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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 Ambassadors
The Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is seeking volunteers to assist in staffing 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 our gallery and programs.
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 staffing the gallery shop desk, being on hand to answer visitor questions about the gallery 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
The design internship 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 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 Arts Interns 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.
Chinese American History Education Intern
The Chinese Culture Foundation (CCF) is seeking a Chinese American History Education Intern 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
CCC Program Intern
Program interns will be most involved with the day to day management and maintenance of our Center, and will work closely with the Program & 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. · Gallery: get trained in gallery operations and be the public face of the Center. Greet visitors, take calls, make sales, and learn about each exhibition. · Programs: 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. · Program volunteers are asked to volunteer 6-15 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.
Nonprofit General Management Intern
The Chinese Culture Foundation (CCF) is seeking Nonprofit General Management Interns.
4 positions available
6 -9 months
2-3 days a week (depending on each intern)
4 hours per day
This position will work directly with CCF’s managers, and directors to learn and execute in the following functional areas in a non-profit environment: · Operations Management · Marketing and Communications · Organizational Development · Fundraising · Human Resources Management · Financial Management · Relationship Management · Project Management · Strategic Management · Education & Community Engagement · Arts & Culture
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is committed to service to gain professional experience by working with seasoned nonprofit managers and directors. This opportunity is open to anyone to apply.
Responsibilities will be assigned according to candidate’s qualification. A curriculum of learning will be designed for each qualified intern.
Eligibility: · Passionate about working for a community based non-profit organization · Excellent verbal and written communication in both English and Chinese · Excellent interpersonal skills: outgoing, energetic, people person · Willingness to learn and work under instructions · Familiarity with web and social media platforms (facebook, twitter, WeChat, Weibo, etc.) · Excellent organizational skills · Experience in Microsoft Office, Salesforce a plus. · Familiarity with Chinese Culture and/or Chinese American History. · Some IT, Design background helpful · Bilingual Cantonese/Mandarin and English preferred
A successful candidate will possess these skills: · Motivated · Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines · Excellent attention to detail · Prior customer service, sales, operations experience · 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