Appointed as Community Impact Analyst, San Francisco Arts Commission


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Anthropology, Media, and Performance, The University of Manchester

Position Description

Established by charter in 1932, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is the city agency that champions the arts as essential to daily life by investing in a vibrant arts community, enlivening the urban environment and shaping innovative cultural policy. The Arts Commission envisions a San Francisco where the transformative power of art is critical to strengthening neighborhoods, building infrastructure and fostering positive social change. The Commission believes the arts create inspiring personal experiences, illuminate the human condition and offer meaningful ways to engage with each other and the world around us. It imagines a vibrant San Francisco where creativity, prosperity and progress go hand in hand. Its goal is to advance artists’ ideas in order to improve the quality of life for everyone through a united cultural sector whose contributions are vital and valued. At SFAC, the Community Impact Analyst will support the design and implementation of an ongoing program evaluation process. Working in partnership with a consultant, the Analyst will determine how to assess the impact of the agency’s existing and new grant funds, which include endowments for the cultural centers, cultural equity, and emerging needs. This position will report to the Senior Racial Equity and Policy Analyst and work closely with the Community Investments team. The Community Impact Analyst will work across the agency to support staff with data informed decision making and increase the agency’s capacity to develop and use analytical tools to understand the impact of our work. The position will also partner with staff at other city agencies, local private funders, and community stakeholders to ensure that the agency’s funding strategy is equitable and responsive to local community needs.