About the MAH

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (the MAH), a place where there’s always something happening. All year long we host truly ‘only-in-Santa-Cruz’ events and exhibitions co-created with incredible community partners. The MAH is of, by, and for Santa Cruz County because our creative community ignites something new here every day.

Our Theory of Change

Our mission is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections.

To do this, we find, spark, preserve, and trade stories, ideas, and elements of creativity drawn from people across Santa Cruz County. We bring people together around art, history, and culture to build a stronger, more connected community.

Read our 2019-2020 Annual Report here.

A portrait in numbers

Kind of like paint-by-numbers, these statistics draw an interesting picture of the MAH. Get the full picture by reading our 2019-2020 Annual Report.

Visitors

17,000

2011

95,000

2020

Budget

$700K

2011

$1.8 Mil.

2020

Events

25

2011

600

2020

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The People of the MAH

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Featured Team Member

Exhibitions & Projects Manager

Everett Ó Cillín

Everett Ó Cillín received an MA in Museology from the University of Washington after studying Film and Philosophy at Humboldt State University. Everett has had the opportunity to work in a variety of non-profits and museums including PBS,…
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Membership Coordinator

Jenna Clancy

Jenna was born and raised in Los Angeles before heading to the University of Colorado Boulder for college. She graduated with a degree in Psychology and spent a decade exploring the Rockies before making her way to Santa Cruz. Her career…
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Director of Finance & Administration

Hans Wuerfmannsdobler

Hans Wuerfmannsdobler (pronoun: he) has more than twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. After two years of service in AmeriCorps, he worked in a variety of organizations including a political nonprofit, HandsOn Bay Area, and…
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Learning & Engagement Manager

Jamie Keil

Jamie Keil's passion is creating interactive projects and hopes to build a positive and innovative learning space where everyone can explore, play, create and have fun. Before this position, she worked for a non-profit after school company…
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Executive Director

Robb Woulfe

Robb grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and still has the accent to prove it. In his role here, he is responsible for providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the organization, which includes identifying opportunities,…
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Featured Team Member

Development Assistant

Paul Conte

Paul Conte earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz and an associate's degree in Sociology from Cabrillo College. Before working at the MAH they completed an archivist internship for the Lucas Artists Program at…
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Our Storied History

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The Evolution of The MAH

From our humble beginnings in the 1950’s to the ignited space we are today, the MAH has adapted to meet the needs of the Santa Cruz community.

Dig into our history of partnerships, perseverance, and resilience, and discover how we morphed into an internationally renowned museum.

Work at the MAH

Join the crew behind Santa Cruz County’s most creative events, exhibitions, and partnerships. Check out job opportunities or apply to be a volunteer or intern today.