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Outreach & Engagement Coordinator/Manager

Programs Associate

Gallery Volunteers

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator/Manager

June 2021

 

Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking an Outreach & Engagement Coordinator/Manager, a community-minded individual who is committed to social justice, community building and elevating underserved voices through the arts. 

 

The Outreach & Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing engaging programs to reach the Chinatown neighborhood and broader community, including outreach to community groups, schools and visitors. 

 

The ideal candidate has a strong passion for CCC’s mission, creating access to the arts, outcome-driven, strong initiative and independence, with the ability to collaborate with a team. This position requires strong bilingual communications and ability to develop interpersonal relationships with community contacts and members. This position reports to the Management and Development Director.

 

Engagement and Program Development 80%

A. Community Engagement & Outreach

  1. Develop and implement an outreach plan to target community members, youth and seniors by developing and leading ongoing programs in relation to CCC’s current exhibitions and projects to community members and groups, such as workshops, talks and art activities 

    • Program Implementation

      • Develop and lead community engagement programs that are accessible to Chinatown residents, families, youth and seniors

      • Lead and support ongoing engagement tours of Chinatown and gallery to groups, individuals and partners. Support Operations & Engagement Associate on coordinating incoming tours and all aspects involved, including handling inquiries, bookings, scheduling, managing payments, surveys and internal team communications as needed

      • Identify needs in arts within the community and develop strategies for CCC to better serve our communities

      • Evaluate programming operations through proactively soliciting feedback from visitors, partners and stakeholders to improve engaging experiences and alignment with mission and program priorities

      • Develop and maintain an ongoing outreach list of community contacts and partners

      • Manage a budget, program logistics, meet deadlines and be able to prioritize multiple and simultaneous programs and projects at various levels of development.

      • Be able to meet engagement goals, and evaluate outreach & engagement strategies according to best practices.

      • Be an ambassador to promote CCC’s mission and vision, including but not limited to: presentations, table at events, participate in panels, network, engaging with partners at other events, and others

    • Collaborate with the art and programs team to ensure visual art exhibitions and projects are accessible and engaging to the community

    • Collaborate closely with Curator and programs team to meet engagement goals for 2021-2022 initiative, Youth Rising, a youth arts fellowship

  2. Communications

    • Keep programming information up-to-date on communications channels - website, social media, partner communications

    • Collaborate with communications team to promote community engagement via news stories, social media, annual booklet 

  3. Revenue & Fundraising

    • Collaborate with Development team to develop strategies and raise support for engagement programming, such as hosting individual donors, corporate sponsors, hosting contemporaries campaigns, and provide necessary materials  

    • Meet revenue and fundraising goals 

    • Support fundraising efforts and events

  4. Reporting and Record-keeping

    • Maintain and create excellent records of engagement programs - collecting and archiving qualitative and quantitative data, such as narratives, photo/video documentation, survey data, data collection of numbers, revenue, names of community partners, outreach outcomes

    • Provide evaluation and program metrics, based on funding requirements

    • Submit reporting for grants compliance, donor development, Cultural Data Project, board meetings, and reporting out for team meetings.

  5. Other tasks and projects as assigned

 

Special Events & Festival Coordination 20%

CCC hosts outdoor community-based events and festivals, specifically two annual community-based festivals in Chinatown.

 

  1. Oversee events team to ensure CCC’s mission and engagement goals are met. 

  2. Be able to manage planning leading up to and day of event logistics, working with event planning and various contractors, CCC team, artists and performers, vendors and volunteers to produce event. Planning process includes:

    • Obtaining required permits

    • Curating lineup of artists and interactive activities

    • Working with Communications team on marketing and design efforts

    • Coordinating with vendors for festival setup - stage, tables, chairs, tents and audio needs

    • Recruiting and managing volunteers

    • Tracking finances to fit allotted budget 

    • Serve as a liaison and ambassador to the Chinatown community

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in art & humanities or a professional degree 

  • Minimum 2-5 years experience in nonprofit setting working with community, outreach & engagement, or program development and implementation. 

  • Strong passion and commitment to CCC’s mission, arts and community advocacy.

  • Strong initiative, ability to work in a self-directed manner and in a team setting.

  • Strong communications: writing, interpersonal relationships, public speaking.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), Google Suite, Zoom. 

  • Excellent organizational skills, time management, attention to detail

  • Familiarity or experience working in a community-based or arts organization is preferred.

  • Fluency in Cantonese and English is required.

 

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position, Tuesday-Saturday. Selected candidate will need to come into the office and lead programs in person. Some evenings and off hours from normally scheduled hours will be required to accommodate special events and programming.

 

Competitive salary, 401K, health benefits, and great team environment. Interested applicants can send a cover letter and resume to Jenny Leung, jenny@cccsf.us. No phone calls please, position is open until filled.

Programs Associate                 

June 2021

 

The Programs Associate is a dynamic and creative member of the team who is committed to advancing social justice and making an impact in contemporary art. 

 

The Exhibitions and Program Associate will be responsible for programming and production, community outreach, research, and supporting exhibitions and projects. They possess strong project management skills, networking, and community engagement, with strong attention to detail and organizational skills.  

 

The Associate will report to the Curator, and works closely with the team.

Key Responsibilities include:

 

Exhibitions, Programs and Projects

Plan and implement programs, exhibitions, and projects to meet our mission to elevate underserved communities and be a voice for equality at CCC Visual Art Center, 41 Ross, and off-site at “Museum without Walls.”

  • Work closely with Curator to design programming, and implement from start to finish

  • Produce programmatic and exhibition materials, including drafting, editing, and proofing curatorial statements, biographies, articles, press releases, newsletters, and other collateral. This includes translation of materials and institutional correspondence as needed.

  • Oversee publication production, including layout, content, images, timeline, and budget 

  • Work closely with engagement & education staff to develop content and curriculum for youth & seniors.  

  • Collect and report quantitative and qualitative data on exhibitions and programs: tracking programmatic audience, conducting audience surveys and evaluating program effectiveness, working with budget, documentation of programs through photography, video, and notes.

  • Work collaboratively to ensure effective communications with funders and project compliance

  • Comply with grant contracts: including draft and proof grant reports, meet project deliverables  

  • Assist with fundraising to meet organizational goals, through grants, sponsorship, and donor cultivation events, including participating in other events 

  • Act as an ambassador to promote CCC’s mission and vision through staffing the gallery, giving gallery tours, presentations, tabling at events, participating in panels, engaging with partners at other events, and others

  • Recruit, train, manage volunteers, including assignment and scheduling.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned

 

Community Outreach 

Research, develop, grow and maintain outreach list; build and maintain relationships with a variety of arts, community partners, and patrons

  • Invite community partners, schools, and affiliate groups to CCC activities

  • Work collaboratively with partners to develop and execute axillary events 

  • Evaluate opportunities and key relationships for the organization to hold 

  • Identify, initiate, and cultivate partnerships across sectors with funders, community partners, businesses, artists, volunteers and other strategic partners to build a family to support our mission

 

Communications

  • Design and develop materials for outreach and programming, including powerpoint presentations, reports, flyers 

  • Evaluate online presence, collaborate with communications team to update channels. 

 

Ideal Candidate: 

  • BA or equivalent experience in visual arts, art history, art history, museum studies, arts management, or related field

  • Strong critical thinking and cultural awareness 

  • Possesses a proven record in program implementation and community engagement

  • Minimum of two years in a management or self-directed position. 

  • Can proactively problem-solve potential issues and communicate with the team. 

  • Available to work weekend and evening hours when required 

  • Comfortable with public speaking in large groups and in other settings

  • Be able to lift heavy objects (50lbs) 

  • Bilingual ability in Chinese strongly preferred

 

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include 401K, health benefits, and great team environment. Send resume, cover letter and 2 page writing sample to Hoi Leung, hoi@cccsf.us. No phone calls please. Position open until filled.

Gallery Volunteers

The Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is seeking Gallery volunteers to assist with our Visual Art Center, design shop, 41 Ross, and art programs at our Center located at the heart of San Francisco. The CCC Visual Art Center presents contemporary art, innovative artists, and interactive communications. This position is integral to our public engagement strategy to elevate the underserved and give voice to equality. We want everyone to leave with a positive impression and understanding of our contemporary arts and our vibrant community.

You will work closely with the Exhibition Manager, as well as other members of the CCC family.

Volunteers will engage visitors, learn about current exhibitions, and be an integral part of the organization. Great for someone who loves the arts and community, sharing culture to others in a meaningful way, and challenging stereotypes. Also great for people who want to learn about visual arts, community, museum studies,  and the local San Francisco art scene. 

Requirements: 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Visitor engagement and support: greet visitors, engage with visitors on the current exhibition, art, and the community.

  • Work with the art team in art program coordination.

  • Providing educational support for the Center, Chinatown, and discussions about art in low-income neighborhoods, contemporary art, challenging stereotypes, and other topics.

  • Presentations & Tours: Give tours to small groups of visitors, school groups, and community groups as needed.

  • General office administrative duties as needed (phone, email, etc.)

  • Translation (English/Chinese) skill preferred.

Responsibilities will be assigned according to candidate’s qualification. A curriculum of learning will be designed for each qualified intern/volunteer.

 

Commitment: 

Ideally volunteers need to have stable working schedule during the program (minimum 3 months long with 2-3 days a week), as we hope all interns/volunteers can have sufficient time to work closely with the staff, learn about the community, participate and get fully involved in the programs.

For interested candidates, send resume and a paragraph about yourself to YY at yuanyuan@cccsf.us to join our CCC volunteer family and learn more about opportunities to get involved.