Jobs

Deputy Director of Administration & Finance

The Deputy Director of Administration & Finance will be responsible for overseeing the Administrative team, which includes finance, operations, IT, and human resources. 

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Deputy Director of Programs

The Deputy Director of Programs will be responsible for overseeing the Community Investments team, which includes our grant making and art vendor programs; the Public Art team, which includes the civic art collection; the Galleries program; and Civic Design Review.

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Senior Data and Racial Equity Analyst

The Senior Data and Racial Equity Analyst will be responsible for overseeing the Arts Commission performance measures, data reporting functions, Salesforce system project, and Racial Equity plan.  

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Civic Art Collection Registrar

The Civic Art Collection Registrar under direction of the Senior Registrar, Civic Art Collection and Public Art performs a wide variety of professional registration and administrative duties in support of the Arts Commission’s public art and collections management program.

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Public Art Project Manager

We are seeking a Public Art Project Manager for an approximately two-year full-time position, with the possibility of a permanent position pending continued funding. Under the direction of the Civic Art Collection Public Art Program Director, the Public Art Project Manager (PAPM) assists with the implementation of the City’s public art program and stewardship of the City’s Civic Art Collection. Under the supervision of the Senior Public Art Project Manager, the PAPM will manage approximately 15-20 permanent and temporary public art projects in various stages of development. Project budgets range from $50,000 to $1.4 million. Client departments include San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Fire Department, Municipal Transportation Agency, Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Health Dept. and the Public Utilities Commission. The PAPM may also manage art maintenance and conservation projects for monuments, public sculpture and other artworks in the City’s Collection under the supervision of the Senior Registrar.

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Volunteering

The Arts Commission offers unpaid volunteer opportunities for individuals who are interested in gaining work experience in the arts. Volunteers will assist staff with a variety of tasks including archiving, research, and events. See the categories below for more specific information about volunteer opportunities.

Software Proficiencies

  • Advanced Knowledge: Microsoft Office, Acrobat Pro XI or other PDF software, Windows 7, large and awkward format scanning
  • Working Knowledge: Audacity or other audio software, familiarity with content management systems and various file types, physical and electronic filing systems, database systems, FileMaker and EmBARK a plus.

Historical Documentation

  • Help organize physical and electronic files, scan files to the server, name according to conventions

Record Retention

  • Help shred outdated files, physically move files into cabinets or deep storage

Audio File Transfer

  • Convert commission audio files into specific file formats, organize according to conventions

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries), with support from Mayor London Breed's program Opportunities for All, is offering two paid summer internships to qualified candidates.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2019
Time Commitment: 10 weeks, 10 hours a week
Compensation: $1500 stipend (based on $15 an hour and paid in two installments)
Age Range: 19 – 24 years of age

To apply for these internships, please:

  • Send a letter of interest specifying which internship you are applying to, along with a current resume to: Cece Carpio, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 126, San Francisco, CA 94610
  • Sign up through the Opportunities for All web page: www.opps4allsf.org

Women and people of color encouraged to apply.

SFAC GALLERIES EXHIBITION INTERN

The SFAC Galleries is currently seeking a student or emerging arts professional to participate in a paid summer internship. The SFAC Galleries Exhibitions Intern will report directly to the SFAC Galleries Director, and assist the Director in administrative and curatorial tasks related to the preparation of upcoming exhibitions at three Civic Center locations: the SFAC Main Gallery and Café Valor in the Veterans Building; and SF City Hall.  The SFAC Galleries works with in-house and guest curators, and features over 150 artists in five exhibitions annually. The SFAC internships are part of Mayor London Breed’s youth employment program Opportunities for All.

MFA, BFA, BA and MA students/graduates in arts administration, fine art, art history, critical studies, or curatorial practice are encouraged to apply. Prior arts administrative/gallery experience a plus. 

Exhibitions Internship will include:

  • Observe and support the organization and installation of an SFAC Galleries exhibition
  • Learn to conduct curatorial research on guest curators, artists, exhibitions with similar thematic interests, articles/essays/books about broader aspects of the theme and more
  • Learn about outreach, social media strategies, and printed promotional materials. Develop content for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts leading up to and during the exhibition
  • Learn arts administration standard best practices for organizing exhibitions, and assist the Galleries Director with a variety of administrative tasks related to upcoming projects
  • Learn to create physical and digital exhibition archives
  • Learn about exhibition installation processes
  • Possible studio visit(s) with exhibiting artist(s)
  • Learn introductory level ethics of working with living artists
  • Assist in the production of annual reports
  • Assist with gallery openings, installations & de-installations, public programs and other gallery activities

 

COMMUNICATIONS and ADMINISTRATION INTERN

The SFAC Galleries is currently seeking a student or emerging arts professional to participate in a paid summer internship. The Communications and Administration Intern (CAI) will assist in interpreting and documenting the stories of SFAC Galleries’ artists, exhibitions and public programs while helping to shape the online voice of a major arts institution. The SFAC internships are part of Mayor London Breed’s youth employment program Opportunities for All.

Knowledge of Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design, and exceptional photography experience are pluses. This position is ideal for someone interested in photography, arts writing, digital engagement, and audience development.

Communications and Administrative Internship will include:

  • Research current and upcoming exhibitions/public programs, and develop content for onsite and online digital media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, etc
  • Learn to develop strategies to target potential audiences for media content and public program attendance
  • Track and analyze social media metrics, reporting on the efficacy of current outreach strategies
  • Participate in the documentation of SFAC Galleries exhibitions and public programs for website, press purposes and digital archive
  • Assist the Galleries in an Agency-wide data migration to a new Salesforce platform.
  • Work closely with various members of the staff to develop a communications strategy for the 2020 50th anniversary season

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

June 04
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

June 04
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

June 04
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Crafts Examiners

June 04
/
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125