The Chinese Culture Center is seeking new team members to join our dynamic team:
Volunteer and Internships
Application Deadline : November 5, 2018
The Chinese Culture Center (CCC), under the aegis of the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, is one of the leading and most prominent cultural and social centers in the city of San Francisco. The CCC is dedicated to elevating underserved communities and giving voice to equality through education and contemporary art.
Founded in 1965, Chinese Culture Foundation opened its primary program site in Chinatown- the Chinese Culture Center- in 1973. Recently the work has expanded to San Francisco’s open and public spaces and other art institutions. In 2014 CCC opened 41 Ross, an experimental community art space located in one of the most historic alleyways in Chinatown.
CCC has five decades of experience leading complex public art projects and events in the community. In the past two years the CCC has been rewarded for its efforts with grants from the following institutions:
National Endowment for the Arts
San Francisco Grants for the Arts
The Andy Warhol Foundation of Visual Arts
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
The California Arts Council
The San Francisco Arts Commission
The Community Challenge Grants
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Wells Fargo Foundation
Robert J. Louie Memorial Fund
San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club
Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco
Team and Culture
Hardworking and energetic team of all ages
Strong volunteer program
Focus on quality and impact
Diverse programming with an aggressive schedule
Love and focus on Chinese contemporary art
The CCC is looking for an Executive Director to continue its recent string of breakthrough successes and shepherd the organization through a transition to a new phase in the history of the organization. A successful candidate will be doing the following:
- Hiring, supervising, supporting, mentoring, and motivating the staff
- Acting as the voice of the CCC to all external organizations including press
- Supporting the vision of the organization’s Curator and Director of Education
- Spearheading funding efforts with both public and private entities
- Actively managing communication and cooperation with other organizations in the community
- Working with the Board of Directors to communicate day-to-day affairs and develop the organization’s strategic vision and long term plan, while also helping to encourage participation and recruit board members
- Managing the relationship with the Hilton Hotel
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
- Proven track record growing revenue for a non-profit, for-profit, or political campaign
- Experience leading public relations efforts
- 5+ years managing a staff as Executive Director or similar leadership role
- Experience with financial and budget planning
- Proven ability to manage a fund raising or sales process
- Extremely comfortable with public speaking
- Strong network in the Chinatown community, San Francisco government, and/or international contemporary art world
- Past success as Executive Director of a similarly sized community non-profit
- 2+ years as the primary report to a non-profit Board of Directors
- Experience with real-estate law
- Past experience developing facilities for a business entity
The salary and benefits will be competitive with other organizations of comparable stature and size.
Interested candidates are invited to send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:
Maggie Mui & Tatwina Lee
Recommendations of qualified individuals are welcome and should be forwarded to:
Maggie Mui & Tatwina Lee
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking a Grants Manager, a dynamic leader who is committed to arts in advancing social justice and economic development.
The Grants Manager will work with program and development teams to meet programmatic and fundraising goals. S/he possesses two main overlapping skill sets, including:
proven track record in cultivating grant opportunities and securing grants,
competence in grant compliance from initial application process to completion, including reports and reimbursements.
Grants Manager reports to the Deputy Director.
- Grant development: research, identify, develop grant application strategy to support exhibitions and art programming.
- Grant writing: write and submit applications.
- Grant compliance: ensure grant compliance for all programs including meeting grant deliverables, reporting, and evaluation, working in collaboration with Program Director.
- Grant management: manage grants and contracts from initial application process to completion, including reports and reimbursements.
- Grant stewardship: cultivating and stewarding relations with funders as part of the management team.
- Developing multi-year funds in collaboration with Program Director.
- Cultural Data Project: manage and complete CDP and other grant related documents.
- CCC archive, manage surveys and internal data: Oversight in archiving feedback, audience, attendance and engagement of CCC events and public art.
- Build the CCC family: Identifying and cultivating relations with strategic partners in the arts, including artists, volunteers and donors.
- Relations: Build a network of partnerships across sectors with funders, community partners, businesses, artists, and other strategic partners to build a family to support our mission.
- Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate possesses a proven record in grant writing and management, a minimum of three years in nonprofit management, knowledge and experience in earned income, donor stewardship, philanthropy, foundations and government. Bilingual ability in Chinese preferred.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, 2 references and a 2 page English writing sample to [email protected]
Position is open until filled.
VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIPS
To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio or writing sample (no more than 2 pages) to [email protected]
Gallery Volunteer and Visitor Ambassadors
The Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is seeking volunteers to assist in engaging visitors in its contemporary art gallery! The Center is committed to giving voice to equality through sharing engaging experiences, creating dialogue through contemporary art. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can engage and educate the public about art exhibitions, programs, and about the Center.
Requirements: · Interest in or knowledge of contemporary visual art · Interest in engaging visitors on issues about visual culture, ethnic studies, and other topics · Outgoing and enthusiastic about CCC exhibitions and educational programming · Excellent interpersonal and communications skills · Duties include greeting visitors at the gallery, being on hand to answer visitor questions about the current exhibition or about Chinatown, leading small impromptu gallery tours, introducing other CCC activities to visitors. · 3-month commitment; one six-hour shift per week (10-4pm)
Benefits: · Opportunity to support one of the nation’s top organizations of its kind · Opportunity to learn about and be involved in exhibitions and programming from the curators, artists, staff members · Opportunity to work closely with key staff members in the organization · Professional training and opportunity to be involved in a fun and dynamic local arts and culture nonprofit
Graphic Design Intern/Volunteer
The design internship/volunteership is ideal for someone who is interested in gaining hands on experience working on promotional and marketing materials for an arts and community nonprofit. The position involves working with the CCC team and assisting in design and marketing of banners, postcards, newsletters and other communication materials through revisions and discussion. The intern will gain experience in how to provide design solutions, marketing, problem-solving, messaging, branding, and understanding the organization in order to communicate different messages through design. The intern will also gain experience in the workings of a small arts and community nonprofit.
Secondarily, the position will also include documenting art openings, lectures, and education events (selecting and taking photos), digitizing archival materials and photographs, and updating all communications platforms (social media, website, etc.) to reflect current and past programming at CCC. The CCC Design intern/volunteer will work closely with the Programs Manager and Design Associate to update social media and website, design various print material for the CCC programs while supporting the daily operations. Other tasks will include in assisting during special events and other programs, website, and historical archive to get an overall understanding of the organization.
CCC Interns/Volunteers are expected to devote 10-15 hours per week to their semester-long internship. Position is unpaid. Students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.
Requirements: · Experience with the Adobe Design Suite, Illustrator, and other new media · Photo/video and technical experience a plus · Understanding of marketing & PR · Familiarity with web and social media platforms (facebook, twitter etc.) · Excellent organizational skills · Willing to work with a hands–on team environment · Bilingual Cantonese or Mandarin and English, or experience working with bilingual design preferred.
Communications & Development Intern/Volunteer
The CCC is seeking a Communications & Development Volunteer.
The successful candidate will work with the Director of Communications and Resources and team to assist with executing the Foundation’s communications and development strategy.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is committed to the community and nonprofits, and wants to gain professional experience by working on a communications campaign. Responsibilities include social media postings, creating email newsletters, drafting content and compiling images for newsletters, booklets, and other marketing materials, assisting with community outreach, editing website content, drafting/editing press releases. Other responsibilities include assisting with fundraiser gala, Salesforce donor database, archiving press, photos, and ensuring accessibility for professional presentations, research, press packets, and other usage. Design background or photography skills are helpful.
The ideal candidate has a BA in communications, marketing, journalism, or design, with a passion for the arts, enjoy working with people, and are excited about the challenges and opportunities of a vibrant community based, contemporary arts organization. Someone who is excited to communicate and challenge the existing narrative of the model minority myth, Chinese culture and Chinatown to show the vitality of contemporary Chinese culture and how culture can build community and social justice is a plus.
– Passionate about community, social justice, and art
– Excellent verbal and written communication
– Excellent interpersonal skills: outgoing, energetic, people person
– Sense of humor and grace under pressure
– Willingness to learn
– Excellent organizational skills
– Fluency in Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, Google Drive
– Some design or photography background helpful
– Some experience with Salesforce or a similar database helpful
– Bilingual Cantonese and English helpful
A successful candidate will possess these skills:
– Able to work under pressure and with deadlines
– Excellent attention to detail
– Multi-task with the ability to prioritize and stay focused
– Comfortable with feedback and constructive criticism
– Able to work well with colleagues, as well as independently
– Detail Oriented
This position is unpaid, recruiting for 2 days minimum in the office (16 hrs/ week) and 3 month commitment.
To apply, send resume, cover letter, and 2 page English writing sample to [email protected] No phone calls please.
Chinese American History Education Intern/Volunteer
The Chinese Culture Foundation (CCF) is seeking a Chinese American History Education Intern/volunteer to assist with program development and delivery through the newly established Him Mark Lai Learning Center. The main goal of the Him Mark Lai Learning Center is to educate thousands of children, youth, and adults about the contributions that Chinatown has made to America. This project tells the very special story of Chinatown’s struggles for human rights and dignity: struggles that changed America’s understanding of the Constitution and the rights of all people. A secondary goal is to educate adult visitors as well.
Duties may include and are not limited to: · Assist in guiding tours (training provided) · Marketing: contacting and providing Bay Area schools with tour information · Marketing: Outreach to hotel concierges, and possible development of an online strategy · Logistics: tracking schools contacted, scheduling tour dates and times, confirming payment · Development of business structure · Content research · General office administrative duties as needed · Assist with agency activities as needed
Qualifications: · Familiarity with Chinese American history, Asian American Studies, or Ethnic Studies is a plus. · Experience in community outreach or marketing is a plus
Position is unpaid. School credit can be provided. This is a great opportunity to be involved with a local arts and culture nonprofit and develop a deeper understanding of the Chinatown community.
CCC Program & Engagement Intern/Volunteer
Program & Engagement interns will be most involved with the day to day operations and visitor experience, and will work closely with the Program & Engagement Director, Exhibition Manager, Artistic Director as well as other program, communications, administrative staff.
Tasks and positions may include, but are not limited to: · Exhibitions: assist with planning exhibitions, opening receptions, film screenings and other visual arts related programming. · Administrative: learn and assist with basic office tasks, and work with the different programs in our organization (how to update our website, setup an event online, input data and emails to CCC database, edit flyers and other promotional materials). · Communications: work in marketing, outreach, and social media campaigns; promoting events and exhibitions; developing content for newsletters and our website. · Visitor Engagement: get trained in gallery operations and be a public ambassador to deeply engage visitors with art, culture, and education. Create a visitor experience and learn about each exhibition. · Programs & Public Dialogue: coordinate, develop, and maintain our educational and visual arts programs; serve as a liaison between teachers, docents, artists, and the public. · Membership: learn about development, maintaining membership and donor database. · Events: assist in planning and coordinating logistics for small and large-scale events. · Outreach: assist in community outreach and liaison to the community.
Commitment: · Interns must commit a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for minimum 3 months. School credit required for internship. · Program volunteers are asked to volunteer minimum 2 days in office or 15 hours per week.
Qualifications: · Seeking motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individuals · Able to work as a team member and independently · Interest in Chinese and Chinese American art and culture, especially contemporary visual arts · Interest in community building and nonprofits · Excellent communication, research, and writing skills · Able to multi-task in a dynamic environment, prioritize tasks, and follow-through · Familiarity with basic Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Gmail and Googledocs. Familiarity with InDesign, Illustrator a plus · Bilingual in Mandarin or Cantonese a plus · Position is unpaid. Students are welcome to apply.