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San Francisco Arts Commission

 Jobs/ Internships


Garfield Elementary Tutor

 Garfield Elementary is seeking SFAI student tutors to provide early academic intervention for struggling students. The SFAI student  assigned to Garfield Elementary will be responsible for tutoring individual students in reading and math, and assisting students with computer based learning programs.  All instructional ideas and materials will be provided by the classroom teacher.


Pay: $15.59/Hour


All interested students should contact Carly Shuman in Financial Aid for preliminary interviews. financialaid@sfai.edu / 415-749-4547


Illustrator - Sheilakogan

I  am looking for an illustrator for a children’s book.  This project would possibly be a series of three books.

I have a children’s book out, Lambs of Fairy Glen, which you can access directly or through my website sheilakogan.com.

The artist that worked on that book is excellent but for this project I need someone fairly local so that he/she could meet with me and the graphic designer,  Also the art in Lambs is full paintings and I am looking for specific illustrations.  I would like a more realistic style than cartoons; it could verge a bit into the superheroes but not too much.

I prefer paying for the finished page but am fine working by the hour.  I definitely want to own the art at completion,

Please contact:  Sheila Kogan


Gallery Guide - YBCA

The Gallery Guide (GG) plays an essential role in providing hospitality and information to patrons who visit YBCA's exhibition spaces. As a critical part of creating a welcoming gallery experience, the GG employs skills in three areas: education, visitor services, and security. Our ideal hire is a friendly and informed individual who is passionate about contemporary art and enjoys engaging in conversations with diverse audience members. The GG will provide support to YBCA’s security team on the exhibition floor and is trained on general emergency and safety procedures by YBCA’s Facilities and Security staff.

More information and application here

Teaching Artist - Earthfire arts studio

Looking for teaching artists to teach lower elementary level kids at school sites in San Francisco in drawing/painting and clay molding for this Fall. Would you be able to include this job in your Opportunities email at SFA

Art Hander - Minnesota Street Project Art Services

Minnesota Street Project is seeking a full-time art handler with expert install, packaging and customer service skills to join our exciting new initiative.



Please email a single PDF that includes a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with the subject line Art- Handler_LAST NAME to artservicesjobs@minnesotastreetproject.com. No calls, please. We will respond only to applicants we intend to interview. Thanks for your interest in Minnesota Street Project Art Services.

Additional positions available here

Blick Retail Store Associate (Part-Time)

By exhibiting exceptional teamwork, boundless curiosity, and the utmost care, the Retail Store Sales Associate will assist their team to fulfil Blick’s commitment to our customers, the Arts, and our local communities. The Retail Store Sales Associate will do this by maintaining outstanding customer service, generating revenue though helpful product knowledge, housekeeping, merchandising, signing, pricing, POS operations, and loss prevention in adherence to all company policies and procedures.


Registrar - Berggruen Gallery

Berggruen Gallery is seeking an experienced Registrar. The ideal candidate will have a BA or higher and at least three years relevant experience in registration or collections management. Superior organizational and leadership skills, the ability to carefully manage projects and meet deadlines, and a thorough working knowledge of registration, fine art shipping and logistics are required.

Responsibilities include-


• BA Degree Required

3+ years relevant experience in a museum, gallery, or comparable art institution

Must have experience with domestic and international fine art shipping and logistics

• Must possess a professional and positive demeanor.

• Excellent client service abilities with demonstrated success working within a sales oriented environment.

• Must be extremely detailed oriented.

Qualified applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to info@berggruen.com, Subject line: Registrar.

Salary: commensurate with experience. Applicants are required to meet the minimum years of required experience to be considered for the position.  No phone calls please.

Program Associate - First Exposures

First Exposures seeks an experienced PROGRAM ASSOCIATE with a passion for youth mentoring and development. Our ideal candidate must be highly knowledgeable in traditional black & white and digital photography. We are currently hiring for someone to join our team immediately.

The Program Associate position works directly with the Director to ensure the needs of the program are met, which includes curriculum planning with the instructors, coordination of program activities, administrative duties, and equipment maintenance. The position also plays an important role in supporting the volunteer mentor program by interviewing potential mentors and mentees, creating goals and resolving issues that arise. The position also supports fundraising endeavors and acts as a public representative of the program.


Please submit a cover letter stating what makes you a good fit for this position along with your interest in working with First Exposures and fulfilling our mission, resume, and three professional references to info@firstexposures.org by November 19, 2019

The Program Associate is a non-exempt position. Non-exempt employees work a standard 30-hour workweek. Time beyond 30 hours is at the manager’s discretion. The pay rate is $24/hr. 

Children’s Picture Book Illustrator - Immedium.com


Immedium seeks talented and imaginative illustrators for children’s picture books.

Draw fantastic stories for an independent media company

- 40% of our stories have featured multicultural themes and characters

- we published the original stories of The Octonauts, which inspired the hit animated TV series worldwide, as seen on the Disney channel and Netflix.

Our illustrators perform a spectrum of key roles, from pencil sketches to color covers.
We like professional animators and comics artists, who can create action sequences with flow and energy.

Check our catalog to see the styles and subject matter we prefer.

The role will be off-site (telecommuting):
- Collaborate with a team which includes a writer, graphic designer, and publisher

- Storyboard

- Character design

- Design compositions, mindful of text placement

- Color and complete 36 full pages per book, including front and back covers.

- Deliver high-resolution files ready for graphic design and printing


• Excellent communication and computer skills

• Must have own computer hardware, software, and phone.

• Creative, enthusiastic, multi-tasking, and organized self-starter.

Please email your résumé, cover letter, URLs for online portfolios, and references as MS Word attachments to
jobs @ immedium.com, with the subject line “SFAI: Children’s Picture Book: Artist.”

Part-Time Art Instructor - Tilden Preparatory School

We are seeking a Part-Time Art Instructor or Teaching Assistant for our Albany campus.  Our goal is to cultivate creative confidence and individual expression in each and every student.  If you love working with teens, and you only want to work a few hours per week, then this is the job for you!  We provide the training, supplies and curriculum.  

Classes are held Monday – Friday, one hour each day.

For more information about the school, visit our website www.tildenprep.com

To apply, send your resume, letter of interest (to include subject area expertise and hours available to teach), and three professional references to sharynunan@tildenprep.com.  Please list the specific position you are applying for in the subject heading of your email.

Cook - Kora

Kora brings skilled cooks to the homes of people who appreciate the flavors and benefits of a home-made meal

Got cooking skills? Join the #KoraCommunity to get your first booking!

• Skills. Everyone says that your cooking is amazing? Share that with others

• Menu. You have at least 5 tasty recipes that you can whip up like a pro

• Flexibility. You can manage your own calendar and honor your commitments

• Ambition. You want to make $ doing what you love

If you are interested in becoming a Kora cook, please go to www.mykoralife.com and sign up to become a cook.

Design Intern - Anyon

Now hiring part-time design/retail intern. 20-30 hrs/week. Pay commensurate with experience.

Design responsibilities:

Atelier responsibilities:

General office responsibilities:


● Interest in Interior Design or Interior Architecture

● Retail experience preferred

● Studio Webware, Shopify, and AutoCAD experience, a plus

● Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and work well with others

● Possess creative problem solving, organizational, clear communication and time management skills

● Ability to multitask and remain flexible to changing tasks and deadlines

● Must be able to work most Saturdays 11am-4pm

Please send resume to info@anyondesign.com for review.

Marketer, Social Media Manager- LIGHTSOURCE

If you are brilliant with a camera and saavy on social media, we have a job for you. Let's get together.

We are a digital imaging and fine art print studio in San Francisco's Dogpatch district, with many high-end clients in the worlds of fine art, interior design, and retail. We are looking for an avid photographer and social media maven to work on part-time or contract basis, about 16-24 hours per week on and off-site. This is an entry-level position. Our ideal candidate is first and foremost a highly aesthetic individual with photography experience and art world familiarity who can demonstrate a beautiful Instagram feed.

Responsibilities include:

- Generate and promote content for Instagram, Facebook, Yelp, Pinterest, etc.

- Manage daily social media updates and posts featuring our clients' photography artwork

- Monitor and engage with audiences

- Monitor client and competitor social media coverage

- Track and increase customer acquisition through SM channels

- Analyze, direct and purchase SM advertising and boosted posts through Facebook, Instagram, etc.

- Provide the company with weekly reports on online campaigns

- Studio visits with art & design clients for blog post generation

- Promote monthly special offers to clientele and new audiences

- Use SM content, blog posts, and special offers to generate monthly newsletters

- Client outreach at art openings and trade events


- Solid ability to create effective SM campaigns and ads and to monitor and increase their effectiveness

- Demonstrates an ability to take data from SM campaigns to increase customer acquisition

- Must be able to craft unique and engaging content, and be up to date on social media best practices

- Strong collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills

- Eye for design, awareness of current trends, and excellent attention to detail

- Familiarity with Google Ads, Analytics, and SEO is a definite plus

- Availability to respond to requests throughout the week

- Familiarity with fine art and interior design a major plus


Gallery Guide - YBCA

The Gallery Guide (GG) plays an essential role in providing hospitality and information to patrons who visit YBCA's exhibition spaces. As a critical part of creating a welcoming gallery experience, the GG employs skills in three areas: education, visitor services, and security. Our ideal hire is a friendly and informed individual who is passionate about contemporary art and enjoys engaging in conversations with diverse audience members. The GG will provide support to YBCA’s security team on the exhibition floor and is trained on general emergency and safety procedures by YBCA’s Facilities and Security staff. Part time, $18/hour

For more information and to apply: YBCA- Gallery Guide

Internship - Scorebox

Scorebox is looking for exceptional content creators in photography and videography to capture and publish professional-sporting moments during adult team soccer games.  Photo and video content is at the heart of the Scorebox platform.  Inspirational moments such as a goal, a superb pass, an impressive trick, a dribble, a game-time interview, and more fill each game with incredible content capture opportunities.  We are driven to amplify each game by publishing world-class sports content on the Scorebox multimedia platform.  Our ideal candidate should have a passion for sports, entertainment, and action photography and videography, be detail oriented, curious and endlessly creative.

The internship will be held between January and March 2020.  Games will be held on one or two weeknights after 6:00 pm PST in San Francisco.

Role & Responsibilities

Role Requirements

Interested students may send us an e-mail at arjun@scorebox.io with a link to their portfolio.

Event Assistant - Bay Area Discovery Museum


The Bay Area Discovery Museum seeks a creative, detail oriented and customer service driven individual who is available for on-call weekend work. As an Event Assistant, you will be responsible for prepping and facilitating children’s birthday parties along with a like-minded, dedicated team. The position includes facilitating arts and crafts, monitoring bounce houses, and set-up and clean-up of all party supplies in a fast-paced environment.


This is a great weekend opportunity for students, artists, or individuals interested in working with children in a creative and fun atmosphere!

The pay rate for this on-call, part-time, non-exempt weekend position is $15.50 per hour. Hours will vary from week to week with a schedule provided two weeks in advance.


More information and how to apply here




U.S. Census Bureau - 2020 Census Jobs

Office Clerks - $24/hour

Office Operations Supervisors - $31/hour

Census Field Supervisors - $33/hour

Enumerators - $30/hours

Recruiting Assistants - $33/hour

Apply Today at 2020census.gov/jobs

Design Intern - Lizette Marie Interior Design


Lizette Marie Interior Design are currently seeking a part-time Design Intern to assist

our team with day-to-day responsibilities with potential for growth within the company.


Desired Qualifications & Skills:

-Dependable and punctual

-Shows strong initiative, innovation, and creative problem solving

-Highly organized w/ attention to detail

-Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Professional demeanor and sound judgment

-Ability to take direction

-Degree in Interior Design or related field (in progress or completed)

-Proficient in AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Adobe Creative Cloud programs, MS Office

-Vectorworks knowledge is a plus

-Likes dogs


Please submit your cover letter, résumé, and portfolio to info@lminteriordesign.com.






Visual Merchandiser - Wilkes Bashford


We are looking for a part-time seasonal visual merchandiser to assist with placing merchandise, maintaining standards, and handling routine visual duties.


Job Skills/Requirements:

- In-store merchandising experience necessary

- Placement of new stock and reworking sales floor

- Rigging mannequins/visual displays

- Light lifting of product, fixtures, and window elements

- Implement new campaigns and install window vinyl


Please contact Rudy Serrano rudys@wilkesbashford.com 415.632.8202


Artist Guides - 500 Capp Street Foundation


Description: Artist Guides are creative, imaginative, personable and enthusiastic individuals who provide interpretive services to the visitors of The David Ireland House. In this role you will be tasked with providing a variety of services such as guiding group tours, providing oversight for self-guided tours, gallery sitting, helping to maintain the house, and assisting with special events. Ultimately, you will ensure that visitors enjoy their experience of the house and their time with you because at the end of the day, a tour of the David Ireland House is only as good as the guide. The guides must:

Delivers engaging, educational and informative tours of The David Ireland House.

Attends all initial training classes and continued training classes offered prior to each exhibition.

● Helps with guest services, including welcoming visitors.

Follows and maintain all safety regulations.

● Assists with day to day activities and house maintenance.

● Must possess social ease in small and large groups, must be good with people.

● Excellent public speaking skills, able to articulate ideas.

● Possesses a general knowledge of the Bay Area arts community and a willingness to expand knowledge.

● Must be flexible with schedule and job duties, and able to work cooperatively with others.

● Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.

● Preferred: Artists, especially artists who are studying or working in the arts.


Position is part time with salary of $20 / hour

Application Process: Click HERE to complete a job application and to upload your resume and cover letter (ie. letter of interest).

 Studio Monitor - Mission Grafica Printmaking Studio


Hours: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6pm-9pm

Compensation: $15 per hour plus use of the studio on off hours.

General Statement of Duties: Can work with a diverse group of artists with different needs including assisting artists with printing or press work and teaching new students. Keeping the studio tidy. Must answer phones and give accurate information about the studio. Follow directions from the studio manager.

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED.

1-2 years experience in screen-printing.

Have a working knowledge of how to use an etching press

Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Should have an outgoing personality, and have good public relations skills.

Spanish a plus


Interested individuals must submit:

- Bio

- Resume

- at least 3 professional references

- best day and time to interview


Send info to Grafica@missioncultural.org



Artist Call

Kunstraum Exhibition Program Open Call

Kunstraum is a community for artists by artists, aiming to redefine the way artists and curators collaborate. Our program seeks to explore the relationships between artists and curators by opening up our gallery space to those interested in exploring unconventional and engaging ideas and taking risks. We look for relevant projects and will assist in their realization.


Please submit a 250-word curatorial proposal. The proposal should detail your concept and include 5-10 jpeg images and links to websites and videos. Preference will be given to proposals featuring a majority of local artists. The deadline for proposals is January 30th, 2020, by midnight.

Apply here

Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Landmark proposal

The mission of Urban Confluence Silicon Valley is to build an iconic landmark for San Jose and Silicon Valley that is respected by people around the world, and is the must-see place to visit in Silicon Valley by both locals and visitors. We plan to build an iconic world-class destination landmark in Silicon Valley. It will be recognizable symbolic structure appropriate for our unique Silicon Valley region that is internationally respected and recognized as the world-wide center of innovation. This landmark will be a major enhancement to downtown San Jose and Silicon Valley, and be an important catalyst for Silicon Valley culture and long-term regional economic development.

We have extended the deadline for our international ideas competition to January 15, 2020

The Chelsea International Photography Competition


Time to focus your lenses on the chance of a lifetime! The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) gives photographers from the world over the opportunity to connect with world-renowned jurors and fellow shutterbugs to display contemporary work in one of the most distinguished art communities in the world.


This year, the Chelsea International Photography Competition once again opens its doors to amateur and professional photographers who passionately pursue the chance to be exposed to an international audience.


Apply here


Deadline: April 28th



Cover Art Artist - Western Addiction


 The band Western Addiction is looking for cover art for their upcoming album, and is interested in working with an SFAI student artist. Please see below for more information, and contact Jason Hall at jrhall@outlook.com if you are interested or have any questions:




We are Western Addiction, an established punk/hardcore/rock band on a decent sized independent label in San Francisco and have toured the US, Europe and Japan. We are looking for cover art for our third album coming out in April 2020.


We see the album artwork as equally important as the songs, and we would love to work with an SFAI student who connects to our music and can make the cover of our upcoming album a true work of art.


We prefer oil paintings and photography but are open to other mediums that fit our preferred style. We'd like to avoid any of the typical clichés that go along with our genre.


Here are some words to describe/direct what we are looking for: Intense, beautiful, dark (in tone, not necessarily color and not horror), creepy, anxious, strange, etc.


You can see the art for our previous record, Tremulous, on our Bandcamp page.



There may be a modest monetary compensation, to be determined between the artist and the band. In addition to this, the artist will benefit from exposure to their work through the distribution of the album, and additional publicity through the band talking about the cover art in podcasts and interviews.


To Apply:

Please send a link to your work to Jason Hall at jrhall@outlook.com


Deadline to Apply:

End of November



Contact Jason Hall: jrhall@outlook.com



Grants + Residency

18th Street Arts Center Visiting Artist Residency Program

18th Street Arts Center is an artists’ residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We value art-making as an essential part of a vibrant, just and healthy society. Through our artist residencies we are a contemporary art hub that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue. 18th Street's residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally and internationally.

More information here. Application here

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world. Each year we invite 4-6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.

Group Artist Residency Period: Seven Weeks - April 28 - June 16, 2020

6 Week Solo Artist Fellowship

Artists unable to attend the group Residency Program may apply for a 6 week individual stay at JTHAR.  Make sure to choose your dates listed below if you are applying for the 6 week solo program:

Deadline: January 10, 2020

Application and more information here

Montello Foundation Residency

The artist retreat at the Montello Foundation is meant to be a retreat from the urban environment. It will provide a new perspective for residents’ work and give residents space and time for undisturbed experimentation and reflection for two weeks.

Application here

Deadline: January 24, 2020

Kala Arts Residency

Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for a residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala.

Application here

Deadlines: March 15, July 15, and October 15

Root Division Studio Space

We accept applications on a rolling basis, with the 1st of each month acting as the deadline for the following month's vacancies (i.e. August 1 deadline for September 1 availability).

Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. Our mission is to empower artists, promote community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. The core of these efforts emanate from the Studios Program, in which artists receive studio space at below market rates and valuable professional creative development opportunities in exchange for service in the organization. As part of the Studios Program, artists volunteer 12 hours a month towards Root Division's mission and are able to get involved in the community in any or all of the following areas:

Among the features of our space and unique organization:


Please complete the digital application form, and submit the required documents as PDFs to studios@rootdivision.org.

1.  Application Form: Completed as Digital Google Form.

2.  Cover Letter (PDF at 1MB max): Please introduce yourself and your art practice, tell us why you are interested in joining our Root Division community.

3.  Artist resume and/or Professional resume. (PDF at 1MB max)

4.  Artist Statement (PDF at 1MB max)

5.  Examples of your artwork (up to 12 images), with a corresponding image info. (Ideally the image jpgs and info are compiled and attached into a single PDF at 10MB max.)

Other notes:



Please see our Studios Program page for a general overview and information about our current Studio Artists.

To see our gallery and public facility, we prefer that you stop by during any of our upcoming events and/or during regularly scheduled gallery hours. Our Art Programs Manager, Samantha Reynolds is also available for a short tour of the space and studios on Mondays-Fridays between 2-6 pm. Please email her at samantha@rootdivision.org to schedule a meeting time.

For any additional questions, please call 415.863.7668 or email studios@rootdivision.org.