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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.

Application:

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

Under the direction of the Director of Individual Giving, the Membership Coordinator facilitates all aspects of the acquisition, cultivation, and solicitation of general membership and President’s Circle and executes tasks related to all membership recruitment and retention. The position requires strong customer service skills to interact successfully with members and volunteers, advanced computer skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining a high level of accuracy and organization. 

The Membership Coordinator will ensure that all members receive the appropriate membership benefit packages and will be responsible for meeting targeted monthly membership goals.  The Membership Coordinator will be responsible for soliciting general membership and President’s Circle membership via direct mail, email solicitations, and phone.

Job Title: Membership Coordinator

Job Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Division/Department: Advancement/Development

Reports to: Director of Individual Giving

Works Closely with: Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Communications, Database Administrator, and Database Specialist

Oversees: N/A

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pulling data from Raiser’s Edge for monthly Membership renewals.
  • Facilitate all annual appeals for unrestricted support.
  • Serve as primary donor stewardship contact for membership inquiries.
  • Process new memberships and renewals, including the billing and collection of annual membership dues. 
  • Communicate membership information in person or via electronic, telephone, mail, or written correspondence to members and prospective members.
  • Coordinate communications to members for new, renewed, and lapsed memberships.
  • Create monthly reports regarding current membership status for the Advancement Team.
  • Maintain all information systems, files, and data related to member interests, including contact information in Raiser’s Edge database. 
  • Perform Raiser’s Edge queries, pull reports, and prepare lists to respond to member requests.
  • Maintain donor database records including electronic and hard files as well as various spreadsheets and logs.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of council membership supplies for all councils, including membership cards, stationary, published membership rosters, and brochures.
  • Coordinate membership recruitment events with the Advancement Events Team
  • Communicate requests and tasks that are outside of the normal course of correspondence/communication that may be generated by members to the Director of Individual Giving and Chief Advancement Officer
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities as assigned or needed.

Skills

  • Ability to interact tactfully with board members, volunteers, and membership.
  • Advanced computer skills, including data entry proficiency, and intermediate or above skills with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and donor management software (Raiser’s Edge preferred, but not required).
  • Thorough command of the English language, including the ability to write and proofread correspondence, brochures and other pertinent documents.
  • Strong verbal communication and customer service skills, over the phone and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to properly prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Palm Springs Art Museum mission, goals and programs, coupled with the ability to passionately communicate the information to constituents, members, and prospective donors.
  • Support museum Vision 20/20 Strategic Plan 2016-2020, and act as museum representative in a professional and ethical manner.

Qualifications

  • Committed to working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.
  • Discretion and good judgment in processing and maintaining confidential information.
  • Minimum of two years of paid experience performing similar duties and responsibilities in a nonprofit environment.
  • B/A degree is required.

Physical Requirements of the Position

The employee is regularly required to sit and walk. Ability to lift 20 pounds is necessary for moving material and equipment; ability to stoop and kneel is necessary for accessing files; and necessary vision/sight ability to read documents and computer monitors.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work overtime, evenings and/or week-ends on a regular or as-needed basis.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.

Application:

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.

Skills

  • 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.

Qualifications

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.

Application:

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 Museum operates three stores: Museum Drive, Architecture and Design Center (The Bradford Bates Vault Design Store), and a small retail facility at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.

The Store Operations Associate oversees day to day store operations such as scheduling, training and coordinating employees and volunteers.  Store Operations Associate must be a creative, self-motivated leader with a team based approach and strong attention to detail.

Job Title: Store Operations Associate

Job Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt 

Division/Department: Museum Stores

Reports to: Managing Director of Museum Stores

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Store Operations Associate (SOA) has a working knowledge of NCR Counterpoint POS system and is able to use this knowledge to train Museum Store staff and volunteers on basic procedures such as sales, credits, discounts and more advanced tasks of opening and closing. SOA is the “point person” for contact with Redrook/Counterpoint as well as any escalated customer service issues. SOA over sees the inventory flow and process.  From assisting with product choices, ordering, supervising receiving and associated invoice processing and guidance with merchandising.  In addition to coordinating annual inventory, SOA analyzes daily sell through and inventory reports and corrects any discrepancies.  SOA is responsible for making corrections and adjustments in Paylocity reports for the department.  SOA assists with any special sales events and opportunities as needed.

Skills

  • Excellent communications skills, written and oral
  • People skills with the ability to lead and motivate a team
  • The ability to work in high-pressure situations and “think on your feet”
  • Be able to read and analyze sales data and assist in Budget process
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivated with high level of confidence

Application:

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.