The Chinese Culture Center is seeking new team members to join our dynamic team:
Volunteer and Internships
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking an Associate Director of Development, an experienced fundraiser and a passionate individual committed to supporting the arts and the underserved. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Associate Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing and directing CCC’s fundraising including major gifts program, annual dinner, planned giving, VIP and special events.
CCC thrives on being a great art organization which requires support from its family of volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors and funders. The Associate Director will devise and implement a fund development plan with a focus on individual donors, corporations, and earned revenues. The successful candidate has extraordinary interpersonal skills, embraces challenges and possesses the ability to motivate supporters. S/he is flexible, resilient and keeps calm under pressure.
- Works with the Executive Director to develop, organize and implement a strategic plan on fundraising.
- Collaborates with senior managers to evaluate ongoing priorities, assess effectiveness and opportunities to build support.
- Develops appropriate fundraising strategies, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
- Maintains an active understanding of current and upcoming programs.
- Achieves fundraising goals.
- Donor cultivation and solicitation
- Maintains a donor portfolio of 50 prospects and donors to meet philanthropic goals. Includes maintaining an active schedule of meaningful visits and contacts, solicitations, closing gifts and stewardship. Personally identifies, cultivates and solicits prospective donors for major and principal gifts
- Collaborates with programs team to steward and cultivate donors Solicits and identifies individuals to join CCC Contemporaries (major gift program)
- Business and Corporate Strategy
- Develops an annual business plan and corporate sponsorship strategy, collaborating with programs team on priorities and opportunities
- Identifies, cultivates, and prepares proposals for prospects
- Develops relationships with corporations and local businesses
- Develops and increases earned revenues (walking tours, CCC Design shop, ticket sales)
- Minimum 2-5 years in fundraising leadership position, including donor and/or business development
- Demonstrated success in professional fundraising for a mission driven organization
- Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and outside constituencies
- Good organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to prioritize tasks, working toward shared common goals
- Availability to travel and to work evenings and/or weekends for events
- Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
- Experience in nonprofit setting, arts and culture organizations a plus Bilingual in Chinese and English a plus
This is a regular full-time exempt position. Competitive compensation and benefits (include health insurance, 401K retirement plan with employer match, paid time off). Position is open until filled.
Submit letter of interest and resume to Jenny Leung, [email protected] and Melissa Chen, [email protected]. Candidates invited to interview process will need to provide 3 references, of which 2 must be associated with professional fundraising or nonprofit experience.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit Present Tense: Task of Remembrance at CCC Visual Art Center and 41 Ross to learn more about CCC.
About the Chinese Culture Foundation/ CCC
CCC is a multi-disciplinary arts organization and a cultural community builder dedicated to elevating the underserved with a vision to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of the community. The organization’s full calendar of programming is driven by the vision to build a museum without walls with public art opportunities, educational endeavors and performing arts events. CCC’s curatorial strength connects its Visual Art Center with over five hundred artists and has commissioned hundreds of original artworks. CCC is nationally recognized with strong regional impact with grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fleishhacker Foundation, the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, Mayor’s Office Community Challenge Grants, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Wells Fargo Foundation, Recology, Robert J. Louie Memorial Fund, San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club, Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, WYNG Foundation, Tongson Family, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco. Recently, its signature exhibition XianRui (Fresh and Sharp)>series was name the Top 20 Exhibits Across the Country, and Wesley Tongson: The Journey> was a Critic’s Pick by Art Forum.
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.