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!
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.
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
Caroline Holley Development Manager
Harry Galiano Education Coordinator
Nina Gomez Marketing and Communication Assistant
Christina Humphreys Development Assistant
Charlotte Jones Education Director
Clarissa Kalman Business Director
Natasha Kleit Assistant Registrar
Debra Lande Store Manager / Buyer
Tito Rodriguez Assistant Store Manager
Sarah Beth Rosales Marketing and Communications Director
Jen Moser-Villaseñor Operations and Administrative Manager
Ariel Zaccheo Curator
Neil O’Donnell, Chair
Babette Pinsky, Vice Chair
Andy Astor, Treasurer
Peggy Dalal, Secretary
Board Members Emeritus
David Gauger, Steven B. Kaplan, Ken Riding, Phil Schlein, and Barbara Waldman
Lisa Bayne Astor
Steven H. Oliver
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: Gallery Ambassador / Museum Guard
Gallery Ambassadors fulfill two important public-facing roles at the Museum of Craft and Design by creating an environment that is safe, welcoming, and accessible to all guests and by safeguarding art in our galleries from damage and theft.
- Monitors museum entrances and public spaces, ensuring visitors are abiding by museum guidelines for entry and safety guidelines
- Proactively monitors and circulates throughout the galleries for the safety and security of artwork and visitors
- Actively safeguards art against damage, theft, and vandalism by maintaining a mindful and attentive presence in the galleries
- Provides visitors with a positive museum experience; answering questions about exhibitions, the museum, events, and membership opportunities while diplomatically upholding museum policies
- Ensures patron safety by administering emergency procedures when necessary; assists with emergency response situations according to museum policies
- Promptly reports all suspicious conditions or persons; provides descriptions of potential violators of museum policies, accident reports, and hazardous conditions
- Ensures Opening and Closing procedures checklists are completed daily including inspection of art and facilities and the monitoring of gallery electronics/ interactive materials; promptly reports concerns to supervisor
- Assists with crowd management as needed; available for special off-site events as needed
- Assists with gallery and visitor evaluations as requested
- Attends security and emergency procedure trainings as necessary
- Act as back-up store staff while store staff is on break
- Assists with the set-up and breakdown of equipment for events
- Other duties as assigned
- Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, positive attitude, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Willingness to learn museum policies and calmly respond to emergency procedures
- Maintains professional and business-like demeanor and appearance
- Remains alert, vigilant, and engaged at all times regardless of work volume fluctuations
- Ability to work within defined post and stand for long periods of time
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
- Prior experience in a museum environment or security role preferred
MCD is now seeking candidates for the following shifts:
Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturdays, 10 am – 6 pm
Sundays, Noon- 5 pm
Additional hours may be required as needed.
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 a 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 25 lbs.
The Museum of Craft and Design is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work environment. Under the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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
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 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.