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Mission Statement: The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation, and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and Latino cultures. Read about the history of the ESB-MACC.

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is currently open Monday-Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5:30, and 10-4 on Saturdays

Please visit our galleries! We have exhibits in our downstairs Community Gallery and upstairs Sam Z Coronado Gallery. Read more at Exhibits! If you would like to reserve a tour, fill out a Tour Request Form.

Do you have program feedback? Tell us at www.MACCsurvey.net.

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We're hiring! Apply now to either of these positions (follow the link in the position title):

Theater/Production Coordinator (Mexican American Cultural Center/PARD)

The purpose of this Temporary Theater/Production Coordinator is to perform technical work in the production of video and audio presentations for training, communications, and public presentations.

Other duties may include and are not limited to:

  • Conferring with clients to determine program needs and identifies production options.
  • Conceptualizes, designs, and coordinates the production of video and audio programs to be used in training and staff development, public information and education presentations, promotional programs, and internal and external informational productions.
  • Sets up, hauls, loads and unloads equipment; operates cameras, lighting equipment, teleprompters, microphones, and other audio equipment; and monitors and adjusts equipment during sessions.
  • Shoots and edits video, selects music, designs digital video effects, and creates graphics in order to create a finished product using editing systems and equipment.
  • Writes, either individually or as a member of a team, and edits scripts for video and audio productions.
  • Duplicates and distributes video and audio programs on various media formats to department employees, the general public, the media, and other stakeholders.
  • Maintains a video production library by cataloging productions into electronic format.
  • Creates graphics for use in video production projects and for video bulletin board.

Administrative Specialist (PCN 113189/Mexican American Cultural Center)

The purpose of this position is to provide assistance with the day-to-day administrative duties including customer service for internal and external customers, registration and collection of payments, records manager, manages inventory of supplies and equipment, data collection, and timekeeper duties..

Other relevant duties include, but are not limited to: Mexican American Cultural Center -Advisory Board Liaison

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides administrative support on highly technical and/or specialized projects.
  2. Facilitates the handling of time sensitive request such as ORR’s (Open Records Request), CAF’s (Citizen Action Forms), RCA’s (Request for Council Action) as well as other confidential documents.
  3. Verifies accuracy and completeness of critical documents such as PIO (Public Information Office) requests, records, correspondence, regulations, etc.
  4. Opens, sorts, reads, prioritizes and routes incoming mail, including faxes and emails.
  5. Prepares memos, letters and other correspondence using computer, spreadsheets, databases, or presentation software.
  6. Using independent judgment performs data analysis, problem solving and recommends policy and administrative improvements.
  7. Conducts research, compiles data, and prepares documents for consideration and presentation.
  8. Files and retrieves documents, records and reports.
  9. Attends meetings, records minutes and distributes meeting notes.
  10. Maintains calendar, schedules meetings, conferences and events, plans travel itineraries and makes travel arrangements.

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The ESB MACC has entered Phase 2 of the 2018 Facility Expansion Plan (2018 Plan) approved by City Council. Phase 2 includes expansion and renovation of the facility in addition to site improvements in order to meet the growing needs of the community. Learn more about Phase 2 on the Project Page and discover how Phase 2 relates to the past, present, and future of the MACC in the Phase 2 Online Exhibit. This exhibit is also available in Spanish: Ver Fase 2 en Espanol.

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For access to livestreams and other digital programs, follow us on Facebook at @ESBMACC and Instagram at @ESBMACC

View precorded digital programs at MaccSurvey.net. They are free and accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about Mexican-American and Latinx arts & culture.

You'll find lesson plans, performances, presentations, online art galleries, instructional videos, and more! Make sure to take a look at our Signature Events: Viva Mexico and Day of the Dead!

Did you view one of the digital programs? Let us know by filling out our 5-minute Program Survey!

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On Exhibit

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Our center houses two galleries, featuring local, regional and national Latino/a artists. On display April-June 2022 is an exhibit by the teen Caminos program in the Community Gallery (downstairs) and Entropy by Mery Godigna Collet in the Sam Z Coronado Gallery (upstairs).

For tours, fill out a Tour Request Form

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Events, Programs, and Services

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We are proud to produce our annual events, work with community organizations and partnerships and co-produce collaborations with Latino organizations that are free and open to the public. Download a collaboration request form here. LAAP is a developmental program for Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines that provide arts and cultural programming to the Austin community. 

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Education and Programs

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We provide a variety of cultural arts classes and camps for adults and youth. Download the MACC Coloring Book! Call (512) 974-3772 or email macceducation@austintexas.gov.

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Caminos Teen Leadership Program

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The ESB-MACC 's Caminos program empowers Austin-area teens to carve their own path in the creative arts.

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Rentals & Reservations

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We offer various rental spaces. All rentals must serve the cultural, educational, artistic, or civic purpose of the ESB-MACC.

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Latino Artist Access Program

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The Latino Artist Access Program (LAAP) provides Latinx artists from all artistic disciplines the space and community to share their work with the public. Space can be used for rehearsals, performances, workshops or to create small-scale works of art. The ESB-MACC is proud to promote the events and programs of these talented artists. Check out the LAAP Artist Page

LAAP Events Calendar April-May 2022: [click here]

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Healing Garden

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At the ESB-MACC Healing Garden we grow herbs, fruits and vegetables that can be used for everyday meals and health. If you are interested in gardening or sharing in our harvest, join us for one of our workdays. Check out our Garden brochure in English or Spanish, and our Garden webpage in English or Spanish. For more information, contact us at 512.974.3773 or maccgarden@austintexas.gov.

Access our previous brochures:

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