About the Museum

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) makes creativity accessible to everyone.

The Museum of Craft and Design is the only museum in San Francisco devoted to craft and design. Founded in 2004, 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.


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

Through inspired exhibitions and experiential programs, MCD explores the creative process and current perspectives in craft and design.

History

2019

Celebrating 15 years, the Museum of Craft and Design has welcomed over a half a million visitors from across the globe. Known for its bold and innovative exhibitions and inspiring MakeArt programs for all ages, MCD marks this important milestone with DESIGN15, a year-long celebration connecting craft, design and community!

2018

MCD announces the launch of MAKE, an after-hours event on the third Thursday of most months, offering a range of dynamic programming, including artist happy hours, hands-on activities and local vendor pop-ups. We also, kicked off MakeArt Family Days, an evolution of MCD’s signature MakeArt programs designed for visitors of all ages. These first Saturday events feature tactile materials introductions for toddlers, guided activities for kids, gallery tours and in-gallery drop-in projects for families.

2015

MCD Parklet opens, considered “the benchmark of Parklets” by SF Planning Department. MCD’s website, sfmcd.org, gets a new look and feel!

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

Staff

  • Likes good cigars and bringing people together

    JoAnn Edwards Executive Director

  • Likes cooking and cold water swimming

    Jeremiah Barber Lead Preparator & Facilities Associate

  • Likes hiking, biking, and anything outside

    Marie Deininger Education Coordinator

  • Likes exciting books and traveling

    Jacqueline Fried Store Associate

  • Likes dachshunds and design

    Caroline Holley Interim Associate Director

  • Likes thrift stores and karaoke

    Christina Humphreys Development Coordinator

  • Likes snowboarding and tarot

    Charlotte Jones Education Director

  • Likes anything that sparkles.

    Clarissa Kalman Business Director

  • Likes reading biographies on women in history

    Natasha Kleit Assistant Registrar

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

    Debra Lande Store Manager / Buyer

  • Likes SCUBA Diving and Skateboarding

    Tito Rodriguez Assistant Store Manager

  • Likes wine and playing soccer

    Sarah Beth Rosales Marketing and Communications Director

  • Likes Doggies + Cats, Crystallized Cheeses and Indoor Gardening

    Jen Moser Villasenor Operations and Administrative Manager

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

    Ariel Zaccheo Curator

Board of Directors

Neil O’Donnell, Chair

Babette Pinsky, Vice Chair

Andy Astor, Treasurer

Peggy Dalal, Secretary

Fred Bould

Kelly Koski

Joy Ou

Dorrian Porter

Leah Segawa

Diane Tucker

Gretchen Wustrack

 

Board Members Emeritus
David Gauger, Steven B. Kaplan, Ken Riding, Phil Schlein, and Barbara Waldman


National Advisory Board

Ronald Abramson

Glenn Adamson

Lisa Bayne Astor

Robin Azevedo

Sylvia Bennett

Linda Brownrigg

Ted Cohen

Donald Fortescue

Lloyd Herman

Gary Hutton

Janet Koplos

Wendy Maruyama

Josh Oliver

Steven H. Oliver

Michael Osborne

Joanne Rapp

Dorothy Saxe

Nancy Selvin

Elizabeth Shypertt

Jamienne Studley

Bernice Wollman

Ronald C. Wornick

2021 Design Council

The Design Council is an advocacy committee of the MCD Board, working to make MCD a home for the broader Bay Area design community.

Ongoing support for the Design Council is generously provided by Hunter Douglas.

Shujan Bertrand

Bill Burnett

Kuen Chang

Brianna Cutts

Lise de Vito

Apeksha Garga, Wealthfront

Dan Harden

Lisa Iwamoto

Wai Loong Lim

Primo Orpilla

Tim Parsey

David Peschel

Dee Speed

Scott Yu

Opportunities


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: Development Manager
Full-time, Exempt

The Development Manager position is an exciting leadership opportunity at the Museum of Craft and Design. This integral position is key to the success of ongoing development and relationship building. Working closely with the Associate Director and Executive Director, the Development Manager oversees and helps build MCD’s development department and membership program including strategy, implementation, donor and member stewardship, and board fundraising. The Development Manager supervises the Development Coordinator to ensure accurate and timely fulfillment of all gift processing, memberships, and acknowledgments.

  • In partnership with the Associate Director and Executive Director, sets annual fundraising and membership goals for the department; establishes quarterly goals and benchmarks for success 
  • Serves as primary point person for special fundraising events and development related cultivation events including galas and auctions, in partnership with the Associate Director
  • Researches, develops, and implements best strategies in stewardship for new, renewed, and upgraded donor and member gifts including execution of the donor renewal cycle
  • Monitors progress toward revenue goals, providing reports for Board and senior management, maintaining a high level of confidentiality 
  • Supervises the membership program, services, benefits, and policies with the Development Coordinator
  • Sets schedule of solicitations and cultivations, including timely delivery of mailings, appeals, creative materials, and messaging with Development Coordinator
  • Supervises the Development Coordinator to ensure accurate and timely fulfillment of all gift processing, memberships, acknowledgments, and ensures that payments are delivered to the Business Director in a timely manner; assists with gift and acknowledgment fulfillment processes when volume of gifts requires it
  • Develops, promotes, and documents best practices and policies associated with member, donor, and prospect management
  • Maintains security, accuracy, and integrity of database and patron information, working with Development Coordinator to implement and maintain secure, effective management systems for the department’s paper and electronic records
  • Serves as staff liaison for cultivation events, building positive relationships with the board, committee members, and stakeholders 
  • Develop and maintain positive, ongoing relationships with donors, members, and partners
  • Additional responsibilities as necessary

  • Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years experience, and proven track record with non-profit development database programs (Blackbaud/Altru experience a plus) and fundraising, or an equivalent combination of training and experience 
  • Previous success in a forward-facing role while meeting organizational fundraising goals through diverse funding streams with experience securing individual, foundational, and corporate gifts and donations
  • Provide friendly, donor-centered customer service and represent the museum and our mission in a professional and positive manner
  • Demonstrated organizational and managerial skills and ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines promptly in a fast-paced office 
  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive information and communications with members, donors, and stakeholders with integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent written and oral communication; possess strong writing, detail editing, and proofreading skills 
  • Ability to work within a budget and set project budgets 
  • Highly proficient in the use of computers and software applications including database management; willingness and ability to learn new applications
  • Possesses initiative, sound judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

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; bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, climbing a step ladder, and maintain professional and business-like demeanor and appearance as well as reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 lbs.

The Museum of Craft and Design is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. To apply, please visit indeedjobs.com/museum-of-craft-and-design/jobs. Interested candidates should include a resume and cover letter with their application. 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: Development Coordinator
Full-time, non-exempt; occasional nights and weekends required

Under the supervision of the Development Manager, the Development Coordinator acts as the primary point person for the Museum of Craft and Design’s membership program and assists with the administration of the Development department. The Development Coordinator maintains the museum’s donor database, assists with development-related events and programs, accurately processes all gifts, acknowledgments, and reports, and participates in activities designed to recruit and retain membership and donor support.

  • Serves as primary point person for the Museum of Craft and Design’s membership program 
  • Plans and implements regular member events and programs to maintain engaging benefit offerings for the membership base
  • Answers inquiries regarding membership from current and prospective members via phone, email, at museum events, and in the community
  • Assists Development Manager in the coordination of special fundraising events including galas, auctions, and development related cultivation events
  • Assists, implements, and coordinates all aspects of the donor travel program
  • Collects and enters development data in the Altru donor-base system, accurately processing donations, membership dues, and payments for fundraisers, member tours, and member travel while promptly updating inconsistencies, missing, or incorrect data
  • Coordinates and composes all acknowledgment correspondences for gifts and memberships in a prompt manner, routing them for review, signing, and mailing
  • Prepares membership welcome correspondence, cards, and member benefit packages
  • Coordinates member renewal, upgrades, acquisition efforts, and membership drives
  • Coordinates printing and mailing activities for membership and development efforts
  • Ensures timely and accurate acknowledgment and fulfillment of member benefits
  • Assists in the preparation of membership and development reports for Board and committee meetings and upon request, maintaining a high level of confidentiality and accuracy
  • Monitors progress toward revenue goals, providing reports for departments, Board, Executive Director, and Associate Director
  • Liaises with Development Manager and Business Director to ensure smooth processing of donations, gifts, and membership and that payments are delivered to the Business Director in a timely manner
  • Maintains records for Development department budget and tracks membership and development fundraising goals
  • Ensures daily best practices and policies associated with member, donor, and prospect management; maintains security, accuracy, and integrity of database and patron information
  • Assists with ongoing membership and visitor evaluation projects and actively assists in building positive relationships with members and guests on and off-site
  • Orchestrates and installs donor wall updates once a year

  • Implements, enters, and tracks grant awards and necessary reports in partnership with the Executive Director and Associate Director
  • Implements and maintains effective paper and electronic record management for grants
  • Additional duties as required

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years experience with donor database systems or an equivalent combination of training and experience; experience with Altru or Blackbaud software strongly preferred
  • Highly proficient in the use of computers and software applications including database management; willingness and ability to learn new applications
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines promptly in a fast-paced office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; possess strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive information and communications with members, donors, and stakeholders with integrity, confidentiality, and accuracy
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, positive attitude, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for  non-profit arts organizations a plus

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; bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, climbing a step ladder, and maintain professional and business-like demeanor and appearance as well as reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 lbs.

The Museum of Craft and Design is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. To apply, please visit indeedjobs.com/museum-of-craft-and-design/jobs. Interested candidates should include a resume and cover letter with their application. 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
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.

  • Associates Degree in a related field and/or equivalent work experience
  • Three to five years of relevant experience involving project management and operation and maintenance of non-profit or commercial facilities
  • 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 quickly upon hire
  • Demonstrated outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possesses a positive attitude, initiative, sound judgment, 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

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; bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, climbing a step ladder, and maintain professional and business-like demeanor and appearance as well as reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 lbs.

The Museum of Craft and Design is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. To apply, please visit indeedjobs.com/museum-of-craft-and-design/jobs. Interested candidates should include a resume and cover letter with their application. 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.

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