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.

Choreographer (Contract)

Green Room Theatre Conservatory, the Coachella Valley’s most rigorous and comprehensive summer theatre program, seeks a dynamic, experienced choreographer for its ninth successful summer musical at the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino. Stipend is competitive. Position requires Musical theatre choreography experience, some teaching experience, and ability to work with highly motivated elementary students and teens. Click here to view job description and apply.

Summer Conservatory Teacher (Contract)

Green Room Theatre Conservatory, the Coachella Valley’s most rigorous and comprehensive summer theatre program, seeks a dynamic, early-career teacher for its ninth successful summer program at the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino. Stipend commensurate with teaching and theatre experience. Position requires performing arts experience plus some teaching experience; a teaching credential highly desirable. Prepared to work with highly motivated elementary students and teens. Click here to view job description and apply.

Museum Assistant (part time)

Town of Yucca Valley seeks a part time Museum Assistant to perform a wide-variety of duties related to Museum operations, customer service, and educational programs that support the Museum's mission.  This position must communicate well with all visitors and colleagues. This position requires working regularly on Saturdays. Interested candidates must complete a Town application and submit by June 28, 2018. Applications can be obtained by going on the Town's website, www.yucca-valley.org or by visiting Town Hall located at 57090 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. Click 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 the La Quinta Museum in La Quinta, California. The Museum Manager will be responsible for effective administration, management, and operation of the La Quinta Museum. College degree in Museum Studies, Arts, History, or related field required. Three years of supervisor experience is preferred. 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.

Development Services Coordinator (full time)

Idyllwild Arts Foundation is looking for a Development Services Coordinator to manage all development services functions of the development office. The mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation is changing lives through the transformative power of art. The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world. This position also supports the development office staff as needed, including areas of annual giving, special events, parent and alumni relations, major gifts, and grants.  Interested candidates should send a CV/Resume (PDF or Word doc format, only) and a letter of interest addressing their skills, abilities and experiences relevant to this opening. Deadline for submittal June 30, 2018 Email to: employment@idyllwildarts.org. Click here to view job description and apply.

Events Manager (full time)

Palm Springs Life Magazine's growing Events division in Palm Springs is looking for an energetic, sharp and savvy Events ManagerThe right candidate will be a focused leader able to work and motivate others effectively in a high-pressure, dynamic environment. Position requires ability to plan, coordinate and execute events, including marketing, sponsorship, budgeting and operations with a keen eye for improving bottom-line performance. 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, is seeking 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 is looking for college students or recent college graduates to hire as part-time Tour Guides to provide a welcoming provide a welcoming experience at the Center & Gardens, 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.

Exhibit Curator (full time)

The Living Desert seeks an Exhibit Curator to coordinate with teams and lead a visitor-centered approach to design, fabrication, and public spaces. Coursework in exhibition design, architecture, or closely related curriculum, as well as five years applicable experience is highly desired. Submit resume and three professional references to HR@LivingDesert.org

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.

Makerspace Technicians (part time)

The Library System & Services in La Quinta is seeking two part-time Makerspace Technicians and is now accepting applications. The individuals, at 25 hours per week, will ensure quality and accuracy of their work in order to train on use and maintain equipment. Must have basic knowledge of design software, 3D printing and scanning, and have basic knowledge of computer troubleshooting. Click here to view job description and apply.

Executive Director (full time)

The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is accepting applications for Executive Director. The individual is responsible for the overall administration and management of the museum, including service programs, fundraising, and business operations.  Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, annual fundraising and marketing activities, and public relations. Click here to view job description and apply.

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 be responsible for assisting 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.

Communications Manager (full time)

Building Healthy Communities Coachella Valley seeks a full time Communications Manager to plan and manage a communications strategy for the BHC CV Initiative. Click here to view job description and apply. Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Silvia Paz at spaz@bhccoachellavalley.org

Community Programs Coordinator (full time)

Kounkuey Design Initiative is currently seeking a Community Programs Coordinator who is passionate about community-driven design and development, to support the organization’s continued work in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Click here to view job description and apply. Send electronic copy of cover letter, résumé, and three (3) references to:  LAJobs@kounkuey.org

Dance Instructor, (part time)

College of the Desert seeks an adjunct Dance Instructor. Classes could be at the Palm Desert Campus or one of our sites in Indio, Mecca/Thermal, Desert Hot Springs, and/or Palm Springs.  Click here to view job description and apply.

Editor, Writer, Designer (part time)

Coachella Magazine, which celebrates the art and culture of Coachella Valley and beyond, has part-time openings for a copy editor, graphic designer, and writer. Send cover letter, resume, and work samples to info@coachellamagazine.com

More jobs in the arts (nationwide)


Gen Z at La Quinta Museum 

La Quinta Museum seeks submissions from artists ages 15 to 25 for its upcoming exhibition, GEN Z: This is Me. Deadline to register to participate is July 15, 2018. Click here for information and to register. E-mail questions to laquintamuseum@gmail.com.

Hi Desert Fringe Festival

The Hi Desert Fringe Festival, set for August 24-26, in Joshua Tree, seeks one-acts, comedy, storytelling, puppets, improv, spoken word, one-woman or one-man shows, musical theatre, mime, sketch groups, dance. Deadline to submit is June 20, 2018. For more information and to submit online, visit the website.  

Online Photography Competition/Exhibition

Fusion Art invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes for an online group photography exhibition juried by Stephen Baumbach. Visit the website or call Valerie Hoffman at 310-923-2218.

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

Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition

Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts invites artists to apply to participate in the 6th Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, September 1-30, 2018. The juried exhibition will be held at the 29 Palms Art Gallery at the Oasis of Mara and is open to various medias. Arts must be 18 and over. Deadline to submit is June 25, 2018. Information

December 2 Memorial 

The December 2 Memorial Committee invites artists, designers and architects locally and internationally to submit their ideas to create the December 2 Memorial project, to be located on the east side of the San Bernardino County Government Center campus.  The Board of Supervisors retained Community Arts Inc. to assist the committee by issuing an invitational call for submittals to artists, designers, architects and creative teams. Submittals of interest from artists and architects are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018. More information about the invitational call can be viewed here.

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

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.

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

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

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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 Complete Guide to 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities

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

Aaron Siskind Foundation

The foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 Individual Photographer's Fellowships program. The annual program awards a limited number of fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each to artists working in photography and photo-based art. Read more

Harpo Foundation

The foundation, which supports under-recognized artists and encourages new modes of thinking about art, is accepting applications for its annual Grants for Visual Artists program. Read more