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.


  • 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

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.


  • 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

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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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)