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Steering Committee
2016-2017 Season 


David Peck 

Vice Chair: 
Ken Rashid

Esmé Ryan

Area Coordinators

Annenberg Theater:
Brad Bachtelle

Architecture and
Design Center: 

James Pond (JP)
Chuck Steinman

Robert Elmore

Muse Café:
Warren Safley

Museum Store:
Paul Zibton

Edie Groesbeck 

Palm Desert - The Galen
and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden:

Linda Blank

Palm Springs Art Museum Ambassadors:
Carl Schwartz



The Museum Service Council is the volunteer corps which enthusiastically helps to facilitate a broad range of educational activities, inspiring events, and essential services. We are committed to advancing museum-wide initiatives that increase a positive visitor experience and connect our audience to art and culture at Palm Springs Art Museum, the Annenberg Theater, The Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, and The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.

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Join us for an enriching and fulfilling volunteer experience. Share your passion for art and culture. Share our desert hospitality with visitors. Volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities

Council membership offers countless opportunities to have fun and actively participate.

  • Become a Museum Ambassador, welcoming and informing visitors to insure a memorable museum experience
  • Enjoy interacting with visitors during FREE 2nd Sundays, Art for All Ages, and FREE Community Thursdays
  • Usher at the Annenberg Theater during live performances, art lectures, and events
  • Help visitors at the Museum Store and Bradford W. Bates Vault: The Museum Design Store
  • Greet and serve guests at the Muse Café
  • Join the Landscape Crew maintaining the Meyerman and Elrod Sculpture Gardens
  • Assist guests at fundraising events, donor dinners, and exhibition receptions
  • Provide support services at the Marks Administration Building, including working at the reception desk, assisting with mass mailings, special projects, and more
  • Help with diverse educational programs that include informative lectures, docent tours, and enrichment trips
  • Celebrate camaraderie and cuisine at Council luncheons

MSC Annual Membership Benefits include:

  • Monthly general meetings with social hour and special speaker
  • Enrichment trips, meetings, and programs
  • Annual membership roster
  • Informative MSC Musings e-newsletters
  • Eligibility to become a Museum Ambassador
  • Annual recognition event for volunteers
  • “Get in the spirit” Holiday Luncheon

Easy Steps to Becoming an MSC Volunteer:

  1. Complete MSC volunteer application
  2. Attend an interview with selection committee
  3. Complete background check form
  4. Attend orientation following successful background check
  5. Pay $25 annual MSC membership fee
  6. Receive your identification name badge

To join or renew a council you must be a
current member of the museum.



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