Job Opportunities

Bilingual Outreach & Education Coordinator

Department: Programming
Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt; 30 Hours a week, available to work evening and/or weekend time as needed; Hours may increase to 40 hours in the Summer
Directly Leads: Teaching Artists, Contractors, Volunteers, and Interns

Summary

The Arts Education/ Outreach Coordinator is responsible for:

  1. Actively identifying needs for arts education and outreach, planning, coordinating and promoting MCCLA classes, workshops, special cultural activities and events in coordination with programming staff.
  2. Planning, budgeting and coordinating youth specific programming including but not limited to the Multicultural Arts Summer Youth Programming.
  3. Active participation in MCCLA’s Special Events and Cultural Calendar (Including,Carnaval, Dia De los Muertos, etc.)
  4. Conduct Outreach and raise MCCLA’s visibility at community events

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively recruits adults and youth for art education classes, SF Carnaval, and the MAS Youth program, introducing programs to schools and other youth programs and organizations throughout SF.
  • Prepares and Gathers promotional and presentation materials for distribution
  • Supports the media department to publicize all arts education workshops
    through MCCLA established channels, and the media outlets (e.g. web, social networks, print, radio, television, etc. )
  • Creates an annual plan for outreach activities in the community
  • Speaks and represents MCCLA at community events
  • Works alongside Multimedia department to create social media content to raise MCCLA’s online visibility Coordination and Development of Arts Education Workshop
  • Stays current on MCCLA programming and community events, so as to engage and involve adults/youth in its cultural and special events.
  • Develops a plan on a semester basis (July- Dec); (Jan- June) to include proposed:
    • Class Schedule, MAS Summer Program, Special activities and workshops
    • Space, equipment, and materials and supplies required
    • publicity, recruitment, and outreach efforts.
  • Plans, budgets and coordinates the Multicultural Art Summer (MAS) Youth program
  • Contacts and coordinates with teaching artists and contractors. Keeps track of changes and communicates with relevant parties as needed
  • Tracks attendance of workshops and classes to ensure they are well subscribed
  • Works closely with with Multimedia and Events Coordinators on all projects
  • Plans and coordinates Carnaval, End of Semester Show, Corazon del Barrio: open houses and other events as needed
  • Solicits participants feedback through online survey and online communication
  • Maintains ongoing communication with MCCLA Departments
  • Identifies and contacts sources for funding for Arts Education Workshops
  • Guides and supervises support staff and/or volunteers as assigned
  • Attends Required Meetings
  • Submits a monthly, mid-year and end of the year status reports

Modeling Behavior

  • Promotes a positive environment for staff/clients, modeling a professional attitude at all times
  • Ensures confidentiality of sensitive or proprietary information
  • Contributes as a team player
  • Provides leadership by expressing point of view, maintaining a professional and open attitude at all times and engaging staff and clients in dialogue
  • Adheres to MCCLA Personnel policies and procedures
  • Models MCCLA organizational values at all times
  • Projects a professional image and dress neatly when reporting to work

Qualifications, Education & Experience

  • B.A Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Two years of proven experience in program planning, coordination, supervision
  • minimum one year experience working with Latinos, especially bilingual children/youth in an urban community setting
  • Knowledgeable of Mission District community and existing resources
  • Strong organizational skills, extremely detailed orientated, thorough and dependable.
  • Be flexible and able to work various hours (Including weekends as needed)
  • Able to manage multiple duties, be profession, and communicate clearly with artists and participants
  • Demonstrated experience working staff, collaborators, interns, and volunteers

Language Skills

  • Bilingual Literacy (Speaking, reading, and writing) in Spanish and English is required
  • Articulate public speaking skills for teaching and delivering presentations to groups of people

Computer Skills

  • Computer Literacy: Mac and/or PC - Microsoft Word, Excel, google suite, zoom a must
  • Proven experience with social media outlets (e.g Facebook, Instagram, Youtube)

Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours, and lift up to 30 lbs (promotional material and equipment).

Work Environment

Fast Paced work environment with multiple demands presented at all times.

To Apply

Please email to info@missionculturalcenter.org or fax (415) 648-0933 the following to be considered:

  • Resume and Cover Letter summarizing verifiable education and work experience
  • Minimum of three references
  • Best day and time for an Interview

Please do not call. Submit application by email or fax

Bilingual Gallery Coordinator (English & Spanish)

Title: Gallery Coordinator
Department: Gallery
Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Part-time position: 30 hours a week, 4 days a week.
Directly Leads: Program Assistant, interns, volunteers and artists in residence.
Budgetary Line Responsibility: Assists in the development of an annual budget for MCCLA’s Gallery.

Summary

The Gallery Coordinator provides overall management and direction of MCCLA’s Gallery. As such, the Gallery Coordinator develops and oversees an ongoing schedule of gallery exhibits and related activities. The Coordinator plans and implements all phases of operations and exhibitions including: budgeting and assistance with grant development/fundraising, registrations and installation of art work. This position also secures insurance and authorizations, handles publicity and promotions, and provides leadership for the development of an integrated, multi-disciplinary and diverse arts exhibition program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Curating of Exhibits:

  • Coordinate all communications with artists, galleries & other community arts organizations
  • Plan, prepare and coordinate:
    • Year round gallery programming. Provide guidance on visual elements or concepts. Works closely with Multimedia department.
    • Individual exhibits and gallery activities (receptions, tours, workshops/lectures/panels)
    • Requests for proposals, and call to artists and prospectus
    • Annual art auction, art sale (or bazaar)
    • Gallery contracts and agreements
  • Provide support to guest curators and participating artists
  • With the assistance of Selection /Gallery Committee:
    • Ensure that a Selection/Gallery Committee exists and provides feedback to gallery projects. Makes sure that guidelines for the committee are clear to all participants. Meetings will be convened three times a year.
    • Develop guidelines and selection criteria for exhibits
    • Review of proposals, portfolios, and other (electronic) materials submitted
    • Select artists, and guest artists and curators in conversation and seeking approval from Executive Director
    • Develop and schedule programmatic and promotional materials for all gallery events in coordination with Events and Media and Multi Media staff: programs, statements, price lists, labels, press releases, articles, invitations posters, postcards, articles, media coverage and interviews
  • Interacts with the public via social media
  • Collection and preparation of art pieces for exhibition (matting, framing, storage & space designation for installations)
  • Outsource necessary tasks that support the various exhibit projects
  • Arrange for installation and take down of exhibits
  • Follows appropriate curatorial and safety guidelines

Supervision:

  • Direction and supervision of volunteers and interns
  • Develop curatorial program for artists in residence
  • Provides ongoing supervision of Gallery Assistant, including written annual performance evaluation

Contract management:

  • Submit monthly, midyear and annual progress reports and attendance statistics as required
  • Solicit in-kind donations (e.g. food, hospitality, prizes, travel)

Coordination:

  • Provide direction and orientation to assistants, interns, volunteers and docents assigned to Gallery
  • Plan and coordinate reception for each exhibit
  • Participates in grant writing development by identifying projects for funding as well as sources of funding
  • Represents MCCLA at presentations and other public relations related activities
  • Schedule tours, special / private showings, artist interviews
  • Prepare gallery in between exhibits (patching/painting of walls, lighting, panel/wall arrangements, etc.).
  • Maintain and update Gallery records and files, such as: contact and artists’ database, bios and materials, exhibition files, price lists, art sales & entry forms, contracts and agreements.
  • Provide feedback to Bookings Department for other uses of Gallery space
  • Attend required meetings and / gallery events / receptions
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Modeling behavior:

  • Promotes a positive environment for staff and clients by modeling a professional attitude at all times
  • Ensures confidentiality
  • Contributes as a team player
  • Provides leadership by expressing point of view, maintaining a professional and open attitude at all times and engaging staff and clients in dialogue
  • Adheres to MCCLA personnel policies and procedures
  • Models MCCLA organizational values at all times

Qualifications

Education and experience:

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Latino Arts or Arts History, or other related discipline. Degree must be awarded by an accredited college or university. No exceptions
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience as an exhibit curator
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent public affairs judgment and ability to react quickly to deadline-oriented environment.
  • Able to contribute creatively in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Must be extremely organized and able to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as required by established Gallery schedule

Other desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of museum or humanities organizations
  • Knowledge of artistic and cultural instructional programs
  • Understanding of audience development
  • Proven experience in event and program planning
  • Understanding of engineering mechanics

Language skills:

  • Bilingual English and Spanish verbal and written skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills for teaching and delivering presentations to groups of people

Computer skills:

  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe and PageMaker a plus.
  • Ability to interact with the public via social media

Certificates, licenses, and registrations:

Must have a valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Job requires providing ongoing verbal communication to staff and volunteers.
  • Must project a professional image and dress neatly when reporting to work

Work Environment

Fast paced work environment with multiple demands presented at all times

To Apply

Please email jennie@missionculturalcenter.org or fax (415) 648-0933 the following to be considered:

  • Resume and Cover Letter summarizing verifiable education and work experience.
  • At least 3 professional references.
  • Best day and time for an interview.

Bilingual Receptionist (English & Spanish)

  • Reports To: Administration Department
  • Days: Tuesday to Friday
  • Hours: 30 hours per week (9:30am to 5:30pm)
  • Status: Non-Exempt
  • Salary: $16.50 per hour

Scope of Work

Responsible for handling front office reception, and various clerical and administrative duties. Greets, directs, and provides updated and accurate information to callers and visitors about MCCLA classes, programs, and events. Handles and / or refers incoming inquiries. Operates main telecommunication and database system, Schedule meetings, office purchases, and equipment maintenance.

Tasks

  • Greet walk-in customers and visitors, and refer them to specific staff or department.
  • Answer, screen, reply, or forward telephone calls for staff or departments.
  • Type correspondence, e-mails, lists and other materials as required.
  • Receive or send information or documents by computer, mail (PDF), or fax machine.
  • Handle, sort and distribute incoming correspondence and parcels, prepare outgoing mail.
  • Order materials and supplies, receives and returns parcels.
  • Make general online purchases, and organizes and manages office supplies and inventory.
  • Receive and process monies from classes, entry fees, merchandise and rentals.
  • Maintain and report on assigned petty cash account.
  • Keep track of staff whereabouts in and out of building
  • Keep volunteer and intern sign-in sheets, and facilities binders.
  • Keep and update class schedules, contact lists, and department directories as necessary.
  • Copy, file, and maintain office documents and records.
  • Keep masters or originals of classes and events flyers for information and photocopying.
  • When necessary (or urgent) perform back-up cashier duties.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall security of the office by following procedures, monitoring logbooks and visitors' access, issuing visitor and volunteer passes.
  • Document and communicate actions, complaints, irregularities and continuing needs.
  • Keeps office and reception area safe, clean and neat, and office materials organized.
  • Keep updated binder with instructions and emergency numbers.
  • Attend monthly operations and staff meetings, and annual retreat (as required).
  • Submit monthly progress report, petty cash, and purchase reports in a timely manner.
  • Perform other administrative support tasks as requested.

Qualifications and Skills

Telephone skills, Verbal and Written Communication, Active Listening, Professionalism, Customer Focus, Organization, Ability to work under pressure and on different projects.

Requirements

  1. Proven experience as front desk representative, agent or relevant position.
  2. Proficient in English and Spanish (verbal and written).
  3. Knowledge of office management, database maintenance, and basic bookkeeping.
  4. Familiarity with office machines (e.g. fax, printer, photocopier, etc.).
  5. Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel and Word), and/or Google Suite.

Education

College Diploma, Associate Degree (desired).

To Apply

Submit your resume, cover letter, and preferred day/time for interview, to info@missionculturalcenter.org.

Volunteers and Internships

Becoming a Volunteer is Easy!

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference and get to know our community. We are always recruiting enthusiastic volunteers, and make the most of your time and skills to accomplish our mission. In the past year, volunteers have contributed over 1700 hours to the organization. Some of our volunteer opportunities are: gallery attendant, event assistant, administration assistant, merchandise sales, usher, box office, and facilities.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact our volunteer coordinator Cristina Delgado by email at volunteers@missionculturalcenter.org or by calling (415) 643-2776.

Internship Opportunities

Mission Gráfica Internship

Internship duties: The intern will work directly with Mission Gráfica’s Poster Archive. Activities will include organizing, preserving, photographing and describing poster information into the computer database (FilemakerPro). The intern will also participate in the preparations of screens (cleaning and removing emulsion) and assist in printing. There will also be general studio clean up as well.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a Studio Art or Art History background.
  • Printmaking experience is preferred but not required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) is a plus

Send a cover letter and resume to: Marsha Shaw, Mission Gráfica Coordinator
2868 Mission St. San Francisco CA 94110
grafica@missionculturalcenter.org

Gallery Internship

Goals: The internship position in the Main Gallery (3 or 6 months contract) is not only an opportunity for the individual to develop a well rounded understanding of the multifarious components of the exhibition arena (including exhibition design, programming, curatorial research, and development), but also to foster future sustainable relationships with the individuals who both support and comprise nonprofit organizations and other public programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with installation and deinstallation of exhibitions in Main and Inti Raymi Galleries
  • Assist in respective reception and special events
  • Assist with research in future programming
  • Assist in the research of Foundations, Grants, Corporate Giving Programs, and other financial support systems for the Arts and nonprofit institutions
  • Assist in Development Projects (in-kind requests, sponsorships, etc)
  • Assist in preparation, distribution, and filing of artist loan documents
  • Assist in archival projects (artworks, documentation, etc)

Skills and requirements:

  • Understanding of both Art History and Contemporary Movements in Fine Art
  • Understanding of our Mission
  • Experience in/willing to learn, Museum Standard, Fine Art Handling methods
  • Experience in/willing to learn, installation, and exhibition
  • Must also possess good interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) is a plus

Send a cover letter and resume to: Angelica Rodriguez, Gallery Coordinator
2868 Mission St. San Francisco CA 94110
gallery@missionculturalcenter.org

Call for Board Members

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals with a variety of skill sets to join MCCLA as members of its board.

MCCLA has devoted over 40 years to community service by making the arts available and vital to
our San Francisco community. Throughout the years, MCCLA has offered dance and art classes, youth programs, gallery exhibits, cultural celebrations, and artistic performances.

As part of our continual effort to revitalize MCCLA, the Board of Directors is looking to recruit a considerable number of new board members for the coming board year. MCCLA is looking for bilingual (Spanish/English) board nominees who are knowledgeable in one or several of the following areas:

  • Finance; Marketing and Fundraising (network of donor prospects)
  • Law (employment law, nonprofit law, copyright and/or contract law)
  • Mediation/ Arbitration
  • Land use and/or facilities management
  • Leadership in other organizations important to MCCLA

MCCLA would like you to lend your talents and experience and to be actively engaged and involved with MCCLA. Our Board is responsible for setting the vision, ensuring that MCCLA is effectively managed, financially solvent, and that staff meet all of the San Francisco Art Commission funding requirements.

Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information please contact:
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Attn: Francisco Gomez, Chair
Or email us at info@missionculturalcenter.org

Find out more

Call for Teachers

We are committed to offering local artists and artisans the opportunity to teach classes at the Center in various artistic disciplines. Currently, we offer approximately 40 classes for all ages in dance, music, arts & crafts, theater, and visual arts, among others.

Priority is given to classes that further our mission to promote, preserve and develop the Latino Arts, and to make arts accessible to the community it serves. For this reason, instructors are required to be bilingual (English/Spanish).

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and teaching application to outreach@missionculturalcenter.org

Teaching Application (Google Form)