PS International Film Festival 2019  

Palm Springs International Film Society has the following employment opportunities for the 2019 Film Festival season: Concierge Assistant, Transportation Manager, Inventory Controller-Special Events, Marketing Assistant, Production Assistant, Venue Manager. Click here to view job descriptions and apply.

Art Instructors

Create Center for the Arts in Palm Desert seeks Art Instructors. Contact savannah@createcenterforthearts.org for more information.

Digital Content Producer (Full Time)

Palm Springs Art Museum seeks a Digital Content Producer to be responsible for the museum’s digital output, including website content, website updates, and coordination of assets for website design and branding, as well as maintaining the organization’s social media presence, and organizing and supplementing graphic design and video projects.Send letter of interest and resume to: jobs@psmuseum.orgClick here to view job description and apply.

Curatorial Assistant (Full Time)

Palm Springs Art Museum  seeks a Curatorial Assistant to assist the Head of Curatorial and Curatorial team with research and writing for art-related projects, including acquisitions, exhibitions, collection artworks, and publications. This position facilitates visits from outside artists, curators, and scholars, including making travel arrangements and processing expenses. Send letter of interest and resume to: jobs@psmuseum.orgClick here to view job description and apply.

Ballet Instructor (part time)

Brilliant Dance Academy in Yucca Valley seeks a professional ballet teacher with proper credentials and referrals. Ideal applicant must be at least 18 years old and able to teach a variety of ages and levels. Part-time schedule, afternoons and evenings.  Interview includes teaching audition. Send resume and a short note explaining your interest to Lauren Callan at yourbrilliantdance@gmail.com.

3D Studio Art Instructor (part time)

College of the Desert seeks a part time 3D Studio Art Instructor. Classes could be at the Palm Desert campus or in Indio, Mecca/Thermal, or Palm Springs. Classes may be scheduled during the day, evening, or weekends. Qualifications: Master’s in fine arts, art, or art history or Bachelor’s in any of the above AND master’s in humanities OR the equivalent. Read job description and apply online here

Art Teacher (full time)

Imagine School Riverside in Coachella seeks an art teacher. Must have all of the following to apply: Single Subject teaching credential-Art Education, Letters of Recommendation, Resume, Copy of Credentials. Read the job description  on LinkedIn and apply online here.

Art Instructor (contract)

Paint Sip & Inspire seeks an experienced, fun-loving, and outgoing artist to instruct painting parties at our studio in Palm Desert and various public and private venues. This is a contract position. Send resume, samples of your paintings, and a short note explaining your interest in this position to Melanie Orr at melanie@paintsipandinspire.com.

Preparator/Art Handler (full time)

Heather James Fine Art seeks an experienced Preparator/Art Handler to join its Palm Desert gallery. This individual will support all activities relating to shipment of incoming and outgoing artworks, condition reports, insurance, database management, and other projects as directed. Read the job description  on LinkedIn and send resume to employment@heatherjames.com.

Preparator (Full Time)

Palm Springs Art Museum seeks a preparator to fabricate and install museum exhibits, under the direction of the Exhibition Designer/Installation Manager. Equivalent experience in installation and fabrication of museum exhibits will be considered. Qualification: B.A. in art, design or related field. Send letter of interest and resume to: jobs@psmuseum.org. Click here to view job description.

Fine Art Consultant (full time, part time, commission)

Dawson Cole Fine Art seeks an astute individual with experience in fine art sales or high-end luxury sales environment to join their team in Palm Desert.  The successful candidate will be polished and professional with excellent communication skills. Candidate must have a proven track record in sales.

Archaeologist (full time)

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians seeks a full-time Archaeologist. This position will review projects, research, write reports, and maintain records for historic preservation. The candidate must have 5-10 years of experience with a Master's degree in a related field. Click here to view job description and apply.

More jobs in the arts (nationwide)


Mural in Palm Desert

An ice cream shop in Palm Desert seeks an artist to create a mural. For more info, contact Rebecca Brukman at : RebeccaBrukman@gmail.com 562.243.4673

Old Town Artisan Studios

Old Town Artisan Studios is looking for 130 artists to donate a small, original work of art to benefit their outreach programs. Visit the website for eligibility and more information on 'Miniature Masterpieces'.

United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program

The U.S. Mint seeks professional artists to create United States coin and medal designs. Applications to join the U.S. Mint Artist Infusion Program will be accepted September 3, 208 through 12 p.m. Eastern Time on October 29, 2018. Visit the website for eligibility and application information.

Chalk Artists / Downtown Palm 

Destination PSP in downtown Palm Springs seeks artists to create high-quality works of chalk art on the sidewalk at the crossroads of Palm Canyon and Museum Way. Artists and installations will change monthly with themes related to city events, such as film, Pride, modernism, etc. Inquire at  Art@DestinationPSP.com

Raices Cultura

Raices Cultura invites artists to apply for its 13th Annual Dia de los Muertos event, November 3, 2018 in downtown Coachella. Stipends provided for up to 10 artists to create an interactive, artistic, and cultural altar. Visit website for application and details. Contact: art.muertos@raicesdelvalle.org.

Synergy Festival

Culturas Music & Arts in Coachella seeks artists and bands for the 7th Annual Synergy Festival, November 10, 2018. Visit the website for the registration form. Contact: Gabriela (Gabby) Armenta  760-625-2694 culturasmusicartscoachella@gmail.com.

Indian Wells Arts Festival 

A jury will select 200 artists for the 2019 Indian Wells Arts Festival. The primary jury deadline is October 22, 2018, and 60 places are held for the secondary jury deadline on January 7, 2019. Info: info@indianwellsartsfestival.com

Indio Senior Center

Indio Senior Center, which showcases different artists in solo exhibitions each month, seeks artists for consideration. Artists install between 12 and 18 pieces (depending on size) in all media. Contact Nancy Vance, community program administrator, at 760-391-4170 or nvance@indio.org.

Palm Desert Artist Registry

The City of Palm Desert welcomes artists to apply to the artist registry. Inquire to: Deborah S. Glickman, Management Analyst, Attn: Community Gallery, City of Palm Desert, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Information: 760-837-1664, dglickman@cityofpalmdesert.org

CaFÉ for Artists

Call for Entry, or CaFÉ™, a service of the Western States Arts Federation, is an online application and adjudication system for managing calls for entry. It's designed for artists and arts administrators.

The Art Deadlines List

Public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, everywhere. Click to search



Offers a residency for artists working across diverse media and the freedom to explore their practice in an open and welcoming framework. Read more

Epicenter Projects  

Invites artists to produce site-specific works alongside the San Andreas Fault Line. Read more

Joshua Tree Higlands Artist Residency  

Invites artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Read more

More artist residencies in North America


California Arts Council Grant Programs 

Applications are open for 15 of the agency's grant programs, with funding available for youth programs, creative projects, and operating support. Grants are intended to strengthen the capacity of organizations providing arts engagement to all of California’s residents, including students, veterans, communities of color, low-income and rural communities, system-engaged youth, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, and more. Visit the California Arts Council website to learn more, including program-specific details, dates, guidelines, and staff contacts.

The Complete Guide to 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities

Artwork Archive's blog entry links to specific grants as well as grant portals.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Pollock-Krasner grants enable artists to create work, purchase materials and pay for studio rent, as well as personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency. Requirements for consideration are the application form. Information