Museum Service Council

The Museum Service Council is the volunteer corps which enthusiastically helps to facilitate a broad range of educational activities, inspiring events, and essential services.

We are committed to advancing new museum-wide strategic initiatives that update the visitor experience and connect our audience to art and culture at Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center/Edwards Harris Pavilion, and The Galen/ Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.

Join us for an enriching and fulfilling volunteer experience. Share your passion for art and culture. Share a dose of desert hospitality with visitors. Volunteer!

For more information:

Daniel Hogan
Manager of Volunteer Programs

Council membership offers countless opportunities to have fun, actively participate, and:

  • Welcome visitors and help ensure that each has a memorable museum experience
  • Enjoy interacting with visitors during FREE 2nd Sundays, Art for All Ages, and community days
  • Usher at Annenberg Theater for live performances, art lectures, and public events
  • Help visitors at our fabulous Museum Store and The Vault Design Store
  • Greet and serve visitors in Persimmon Bistro
  • Join the Landscape Crew to tend the Meyerman and Elrod Sculpture Gardens
  • Assist visitors at special events such as Meet the Museum, Day of the Dead, Art Party, Earth Day, donor dinners, museum receptions, and annual gala
  • Provide support services to Museum Administration at reception desk, for special projects and mass mailings, and more
  • Delight in diverse educational experiences that incorporate informative lectures, docent tours, and enrichment trips
  • Celebrate camaraderie and cuisine with Council members

MSC Annual Membership Benefits

  • Five general meetings with captivating art lectures
  • Timely MSC Musings e-newsletters
  • Three enrichment trips 
  • Spring recognition luncheon for volunteers
  • “Get in the spirit” Holiday reception

Easy Steps to Becoming an MSC Volunteer

  1. Become a member of Palm Springs Art Museum
  2. Submit MSC volunteer application
  3. Complete membership interview and museum orientation
  4. Receive your identification badge

MSC Volunteer Application

Upcoming MSC Events

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2018/2019 MSC Steering Committee


Ken Rashid

Vice Chair
Linda Blank

Jack Delaney 

Area Coordinators

Annenberg Theater
Alan McPhail

Architecture and Design Center Ambassador
Linda Holden Clode

The Galen/Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden Ambassador
Betsey Helie

Palm Springs Art Museum Ambassador
Brad Bachtelle

Data Management / Communications:
John Ellis

Membership Intake:
Rosanne Knoepfle

Museum Administration:
Jill Quick

Museum Store:
Karen Broadway

Edie Groesbeck

Persimmon Bistro:
Steve Ross

Travis Ginnett

Special Events:
Christine Butler