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For more information:

Daniel Hogan
Manager of Volunteer Programs
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MSC Steering Committee
2018-2019 Season 


Ken Rashid

Vice Chair:
Linda Blank

Jack Delaney 


Area Coordinators

Annenberg Theater:
Alan McPhail


Architecture and Design Center
Linda Holden Clode

The Galen/Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden
Betsey Helie

Palm Springs Art Museum
Brad Bachtelle

Data Management / Communications:
John Ellis

Membership Intake:
Sallie Gilmore

Museum Administration:
Jill Quick

Museum Store:
Karen Broadway

Edie Groesbeck

Persimmon Bistro:
Steve Ross

Travis Ginnett

Special Events:
Christine Butler


Museum Service Council (MSC): Interested in joining us?

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!

MSC Activities
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 (Click HERE for recent trip description)

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

Click HERE to view, print and/or download the application. 

Upon completion of MSC Application, please either mail to:
Palm Springs Art Museum
PO Box 2310
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Attn: Daniel Hogan 
or scan completed application and email to Daniel Hogan at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Click HERE for the 2018-2019 MSC Meetings and Events Schedule

Click HERE for the Fall 2018 issue of Musings - The MSC Newsletter




Council Events (MSC)

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Palm Springs Art Museum
Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Palm Springs Art Museum
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum
Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Palm Springs Art Museum