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DC now hiring for 'Night Mayor' to oversee city's nightlife

DC now hiring for 'Night Mayor' to oversee city's nightlife. (Photo/MGN Online)

Yes, you read it correctly. The District has a new job opening for the position of "Night Mayor." While the city already has a mayor, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the city is looking for someone to fulfill the responsibilities and duties related to Washington's nightlife scene and culture.

The official title for the position is the 'Director of the Office of Nightlife and Culture.

The main duty for the director would be to advise the D.C. Council, Mayor Bowser and the Office of Nightlife on common issues and trends relating to the 'after-hours economy.'

This individual would be a member of the Mayor's Cabinet and will serve as the senior subject matter expect on this issue.

DC is not the first city to adopt this position, with other cities such as New York and London also have Nightlife Mayors.

Here are the major duties and responsibilities of this position, according to the city:

  • Plans, organizes and designs the administrative structure for the Office of Nightlife and Culture, and serve as key staff support for the Commission on Nightlife and Culture.
  • Serve as a liaison to nightlife establishments in relation to city policies and procedures affecting the after-hours economy.
  • Conduct outreach to nightlife establishments and provide information and assistance in relation to District policies and procedures for responding to complaints, violations and other enforcement actions.
  • Assist nightlife establishments in the resolution of conditions that lead to enforcement actions.
  • Serve as a point of contact for nightlife establishments to facilitate connections to District government agencies for matters including but not limited to, consumer complaints, issues with District government agencies and obtaining relevant permits, licenses and approvals.
  • Advise and assist the Mayor and District government agencies that have duties relating to nightlife establishments.
  • Review information obtained form District government agencies, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, residents and nightlife establishments to pursue long term solutions to issues related to the after-hours economy.
  • Appear before and consult with the Commission on Nightlife on ways to improve laws and polices that impact the after-hours economy.
  • Prepare an annual report detailing the actions taken and recommendations to improve the after-hours economy.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The District is offering a salary between $97,434 to $118,000 for this position.

Candidates who are seeking to apply should visit the Mayor's Office for Talent and Appointments website to apply.

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