About the Museum

Since opening to the public in 2004, the Museum of Craft and Design has delivered innovative exhibitions and programs to thousands of visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond. Learn more about how we started and where we are heading next.

Photo: Matthew Millman

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The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) develops and presents engaging exhibitions and educational programs that explore and define the role of craft and design in our dynamically changing global culture, encouraging our audience to see the world differently.


  • Early 2015: MCD unveils a brand new website.

  • Our new home is at 2569 Third Street in the American Industrial Center and opened to the public in April 2013. Our new location allowed us to expand our exhibition space and to build our first-ever dedicated space for public programming, like our popular MakeArt workshops.

  • In February 2012, MCD announced a move to the historic Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.

  • In the fall of 2010, MCD launched the first of a series of pop-up museums—exhibitions, educational programs, and retail store—in temporary locations throughout San Francisco while we searched for a building to purchase as a permanent home.

  • The Museum of Craft and Design opened in 2004 on Sutter Street, in San Francisco’s Union Square District, as the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design


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    Likes to gather people.

    JoAnn Edwards Executive Director

  • ciak_ashley_bw2

    Loves Lucille Ball.

    Ashley Ciak Administrative Assistant

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    Likes coffee and beer.

    Ted Cohen Exhibition Designer

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    Likes classical music and good wine.

    Renay Conlin Development Director

  • I like movies, travelling, and my life blood is coffee.

    Sara Dermody Development and Member Associate

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    Likes solving problems and documentary film.

    Alexander Jackson Operations Manager

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    Likes snowboarding and crafts.

    Charlotte Jones Adult Program Manager

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    Likes marzipan, nature, and donuts.

    Natasha Glushkoff Children’s Program Manager

  • kalman_clarissa_bw2

    Likes anything that sparkles.

    Clarissa Kalman Business Manager

  • kleit_natasha_bw

    Likes watching murder mysteries.

    Natasha Kleit Store Associate

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    Likes hangin' in the hills and reading to kiddos.

    Debra Lande Store Manager / Buyer

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    Likes glitter.

    Carolyn Nickell Communications Manager

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    Likes animals, cartoons, and travelling.

    Sarah Stone Store Associate

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    Likes hiking, cheese, and 70s color palettes.

    Ariel Zaccheo Curatorial Assistant / Registrar

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    Likes cheap beer and motorcycles.

    Alex Ziv Gallery Ambassador

Board of Directors

Andy Astor, Board Chair

Stephanie Versin, President

Lawrence Mendenhall, Secretary

Alexa Arena

Steven B. Kaplan

David Gauger

Grace Hawthorne

Olle Lundberg

Chris Motley

Babette Pinsky

Dorrian Porter

Phil Schlein

National Advisory Board

Ronald Abramson

Glenn Adamson

Suzanne Baizerman

Lisa Bayne Astor

Sylvia Bennett

Virginia Breier

Vallie Brown

Linda Brownrigg

Ted Cohen

Jack da Silva

Marilyn da Silva

Donald Fortescue

Andrew Glasgow

Marc Grainer

Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Lloyd Herman

Robyn Horn

Gary Hutton

Janet Koplos

Wendy Maruyama

Josh Oliver

Steven H. Oliver

Michael Osborne

Joanne Rapp

Nancy Selvin

Elizabeth Shypertt

Paul J. Smith

Jamienne Studley

Michael Vanderbyl

Isabel Wade

Jenn Carroll Wilson

Bernice Wollman

Ronald C. Wornick

Barbara Waldman


Become a Volunteer

All our programs, workshops and events are supported by a team of incredibly talented and generous volunteers. We constantly need volunteers for a variety of events on weekdays and weekends. Volunteer duties typically include: greeting visitors, checking in guests, setting up chairs and tables, serving beverages, gallery watch, answering questions, assisting instructors and craft participants (children and adults), coat check, and general clean up. We occasionally need volunteers for administrative tasks or special projects in the office too. We’d love to hear from you! Join our volunteer roster. Email: volunteer@sfmcd.org.

 Job Opportunities

The Museum of Craft and Design seeks out qualified candidates who are passionate about contemporary craft and design. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Museum Store Associate
Part time

Assist visitors with purchasing admission and merchandise in the Museum Store. Restock, tag, and display products in the store/storeroom as instructed by store manager. Must be reliable, friendly, trustworthy, interested in contemporary craft and design, and participate in Museum events as needed. Prior retail experience preferred. Mac savvy, quick learner. We use the Altru POS system.

The physical requirements described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; sit for long periods of time; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with POS system
  • Knowledge of retail procedures and operations

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@sfmcd.org, or mail to 2569 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94107. No phone calls please.