The Excelsior Action Group (EAG) is an economic and community development organization whose mission is to revitalize the Excelsior's Commercial Corridor on Mission Street. In response to feedback from the community calling for corridor beautification, EAG plans to establish a rotating public art gallery, consisting of 4'x8' art panels that will be displayed in circulation around the Excelsior community for a term of 3-5 years. Potential locations for panels may include the Excelsior Library, local businesses, and vacant storefront windows. The theme of this gallery rotation is Green the Excelsior through Art; art panels will depict artist's interpretations of natural landscapes in San Francisco and/or California. Artists will be expected to participate in 2 Excelsior community meetings, first to hear the ideas of community members and second to showcase their work. This application is open to all professional artists, although those in residence or with a connection to the Excelsior will receive preference. EAG will provide materials for art panel production, and artists will receive a competitive stipend for their time and labor.
The Executive Assistant (intern) works directly to support the Excelsior Action Group (EAG), a community-driven group comprised of residents, merchants and community organizations actively developing & implementing a vision for the future of the Excelsior’s Mission Street commercial district and adjacent areas. Goals of the EAG include increasing storefront and sidewalk cleanliness, recruiting businesses to fill vacant retail space, promoting the shopping district to neighborhood people and city wide, and developing community pride. EAG plans several events like its annual street fair to promote the shopping district and bring together members of the diverse community among other events and special projects. The Intern would assist the corridor manager in coordinating and implementing a variety of hands-on projects in keeping with learning objectives of an internship in a dynamic non-profit organization. We are committed to providing a substantive experience and will provide on-site supervision, a great work space and a summer to remember.