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 / Exempt

Division/Department: Collections & Exhibitions Department

Reports to: Director of Collections & Exhibitions

Works Closely with: Curators, Exhibition Services Manager, Art Preparators, Art Lenders and Donors, Development, Education, and Collections Management staff

Oversees: Interns and volunteers, and oversee art preparators during installations

Hiring salary: $62,500-$68,000

Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Collections & Exhibitions, responsible for managing the logistics of exhibitions and outgoing loans.
  • Lead cross-departmental teams related to assigned projects from planning to implementation and ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Assist in revision and compliance of related policies, procedures, and documentation.
  • Support the Collections Manager on collections-related projects as required.
  • Collaborate with internal departments, such as executive, curatorial, development, education, security, and facilities.
  • Ensure that the highest standards in the safe, professional handling of artworks are followed.
  • Maintain quality and accuracy of object documentation in the collections management system (TMS).
  • Maintain professional relationships within the field.

Major Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develop and coordinate registration logistics (crating, shipping, security during shipment, contract conservation, insurance, courier arrangements, and related scheduling) for art related to exhibitions.
  • Manage, schedule, and supervise all arrangements and contractors (shippers, packers, security agencies, contract conservators, customs, and insurance brokers) for exhibition loans on behalf of and between the museum, lenders, and borrowers.
  • Work with Exhibition Services Manager and Art Preparators to create installation schedules.
  • Oversee installation team in the receiving, packing/crating, unpacking/uncrating, handling, moving, storage, and installation of exhibition objects.
  • Communicate conservation, installation, and security requirements to internal staff.
  • Ensure lender requirements are met throughout by periodic examinations.
  • Discuss conservation needs with director of the department and curators.
  • Coordinate tours of PSAM travelling exhibitions including courier services, as needed.


  • Develop, revise, and update standard agreements, contracts, and other legal documents.
  • Create and maintain exhibitions and loans records in collections management system (TMS).
  • Review and determine documentation to be retained from closed exhibitions to create archive exhibition files.


  • Work closely with the director of the department and curators to manage outgoing loans with domestic and international museums, the City of Palm Springs, and other institutions like university campuses.
  • Track all active loans and loan requests. Participates in cross-departmental meetings to make thoughtful decisions about loan activity and contracts.
  • Draft and review lender correspondence, loan agreements, and renewal documentation.
  • Coordinate packing, shipping, security, insurance, and storage or display conditions for loans.
  • Create and maintain loan records in TMS. Maintains and organizes physical and digital loan files.

Other Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist the Collections Manager and on-call Librarian/Archivist on large acquisition, cataloging, inventory, and storage projects.
  • Arrange collection-related shipping: acquisitions, deaccessions, and other projects.


  • Train on-call, contract, intern, and volunteer personnel
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.


  • M.A. in art history or museum studies preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience in museum registration and exhibition coordination required.
  • Knowledge of exhibition development and management in a museum setting or project management methodologies.
  • Knowledge of professionally accepted collections management standards and procedures including art handling and movement.
  • Familiarity with shipping standards and sources.
  • Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft software applications (Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Experience in collections databases (TMS) a plus.


  • Excellent communication, organization, time management and project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, or independently, with high attention to detail, accuracy, and minimal guidance.
  • Must maintain confidentiality and be able to work effectively and simultaneously on multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.

Physical Requirements of the Position

  • Job requires physical dexterity to work long hours in the galleries as well as in the office, travel and occasional light lifting.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required; travel as courier, as needed.
  • Duties include use of personal vehicle to attend and facilitate move within three locations and out of area meetings or storage, and to conduct business errands as needed.


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.