About the Museum

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) 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

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

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 art, family, and ocean air

    Tracy Bays-Boothe Associate Director

  • Raluca Anchidin Gallery Ambassador

  • Likes environmental science and making art

    Carrie Conover Educator

  • Likes dachshunds and design

    Caroline Holley Development Manager

  • Likes watching documentaries and making greeting cards

    Emma Doctors Educator

  • Museum of Craft and Design Store Associate

    Likes ballet and lemon baked goods

    Rain Cruz Store Associate

  • Likes architecture and the culinary arts

    Francisco Garcia Store Associate

  • Likes picnics and meticulous playlists

    Nina Gomez Marketing and Communication Assistant

  • Likes thrift stores and karaoke

    Christina Humphreys Development Assistant

  • Likes snowboarding and crafts.

    Charlotte Jones Education and Programs Manager

  • 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 wine and playing soccer

    Sarah Beth Rosales Marketing and Communications Director

  • Likes making cards, hikes and studying museum access

    Rachel Shipps Education Assistant

  • Claire Sorosky Gallery Ambassador

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

    Ariel Zaccheo Assistant Curator

  • Likes 80's music and good whiskey

    Nicholas Zimmerman Administrative Coordinator

Board of Directors

Dorrian Porter, Chair

Andy Astor, Treasurer

Peggy Dalal, Secretary

Fred Bould

Marcia Lavine

Joy Ou

Babette Pinsky

Kendall Riding

Christopher Rolletta

Suzanne Scott

Leah Segawa

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

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

Jenn Carroll Wilson

Bernice Wollman

Ronald C. Wornick

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

Internships

The Museum of Craft and Design is currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 Internships, with a proposed start date of March 26.  

Interested applicants should be university students or recent graduates and must be willing to contribute a minimum of 8 to 10 hours of service per week. MCD internships are unpaid and require a three to six-month commitment.

 

(Three-month unpaid Summer internship beginning June 2019)

Under the guidance of MCD’s education staff, the Education and Public Programs Intern will assist in the preparation and implementation of MCD’s dynamic MAKE and MakeArt education programs both at the museum and at outreach venues across the Bay area. Interns will help plan, organize and lead educational tours and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages as well as assist in documentation and evaluation of programs. 

Qualified candidates will possess:

– Interest in art education, craft, and design
– Comfort with working with diverse audiences and ages
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to multi-task and handle routine office tasks
– Some weekend and evening shifts required

(Three to six-month unpaid Summer internship beginning June 2019)

Under the guidance of the Marketing and Communications Director, the Marketing and Communications Intern will assist with the growth of MCD’s online and social media presence. Interns will assist with management of MCD’s content calendars and publishing to social media accounts, management of MCD’s Google Adwords, which includes creating and scheduling ad campaigns and tracking analytics, posting of MCD programs, events and exhibitions to affiliate sites and platforms, and assisting with updating and minor editing of sfmcd.org

Qualified candidates will possess:
– Interest in contemporary art, especially craft and design
– Experience with social media/ e-marketing platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (preferably beyond personal use), as well as creating ads on social media platforms
– Experience with WordPress and html
-Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Photoshop and/or Facebook Ads (advanced skills are a plus)
-Ability to multi-task and handle routine office tasks

(three-month unpaid Summer internship beginning June 2019)
Under the guidance of the museum’s education staff and working closely with the Associate Director, the Visitor Experience and Evaluation Intern will assist in the collection of visitor data through observation, creation of questionnaires and interviews of museum visitors and the community, preparing summaries of evaluation findings, and assisting with both in-house and offsite programs and events.

Qualified candidates will possess:
– Interest in museum studies, arts education, marketing or behavioral sciences
– Comfort in working and communicating with diverse audiences and ages
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to multi-task and handle routine office tasks
– Some weekends and evenings required

This is a three to four month, unpaid summer internship beginning June 2019.

MCD is looking for a highly creative and motivated individual who can quickly understand the museum’s brand and produce creative graphics for both digital and print platforms. The Summer design intern will report to the Marketing and Communications Director and will work with our design team in the creation, repurposing and editing of creative elements. The intern is responsible for providing support in adapting assets for web, social use and print and will assist in the development in exhibition-related and program materials. The Summer design intern will also be assigned various design projects related to MCD main fundraiser in July. 

Qualified candidates will possess:
–Interest in working in the arts-related  and design field
–Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
–Experience with WordPress and Squarespace is a plus
–Photography skills are a plus

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume on Indeed. Interns must be willing to contribute a minimum of 8 to 10 hours of service per week.


 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: Operations Manager
Full Time

The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful daily operations of the Museum of Craft and Design. This position oversees and coordinates maintenance, repair, utility operations, security, IT and building services for the museum. In addition, the Operations Manager provides support and appropriate staffing for the successful production of an active public and private events calendar.

– Develops and implements policies and best practices to ensure high standards of building maintenance, security and operations for MCD
– Conducts daily inspections of facility spaces to ensure high standards of appearance and readiness are maintained
– Supervises and ensures cost-effective vendor contracts associated with maintenance and operations including janitorial, fire detection, fire protection, HVAC, security, communications, IT, parklet and garden maintenance, audio/visual, electrical and mechanical needs
– Plans for and supervises building structure and service systems repair, alteration and upgrade projects
– Serves as primary point person for 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
– Hires, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates custodial staff
– Manages the building’s key and alarm system for access control
– Develops and maintains departmental budgets, monthly reports, and tracks expenses, expenditures and special event attendance
– Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates Gallery Ambassadors and security staff; hires and oversees contract labor as needed

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
– 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
– 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 Administrative Coordinator, ensures the successful production of an active calendar of public and private events, including set-up and break-down of events and security staffing
– Other duties as assigned

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

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 your application. No phone calls please. Due to the anticipated number of applicant’s, 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.

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.

  • – 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 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 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

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 your application. No phone calls please. Due to the anticipated number of applicant’s, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. The position will be open until filled.

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