Employment Opportunities

Palm Springs Art Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Associate Registrar for Exhibitions


Job Classification:            Full-time, hourly, non-exempt 

Division/Department:     Exhibitions and Collections Management

Reports to:                         Director of Exhibitions & Collections Management

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Exhibitions & Collections Management, this position is responsible for managing the logistics of borrowed exhibitions as assigned, including travelling exhibitions.  May be called upon to assist with other exhibitions as needed.  Works closely with the director of the department on all activities related to the planning, managing and execution of exhibitions.  Serves as the project manager and registrar for a portfolio of exhibitions and installations, rotations and other special projects in concurrent stages of development.  Works closely with internal departments; such as, executive, curatorial, development, education, security, and facilities.  Ensures that the highest standards in the safe, professional handling of artworks are followed. Determines insurance requirements for exhibitions.  Assists in maintaining the quality and accuracy of object documentation in the collections management system (TMS). Works on special projects, as assigned. Maintains professional relationships within the field.

Minimum Qualifications:  B.A. in art history or museum studies preferred; 2 – 3 years’ experience in museum registration and exhibition coordination required; knowledge of exhibition development and management in a museum setting or project management methodologies; knowledge of professionally accepted collections management standards and procedures including art handling and movement; and familiarity with shipping standards and sources. Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft software applications (Word, Outlook and Excel). Experience in collections databases (TMS) a plus.

Excellent communication, organization, time management and project management skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, or independently, with high attention to detail, accuracy and minimal guidance. Must maintain confidentiality and be able to work effectively and simultaneously on multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment. Ability to work nights and weekends, as required, and to travel with exhibitions as courier, as needed.

 How to Apply

 Please send letter of interest and resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline to apply March 10, 2019



Sidney Williams Internship at the Architecture and Design Center

The Sidney Williams Internship at the Palm Springs Art Museum was established in 2017 in honor of the contributions and long-time service to the museum of former Director of Education and Founding Curator of Architecture and Design, Sidney Williams. The Sidney Williams Internship Fund, made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, enables the museum to offer an annual summer internship to a graduate student interested in architecture, design, art, and museum studies.Each year, an intern will be selected through an application and interview process to work closely with the museum’s Director of Architecture and Design, Archivist/Librarian, and other museum staff members on a project that relates to the museum’s architecture and design programs, collections, and architectural assets. The intern will gain invaluable research skills and experience working with primary documents, including architectural drawings, models, and other objects, from the museum’s archives and collections. In addition to being involved with a project that has a specific outcome, such as an exhibition, publication, completion of an archive’s cataloguing or digitization, the Sidney Williams Intern will gain valuable insight and experience in museum work across many departments of the museum,including collections and exhibitions management, education, advancement, and marketing and communications.

Who may apply?The internship is open to graduate students with priority given to those with a focus on architectural history, historic preservation, architecture, design history, and material culture studies.

Application process: Applicants must either be currently enrolled in a graduate university degree program or have graduated within the last year. Please send a current curriculum vitae, your current academic transcript, the names and contact information of 2 references, and a brief essay stating why you are interested in the internship and why it would be of value to you. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens, however the successful applicant must make his/her own arrangements to legally enter the U.S. for the period of the internship.

Please submit applications to by email to Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design, Palm Springs Art Museum;   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Application deadline: March 15, 2019.  

Period and funding: The Sidney Williams Intern is expected to be in residence in Palm Springs for a period of 2 to 2-1/2months over the summer, ideally for the months of July and August. The museum will not provide housing for the intern but will provide suggestions about accommodation in Palm Springs.The intern will receive a stipend of $4000, which will serve as an honorarium and as a stipend to help cover living expenses while the intern is in residence in Palm Springs.It is not necessary for the intern to have a car although a driver’s license will be useful for exploring Palm Springs and environs.



Museum Store Assistant

Job Title:                              Museum Store Assistant

Job Classification:             Part-time, Seasonal, non-exempt; approximately 16-20 hours/week

Reports to:                         Managing Director of Retail and Store Operations


Job Summary

The primary function of this position is to assist with Inventory flow and control.  The Museum Store Assistant will work closely with Managing Director and Store Operations.  The Assistant, with the guidance of Managing Director, will assist in maintaining proper stock levels and performing cycle counts on product throughout the fiscal year. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The assistant will assist with and perform purchase requests,  receive product, oversee storage and organization of merchandise and restock the primary selling areas.  Produce signage for specific products and on occasion may be called upon to work the sales floor when needed for Pop-Up opportunities, events, and vacation or sick employee coverage.

Other duties as assigned or needed.


The ideal candidate must be open to learning or already have experience using Counterpoint POS system and use the system to produce vendor stock reports, make inventory adjustments, prepare purchase requests, and receive and label product with a high degree of proficiency.  Accuracy in performing these duties as well as preparing received orders for payment is imperative. 


 Must be very personable, methodical, and organized; preferably with supply chain knowledge (desirable, not required). Must be available for 16 - 20 hours per week; work days could be somewhat flexible.  Must be reliable and punctual.  Previous retail experience desirable. 



Job Classification: Full Time / Part Time  Hourly/Non-exempt

Department: Security

Reports To: Security Manager, Assistant Security Manager And Security Supervisors

Job Summary

The Security Officer is responsible for the protection and safety of the art, visitors, and staff. Patrol and monitor premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of points of entry.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe and secure environment by patrolling and monitoring premises.
  • Performs fire watch duties as directed, and assists in emergency evacuation of visitors and staff when required.
  • When assigned to night shifts, performs safety and hazard patrols throughout public and all non-public areas.
  • Responds to exhibit case or fire alarms and reports conditions by radio to Control.
  • Reports to supervisor any damage to exhibits, unsafe conditions, loose floor tiles, torn window shades, etc., also any unusual occurrences such as minor accidents, and other cases requiring additional help or authority.
  • Inspect access points during closing.
  • Inspect fire extinguishers while patrolling.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures.
  • Actively support an environment of teamwork, cooperation, and service excellence.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Professionalism, dependability, alertness.
  • Good communication and customer service skills are a must as visitors interact with security officers with questions and concerns.
  • Must have strong work values and quick decision making.



Must have a current Guard Card and pass a background check. Must have good social skills and be team-oriented. Must be flexible and resourceful. High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred. Previous security guard experience is preferred.


How to Apply 

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Search Committee

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 (*No phone calls please)


Please note that 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.