MCD Parklet opens, considered “the benchmark of Parklets” by SF Planning Department. MCD’s website, sfmcd.org, gets a new look and feel!
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.
JoAnn Edwards Executive Director
Tracy Bays-Boothe Associate Director
Ted Cohen Exhibition Designer
Natasha Glushkoff Children’s Program Manager
Caroline Holley Membership & Development Associate
Francisco Garcia Store Associate
Charlotte Jones Education and Programs Manager
Clarissa Kalman Business Director
Debra Lande Store Manager / Buyer
Marlena Cannon de Mendez Administrative Coordinator
Roberto Martinez Membership & Outreach Associate
Jessica Riano Lead Store Associate
Sarah Beth Rosales Marketing and Communications Director
Gail Rubin Store Associate
Justine Wuebold Store Associate
Ariel Zaccheo Assistant Curator
Alex Ziv Gallery Ambassador
Dorrian Porter, Chair
Chris Motley, Secretary
Tom Kaweski, Treasurer
Steven B. Kaplan, Director Emeritus
Lisa Bayne Astor
Steven H. Oliver
Paul J. Smith
Jenn Carroll Wilson
Ronald C. Wornick
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Many of these programs are on the weekends and evenings so they can fit into your schedule.
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: Operations and Special Events Manager
The Manager of Operations and Special Events works closely with the Office of the Director to develop and implement the Museum of Craft and Design’s policies and procedures regarding facility management, security and event services. This position oversees and coordinates maintenance, repair, utility operations, security, IT and building services. In addition, this position manages the Special Events division of the museum, including rental sales, catering and private and non-profit special events.
Reports to: Associate Director
Hours: 40 hours per week, exempt; some nights and weekends required
Salary: Based on experience
- In partnership with the Office of the Director, develops and implements policies and best practice to ensure high standards of building maintenance, security and operations for MCD.
- Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates security staff; hires and oversees contract labor as needed
- In partnership with Museum’s leadership and curatorial and preparators teams, develops and implements safety measures for protection of art objects, staff and public utilizing the facility; ensures staff is trained accordingly to maintain the safety, appearance and effective/efficient use of the facility
- Conducts daily inspections of facility spaces to ensure high standards of appearance and readiness are maintained
- Supervises all vendor contracts associated with structure maintenance and operations including janitorial, fire detection, fire protection, HVAC, security, communications, IT, parklet maintenance, audio/visual, electrical and mechanical
- Plans for and supervises building structure and service systems repair, alteration and upgrade projects
- Responds to building security alerts, ensuring proper response is undertaken as well as proper security system operation is maintained
- Creates and maintains maintenance/operations manuals and inventories
- Manages the building key and alarm system for access control
- Develops and maintains departmental budgets, monthly reports, and tracks expenses, expenditures and special event attendance
- Collaborates with staff to create and update master schedule and online calendars
- Assists Curatorial and Exhibition teams in rotations and installation of exhibitions including vinyl patching and painting of walls, assembly and movement of mobile walls, pedestals and supports, lighting installation and art installations as requested
- In partnership with the Office of the Director, develops, oversees and implements special event and rental services for the Museum
- Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates event staff; hires and oversees contract labor as needed
- Oversees the development and timely distribution of rental contracts, insurance materials, and deposits for private and non-profit rentals
- Manages the operation of all museum audio/visual systems including system setup and operation for special events
- Works in collaboration with Marketing to promote rental sales for the organization
- Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced setting
- Possesses excellent written, organizational, speaking and interpersonal skills
- Highly proficient in the use of computers and software applications, including database management; ability to learn new applications
- Demonstrated outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills
- Possesses positive attitude, initiative, sound judgement, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed including some nights and weekends
- Ability to respond quickly to urgent security, building service and utility needs
- Associates Degree in related field and/or equivalent work experience
- Three to five years relevant experience involving project management and operation and maintenance of non-profit or commercial facilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of non-profit event management models (experience working in cultural organizations preferred)
The Museum of Craft and Design is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to 2569 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94107. No phone calls please. Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. The position will be open until filled.
Title: Museum Store Associate
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