Volunteering and open positions.

The MBCAC relies on volunteers to help with the many programs we offer. From board positions (some of which include a stipend) to general help around the galleries, we are always looking for people interested in contributing. Below are some of the current roles that are now open. Please apply using the form at the bottom of this page.

(For all other non-position issues, please contact us here.)

Immediate opening:

MBCAC Communications Director 2021

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 1st

START DATE: Immediate

OVERVIEW: The Communications Director is responsible for handling the MBCAC council’s public image, and managing a robust network of communication channels on behalf of MBCAC and the media, general membership, and other relevant constituencies throughout the Morongo Basin.

This role is a non-voting board position with a stipend of $750 awarded annually upon completion of duties and responsibilities outlined below. Board meeting attendance is required.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversees Social Media and Newsletter directors
  • Work directly and indirectly with the directors of MBCAC’s main programs: Hwy 62 Art Tours, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Gallery 62 and Art In Public Places.
  • Prepares or otherwise coordinates main messaging points for all outbound MBCAC channels including but not limited to:

Social media (Facebook, Instagram)

PR releases

Newsflash newsletter

Website updates

Local/regional professional organizations

  • Works with existing MBCAC resources to implement messaging
  • Edit and revise content as needed 
  • Coordinates timely news items across all our internal marketing channels
  • Collaborates with other MBCAC board members to help maintain consistent tone across all internal and external communications
  • Provide reports on Communications status that include updates from the Social Media and Newsletter Directors.

To apply, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and choose the dropdown for Communications Director, stating your interest and uploading your resume/cv along with any related experience. While not mandatory, it would also be helpful for potential candidates to tell us about:

  • Other useful and relevant experience or information
  • Experience in public or customer relations
  • Experience with the Open Studio Art Tour event, as artist or attendee 
  • Past involvement in MBCAC activities

To apply, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and upload any necessary docs.

For questions or information about the position, please email Membership Director here or call (310) 877-7933.

 

Opening: 

Director – Art In Public Places

 

The Art in Public Places Director (AIPP) is a Board position. The Director will be required to attend monthly board meetings and report on the current status of the AIPP program. The Director will receive a stipend equal to 5% of AIPP gross sales, (or a minimum of $200, paid at the end of fiscal year), and given a 1-year MBCAC membership for every year served. These are the functions the AIPP Director is expected to perform:

  • Oversee venue managers, who are the MBCAC members in charge of each AIPP venue. Managers will receive a 1-year MBCAC membership for their service. No manager should be responsible for more than 2 venues.
  • With input from managers, ideally recruits artists for the various venues, respond to all inquiries from artists and the public, and refer them to the venue managers for scheduling. Venue managers will be responsible to schedule showing dates at their venues, coordinate hanging and removal days, make sure all forms are properly filled out and distributed, and informing the Director of their schedules. The director will keep a calendar of all in and out days for all venues.
  • Actively seek out appropriate AIPP venues when managers are available to handle another venue and may choose to be a venue manager for up to 2 venues.
  • Keeps the venue managers supplied with all the necessary forms (artists agreements, inventory forms, and label cards), as well as hanging supplies, and wall repair supplies (spackle, putty knife, sandpaper, earthquake putty, and paint) where applicable. 
  • Monthly report to the board reviewing sales from venues and payments to the artists.
  • Work with venue managers, artists and public place hosts to resolve all issues and maintain an agreeable relationship among all concerned parties.
  • Informs the Communications Director in advance of new shows which artists are showing, and includes all relevant artist details social media info to help promote shows.
  • Creates press releases where appropriate, with input by the communication director.
  • Oversees roster of participating AIPP venues but which change at discretion of the director. As of 2020, these were:

Joshua Tree Library
Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
Natural Lives Day Spa
Pie for The People
The 29 Palms Inn, 29 Palms
California Welcome Center

To apply, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and choose the dropdown for Art In Public Places Director, stating your interest and uploading your resume/cv along with any related experience. While not mandatory, it would also be helpful for potential candidates to tell us about:

  • Other useful and relevant experience or information
  • Experience with Art In Public Places, as artist or otherwise 
  • Past involvement in MBCAC activities

To apply, please scroll down and upload any necessary docs.

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The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council (MBCAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. MBCAC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at MBCAC are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. MBCAC will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. MBCAC encourages applicants of all ages.