We currently have two positions opened: Program and Communications Intern and Curatorial Assistant Intern
Program & Communications Intern
The Chinese Culture Foundation (CCF) is seeking a Program & Communications Intern.
The successful candidate will work directly with our Marketing Manager to develop outgoing communications and executing the Foundation’s marketing strategy. This is an excellent opportunities for someone who is committed to service, and to gain professional experience by working with a seasoned marketing specialist. Responsibilities will include writing press releases, communicating with press, planning and coordinating press conferences, and researching images that represent the organization. Other responsibilities are ensuring CCF’s web presence, managing social media sites, and the creation of a photo and video archive.
The ideal candidate has a BA in marketing and communications, 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 Program & Communications Intern position provides an ideal opportunity for candidates who are interested in nonprofits and community service.
- Passionate about working for community based non-profit organization
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Excellent interpersonal skills: outgoing, energetic, people person
- Sense of humor and grace under pressure
- Willingness to learn
- Familiarity with web and social media platforms (facebook, twitter etc.)
- Excellent organizational skills
- Fluency in Microsoft Office
- Familiarity with Chinese Culture
- Some design background helpful
- Bilingual Cantonese and English preferred
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
This position starts part time, paid stipend, 24 – 30 hours per week.
To apply, send resume, cover letter, and 2 page English writing sample to gharrity[at]c-c-c.org. No phone calls please.
Curatorial Assistant Intern
You will work directly with our Artistic Director to gain exhibition and program production skills, and learn about the inner workings of a community-based arts nonprofit. You’ll obtain on the job training by working directly with artists, keeping track and following up with project deliverables, grant application and reporting, working in the gallery greeting visitors and giving on the spot tours, ensuring visitor experience, and assisting in gallery. Other responsibilities are assisting in editing and translation (translating materials from English to Chinese)
The ideal candidate has BA in Asian studies, art, or art history, 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 Curatorial Assistant Intern position provides an ideal opportunity for candidates who are interested in arts nonprofits and community service.
– Passionate about working for non-profit
– Excellent verbal and written communication
– Excellent interpersonal skills: outgoing, energetic, people person
– Sense of humor and grace under pressure
– Willingness to learn
– Familiarity with contemporary Chinese art and culture
– Excellent organizational skills
– Fluency in Microsoft Office
– Some design background helpful
– Bilingual and biliterate in Chinese and English required
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
This position starts part time, 20 hours per week.
To apply, send resume, cover letter, 2 page English/Chinese writing sample, 1 paragraph describing impression of current exhibition, “Into the Nearness of Distance” (details can be found online) to jenny[at]c-c-c.org. No phone calls please.
About the Chinese Culture Foundation
The Chinese Culture Foundation was established in 1965 during the Civil Rights era. Our mission is to spark intercultural discovery through art, education and engagement. Its primary program site is the Chinese Culture Center, located at 750 Kearny St. in San Francisco. It has a pop-up gallery in Ross Alley and has curated exhibitions at YBCA, Asian Art Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Miami Beach Urban Studios, Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, Hangzhou and New York.
Over 60,000 constituents engaged in our programming this past year, about 40% are neighborhood residents, the other are comprised of Bay Area residents as well as national and international visitors. We have engaged with a growing international audience through our trailblazing art exhibits while developing deep ties in the community through educational activities.
The Foundation is recognized as a successful pillar organization in the City, and is poised to advance to the next level of effectiveness by becoming a leader in the arena of art and cultural interchange on a national and international level.