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

For information on positions in the Arizona non-profit section visit

Arizona State University Lodestar Center Non-Profit Career and Job Opportunities


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


Museum Registrar

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona (Tucson AZ)    

Supervises the accessioning, cataloging, and collections management processes for the CCP's fine print collection including data entry in TMS; Manages all loans in support of in-house exhibitions and requests from borrowing institutions. This includes creating loan files, receipts, certificates of insurance, managing lender/borrower correspondence and loan agreements, and the arrangement of packing, shipping, couriers, and installation of outgoing loans; Assists the Director and Associate Director with risk management, contracts, and copyright; Supervises the Assistant Registrar for Acquisitions and Cataloging, the Assistant Registrar of the Richard Avedon Archive, students, and interns.  [0203]


Art Specialist – Art Collections Manager

City of Phoenix, Department of Office of Arts and Culture (Phoenix AZ)    

Oversees maintenance of the city’s extensive collection of infrastructure-based public art and tracks the more than 1,000 portable works in the city’s historic Municipal Art Collection. The Arts Collection Manager is also responsible for responding to public calls to repair artworks in neighborhoods citywide; developing community programs and partnerships to increase long-term public involvement in the care of public art; conducting ongoing field assessments of, and reports on, the conditions and needs of completed projects; coordinating with other city departments the maintenance and restoration of artworks; developing and implementing long-range plans and budgets for maintenance and conservation; developing, managing, and updating the database tracking works in the collection; and responding to requests for and coordinating the display of artworks in City Hall and more than 20 other publicly accessible city facilities. [0215]

First Review: February 23, 2015


Museum Director/Cultural Programs Coordinator

Cocopah Museum (Somerton AZ)    

Provides overall coordination and supervision of daily activities within the Museum, Cultural Center and Heritage Park programs.  Develops and administers special project proposals.  Coordinates and supervises cultural preservation projects. Coordinates the monthly Elders Cultural Council meetings. Collects, preserves, and analyzes material and documents important to the history of the Cocopah Tribe. Coordinate and implement the annual Cocopah Cultural Celebration Day events. [0218]


Garden Educator  

Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)    

Promote the Garden’s initiative in environmental education by leading, teaching and interacting with children and adults participating in the following programs: Sonoran Desert Adventure (grades K-4), private tours, and festivals. Additional duties and responsibilities requiring a specific skill set may be available throughout the season. [0218]


Social Event Sales Coordinator

Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)    

Responsibilities include marketing and selling Garden venues to meet sales goals; providing the utmost level of customer service; conducting event walk throughs; coordinating rehearsals and “day of” operations; performing weekly administrative duties; approving internal bookings; event budgeting; assisting with event marketing; coordinating affiliated organization meetings and events; networking; and providing support to other members of the Event Services team.  [0218]



Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix AZ)    

Playologists are stationed on the museum floor to ensure a safe and positive experience for children and their caregivers. This includes responding to visitor’s inquiries, following and enforcing all policies and procedures and promoting a museum environment that is experiential, participatory and interactive. Shifts, ranging from 20 to 28 hours per week, occur during weekday mornings and afternoons, weekends, and holidays. All Playologists are required to work at least one weekend day each week, our monthly Target Free First Friday evenings, as well as our extended member nights. [0218]


Camp Counselor

Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix AZ)    

Responsible for creating a positive and meaningful camp experience for children 5-8 years of age. Counselors will plan, teach, coordinate, and implement age-appropriate, theme-based activities that promote positive growth for campers. Additional duties include curriculum development and large group facilitation. [0218]


Programs and Grants Manager  

Arizona Humanities (Phoenix AZ)

Administer cultural grants and develop and implement humanities programs that explore and interpret the human experience, enhance cultural literacy, and engage critical dialogue; responsible for grants administration and program development and implementation including reporting, record-keeping, database management, fundraising and compliance, and also conducting workshops and providing support and outreach to grant applicants. The Programs/Grants Manager is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, internal grant writing and fundraising; and representing Arizona Humanities to the public and funders. [0218]


Director of Communications

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale AZ)

Develop and implement strategy for the Foundation’s values-based message (organizational voice), and ensures its consistency and relevancy in all outreach and media;  develop comprehensive and creative public relations strategies and coordinating exceptional data management and cross-department cooperation to accomplish the challenging national outreach goals of the Foundation, which encompasses Taliesin, Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and sometimes includes Taliesin Preservation, Inc., Taliesin Fellows alumni, and Frank Lloyd Wright associate sites. [0218]


Marketing Manager

Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix AZ)  

Assist in the development of strategic marketing plans and budgets; Responsible for implementation of all marketing plans; Draft and distribute media releases, news related articles, and articles promoting the Museum, and cultivate and maintain  working relationships with local media.  [0218]


Human Resources Manager      

Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for the administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs; originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented; high performance culture based on the mission of the Museum. This position also carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: payroll, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment. [0218]    


Executive Director

Patronato San Xavier (Tucson AZ)    

Responsible for the management and organizational leadership of the Patronato, which is composed of an active board of Southern Arizonans dedicated to protecting and conserving this architectural, historic and cultural icon of the Pimería Alta.  [0319]


Facilities Manager

Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg AZ)

Responsible for the management and protection of museum property, including land, buildings and equipment. He/she directs, coordinates and carries out activities concerned with the planning, operation, repair, maintenance, and housekeeping, of facilities, exhibitions and grounds to minimize interruption and improve efficiency.[0326]

Deadline: April 17, 2015


Development and Membership Associate    

Tucson Museum of Art  (Tucson AZ)

Responsible for all facets of the museum’s Membership Program including management the Raiser’s Edge database and records of contributions and membership; preparation of mailings, processing, tracking and acknowledgement of contributions and memberships received; and maintenance of Raiser’s Edge data files for other departments. [0327]    

































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