publications and highlighted at national conferences.

The Downtown Missoula Partnership (DMP) plays a significant role in building and sustaining a vibrant city center, where people are inspired to live, work, shop and play.



Downtown Missoula Partnership

The DMP is a collaboration of three distinct organizations dedicated to making Downtown Missoula the best it can be. As a premier place-based, economic development, non-profit organization, the Downtown Missoula Partnership is comprised of eight full-time and six seasonal employees dedicated to making Downtown the best it can be.

The DMP is a great place to work, and the reach of the organization’s work impacts all Downtown stakeholders and consumers. As Montana’s most vibrant and culturally-rich city center, Downtown Missoula is where we all Connect to our Community, and the DMP staff lives and works its mission every day.

As an employee of the DMP, you will join a team of professional staff and board members who work together to execute the Downtown Master Plan and the DMP Strategic Plan. The DMP is a united group of employees that serve three distinct organizations, each with a separate Board of Directors, mission, budget and set of programs.

  • The Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) is the membership-based business organization focused on serving and supporting Downtown businesses through advocacy, marketing & events, membership services, and implementation of the Downtown Master Plan. Primary programs include major Downtown festivals and events, development and management of Caras Park, Downtown décor, and the Downtown Gift Card program.
  • The Missoula Downtown Foundation (MDF) is the fundraising organization focused on donor development and grant acquisition for projects and programs that benefit Downtown Missoula.
  • The Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) is the property-owner organization focused on clean and safe programming, common-area maintenance and management, and business development.

Working for the Downtown Missoula Partnership is a great experience. Employees are well-respected and appreciated. Wages and benefits are competitive. Schedules are flexible. The office environment is healthy and collaborative.


Contracted Positions

Unseen Missoula Tour Guide

Group on Unseen Missoula Tour

The Downtown Missoula Partnership is seeking tour guides to facilitate tours for it’s Unseen Missoula historic guided tour program. Tours are offered April – October and lead guests on education-based, guided walking tours to showcase Missoula’s unique history. The program aims to connect Missoulians and guests to our community, foster cultural identity, and promote heritage experiences for all. If you are an engaging story teller and have a knack for superior customer service, this job is for you! To learn more contact Program Director Amber Kukla at [email protected] or at 406-543-4238.

Who is the Downtown Missoula Partnership?

The Downtown Missoula Partnership (DMP), created in 2014, is the collaboration of three distinct organizations dedicated to making Downtown Missoula the best it can be. The DMP is comprised of the Missoula Downtown Association, the Downtown Business Improvement District, and the Missoula Downtown Foundation. These three organizations each contribute to the collective vibrant environment and economy of Downtown Missoula. With exceptional leadership by the staff and board members of the Downtown Missoula Partnership, Downtown Missoula is an award-winning healthy, thriving, beautiful city center and the envy of many cities across the country.