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.


Business Manager

Amerind Foundation (Dragoon AZ)

Bookkeeper and office manager.  Prepares the annual budget, manages accounts payable and receivable, oversees annual audit, runs payroll, oversees office management, and assists the executive and deputy directors. [0710]


Chef Assistant

Amerind Foundation (Dragoon AZ)

Assistant to the executive chef and house coordinator.   Some cooking experience required; able to work indoors and out; reliable transportation and an Arizona driver’s license. Criminal background check required. [0710]



Pueblo Grande Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for the supervision of all professional, paraprofessional, and maintenance staff, including the City Archaeologist and Museum Curator for the 100+ acre Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park..

Deadline: Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.  First review of applicants will be July 20, 2015.



Center of Southwest Studies Fort Lewis College (Durango CO)

Manages the daily operations of the Center;  implements and manages the Center’s budget.; aids in the promotion of the Center’s collections, historic preservation mission, and public programs. [0819]


Curator (Geology) (Job ID 18159)

Arizona Historical Society, Papago Park (Phoenix AZ)

Manage mineral collections and develop associated educational programming.   Requires flexibility with work hours and days;  Day trips and overnights stays within and outside of Maricopa County. [0820]


Mount maker/Preparator  

Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

In consultation with curators, designers, and conservation team members, designs and fabricates mounts for the display of musical instruments and related objects; Assists in the installation and de-installation of objects for exhibition and for various purposes; Designs and fabricates storage mounts. [0828]


Communications & Program Coordinator  

Western Museums Association (telecommuting)

Develop a range communications, manage programs, and help plan/execute the Annual Meeting (conference). This full-time position (40 hours per week) primarily works remotely (by telecommuting) and requires travel 3-4 times per year. Send letter and resume to Jason B. Jones, WMA Executive Director, at [0828]

Deadline: September 18, 2015 

Utah Historic Preservation Section Coordinator & Deputy SHPO (Job # 06096)
State of Utah, Department of Heritage and Arts (Salt Lake City UT)
Serve as a deputy SHPO (State Historic Preservation Officer) and as coordinator of Utah Division of State History's (UDSH) statewide historic preservation program. This program includes:1) federal and state historic preservation tax credits, 2) National Register of Historic Places, 3) surveying of historical and cultural resources (reconnaissance and intensive level), 4) Section 106 (Federal) and 404 (State) environmental/cultural reviews, 5) the National Park Service's CLG (Certified Local Government) grants program, 6) technical architectural/preservation assistance, and 7) other programs and assignments as given by UDSH's director/SHPO. This position supervises a team of full-time employees, and possibly temporary employees and interns. [0914]
Deadline: September 27, 2015

Reference Desk Coordinator

Sharlot Hall Museum (Prescott, AZ)

Manages the daily operations of the Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives Reference Desk under the direction of the Librarian-Archivist. Performs all clerical duties, supply orders, operates cash register, creates signage and materials; Manages basic updates and maintenance of computers and office equipment; Provides customer service to all patrons; Provides effective direction to volunteers, including assisting with the supervision and instruction of volunteers in archival standards and best practices; Assists with processing new accessions. Beginning part-time with possibility of full-time next year. Open until filled. [0920]


Director of Advancement

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Manage the 18-member Development and Marketing Division. Key responsibilities include leading the direction, planning, and execution of development and marketing initiatives to expand the Museum’s audience and maximize revenue in support of the Museum’s strategic plan. [0920]


Digital Assets Manager

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Oversee the Museum’s digital assets; develops and implements plans for cataloging and archiving digital assets in collections databases; use of digital collections in exhibitions and online; the management of born digital collections, including the creation, delivery, preservation and rights management of an archive of digital images representing the institution’s collections, programs, facilities, personnel and community partners. [0920]


Phoenix Airport Museum Manager (Job ID 15869)

Phoenix Airport Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for overseeing one of the largest airport museum programs in the United States. This position manages the public art program for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, one of the ten busiest airports in the nation, in addition to planning and directing the development of all of the Museum exhibition space in the Sky Harbor Rental Car Center and two general aviation airports. The Phoenix Airport Museum Manager is responsible for the preservation, care and display of approximately 600 works of art in the Phoenix Airport Museum permanent collection and supervises all professional City staff who create exhibitions and maintain the Phoenix Airport historical archives.   Only on-line applications will be accepted. [0921]


Chief Executive Officer

Tucson Museum Of Art And Historic Block (Tucson AZ)

Responsible for administering the policies set by the Board, maximizing and enhancing the resources of the Museum, managing its operations, and providing leadership for the Museum’s growth and development.[0921]


Chief Operating Officer

Western National Parks Association  (Tucson, AZ)

Reporting to the CEO and working in WNPA headquarters, the COO will oversee and integrate WNPA’s finance, technology, creative services, retail operations, education and outreach, purchasing, warehouse, and marketing functions.  [0926]


Head of External Relations

Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg AZ)

Responsible for attracting, welcoming, retaining, and increasing volunteers, visitors and customers from around the city, state, country, and world, through outreach to the media, the public, the area’s many communities, and government offices. He/she reports to the Executive Director and supervises two full-time and two part time staff.  [0926]


Visitor Services Assistant

Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg AZ)

Serve as a lead front line staff person for the Museum experience for visitors and volunteers. Represent the Museum in a professional and courteous way and handle all aspects of daily operations including opening and closing, cash handling, sales, admissions and providing educational information about the Museum and its programs to guests.  This is a part-time hourly position approximately 15-20 hours weekly with 1-2 weekends per month required. Starting at $9.00 per hour. [0926]


Education Assistant

Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg AZ)

Assist with implementation of Museum education programs, both in-house and outreach. Help carry out programs relating to art and history of the American West for visitors of all ages. Assist with docent training, programs and tours. Serve as a lead front line staff presence and work with volunteers on the floor in galleries, at Admissions, in Museum Stores. Help open and close the Museum. This is a part-time hourly position approximately 15-20 hours weekly with 1-2 weekends per month required. Starting at $9.00 per hour. [0926]


DIrector of Marketing and Communications

The Heard Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for developing an institutional marketing strategy that builds awareness of the Heard, while identifying and growing Museum audiences. Responsible for the development and implementation of overall marketing and communication strategies including, marketing, advertising, public relations, brand management, social media and internal communications.  [0930]


Director of Education and Outreach

Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale AZ)

Determine the path for educational programs and engagement in the arts curriculums and special events;  serves on Senior Management Team and works closely with the President and Board of Trustees. [0930]


Public Relations Specialist

Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale AZ)

Serves as primary media liaison for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), responsible for developing, distributing press releases, building and maintaining media relationships, working with the city, tourism and other avenues to promote the museum and its educational endeavors.  [0930]








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