The Chinese Culture Center is seeking new team members to join our dynamic team:
Volunteer and Internships
Manager of Engagement & Public Dialogue
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco (also known as Chinese Culture Center or CCC) is seeking a Manager of Engagement & Public Dialogue, seeking a dynamic leader to curate our visitor experience and engagement with art. The successful candidate is a someone committed to the arts in advancing social justice and economic development.
The Manager of Engagement and Public Dialogue will work with program and development teams to meet engagement, outreach, and programmatic goals. S/he possesses strong networking, community engagement, project management and event planning expertise.
Reports to the Program & Engagement Director.
- Program engagement & projects
- Programs: work collaboratively with Program & Engagement Director on planning and implementing CCC’s engagement goals, programs and projects to meet the vision of the organization
- Manage and implement program operations, logistics, partnerships, and audience engagement.
- Develop and evaluate SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time bound) for projects to reach audience and revenue goals.
- Program evaluation and archive: Oversee and develop program measurement tools, data collection, and evaluation of program and engagement outcomes for CDP, communications, reporting, and grants compliance. Keep accurate records, including tracking budget, audience numbers, and surveys.
- Gallery and Design Shop operations: manage daily operations of Visual Art Center and Design shop, a core program of CCC, including opening/closing, scheduling staffing, training team members and volunteers on visitor engagement, tracking gallery attendance, revenue and artist consignments.
- Relations: Build a network of partnerships across sectors with funders, community partners, businesses, artists, volunteers and other strategic partners to build a family to support our mission.
- Develop multi-year funds in collaboration with Program & Engagement Director.
- Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate possesses a proven record in community engagement, program implementation, a minimum of three years in nonprofit management. Bilingual ability in Chinese preferred.
Position is open until filled.
CCC is seeking an Office Manager, a dynamic leader who is committed to arts in the intersection of social justice and education.
The Office Manager is a critical member of the administration who manages CCC’s operations, including human resources, and oversees the facilities and rental program. S/he assists the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to cultivate relations with donors and strategic partners.
The Office Manager’s responsibilities include:
- Manage the Foundation’s operations as outlined in the Manager’s Manual
- Manage the Foundation’s rental program and event logistics with clients; identify their needs and ensure customer satisfaction with Foundation’s rental spaces
- Manage insurance and appropriate government filing
- Manage office equipment, usage and appropriate supplies
- Supervise all procedures related to professional appearance and efficient functions
- Manage annual audit by working with accountants and auditors
- Supervise the flow of work relating to a professional workplace
- Relations with Justice and Event Space
- Manage relationship between the Foundation and the Landlord, including CCC’s right to event space (A, B, C and other dates)
- Annual submission of reserved dates (A, GB, and B)
- Annual CPI adjustment
- Serve as liaison between CCC and JI, represented by the General Manager of the Hilton Hotel Financial District
- Human Resources
- Create, update, and maintain human resource system records
- Assist in implementation of personnel policies and procedure
- Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment. Liaise with accountant/bookkeeper to review and ensure accuracy of timesheets
- Ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data
- Support the accounting procedure with moneylog
- Board of Directors and Executive Director support
- Provide high-level executive assistance and direct support to Executive Director and Board
- Coordinate Foundation’s Board meetings and events. Prepare and compile agenda and all support materials for meetings
- Create, maintain, and file Board related materials
Position is open until filled.
CCC seeks a part-time Communications Assistant, a dynamic and capable self-starter who will support the CCC mission’s to elevate the underserved through education and the arts. S/he comes to the position with a passion for the arts, marketing, and community service. The successful candidate has social media savvy, is an excellent written and oral communicator, understands urgency and timeliness for communications, paired with strong attention to detail. The Communications Assistant is at the center of all institutional and programming, and is highly collaborative with all team members. Strong understanding of branding, marketing strategy, messaging is required. Design and photography skills helpful.
Communications & Marketing
- Coordinate efforts in building CCC’s brand online and in communications including: newsletters, publications, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, website, e-blasts and e-flyers)
- Draft, edit, update content for published content (press release, website, social media, video)
- Contacting press, planning and coordinating press conferences under the direction of the Director of Communications and larger messaging and communications plan of the organization.
- Work with graphic designers to design visual communications for all written material
- Proactively drives social media marketing campaigns by developing relevant content to reach CCC’s target audience.
- Develop and expand community and/or influencer outreach efforts.
- Ensure consistent visual design (i.e. Facebook Timeline cover, profile pics, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, Blog, etc.).
- Meet project deadlines and manage competing priorities for design, content, and institutional and program-related communications
- Coordinate publication projects including follow up on all production and delivery
- Schedule timeline for messaging campaigns, update media list, track impressions, and manage the communications calendar
- Manage documentation and photo archives – accessing, organizing, and ensuring accessibility for professional presentations, research, press packets, publications and other usage.
- Database maintenance
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience
Possesses knowledge and experience in marketing.
Excellent oral and written communications
Organized, detail oriented, and manages time well
Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and visual format.
Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
Exceeds at building and maintaining relationships, online and off.
Is a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary (i.e. content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management).
Has good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly.
Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research and Google Analytics. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of “Search and Social.”
Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with WordPress.
Advanced graphic design skills
Video production experience including editing, shooting, and photography
The ideal candidate has a BA in communications or marketing, 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. The candidate is someone who is excited to communicate and challenge the existing narrative of the model minority myth, Asian Americans, and Chinatown.
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.
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.
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.
Nonprofit General Management Intern/Volunteer
The Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is seeking Nonprofit General Management Interns/Volunteer to assist with the operations and administrative functions of the CCC. This is a great opportunity for those seeking experience with nonprofit management, operations and administration.
4 positions available
2-3 days a weeks
6-8 hours per day
This position will work directly with CCC’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/volunteer.
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