Employment Opportunities

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Howe-Lewis International has been retained by Palm Springs Art Museum to identify candidates for

Chief Advancement Officer. 

The Opportunity 

The Chief Advancement Officer leads all aspects of fundraising for unrestricted annual support,

programmatic,exhibition, capital, and endowment funds. The primary focus is to create and implement

an aggressive plan to increase contributed support. Depending on the candidate's profile, the position

may also oversee communications,marketing and design, and audience engagement. The CAO will

join the Museum at a pivotal moment and become part of a committed, passionate team dedicated to

elevating the profile and resources required for the institution's continued success and impact.

The CAO reports to the Executive Director, works closely with senior staff and Trustees, and

leads a team of nine.


The Museum has an annual operating budget of approximately $10MM, about 75% of which is

generated through contributed support, and the balance through earned income.


Ideal Qualifications 

  • Significant advancement leadership experience in an art museum or relevant successful not-for-profit setting.
  • Ability to serve as a trusted partner to the Executive Director and Trustees.
  • Success envisioning, implementing, and managing a bold advancement strategy.
  • Strong board relations experience.
  • An effective front-line major gift solicitor.
  • Solid relationship management skills.
  • Experience planning and leading comprehensive campaigns.
  • Knowledge of regional and national philanthropic communities.
  • Understanding of how best to leverage opportunities for a seasonal community, and how to engage donors year-round.
  • Knowledge of advancement best practices and innovative fundraising event planning.
  • Savvy about online fundraising/social media.
  • An experienced manager and mentor.
  • Well-developed communication & presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel and to attend evening/weekend events, as needed.
  • Passion for the mission.
  • Bachelor's degree required; an advanced degree is preferred.

Kindly send resumes via e-mail to:

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or contact one of these executive search professionals:

Esther Rosenberg or Patty Greco

Co-Managing Directors

Howe-Lewis International


(212) 697-5000

To apply visit howe-lewis.com and click on the "Assignments" tab


Financial Analyst

 Under the supervision of the Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), the Financial Analyst develops and improves annual, multi-year, and capital budgeting processes, protocols, and documents. Assists CFO in meetings with senior management and department managers to develop and refine work plans and budgets for coming years. During the year, meets with department managers to analyze budget variances and prepare year-end projections. Monitors temporarily restricted accounts including monthly releases from restriction. Assists CFO with oversight of permanently restricted accounts, and endowment investments. Implements Blackbaud Financial Edge Budget and Grants modules, and other software for best practices Finance Department. Assists with the implementation of FASB ASU 2016-14 Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities.

Assists CFO with staffing of Audit, Endowment and Investment, and Finance and Insurance Committees, including preparation of materials, special projects and analyses, ad hoc questions, meeting minutes and action items. Assists CFO and Executive Director in financial analyses of current operations and future projects.

Maintains and updates corporate policies as outlined by the IRS and required for the IRS Form 990 as well as creates, maintains and updates accounting policies and procedures.

Skills and Qualifications

 Candidates should have at least five to ten years of substantial experience in accounting, with experience in not-for-profit accounting preferable. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field. CPA and/or MBA highly desirable. Knowledge of Blackbaud suite of Financial Edge, Raisers Edge, and SRO4, and Crystal Reports highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to talk with managers who may be afraid of budgets, budget reports, and the connection between budgets and projects.

Excellent spreadsheet skills. Ability to present financial information in a clean, understandable format; to explain financial information; to answer questions and/or follow up with additional information or explanation, especially with people who are not knowledgeable in financial analysis.

Job Classification:             Regular/Full-time/Exempt   

Compensation and Benefits

Commensurate with experience.


Managing Director, Annenberg Theater


Reports to:                       Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer

Works Closely with:        Annenberg Theater Council, Special Events Manager, Director of Operations,

                                       Museum departments that produce public programs, SRO4 staff

Oversees:                       Production Manager

                                       Admissions/Box Office Staff

                                       Administrative Support                                              

Job Summary

Opened in 1976, the Annenberg Theater is a multi-use proscenium stage 430-seat theater on the ground level of Palm Springs Art Museum’s Museum Drive facility. The Managing Director oversees all aspects of the Annenberg Theater and its staff. The Theater’s production staff provides production functions for the Theater as well as audio/visual services for all locations at the Museum. The Admissions/Box Office operations cover main museum Drive and Architecture and Design Center admissions desks and theater ticketing; they share the same software and staff. The Theater is used for in-house lectures, films, symposiums and meetings. It is the home for the Annenberg Theater Council’s Opening Night, Broadway’s Best…In The West! and Cabaret 88 series. The Theater serves as the host or co-host for the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs Modernism Week, and Palm Springs Photo Fest. In addition, the Theater is rented out to traveling and community productions of plays, musicals, music and dance performances, awards ceremonies, galas and a select number of fundraising events. The Museum has begun programming its own offerings in music and film events, and expects to grow its own performing arts program in the coming years. In overseeing these activities, the Managing Director, will handle scheduling, booking, contracting, staffing for all users of the Theater, including fee negotiations, box office set-up, and close-out. In addition, the Managing Director will develop departmental budgets and participate in strategic planning for the Theater and the Museum as a whole. The staff is comprised of full-time, part-time, seasonal, on-call and contract employees, independent contractors, and volunteers.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

Candidates should have a minimum of ten years of varied experience in theater operations or equivalent, with knowledge of production equipment and procedures, box office systems and protocols, and front of house operations. Demonstrated abilities to work as a team leader, to recruit staff and volunteers for long-term and short-term assignments, to coordinate with operations, security, special events, and finance staffs are essential. Excellent written, verbal, and customer relations skills and facility with contracts and budgets required. Ability to work weekend and evening hours.

Job Classification:             Regular/Full-time/Exempt 

Compensation and Benefits

Commensurate with experience.


How to Apply 

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Search Committee

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 (*No phone calls please)

Due to the high volume of interested applicants, we are only able to contact candidates with the most relevant experience and skill sets for our open positions.  We are not able to accept phone inquiries or confirm receipt of applications.  Thank you for your interest in employment at Palm Springs Art Museum.