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.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact martina@missionculturalcenter.org.

Production and Event Volunteer Team

  • Learn to produce community cultural events.
  • Gain valuable experience and skills while supporting your community.
  • Join the MCCLA production and event volunteer staff brigade.

MCCLA Multimedia Design Volunteer Team

Graphic designers, videography producers, photographers, social media influencers.

Support your community and build your portfolio.


Voluntarios interesados comunicarse con martina@missionculturalcenter.org.

Equipo de Voluntarios para Producción y Eventos

  • Aprende a producir eventos culturales comunitarios.
  • Obtenga experiencia y habilidades valiosas mientras apoya a su comunidad.
  • ¡Únase a la brigada de personal voluntario de producción y eventos de MCCLA!

Equipo de voluntarios de diseño multimedia de MCCLA

Diseñadores gráficos, productores de video, fotógrafos, personas influyentes en las redes sociales.

Apoye a su comunidad y construya su cartera.

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Job Opportunities

We're hiring!

Position: Cultural Center Manager

About Us

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (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 a bilingual (English and Spanish) Cultural Center Manager who will manage the day-to-day operations of the Center to deliver services in accordance with MCCLA’s goals and mission. This critical role frees up the Executive Director so they can focus on external matters such as fundraising, public relations and partnerships.

Who you are

  • An individual with 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.
  • A clear, direct, and succinct writer who provides clear, concise information to others in Spanish and English and in verbal, written, electronic and other communication formats.
  • Hands-on—you are ready, willing and able to do what it takes to complete a task or fulfill a responsibility.
  • You have an incredible ability to manage and prioritize, and are able to be on top of everything while at the same time being strategic with your focus.
  • Your team work skills and the ability to lead and motivate are outstanding!

What you'll do

  • Oversee the daily work activities of MCCLA, and with the ED ensure the smooth running of MCCLA.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities. Participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.
  • Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with ED and staff; implement improvements; set administrative and operations guidelines.
  • With ED and staff, plan, coordinate, and review the work plan for MCCLA’s services and activities; monitor workflow; review and evaluate services/programs, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems. Ensure staffing for reception, security, and opening and closing of the building.
  • With ED, recruit, train, motivate, and evaluate employees; provide or coordinate mandatory training; process hire and termination procedures. Support independent contractors, supervise activities of interns and volunteers; ensure follow through on work. 
  • Perform administrative and executive assisting tasks. Oversee hospitality for on/offsite meetings and community gatherings.
  • Manage contracts and serve as liaison for vendors (food and beverage, retail, security, etc.).
  • Interface with IT consultants and ensure technology and peripherals are working.
  • Monitor the building and work areas and ensure they are welcoming, clean, well-maintained, organized, and safe. Inspect and sign off on all custodial work. Ensure building maintenance is carried out and track work, what’s completed and what needs to be completed.
  • Interface with City facilities and maintenance officials. Inspect building to ensure MCCLA’s compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards. Ensure staff and all non-staff comply with environmental, security, and health standards.
  • 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 other storage space needs. 
  • Oversee the security systems, building access and security.
  • With the ED and co-workers, help to plan, organize, present and market exhibitions and shows.
  • Help to maintain inventory of MCCLA assets, and ensure historical archival materials are recorded and safely and securely stored.

What you'll offer

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts management, business administration, or related field and 5+ years’ experience in a relevant role including one year of administrative and supervisory responsibility. 
  • Management accounting, inventory control, personnel, and IT/helpdesk skills.
  • Well-versed in facilities management best practices.
  • Comfortable learning and using the digital tools MCCLA uses—with little to no assistance, and willing to try out new technologies and work tools. Experience of Photoshop, database management, social media and mailings is useful.
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to lead and motivate!

What we'll offer

  • Competitive compensation and 100% covered medical, dental, and vision insurance and paid time off and holidays.
  • Wellbeing and flexibility--work that is going to help you thrive rather than burnout.
  • This position is based in the Mission, San Francisco. “From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city.”

MCCLA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: humanresources@missionculturalcenter.org.

We encourage all interested individuals to apply.

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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

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