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.


Manifesto

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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Mission

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.

History

2015

Spring: MCD unveils a brand new website.

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

2013

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.

2012

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

2010

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.

2004

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

Staff

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    Likes to gather people.

    JoAnn Edwards Executive Director

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    Loves Lucille Ball.

    Ashley Ciak Administrative Assistant

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    Likes chocolate and Scotch.

    Ted Cohen Exhibition Designer

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    Likes classical music and good wine.

    Renay Conlin Development Director

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    Likes marzipan, nature, and donuts.

    Natasha Glushkoff Children’s Program Manager

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    Likes puns and sci-fi

    Elizabeth Heppenstall Store Associate

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    Likes DIY and heavy music

    Alexander Jackson Operations Manager

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    Likes snowboarding and crafts.

    Charlotte Jones Education and Programs Manager

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    Likes anything that sparkles.

    Clarissa Kalman Business Manager

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    Likes hangin' in the hills and reading to kiddos.

    Debra Lande Store Manager / Buyer

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    Likes analog photography and mid-distance running.

    Derek Macario Store Associate

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    Likes the Golden State Warriors

    Edmund Ng Membership 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 Assistant Curator

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    Likes cheap beer and motorcycles.

    Alex Ziv Gallery Ambassador

Board of Directors

Andy Astor, Chair

Chris Motley, Secretary

Dorrian Porter, Interim Treasurer

David Gauger

Marcia Lavine

Steven B. Kaplan

Olle Lundberg

Lawrence Mendenhall

Babette Pinsky

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

Dorothy Saxe

Nancy Selvin

Elizabeth Shypertt

Paul J. Smith

Jamienne Studley

Michael Vanderbyl

Isabel Wade

Barbara Waldman

Jenn Carroll Wilson

Bernice Wollman

Ronald C. Wornick

Opportunities


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.

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