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. For other general non-volunteer or board inquiries, please contact us here.

Immediate opening: Registrar

 

Our current 2018-2020 Art Tours Registrar, Mitch Miller, is leaving this position. Since registration for the April Art Tours begins October 1, we would like to begin transition and training (remotely via Zoom), for this contracted position.* These are the functions the Registrar is expected to perform:

  • Administers and oversees new Hwy 62 Art Tours event in MBCAC database using Wild Apricot.
  • Works closely with the Art Tours Director to communicate registration and catalog image information to MBCAC artists.
  • Fields registration questions from MBCAC artists, via phone or email.
  • Receives, reviews and tracks incoming catalog images from registered artists. 

To apply, contact us here and choose the dropdown for board position, stating your interest and any related experience. While not mandatory, it would be helpful for potential candidates to include:

  • Years as an artist
  • Years as a MBCAC member
  • Familiarity with any database programs
  • Experience in public or customer relations
  • Other useful and relevant information.

To apply, please contact us here.

 

*Contractor positions are different than a Board member’s volunteer position, and, in the eyes of the state, are determined to be contractor positions based upon their relationship to revenue-generating events.

Opening: Membership Director

 

To begin January 1st, 2021. Membership Director Mitch Miller will be stepping down from this position in January, after two years. We would like to show interested candidates (remotely via Zoom), how the database is used, sometime around November or December, so they may choose if they wish to apply and be interviewed. These are the functions the Membership Director is expected to perform:

  • Regularly check membership database for new applicants.
  • Verify the minimum requirement of part-time Morongo Basin residency is met.
  • Verify contact information completeness and accuracy.
  • Verify membership payment.
  • Approve membership.
  • Monthly report membership status to Board.
  • Compose and send global and individual membership-related emails as needed.
  • Archive lapsed memberships and re-activate as needed.
  • Reset passwords as requested.
  • Monitor membership@mbcac.org email and reply to membership inquiries.
  • Promote Arts Council membership at MBCAC public events; e.g. Joshua Tree Music Festival and Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts Art Expo 

To apply, contact us here and choose the dropdown for board position, stating your interest and any related experience. While not mandatory, it would be helpful for potential candidates to include:

  • Years as an artist
  • Years as a MBCAC member
  • Familiarity with any database programs
  • Experience in public or customer relations
  • Other useful and relevant information.

To apply, please contact us here.

*Contractor positions are different than a Board member’s volunteer position, and, in the eyes of the state, are determined to be contractor positions based upon their relationship to revenue-generating events.

Opening: Treasurer

To begin immediately. The MBCAC Treasurer is a board position. These are the functions the candidate is expected to perform:

  • Records and reconcile all MBCAC income, either via electronic transfer (PayPal, etc.) of physical money, including but not limited to:
    • Collect checks, money orders, and other remittance from the PO Box.
    • Fees from memberships, Hwy 62 Art Tours Registration Fees and misc. income.
    • Exhibits and show income coordinated with Gallery 62 treasurer.
    • Donations and Grants
  • Create deposit summary (spreadsheet) and send to bookkeeper, breaking down sources of all income including sales tax and artist percentage of any applicable sales.
  • Transfer online payments from Paypal to checking account, download CSV (spreadsheet) file and send to bookkeeper, breaking down sources of all income, including sales tax and artist percentage of any applicable sales.
  • Maintains oversight of current MBCAC expenses.

     

  • Facilitate refunds to members when necessary at the discretion of the Board or Art Tours Committee.
  • Helps maintain MBCAC checking account resources.

  • Present a monthly finance report at board meetings.
  • Communicate with the bookkeeper at regular intervals regarding financial matters.

     

  • Work directly and indirectly with the directors of MBCAC’s main programs: Hwy 62 Art Tours, JTAG, Gallery 62 and Art In Public Places.

To apply, please contact us here.

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 contact us here.

Opening: Secretary

The secretary’s main role is to record and document official proceeding of the board. They shall certify and keep at MBCAC offices a copy of the official bylaws as amended or otherwise altered to date, as well as a book of minutes of all meeting of the Directors, and, if applicable, meetings of committees of Directors, recording the time and place of meeting and names of those present. These are the functions the AIPP Director is expected to perform: 

  • Attend monthly Board meetings (currently via remote conference): 2-3 hours per month
  • Transcribe Board meeting minutes from notes taken during Board meetings: approx. 7 hours (one hour per page of minutes, typical Minutes are 7 pages)
  • Distributing Minutes via email for review and updating of Minutes, signing and distributing final copy of Minutes to Board in advance of next Board meeting: 1 hour
  • Sharing Minutes with MBCAC webmaster.
  • Take notes during Board retreats or other wrap-up meetings following Art Tours. (Varies depending on length of meeting.)

To apply, please contact us here.

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.