Job Opportunities

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Office Manager 

About Us

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people, and to make arts accessible as an essential element to community development and well-being.

MCCLA is a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts organization committed to the collaborative artistic vision of the Latino art forms. MCCLA provides the community with an arena in which to develop new artistic skills, as well as support local and established artists that serve their community. MCCLA collaborates with other arts, social and humanitarian groups to provide the widest range of programming possible.

We are seeking an Office Manager to provide hands-on administrative and operations management, freeing up the Executive Director to focus on external matters such as fundraising, public relations, and partnerships.

This is a full-time job, 40 hours a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Please note that because we serve the community all jobs have changeable work schedules. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job. 

Your Qualifications

  • Adept administration & operations management experience. Nonprofit operations; project management; building maintenance; IT/helpdesk skills helpful
  • Comfortable learning and using the digital tools MCCLA uses—with little to no assistance, and willing to try out new technologies and work tools. Database management; Photoshop; Social media proficiency are welcome!
  • Team work skills and the ability to lead and motivate others
  • An incredible ability to manage and prioritize. Exceptional organizational skills along with a flexible and practical approach. Ability to be on top of everything while at the same time being strategic with focus
  • Ability to provide clear, concise information to others in verbal, written, electronic and other communication formats, in Spanish and English strongly desired, but not required
  • Promotes a positive environment for staff and clients by expressing the values of responsibility, integrity, accountability and excellence, at all times
  • Genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee the daily work activities of MCCLA, and with the ED ensure the smooth running of the agency
  • Perform administrative, executive assisting, facilities, and operations duties
  • With ED, recruit, train, motivate, and evaluate employees, interns and volunteers; provide or coordinate mandatory trainings; process hire and termination procedures. Support independent contractors, supervise activities of employees, interns and volunteers
  • Interface with IT consultants and ensure technology and peripherals are working. Manage contracts and serve as liaison for vendors (food and beverage, retail, security, etc.)
  • Monitor the building and work areas and ensure they are welcoming, clean, organized, and safe. Facilitate the maintenance of tools, equipment and supplies, including cleaning, repair or replacement. Maintain inventory of tools, equipment and supplies; order and recycle as needed
  • Help maintain inventory of MCCLA assets, and ensure historical archival materials are safely and securely stored
  • Ensure gallery prep for installation and deinstallation. Safely move exhibitions, art, equipment, furniture, etc.
  • Oversee the security systems, building access and security
  • Interface with City facilities and maintenance officials. Ensure building maintenance is carried out and track work, what’s completed and what needs to be completed.
  • Coordinate MCCLA’s move from its current location. Oversee cost projections, space needs and logistics (e.g., organize, pack/ship, etc.) for establishing and maintaining an off-site space and any storage needs

What We’ll Offer

  • Compensation $65,000/yr
  • 100% covered competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • This position is based in the Mission, San Francisco

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: Isabel Montilla, recruiter, at ivegamontilla@gmail.com. 

MCCLA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. We seek to fill this position with someone who shares our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity. We encourage all interested individuals to apply.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Building Coordinator

About Us

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people, and to make arts accessible as an essential element to community development and well-being.

MCCLA is a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts organization committed to the collaborative artistic vision of the Latino art forms. MCCLA provides the community with an arena in which to develop new artistic skills, as well as support local and established artists that serve their community. MCCLA collaborates with other arts, social and humanitarian groups to provide the widest range of programming possible.

We are hiring a Building Coordinator. MCCLA’s Building Coordinator makes sure daily building operations run smoothly and efficiently, and there is a safe and enjoyable environment for all. This is a hands-on position that makes sure MCCLA’s landmark historic building and all of its components work properly.

What You’ll Do

  • Attend to building’s daily activities and ensure an efficient operation. Ensure staff, visitors and MCCLA’s compliance with environmental, security, and health standards.
  • Assess the current condition of essential building services, equipment and tools, and perform minor repairs as trained, or identify and recommend appropriate and cost effective support to ensure all are working properly. Respond to issues with good judgment. When the task is above your skill level have it handled by a specialized technician.
  • Interface with City facilities and maintenance officials (DPW, RED), vendors and contractors. Manage relationships for the procurement of services, equipment and supplies. Follow up on compliance requirements, e.g., facility permits, insurance, compliance certificates.
  • Ensure gallery prep for installation and deinstallation. Safely move exhibitions, art, equipment, furniture, etc., as needed.
  • Develop and maintain physical inventory of equipment and tools. Ensure proper use, storage, maintenance, disposal/recycling of all equipment and supplies. Maintain keys, safety and security equipment.
  • Coordinate MCCLA’s move from its current location. Assist with cost projections, space needs and logistics (e.g., organize/pack/ship/move) for establishing and maintaining an off-site space and other storage space needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must pass a criminal history background check.
  • High school diploma/GED. Current California Driver’s License desired.
  • Broad technical knowledge, and basic knowledge of how to use standard hand tools and power tools.
  • Basic computer skills. Willing to try out new technologies and work tools.
  • Basic troubleshooting ability, and the ability to focus on minor details.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision makingKeeps track of responsibilities and meets deadlines and goals.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: Isabel Montilla, recruiter, at ivegamontilla@gmail.com.

MCCLA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. We seek to fill this position with someone who shares our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity. We encourage all interested individuals to apply.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Security Receptionist

Department: Operations

FSLA Status: Nonexempt

Reports to: Executive Director or their designee

Job Purpose

The Security Receptionist will serve and safeguard the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) and its personnel and visitors. MCCLA is the largest Latino cultural center in the continental United States and the Security Receptionist is positioned at the entranceway to welcome everyone who comes to MCCLA, and to guide visitors to the appropriate destination. This job is temporary and has a changeable work schedule. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job.

Essential Functions

  • Manage reception and the lobby. Greet and welcome people who visit MCCLA.
  • Ask incoming and outgoing visitors to sign a log that includes the time of arrival or departure and the purpose of the visit.
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, e.g., handle incoming calls, provide basic information, such as hours of operation or directions, take messages and redirect the call to the appropriate person.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly lobby and entrance to building as needed. Perform general, routine custodial duties, to include cleaning, restocking supplies, emptying trash receptacles and bagging trash/recyclables for proper disposal.
  • Secure premises, personnel and visitors by patrolling property (as needed), monitoring surveillance equipment and access points.
  • May open or close building. After business hours, checks doors, windows and alarm to ensure the property is secure.
  • Prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities and inform violators of policy and procedures.
  • Help to investigate security breaches, incidents, and other alarming behavior.
  • Complete reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities.
  • Respond to emergency situations in coordination with public safety authorities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and working knowledge of public safety, security operations, and procedures. Security guard training
  • Must undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Bilingual Spanish and English
  • Trained in First Aid and/or CPR and/or de-escalation helpful.

Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to balance security responsibilities and receptionist tasks by staying on top of things and prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment. Remains calm in the face of potential danger and takes proper action.
  • Observant/highly attentive – easily spots signals of possible problems and pays attention to what’s transpiring in the building, including visitors, safety violations, and security breaches.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills – is patient, listens well, and communicates in a confident and friendly manner.
  • Self-sufficient—takes the initiative and completes work without undue supervision. 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Considerable physical activity. Ability to patrol the property, climb stairs, and access areas quickly. Prolonged periods of standing and/or sitting at a desk and monitoring surveillance equipment. May call for heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment described here is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment, or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Tour Guide

About Us

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people, and to make arts accessible as an essential element to community development and well-being.

MCCLA is a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts organization committed to the collaborative artistic vision of the Latino art forms. MCCLA provides the community with an arena in which to develop new artistic skills, as well as support local and established artists that serve their community. MCCLA collaborates with other arts, social and humanitarian groups to provide the widest range of programming possible.

We are looking for 2-3 part-time, temporary Tour Guides who have a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people. Our Tour guides will welcome and receive visitors to MCCLA, they will lead school and group tours, and provide outstanding customer service.

What You’ll Do

  • Schedule and conduct tours. Greet and assist visitors during their visit to MCCLA.
  • Answer questions and provide art related information, provide commentaries, issue brochures and tour literature, show presentations, explain features and procedures, and promote MCCLA.
  • Maintain attendance records. Control visitors’ access to exhibits. Ensure safety of collections.
  • Set up and break down tables, chairs and food services. Assist with installing and dismantling exhibits. Assist with special events. Help to sell “La Tiendita” merchandise.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must pass a criminal history background check
  • Experience in customer service, retail sales, hospitality, or with an art organization helpful
  • Interest in art, enjoys working with children and adults
  • Engaging and animated presenter. Knowledge of MCCLA and the Mission helpful.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to provide clear, concise information to others in Spanish and English.
  • Desired – Knowledge of Day of the Dead Tradition; Teaching experience

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: Isabel Montilla, recruiter, at ivegamontilla@gmail.com.

MCCLA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. We seek to fill this position with someone who shares our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity. We encourage all interested individuals to apply.