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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.


  • 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 any of these positions please email your cover letter and resume to: Isabel Montilla, recruiter, at

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.