Board Opportunity with SF Children's Art Center

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San Francisco Children's Art Center

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San Francisco Children's Art Center (SFCAC)
Member of the Board of Directors

Job Description and Expectations

San Francisco Children's Art Center (SFCAC) is dedicated to preserving art education in San Francisco. We are seeking committed individuals to join our Board of Directors to advise, govern, and oversee the direction of the organization. This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of local children, many of whom lack art education at school because of funding cuts. SFCAC not only offers recreational art classes, but also provides art residency programs directly at local schools. As a Board Member, you will serve a two year term, attend monthly Board meetings, and serve on at least one committee to further the goals of SFCAC. Approximate time commitment is 4 hours a month.

Established in 1978, SFCAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, child-centered community art organization that values the importance of process-oriented art instruction. At SFCAC, children experience the advantage of direct contact with professional artists and connections with their peers from different schools and backgrounds in a small, art focused setting. A Reggio Emilia inspired program, children are challenged to make creative choices through age-appropriate art activities including drawing, painting, sculpture and digital photography.

Responsibilities include:
  • Attendance at monthly Board meetings (11 per year) held every second Tuesday of the month (7:30 - 9:00 pm) at SFCAC Studio at Fort Mason and an annual half-day retreat (February)
  • Participation in monthly Committee meetings (in-person or remotely) and an additional 2-4 hours of committee work per month
  • Support of Board fundraising activities including attendance and participation at events and active engagement with annual appeal
  • Representing SFCAC at community events or meetings with potential partners or funders


  • Interest in art education, early childhood education, and/or community-based organizations
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in business and other professional sectors (legal, finance, marketing, education, technology) is desired
  • Bonus: Legal, finance, accounting experience


  • Serve for a minimum of two years
  • Commit to annual fundraising goal (minimum $300/year financial contribution)

*Annual contributions are submitted in April of each year. New Board Members are asked to make their contributions within the first three months of being elected to the Board.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a resume, brief statement of interest, and three references to . Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all seats have been filled. Potential candidates may be invited for a phone interview and meeting with an active Board Member. Board Member positions are elected positions that are approved monthly upon completion of application review and reference checks.

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Fort Mason Center2 Marina Blvd.Bldg. CSan Francisco, CA 94123



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  • Must be at least 21
  • 4 hours a month
  • 2 year minimum commitment

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