About the RDA

The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people—representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the Downtown district (click for special service district boundaries map).

Visit our About page for more information about the RDA.


Current RDA Employment Opportunities

Placemaking and Public Space Manager
The RDA is seeking a creative, collaborative person to manage programs that enhance downtown Rochester’s physical environment and daily experience. The placemaking and public space manager will have the opportunity to flex both their creative and pragmatic skills in this role and will be rewarded with visible results from their efforts. Click here for the full position description.

Apply by May 14, 2021 by sending the following to Holly Masek, RDA executive director, at hmasek@downtownrochestermn.com:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references
  • Design portfolio or placemaking portfolio examples if available (maximum five pages)
  • Example of one placemaking project applicant would like to execute in Rochester.

Current Internship and/or High School Mentorship Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in the RDA! There are no current opportunities at this time.


Current Work Experience Opportunity

There are no current opportunities at this time.