HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – January 11, 2017
There was always something to do. You're learning something new everyday. Whether it be laws and policies pertaining to the state or the organization that you work for. The greatest thing about working in HR is that the employee is the customer. The hardest part is probably accounting if you are not a fan of math. There is a lot of information to retain so don't rush or beat yourself up about it.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – December 5, 2017
In this work environment there was lots of favoritism towards the end of my time here. I loved working with guest and sharing the knowledge I inquired about art. Getting all the exerciser I got was a plus from patrolling my galleries. I loved other departments, just not the one I was in. Something I did not like however is some days I didn't get a rest period throughout my whole shift or working 12hrs and only get a half hour lunch with no other breaks during the shift. Another thing I did not like was working and getting a lunch 5-6 hours after my shift started or getting my lunch 2 hours after my shift started.
Very interesting clientle and gorgeous surroundings.
Operations Manager/Sales (Current Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – November 13, 2015
This museum store is rated one of the best in the world because of the quality of the merchandise and the display of the merchandise. It is a pleasure to spend the day in this environment.
There is a daily meeting with the buyer/marketing manager to discuss the activities of the day and plan future events involving the store and the store staff and volunteers.
I have learned that working with volunteers offers many benefits because of the wide variety of backgrounds. Generally, the challenge working with volunteers is that they are not paid employees thus they are quite independent.
My co-workers could not be better. There is a very strong sense of dedication to each other, a willingness to help at all times. There is a strong work ethic yet a lightness in attitude.
Some red tape and a lot of politics. I understand from career museum people that this is pretty much the norm.
My position included supervision of all income producing areas of the museum
Director, Annenberg Theater (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – October 8, 2015
Not-for-profit organizations can present many challenges that are unique and sometimes more difficult than those found in the for-profit corporate world. As director of programming for a small theater in an art museum, I found the challenges exciting and fun.
Attendant/Featured artist (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – June 17, 2015
On a typical day at work I performed the duties of an attendant at the museum. I would answer questions and respond to inquiries. Management was great, everyone I worked with was very friendly and knowledgable about art. The hardest part of the job would probably be the hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I got to answer questions about my inspiration for my own featured art at the museum.
Membership Coordinator (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – May 27, 2014
A very high volume clerical job with the benefit of working for highly intelligent staffers in a very unique environment. I feel as though I have earned at least a portion of a Art History degree from being able to attend museum lectures and conversing with curators and managers.
The most difficult and most enjoyable parts of this job were blended together in maintaining membership levels while introducing new prospective members to the museum. It was always more fun then difficult.
Exposed to great contemporary art
Low wages and difficult to move up in the organization
In my job I was security for the Museum. The place was full of drama and the way things worked was terrible. During the season y could work anywhere from 12-19 hours and still have to work the next day. They have never heard about labor laws. You should care about the customer no matter what, but to do extravagant things for people who gave money to the museum was ridiculous. You would have to cater for the dumbest things. They also do not have enough people to work there. There would be weekends to where no one would get a break and even not have a lunch at times. They need to care about their employees welfare.