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Join the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation team!

Every Art Center staff and volunteer knows and understands their roles in upholding the mission, values, and vision. We operate with the highest level of professionalism on behalf of  the Palo Alto Art Center, the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, and the City of Palo Alto, with whom we share a long-term commitment to serve residents of and visitors to our diverse City.

The Art Center and Foundation staff work toward a vision in which art is embedded in the community, a part of everyday life.

Our values:

  • Art is essential for individual and community vitality.
  • Seeing and making art is transformative.
  • Respect for one another builds greater understanding, stronger relationships, and community.
  • Creativity and innovation inform our public offerings, thinking, and work as an organization.
  • Collaborative partnerships and practices are essential for fostering a more interrelated, vibrant City.


Our tenets of organizational culture:

  • Inclusive
  • Respectful
  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
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