Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

Employment Opportunities

Security Officer

Palm Springs Art Museum, seeks self-motivated, customer service-oriented Security Officer's. The position is responsible for assisting in implementing all museum safety and security procedures to ensure exceptional customer service and a safe environment for employees, visitors, its facilities, and its contents. Previous security experience or related customer service experience is preferred, but not required. Full-time, regular security offices must possess flexibility in scheduling. It is imperative that candidates are available to work, weekends, evenings and holidays at any of our three Coachella Valley locations. Candidates with restricted availability are welcome to apply as on-call officers.

Duties of the job include but are not limited to:

  • Enforcing the policies and procedures of the museum as directed.
  • Monitoring activity and traffic in assigned areas, immediately reporting any discrepancies observed in regards to exhibits, art objects, lighting, etc.
  • Develop a good working knowledge of the facilities, the exhibits, and activities taking place within the museum.
  • Respond to medical emergencies and provide direction for guests and staff in case of fire or other emergencies requiring evacuation of museum.
  • Monitor all entry points of the museum to prevent unauthorized access into the facilities.
  • Provide guests with information upon request, maintaining a courteous and helpful attitude at all times.
  • Keeps radio traffic and volume to a minimum so as not to disturb guests or other staff.
  • Escort staff, docents, and volunteers and guest to or from museum parking lots upon request.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Director of Human Resources

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Fax 760.322.4862

Palm Springs Art Museum
PO Box 2310
Palm Springs, CA 92263 

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 


 

Administrative Assistant

Palm Springs Art Museum/Annenberg Theater

The Administrative Assistant routinely assists visiting guests and museum staff by creating a welcoming environment as they enter the Marks Administration Building or contact the museum by telephone. Additionally, the administrative assistant provides a variety of clerical support services for staff as deemed appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a database of museum information and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
  • Inventory and order office supplies, including inventory of stationary, forms, envelopes, etc.
  • Process and distribute incoming and outgoing mail, as well as deliver outgoing mail and pick up incoming mail from the post office.
  • Oversee Marks Administration Building evacuation process in the event of an emergency.
  • Schedule and update meeting spaces on the Master Calendar as it pertains to locations in the Marks Administration Building.
  • Responsible for compiling and distributing attendance figures for all locations.
  • Schedule, train, monitor MSC volunteers working at the reception desk, or called to assist on special administrative projects located in the Marks Administration Building.
  • Work with Executive Administrator to create and manage the general office supply budget including the ordering of general stationary, name badges and/or business cards.

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication a must.
  • Proficiency in computer programs; Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent), standard database programs and digital imaging required.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality regarding sensitive information about members, donors, and museum activities
    and finances.
  • Ability to represent the museum professionally in interactions with staff, museum members, and community partners. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills (over the phone and in person) a must.

Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate – college preferred
  • Previous relevant work experience preferred (3 years minimum)
  • Experience in a museum/non-profit field is preferred
  • Ability to assist with various details of complex meetings or events
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, multi-tasking skills
  • The ideal candidate must possess flexibility as this position may require assistance with museum activities and events to include those that are off-site and/or outside of regularly scheduled work hours.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check required (at time of offer)
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds, ability to stoop and kneel, appropriate vision/sight and hearing necessary to perform duties and
    responsibilities described.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Director of Human Resources

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Fax 760.322.4862

Palm Springs Art Museum
PO Box 2310
Palm Springs, CA 92263 

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 

Director of Human Resources

Reports to the Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer. Plans and directs the Museum’s overall organizational HR policies, objectives and initiatives. Responsible for recruitment, selection, benefits administration, performance management, separations, payroll, and employee relations. Ensures compliance with applicable labor laws, best practices, and the highest level of organizational effectiveness.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, psychology, human resources. MBA, Masters degree in organizational psychology, Senior Human Resources Certification, SPHR, or equivalent preferred.
  • Five years of exempt HR generalist experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and customer relations skills and facility with contracts and budgets required. Excellent interpersonal skills/ability to manage delicate situations with diplomacy and tact required.
  • Knowledge of non-profit and cultural institutions workforces and cultures desirable.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, computer payroll systems, PayCom a plus.
  • Knowledge of California and Federal Wage & Hour laws.

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Search Committee

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Palm Springs Art Museum
PO Box 2310
Palm Springs, CA 92263 

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 

Manager of Community Programs

Oversees programs and initiatives that explore new ways to connect audiences to art and culture and to create a sense of community and place in the region. Responsible for organization and delivery of high-quality community-based education programming, building relationships with residents and community partners, and ensuring program improvement through data-driven evaluation.

Qualification and Skills

  • Masters degree in art history, museum studies or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Applied knowledge of educational methodologies and philosophies, visitor research/evaluation, arts education practices, and community outreach strategies.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in museums, other cultural institutions, or non-profit agencies in planning and implementing programs, teamwork, evaluation, and other activities to develop equity and access for diverse audiences.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills.
  • Teaching experience with a variety of ages and audiences is a plus.
  • Bilingual Spanish language preferred.

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Search Committee

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Fax 760.322.4862

Palm Springs Art Museum
PO Box 2310
Palm Springs, CA 92263 

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer