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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.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Sales and Marketing Director is responsible for directing and managing all sales and marketing initiatives for Palm Springs Art Museum. This position will also be responsible for the community-relations efforts of the museum. This includes promoting visitorship and admissions sales in the community by developing strategic partnerships with businesses, directing all museum advertising to promote its exhibitions and public programs, and booking all rentals and group admissions.

 The Sales and Marketing Director will be responsible for meeting or exceeding rental revenue goals and will work closely with the special events team to execute all rental events.  The position will also be responsible for driving visitorship and meeting or exceeding admissions goals for all three museum locations.

Job Classification: Full-time Salary, Exempt

Department: Marketing/Advancement Department

Reports To: Chief Advancement Officer

Works Closely with: Associate Director of Development, Communications Director, Digital Content Producer, Special Events Director

Oversees: Communications Director

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Admission Sales and Marketing

  • Responsible for achieving the annual goal for visitors and visitor admissions revenue
  • Oversee the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations program that will enhance the organization’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications
  • Identify and develop partnerships to help promote and strengthen the museum’s brand throughout the Coachella Valley (including other local non-profits), Southern California and nationally
  • Conduct and/or secure research, and analyze resulting data to identify current audience demographics and potential visitor growth
  • Work in conjunction with Communications Director to plan annual media buy and develop social media strategies
  • Work with local media outlets to develop trade or discounted advertising deals, or mutually beneficial relationships
  • Work with the museum’s membership program to develop enhanced member benefit offerings (discounts to local lodging and restaurants, etc.)

Rental Sales

  • Manage all aspects of the Museum’s rental program, including developing rental opportunities and for corporate and special events
  • Field all rental inquiries
  • Arrange site visits, oversee event logistics, oversee on-site event management, and assist with event planning
  • Prepare contracts, oversee payment and insurance forms and develop/maintain rental program budgets
  • Assist with internal museum events, fundraisers and exhibition openings, as needed
  • Coordinate the Museum approval process for print and digital materials
  • Maintain current rental program information on the Museum’s website and input relevant data to tracking database


Other Duties and Responsibilities

Direct report:  Communications Director. Supervise the Communications Director who is responsible for advertising, publicity, print and digital collateral, and creation of all graphic design that promotes the museum through its identity, exhibitions, theater performances, and special events (see job description).

Other duties as assigned or needed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Five to seven years of experience in professional marketing or sales setting.
  • Demonstrated mastery of modern marketing, assessment, and outcomes.
  • Strong project management, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Direct experience with technical aspects of content strategy with writing focus, including content management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with clients, assessing needs, and providing results-oriented solutions.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality in any situation.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, ability to multitask on various deadlines and prioritize as needed.
  • Advanced computer skills, including donor management software, workflow software, and advanced skills with MS Word, Outlook, and Excel. 
  • A thorough command of the English language.
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to edit and fact-check.
  • Strong verbal communication and people skills, over the phone and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to properly prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and organization.
  • Ability to interact tactfully with board members, volunteers, members, and visitors.


To apply for a position, please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Search Committee at jobs@psmuseum.org (no phone calls please)

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.

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

Department: Security

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

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.


To apply for a position, please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Search Committee at jobs@psmuseum.org (No phone calls please)

To apply for a position, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Search Committee at jobs@psmuseum.org (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.