Ballet Instructor (part time)

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

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.

Community Outreach Representative (part time)

Coachella Valley History Museum seeks a part-time Community Outreach RepresentativeClick here to see full description. Guest Services Coordinator (part time)

Coachella Valley History Museum seeks a part-time Guest Services Coordinator. Click here to see full description. 

Chief Advancement Officer

Palm Springs Art Museum seeks a Chief Advancement Officer to lead a team and all aspects of fundraising for unrestricted annual support as well as programmatic, exhibition, capital, and endowment funds. The primary focus of this role will be to create, lead, and implement an aggressive plan to increase contributed support. Depending on the successful candidate’s profile, the position may also oversee communications, marketing and design, and audience engagement activities. Contact Kirk McDonald by e-mail or call 212-697-5000 x 103

Social Media & Creative Services Production Manager (full time)

Idyllwild Arts Academy is looking for a Social Media & Creative Services Production Manager. An integral part of the marketing team, the role of Social Media manager requires photography, videography and writing skills. The role of Production Manager requires organization, project tracking, diplomacy, and persuasion skills. Candidates should be fluent in current technologies and up-to-date on best practices in digital communications/social media. Candidates should be comfortable in a rigorous and fast-paced environment that requires collaboration, creativity, flexibility and adaptability, working with a range of departments. Click here to view Employment page.

Assistant Registrar/TMS Database Manager 

Palm Springs Art Museum seeks an experienced registrar to assist with the management, storage, and preservation of the museum’s permanent, special and reserve collections. Qualification: B.A. in art history or related discipline and at least three years of museum registration and collections management experience. Send letter of interest and resume to: Director of Human Resources, Palm Springs Art Museum, PO Box 2310, Palm Springs, CA 92263. Or email to: jobs@psmuseum.org. Click here to view job description and apply.

Managing Director (Full Time)

Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater seeks a Managing Director. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in theater operations or equivalent, with knowledge of production equipment and procedures, box office systems and protocols, and front of house operations. Excellent written, verbal, and customer relations skills and facility with contracts and budgets required. Send letter of interest to Search Committee, email to: jobs@psmuseum.orgClick here to view job description and apply.

Museum Manager (full time)

Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is seeking an innovative and customer focused Museum Manager for La Quinta Museum. The Museum Manager is responsible for administration, management, and operation of La Quinta Museum. Click here to view job description and apply.

Exhibitions Manager (full time)

UC Riverside seeks a full-time Exhibitions Manager for ARTSblock. Reporting to the Senior Curator at the California Museum of Photography, and working collaboratively with all ARTSblock curators, exhibition design team, and the Director of Museum Education & Outreach, the Exhibition Manager will conceptualize, develop, research, and organize small-scale exhibitions.  Click here to view job description and apply.

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.

Art Instructor (part time)

Chartpak Inc., an art supply manufacturer and parent company of the Grumbacher brand, seeks workshop instructors for the Grumbacher art program taught at Michaels stores in Palm Springs. The job requires instruction of step-by-step realistic acrylic painting, watercolor and/or drawing classes. Certification is required.  Click here to apply on company site.

Tour Guide (part time)

The Tour Guide is a part-time seasonal non-exempt position responsible for advancing the educational mission of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. Sunnylands Center & Gardens seeks college students and recent graduates to hire as part-time Tour Guides to provide a welcoming provide a welcoming experience at Sunnylands' historic house and grounds through guided tours. Click here to view requirements, description and apply.

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.

Fine Art Sales Consultants (full time)

Heather James Fine Art seeks dynamic, bright, and committed fine art sales consultants to join its team in Palm Desert. The ideal candidates are highly motivated, able to build a book of business, skilled in sales, knowledgeable, and passionate about fine art and art history.  Candidates for consideration must be resilient, meticulous, demonstrate stamina, coachable, and have a strong record of previous performance. Email resume and cover letter to employment@heatherjames.com.

Marketing Manager (full time)

Heather James Fine Art is seeking a bright, meticulous, data minded, and committed Marketing Manager with excellent critical thinking skills to join its team in Palm Desert. The ideal candidate is analytical and highly creative, has excellent written communication and copywriting skills, possesses a knowledge of the art market and art history, can translate complex data into actionable and profitable marketing plans, and understands the sales process in a luxury retail setting. Some weekends and evenings required. Email resume and cover letter to employment@heatherjames.com.Audio Visual Manager of Event Operations (full time)

Encore, a Freeman company, is searching for a talented, customer focused Audio Visual Manager of Event Operations who will give internal and external clients the best service in the industry. The position is responsible for assisting the director with the overall management of the property with an emphasis on event execution. Click here to view job description and apply.

Graphic Designer (full time)

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino seeks a Graphic Designer. Individual will assist the graphic designer manager in design and development of direct mail places, internal signage, social media and web assets for all departments of  the casino and tribal government. Click here to view job description and apply.

More jobs in the arts (nationwide)


Chalk Artists / Downtown Palm Springs 

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

Surface Design Association
Annual International Exhibition in Print 

This year’s theme, Family Matters, invites artists to submit work that engages the idea of family. Surface Design Journal welcomes work in traditional 2D and 3D forms, as well as work that challenges and expands the contemporary definitions of textile/fiber-based art and design: digital art (design/animation), time-based arts (sound/video), performance art, conceptual art, land art, installation art, book arts, paper, basketry, textile design, wearables, fashion design, interior design, product de- sign, and craft-as-social-practice. Deadline is August 25. Information

Auditions – California Desert Chorale

California Desert Chorale  is searching for serious, dedicated singers who are invigorated to be a part of this growing ensemble. Auditions will be held Monday, August 27, at 7 p.m, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Palm Desert. For more information and to make an audition appointment, call 760-346-4933. Click here for preparation information and audition requirements.

Sea Change – The Politics of Plastic 2050

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery in Cathedral City seeks visual artists whose work explores the effects of plastic pollution in our seas and oceans for the September 2018 exhibition Sea Change – The Politics of Plastic. Artwork must contain plastic waste. Submittals of interest from artists and architects are due August 31, 2018. Contact Karen Riley at karen@scrapgallery.org.

Raices Cultura

Raices Cultura invites artists to apply for their 13th Annual Dia de los Muertos event, November 3, 2018 in downtown Coachella. Stipends will be provided for up to 10 artists to create an interactive, unique artistic and cultural altar. Visit the website for application and details. For questions please 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. For questions and more information contact: Gabriela (Gabby) Armenta  760-625-2694 culturasmusicartscoachella@gmail.com.

The Coachella Review

The Coachella Review  is now accepting submissions for their Winter 2018 Issue. Writers may submit original work of poetry, fiction, nonfiction,  plays or screen plays. For more information or to submit your work, please visit the Submission Guidelines

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


Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs

Arts Tank GPS welcomes applications for new, unique, innovative, and publicly accessible arts-based initiatives that stimulate cultural tourism, address a concern of a particular community, and engage a broad cross-section of residents and visitors in the Coachella Valley. Click here for information and the online application.


The City of Indian Wells is now accepting Grants-In-Aid applications for 2018/2019. This community funding is available to non-profits that must provide a program or service benefiting the Coachella Valley community. Guidelines can be found here.

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