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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

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)

Job Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Division/Department: Facilities

Reports To: Operations Manager

Works Closely With: Regular contact with other departments and employees

Oversees: NA

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Minor to moderate cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, windows, mirrors, light fixtures throughout the buildings (bathrooms, offices, closets, stairwells, perimeter).
  • Inventory and replenishment of cleaning supplies (weekly).
  • Assist with event setups and provide assistance during and after.
  • Commute to and work at other Museum facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.


  • Knowledge of safe cleaning practices and use of products.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Project and time management.
  • Flexible and versatile.


  • Ability to complete duties in the time allotted.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and situations with little notice.

Physical Requirements of the Job

  • Perform duties under a variety of working conditions, indoors or out, in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to push and navigate a cleaning cart safely.
  • Commute to and work at other Museum facilities.
  • Valid Driver’s License must be maintained at all times.

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility required.  Early mornings, late nights as Museum operations require.
  • Weekends.
  • Work appropriate dress code.

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.