About the Museum

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is San Francisco’s only museum devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary craft and design. Founded in 2004, the MCD showcases designers, makers and artists through an exciting and distinctive series of craft and design-focused exhibitions and public programs. As a non-collecting institution, the museum actively collaborates with artists, designers, museums and universities, as well as design venues and practitioners to create inspirational experiences in the world of craft and design for visitors of all ages.


You’re bold. You question the conventional notion of art. You are inspired by creativity that stirs the soul. And you value designers, makers, and artists who are risk takers and seek to inspire the world. Visual culture thrives at the Museum of Craft and Design. We bring you the work of the hand, mind and heart. We are building a path to the future of creative expression.

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.



Spring: MCD unveils a brand new website.

Autumn: MCD Parklet opens, considered “the benchmark of Parklets” by SF Planning Department.


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


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


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


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


  • Likes good cigars and bringing people together

    JoAnn Edwards Executive Director

  • Tracy Bays-Boothe, Associate Director

    Likes art, family, and ocean air

    Tracy Bays-Boothe Associate Director

  • Likes chocolate and Scotch.

    Ted Cohen Exhibition Designer

  • Likes marzipan, nature, and donuts.

    Natasha Glushkoff Children’s Program Manager

  • Likes dachshunds and design

    Caroline Holley Membership & Development Associate

  • Francisco Garcia Store Associate

  • Likes DIY and heavy music

    Alexander Jackson Operations Manager

  • Likes snowboarding and crafts.

    Charlotte Jones Education and Programs Manager

  • Likes anything that sparkles.

    Clarissa Kalman Business Director

  • Likes hangin' in the hills and reading to kiddos.

    Debra Lande Store Manager / Buyer

  • Likes Gin and English football

    Marlena Cannon de Mendez Administrative Coordinator

  • Likes Bo Didley's guitar and the smell of old books.

    Roberto Martinez Membership & Outreach Associate

  • MCD Staff

    Jessica Riano Lead Store Associate

  • Likes wine and playing soccer

    Sarah Beth Rosales Marketing and Communications Director

  • Gail Rubin Store Associate

  • Likes hiking, cheese, and 70s color palettes.

    Ariel Zaccheo Assistant Curator

Board of Directors

Dorrian Porter, Chair

Chris Motley, Secretary

Tom Kaweski, Treasurer

Fred Bould

George Calys

David Gauger

Marcia Lavine

Karen McSorley

Steven Miller

Babette Pinsky

Kendall Riding

Christopher Rolletta

Phil Schlein

Suzanne Scott

Gretchen Wustrack


Steven B. Kaplan, Director Emeritus

National Advisory Board

Ronald Abramson

Glenn Adamson

Lisa Bayne Astor

Sylvia Bennett

Linda Brownrigg

Ted Cohen

Donald Fortescue

Andrew Glasgow

Marc Grainer

Lloyd Herman

Robyn Horn

Gary Hutton

Janet Koplos

Wendy Maruyama

Josh Oliver

Steven H. Oliver

Michael Osborne

Joanne Rapp

Dorothy Saxe

Nancy Selvin

Elizabeth Shypertt

Paul J. Smith

Jamienne Studley

Isabel Wade

Barbara Waldman

Jenn Carroll Wilson

Bernice Wollman

Ronald C. Wornick


Become a Volunteer

Volunteering at MCD is a wonderful way participate by nourishing the community with creativity!
Sign up to be part of our volunteer community and help us to serve the diverse population of the San Francisco Bay Area. As a volunteer, you will assist with hands-on craft and design activities for kids and adults, speaker series program, and special events.

Many of these programs are on the weekends and evenings so they can fit into your schedule.

For more information please 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.