Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

Employment Opportunities

Palm Springs Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. 

How to Apply 

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Search Committee

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Associate Director of Development

Under the direction of the Director of Development, cultivates and solicits prospects capable of gifts at the $100K+ level; develops and directs annual giving program using direct mail, tele-fundraising, internet, and web resources;  utilizes social media and online engagement to build new prospect connections and donor engagement with audiences in the 25—50 age group; oversees all aspects President’s Circle and special campaign fundraising; develops and executes regional strategies to secure/increase gifts from donors and prospective donors in other parts of the country; and co-directs creation and execution of an Endowment Campaign.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Five years of experience demonstrating the skills and ability to effectively identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors capable of gifts at the $100K+ level.
  • Three years of successful major gift fundraising ($25K+), preferably in an AAM-accredited museum.
  • Significant experience as an annual giving program manager using multiple strategies, including web and internet resources, to meet fund goals. 
    • Broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets, and estates.
    • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or other fundraising database) and MS Office.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with advanced degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel throughout the country, work evenings and week-ends as needed.

 

Major & Planned Gifts Officer

Under the direction of the Director of Development, secures major gifts of $25,000 or more from individuals in support of the museum’s mission and strategic plan; leads the effort to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing planned gift donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of 100+ major and planned gift donors and prospects; and serves as Department liaison to 4 curatorial councils (Architecture and Design Council, Contemporary Art Council, Photography Collections Council, and Western Art Council). 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of 10+ years’ successful fundraising experience working with major and planned gift donors, prospects, and volunteer leadership.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of 100+ donors and prospects.
  • Broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets, and estates.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or other fundraising database) and MS Office.
  • Experience at arts, cultural, and educational institutions is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

 

Director of Human Resources

Under the direction of the Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer, plans and directs the museum’s 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 consistent with the museum’s Vision 20/20: 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

Qualifications

  • Five years of exempt HR generalist experience required.
  • Facility with contracts, budgets, and general accounting principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to effectively manage delicate situations with diplomacy and tact.
  • Experience with nonprofit workforces desired (with cultural institutions a plus).
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, computerized payroll and benefits management systems (PayCom a plus).
  • Knowledge of California and Federal Wage & Hour laws.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, psychology, or human resources required. MBA, MA in organizational psychology, Senior Human Resources Certification, SPHR, or equivalent preferred.

 

Security Officer

Enforces safety and security policies and procedures at multiple museum facilities to ensure exceptional customer service and a safe environment; monitors entry points to prevent unauthorized access into the facilities; monitors activity and traffic in assigned areas to observe and document issues; provides guests with information upon request; responds to medical emergencies; directs guests and staff in case of fire or other emergencies requiring evacuation of the museum.

Qualifications

  • Security Guard Card, Security Guard skills training, and/or previous security experience is preferred, but not required. 
  • Full-time, regular security officers must possess flexibility in shift scheduling and be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays at any of our Coachella Valley locations. (Applicants with restricted availability may apply to be on-call officers.)
  • Must be responsible, self-motivated, and customer-service oriented.
  • Must have excellent communication and teamwork skills; a professional, courteous, and helpful attitude is required.
  • Working knowledge of museums, exhibits, and activities taking place within a museum is preferred, but not required.
  • High school graduation required.
  • Must pass background check. 

 

Facilities Cleaning Assistant

Performs general housekeeping duties at multiple museum facilities to ensure exceptional customer service and a clean environment; works, interacts, and interfaces with all museum departments and staff.  Major duties include minor to moderate cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping; cleaning windows, mirrors, light fixtures; emptying trash receptacles; assisting with event set-ups and providing assistance during and after events; conducting inventory and replenishing cleaning supplies; performs duties in a variety of working conditions, indoors, outside, in all weather conditions.

Qualifications

  • Must have flexibility in shift scheduling and be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays at any of our Coachella Valley locations.
  • Ability to prioritize duties, responsibilities, and projects.
  • Project and time management efficiency.
  • Knowledge of safe cleaning practices and use of products.
  • Must have good communication and teamwork skills; courteous and helpful attitude required.
  • Able to safely push and navigate a cleaning cart, rug shampoo machine, and similar equipment.
  • Must be able to work on feet for extended periods of time.

 

Admissions and Box Office Associate

Under the direction of the Visitor  & Membership Services Manager, the Admissions and Box Office Associate will work on the visitor experience team supporting the daily operation of the admissions desk and box office by answering phones, selling general admission tickets, providing basic information to guests, selling memberships, and theater ticketing and seating. This position is also responsible for improving and enhancing the visitor experience, including audience engagement and research as well as customer-focused training of volunteers.

Major Duties

  • Greet visitors in a professional manner, provide admission, event, museum and performance information in person and by phone.
  • Enter ticket sales, except payment, process transactions, make correct change and issue refunds.
  • Create, maintain, and modify assigned ticketed events in SRO4 system.
  • Responsible for daily cash balance and settlement at end of shift.

Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills, including but not limited to MS Office, and the ability to learn other software. Knowledge of SRO4 or other ticketing software preferred.
  • Must be available to work evening hours, weekends and holidays. Regular and consistent attendance is required.
  • Strong verbal communication and customer service skills, over the phone and in person, with the ability to interact tactfully with visitors, volunteers, and museum members.
  • Background in cash-handling, reconciliation, and reporting.
  • Ability to properly priorotize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and organization.