Day of the Dead Gallery Docent (bilingual English/ Spanish)

Status: Contractor position
Period: October 22, 2019 to November 15, 2019
Days and hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm
Salary: $17 per hour
Reports to: MCCLA Gallery Coordinator


We aim to provide an educational artistic experience of our Day of the Dead exhibits to any groups of people of any age interested in learning more about the ceremony of muertos. We do so by providing guided tours to mostly schools (but not exclusive) that range from preschool to university level. Annually MCCLA welcomes more than 1,500 visitors from San Francisco and the greater Bay Area
to the exhibits as well as celebration.

Job Description

Docent conducts 30 minute guided tours of our main gallery and Inti-Raymi gallery by using techniques of dialogue, inquiry, role-play, and storytelling. The docent encourages visitors to explore the concepts of the installations and assists in the contemplation of Day of the Dead exhibit. Docent assists in the understanding of everything related to Day of the Dead.

Activities and Responsibilities

  • Docents will complete a general training, study selected readings, and gain knowledge of the installations to enrich knowledge of exhibit.
  • Docent will greet incoming visitors or groups leading them into a guided tour of our galleries.
  • Docent will ensure visitors fill out surveys at the end of their visit and provide them to the Gallery Coordinator.

Desired qualifications

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish)
  • Docents must be enthusiastic, cheerful, willing to learn, and possess the ability to adjust the language as well as tone suitable to the age group of visitors.

How to Apply

Box Office & Events Cashier and Back Up

Description of Work

Hours: 12 to 15 hours per month or as needed.
Compensation: $17 per hour.

General Statement of Duties: Sell tickets and other Mission Cultural Center products (artwork, art merchandise, etc.) to customers in person using cash or credit card, make change quickly and accurately; balance out cash drawer at the end of the shift or day; must give accurate information to high number of phone inquiries; deals with an occasional unsatisfied customer; works under stress when lines are long and the phones are busy. Upon request, provides accurate information to patrons. Some events requiring admission payment happen after regular hours and/or weekends.

Supervision Received: Works under supervision of Full Charge Bookkeeper and the Box Office Cashier.

Examples of Work

  1. Accepts cash or credit card payment from customers for tickets for classes and events at the Box Office or at the Gallery, using Square and Vendini automated system.
  2. Accurately answers a high number of phone inquiries.
  3. Balances the cash drawers at the end of the shift or day.
  4. Makes change quickly and accurately.
  5. Performs other duties of a comparable level/type as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED.
  • 1-2 years cashier experience
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Should have an outgoing personality, be confident and self assured and have good public relations skills.
  • Must be able to:
    • Work with the public on a one-to-one basis.
    • Work varied schedules including evenings and weekends when requested.

How to Apply

  • Send your cover letter and resume to
  • Or, bring it to our office during office hours (Tuesday to Friday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM).
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