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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 Summary

As part of the Fundraising and Development team, the Advancement and Database Coordinator is responsible for supporting the data processing and administrative functions of the Advancement Team.  This position is heavily relied upon for ensuring quality and responsiveness of the department as well as accurate record keeping and data entry.  

Job Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt

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 advancement requests.
  • Maintain donor database records including electronic and hard files as well as various spreadsheets and logs.
  • 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 of the Advancement Team
  • Coordinate and help produce virtual Membership Program content
  • Track event pledges and payments
  • Produce Invoices and gift reminders
  • Maintaining guest lists and all mailings for membership and fundraising events
  • Logistical support for events
  • Produce communications lists from the Raiser’s Edge database and Excel
  • Upload media and notes into RE to facilitate moves management for Individual Giving
  • Fundraising follow up for Advancement events  
  • Process gifts, commit batches, produce processing reports accurately and timely
  • Assist in maintaining constituent and gift records in good, current standing.
  • Assist with membership events, as needed.  Including occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ensure all processing timelines are adhered to in the production of gift entries, member card and package generation, and various acknowledgements.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets and perform word processing, including mail merge, as needed.
  • Maintain all office supplies and membership materials inventories.
  • Conduct all development mail projects.
  • Maintain development calendars, manage appointment invites, RSVP lists, etc.
  • Take minutes at departmental and advancement committee meetings.

Office Duties

  • Oversee reception desk volunteers
  • Ordering supplies
  • Copier and Mail Machine maintenance
  • Monthly counts sent to vendors
  • Mail distribution
  • Coffee/water service
  • Package shipments


  • 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
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is required.
  • Ability to properly prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and organization.


  • 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 or equivalent experience required.
  • Advanced computer skills, including data entry proficiency, and intermediate or above skills with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and donor management software (Raiser’s Edge 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.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter to: jobs@museum.org.  No phone calls please.

Palm Springs Art Museum is participating in the Association of Art Museum Directors Paid College Internship Program in 2021.

The Program

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) announced that it has selected 10 art museums, including the Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM), to host paid summer interns.

Palm Springs Art Museum will host its intern for 12 weeks from June to August 2021. The program is designed to provide opportunities in interns’ work and career development in different museum departments, as well as create a mentorship opportunity to support the student during their internship. It is also intended to bring new voices and ideas into the museum’s curatorial and education teams.

AAMD’s program is designed to engage college students from underrepresented backgrounds and to encourage and nurture their career opportunities in the art museum field—while providing the financial support necessary to make participation in an internship possible.

The intern will receive a stipend totaling of $6,300 (gross) for the 12 week period, paid bi-weekly, and will be encouraged to attend one professional development seminar hosted by American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

The Internship Position

The Internship main mentor will be Rochelle Steiner, Chief Curator & Director of Public Programs and Education, who leads curatorial, public programs, education, and docents; however, the intern will interact with various senior staff members.

The intern will work with both the curatorial or education teams, with projects developed specifically depending on the successful applicant’s interests and strengths. This match will be determined during the interview process. This internship will follow a hybrid structure of working virtually and physically (if possible) at the Palm Springs Art Museum. (We recognize the limitations that have been brought on by the pandemic.)

Who may apply?

The internship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in art history, arts education, museum studies, architectural studies, or other art-related fields. Familiarity with, and interest in modern and contemporary art, art of the West, and/or Native American art is strongly desired. Writing skills are important.

Palm Springs Art Museum welcomes applicants of all backgrounds and expressions, and strongly encourages individuals from historically underrepresented communities to apply for this internship. As PSAM is the largest cultural institution in the Coachella Valley, applicants who are residents of the Coachella Valley and greater Riverside County are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

The intern will be selected through an application and interview process (via zoom). You will be considered based on your interests and background in relation to projects relating to the museum’s collections and/or education programs.

Please submit the following

Brief letter (one page) stating why you are interested in the internship and why it would be of value to you.

  • Your resume
  • Writing sample
  • Your academic transcript
  • Names and contact information for two references

Applicants need not be a U.S. citizen.

A full time commitment of 12 weeks, 35 hours / week is required.

How to apply

Please submit application materials by email to curatorial@psmuseum.org.

Application deadline: May 13, 9am PT

Interview will be held via Zoom week of May 17. Following reference checks, a selection will be made by June 1.


The AAMD intern will receive an honorarium totaling $6,300 (gross) for the 12 week period, paid bi-weekly.

For more details on this AAMD internship opportunity, please contact Rochelle Steiner, at: rsteiner@psmuseum.org .

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.