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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

Under the direction of the Exhibition Designer/Installation Manager, fabricates and installs museum exhibits. Responsible for transporting, preparing, and installing/removing art objects; maintaining care of exhibitions; maintaining and/or producing didactic materials; and maintaining storage areas.

  • Participates in the safe transport of art objects to and from the exhibition space;
  • Assists in preparation of galleries and installation of pedestals, Plexiglas tops, platforms, walls, graphics, title walls, and exhibition labels;
  • Assists in the preparation of objects for exhibition, including: mounting, matting, and framing;
  • Assists in maintaining/producing didactic materials, including digital media, exhibition labels, informational graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage;
  • Inspects art exhibition areas to determine safety of objects; and performs necessary upkeep to ensure visitors’ continuing enjoyment of an exhibition, i.e. replaces lamps and labels, dusts, cleans Plexiglas, etc.;
  • Helps maintain safe, clean, and well-organized art vaults, receiving room, frame room, and prep area, and adequate supplies for packing, storing, and exhibition prep;
  • Assists Registrars by locating/returning objects to storage; conducting collection inventories; reporting changes/damage to artwork; and aiding with storage projects at three museum sites and several offsite storage facilities.

Qualifications: 

Team-oriented individual with BA in art, design, or related field. Equivalent experience in installation and fabrication of museum exhibits will be considered. Must be able to multi-task under multiple deadlines. Good working knowledge of installation methods (mounting, matting, framing) required; woodworking and/or metalworking skills a plus. Experience using heavy equipment, including scissor-lift, gantry, pallet jack, and table lift, required. Must have work experience driving a medium-size truck, safe driving record, able to lift 50 pounds, and available to work occasional overtime, night, and weekend shifts.

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 

 Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Admissions and Box Office Associate will work on the visitor experience team supporting the daily operation of the admissions desk and box office by answering phones, selling general admission tickets, providing basic information to guests, selling memberships, and theater ticketing and seating.

This position is also responsible for improving and enhancing the visitor experience, including audience engagement and research as well as customer-focused training of volunteers.

Division/Department: Visitor Experience

Job Classification: Full time or Part-Time

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Production Manager

Works closely with Visitor and Membership Services Manager, Production Manager, Council Administrators, Annenberg Theater Council, and Museum Ambassadors. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greets visitors in a professional manner, provides admission, event, museum and performance information in person and by phone.
  • Enters ticket sales, accepts payment, processes transactions, makes correct change and issues refunds.
  • Create, maintain, and modify assigned ticketed events in SRO4 system.
  • Prepare and present final settlement report for admissions and box office and ticked events, as needed.
  • Generate and distribute the daily ticket count report.
  • Responsible for daily cash balance and settlement at end of shift.
  • Keep box office and admissions area clean and clutter free.
  • Update signage and displays, as needed.
  • Ensure ADA compliant ticketing practices as well as keeping proper ADA compliant materials stocked in all locations.

Requirements

  • Strong computer skills including but not limited to, MS Office and the ability to learn other software. Knowledge of SRO4 or other ticketing software preferred. 
  • Available to work evening hours, weekends, and holidays. Requires regular and consistent attendance.
  • Strong verbal communication and customer service skills, over the phone and in person.
  • Background in cash-handling, reconciliation, and reporting.
  • Must stay current on all events and activities that are happening at Palm Springs Art Museum as well as membership, admission and satellite facilities.
  • 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.
  • 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 weekends, holidays, evenings, very late and early morning hours required.

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

Job Title: Accounts Payable Associate

Job Classification: Regular/Full-time/Non-Exempt

Division/Department: Finance

Reports to: Controller

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Accounts Payable

  • Reviews check requests, purchase orders, and reimbursements for proper documentation and approvals and coding. Inputs invoices and reconciles monthly credit card
  • Withholds FTB non-resident withholding, IRS foreign person withholding; prepare and file quarterly returns
  • Reviews and record expense request for appropriate sales/use tax, calculate and accrue when necessary
  • Prints checks according to schedule, assembles payment vouchers and arranges for review and signature, mails checks and files paperwork
  • Submits new vendor records to Staff Accountant with appropriate paperwork, including W-9s and contractor licenses, and approvals
  • Prepares information for preparation of the IRS Form 1099s, produces and distributes them
  • Maintains purchase orders, log, and numeric file. Reviews purchase orders for documentation, coding, and approvals


Under the supervision of the Controller, Accounts Payable Associate processes non-payroll disbursements including purchase order processing, check request processing, corporate credit card reconciliation and payment, processing weekly check runs, ad hoc check requests, and related data and file maintenance. Review all vouchers for appropriate documentation and coding. Handle tax reporting and payment of IRS 1096/1099, FTB 592/592-B, and Foreign National withholding.

Maintains Accounts Payables Procedures Handbook, answers staff questions on expenditures, performs analysis for CFO and Controller, assists the Finance Department during the yearly audit process and informational returns preparation. Undertakes other duties as assigned by CFO or Controller.

Skills and Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent.

At least seven years experience with computerized accounting and accounts payable software. Experience in non-profits a plus, experience in Blackbaud’s Financial Edge a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel. Ability to present financial information in a clear, understandable format. Ability to fill out government forms based on prior filings and new information.

Understands basic internal controls surrounding accounts payables. Critical thinking ability in order to analyze accounts payable processing.

Ability to sit for long hours reviewing paperwork, entering data, and proofing work, while adhering to a weekly schedule of disbursements.

Ability to work well with colleagues and to answer questions and/or follow up with additional information or explanation, especially with people who are not comfortable with financial issues.

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.