Museum Association of Arizona


Job Listings

This page lists museum employment opportunities in Arizona only.    For information on museums jobs outside of the state visit these websites:

American Alliance of Museums

American Association for State and Local History

Western Museum Association

Global Museum

National Council on Public History


In the interests of transparency and equity in hiring MAA strongly encourages prospective employers to include a salary range in their job descriptions.

Job postings will remain on this site for two months, unless an earlier application deadline is provided by the employer.

Exhibit Specialist (Preparator)  (full or half-time)
Community Engagement Division, Arizona State Museum (Tucson AZ)

Works with ASM’s Head of Community Engagement, exhibit designers, graphic designers, curators, conservators, other ASM staff, and outside contractors to build, install and de-install exhibits; responsible for building exhibit components, making mounts, installing artifacts and art works, printing and mounting panels and labels, and preparing and maintaining exhibit galleries, public spaces, workspaces and equipment. Salary range is $17.00-$19.15 hour plus full University of Arizona benefits.  [0426]
Review begins: May 22, 2017

Operating Officer/Vice President of Administration and Finance 
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale AZ and Spring Green WI) 
Oversees the financial management including the preparation and compilation of the financial statements, state and federal tax filings and other corporation documents; compilation of the annual budget; organization and management of restricted funds and investments under the policy established by the Board of Trustees; and oversight of the annual financial audit.   Also responsible for Human Resources and IT functions of the Foundation, at both its Taliesin West (Scottsdale, AZ) and Taliesin (Spring Green, WI) campuses.   No salary range provided. [0426]

Executive Administrative Assistant
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale AZ)

Provides responsive, dependable administrative support to the CEO. The Executive Administrative Assistant maintains professionalism and confidentiality in working with the Board of Trustees and Foundation Staff and in handling Foundation business.  No salary range provided.  [0426]

Scottsdale Public Art (Scottsdale AZ)

Responsible for the direction and vision of Scottsdale Public Art.  No salary range provided. [0426]

Children’s Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities;l lead all day to day finance operations of a budget of $4 million and supervise a team of two staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, reporting, and payroll.  No salary range provided [0524]

Assistant Director  (Job #11948)
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve - Center for Archaeology and Society, Arizona State University (Phoenix AZ)
Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Museum and 47-acre Sonoran Desert preserve translating the intellectual content of CAS and the Preserve into public programs, events, and interpretive materials.   Also teach one graduate level museum studies course per academic year on the Tempe campus.    Salary range is $55,000-$62,000.   Anticipated start date in July 2017. [0531]
Deadline:  June 30, 2017

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park (Tubac AZ)
An innovative, experienced individual to further enhance the excellent reputation of the site. The Presidio will train a recent graduate with the right attitude and interpersonal skills. Salary range: $45,000 to $55,000 depending on experience. Up to three weeks’ vacation. For a full job description send an email to along with your resume. [0603]

Communications & Program Coordinator  
Western Museums Association (WMA)
Produce a range of communications, coordinate programs, and help plan/execute the Annual Meeting (conference).  Work remotely via telecommuting, requiring travel 2-3 times per year.   Send cover letter and resume to Jason B. Jones, WMA Executive Director, at  Salary: $35,000.    [0603]
Deadline: June 23, 2017

Associate Registrar
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Perform various registration and collection management functions assigned by the Registrar, including the proper handling, shipping, receiving, documentation, storage and preservation of works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection objects on loan.    No salary range provided. [0608]

Part-time Bookkeeper (10-15 hours per week)
Gilbert Historical Museum (Gilbert AZ)

Proficient in Nonprofit Quickbooks and non-profit related accounting pratices to deal with accounts receivable/payable, bank deposits/reconciliations, fund accounting, year-end records/audit documentation.  No salary range provided.  Send resume and cover letter to  and state Bookkeeper in subject line. [0608]

Membership Associate
The Amerind Foundation (Dragoon AZ)
Primary responsibility for managing all aspects of membership-related work and assisting in the administration of the work of the Executive Director and Deputy Director.   No salary range provided.  Complete online application at and  send letter ad resume to (preferred) with "Membership Associate" in the subject line or send a hard copy to the following address: The Amerind Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 400, Dragoon, AZ 85609 ATTN: Membership Associate. [0608]
Deadline: Review begins May 30, 2017

Museum Curator/Collections Manager
Cocopah Indian Tribe (Somerton AZ)

Under direct supervision of the Museum Director/Cultural Programs Coordinator, responsible for management and daily operations of the Museum's collections. Plans and implements Museum exhibitions.  Salary range:  $23,250 To $29,688.   Native American and current employee employment preference policies are applicable to all positions. [0608]
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Chief Financial Officer
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)

Leadership role in institution-wide strategic planning, creating an annual budget and overseeing production of timely and accurate monthly financial statements; responsible for ensuring that the Garden and Foundation comply fully with all not-for-profit GAAP, IRS and other governmental and professional financial standards and regulations; evaluate, analyze and report on entrepreneurial opportunities, and partner with the Executive Director and senior staff to successfully accomplish the mission of the Desert Botanical Garden;  oversee  the Garden's payroll functions for a staff of approximately 95 full-time employees, plus part-time/seasonal staff.  For the 2017-18 fiscal year, the CFO, teaming with the Director of IT and outside consultants, will lead in the implementation of newly selected general ledger and accounting system software.    No salary range provided. [0608]
Deadline:  June 14, 2017

Development Database and Operations Manager
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)
Responsible for data accuracy, integrity and security of all donor constituent records, and for maintaining and enhancing all Development databases; lead a development operations team of four, plus seasonal employees, and manage all aspects of prompt gift processing, member/donor database entry and maintenance, customer service, member/donor acknowledgements and fulfillment.   No salary range provided. [0616]

Museum Director
The Museum of Casa Grande (Casa Grande AZ)
Manages and participates in fundraising, marketing, development of strategic vision, collection development, general management, financial management and fostering volunteer/board/city relations. Salary range: $25,000-$40,000 DOE.   Send a letter of interest, resume, copy of college/graduate school transcripts and a list of three professional references with contact information by email to [0615]

Fine Arts Curator
Heard Museum (Phoenix AZ) 
Present American Indian art in ways that will inspire and resonate with contemporary audiences; responsible for long range exhibition planning with a special focus on the newly opened Piper Grand Gallery;  representing the Heard at regional and national conferences and professional gatherings is required; Other duties involve cultivating new audiences for American Indian art and supporters of the museum, maintaining and initiating sustainable partnerships with American Indian tribes, other related arts organizations and universities in the Southwest and beyond. Establishing common cause in the exploration of creative territory, including multi-sensory integration, is a key.   No salary range provided.  [0618]


To have a listing added to this page please e-mail the information  to   The listing should include a brief description of the position and a link to a full description on the organization's website.   Job listings will remain on the MAA Website for 60 days unless otherwise requested.

In the interests of transparency and equity in hiring MAA strongly encourages prospective employers to include a salary range in their job descriptions. 

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