The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking candidates for the following openings:
Under the direction of the Public Art Program Director, the Public Art Project Manager (PAPM) assists with the implementation of the City’s Art Enrichment Ordinance, which mandates that 2% of the construction cost of city capital improvement projects pertaining to buildings, parks, transportation projects, above ground structures and substantial building renovations be allocated for the acquisition of artwork. 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 job posting is open until filled.
Reporting to the Community Investments Director, the Compliance Officer works closely with the Senior Program Officer to insure that grant-making functions are working efficiently and in compliance with promising practices in the field. S/He and is responsible for grant operations, systems and workflow management focused on maximizing the impact and effectiveness of grant practices through a lens of racial and cultural equity. This position provides support, project management, training, compliance and research to the Community Investments staff and the programs $8.9 million portfolio, as well as to the broader SFAC agency as needed. The job posting is open until filled.
Under direction from the Director of Community Investments, the Senior Program Officer will support the Director in managing a wide range of programmatic activities while holding the responsibility of oversight and management of the grants program team. This position requires a background that exemplifies knowledge and experience in grantmaking from an equity lens. More specifically, the Senior Program Officer should be experienced in public grantmaking, team development and management, non-profit management and the arts sector. The job posting is open until filled.
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment or application process, please contact Human Resources Analyst Katsuina Leblanc, at (415) 557-4850, or by email at email@example.com.
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.
- 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.
- Help organize physical and electronic files, scan files to the server, name according to conventions
- 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) is currently seeking motivated emerging arts administrators to join our Professional Development Program.
To be considered for one of the opportunities below, mail or email resume and cover letter to SFAC Galleries Manager, Cece Carpio at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate the position in which you are interested as well as your available volunteer hours. All ProDev positions are unpaid and require a commitment of (10-20) hours per week for at least 4-6 months. ProDev scheduled days fall between Tuesday – Saturday. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
The SFAC Galleries is currently seeking a student or emerging arts administrator to help with general tasks related to our exhibitions. The right candidate will gain a greater understanding of how the Galleries program functions, and become familiar with the general operations of San Francisco’s municipal gallery. The chosen applicant will work directly with Galleries staff. Arts Administration, MFA, BFA, BA and MA students/graduates are encouraged to apply.
- Assisting in the areas of marketing, accounting, and operations
- Conduct exhibition research and preparation
- Database updates using FilemakerPro, Constant Contact for mailing list and press list
- Assisting with gallery openings, installations & de‐installations, public programs and other gallery activities
Media and Documentation
The SFAC Galleries is currently seeking a marketing student or emerging arts administrator to assist in telling and documenting the stories of SFAC Galleries artists, exhibitions and public programs while helping to shape the online voice of a major arts institution. Skills needed: Knowledge of Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design and exceptional photography experience a plus. This position is ideal for someone interested in photography, arts writing, digital engagement, and audience development.
- Produce content for onsite and online digital media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, etc to promote upcoming exhibitions and public programs
- Maintain list of targeted audiences for media content and advertising
- Track and report social media and advertising views metrics
- Document SFAC Galleries exhibitions and public programs for website, press purposes and digital archive
The SFAC Galleries is currently seeking a motivated emerging library science or arts administrator to oversee and execute phase two of a large project involving our exhibition archives. We are working toward the SFAC Galleries’ 50th anniversary in 2020, so the archive will accessed with increasing frequency over the coming years. It is important that the archive be organized and ready for research. Arts Administrations and Library Science students/ graduates encouraged to apply.
- Working with staff to identify and categorize a wide range of materials from past exhibitions
- Work with the staff to fine tune a digital format template for storing archival information
- Create digital files for past exhibitions and properly store and archive original ephemera
- The right candidate for this position will gain skills related to cataloguing, creating digital archives, and archival storage materials and methods.