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Job Posting: Curatorial Council Coordinators

Palm Springs Art Museum has made a commitment to several art disciplines and has formed Councils for each to assist it in identifying and cultivating local, regional, and national collectors and donors to support the Museum’s exhibitions and collections programs. To achieve these goals, the Councils provide educational, social, and fundraising activities for their members and the larger community.

The Museum seeks Curatorial Council Coordinators for its Contemporary Art Council and the Western Art Council. Reporting to appropriate Curators, Coordinators work with Curatorial, Development, Membership, and Special Events departments, as well as Council Chairs and Boards to solicit, service and renew Council members, plan and execute social and fundraising events, educational programs, and art tours. In addition, Coordinators manage Council finances, arrange Council Board meetings, write articles and compile photos for Council and Museum publications and website, and manage design, production and distribution of Council invitations and publications. Coordinators will also assist Curators in researching, planning, and installing exhibitions, planning related education and public programs, and researching current and proposed works in the permanent collection.

Candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field, knowledge of Microsoft Office and databases, ability to work independently and collaboratively. Strong writing and speaking skills are necessary.

Please send letter of interest and resume to:

Director of Human Resources

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Palm Springs Art Museum

PO Box 2310

Palm Springs, CA 92263

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Palm Springs Art Museum, which includes the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden, and the Architecture + Design Center is recruiting friendly, enthusiastic Docent Council volunteers to lead school tours for students grades K-12, and facilitate experiences looking at art for adults and multi-generational audiences.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a lifelong learner and wants to encourage the same in others;
  • Is open to learning about a variety of types of art as well as strategies for connecting people with art; 
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including the use of email and a web-based scheduling program for communication with museum staff;
  • Is eager to work as part of a dynamic team of staff and volunteers;
  • Possesses excellent customer services skills and a strong desire to serve their community.


  • Opportunity to share a world-class museum collection and temporary exhibitons with the public;
  • Invitation to member- and docent-only events;
  • Training in museum best practices, public speaking, art history;
  • Enrichment opportunities including trips to area museums;
  • Opportunity to meet other art and education enthusiasts.

Docent Council members are also annual members of the museum.

Prospective docents must commit to a mandatory orientation week: October 17-21, 2016, monthly training meetings, and a two to four hour per week commitment to touring museum visitors.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate willingness to work across a variety of site and audiences.


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Thank you for registering to attend the April 8, 2016 Meet the Museum event. Please fill out this form to complete your transaction. –Tickets will not be issued; instead your name(s) will be on the guest list at check in the night of the event. Membership is not included in options on this page. If you need to renew your membership and would like to purchase a ticket, please click here

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