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. 

Science Education Coordinator – Informal Learning

Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ) 

Provides education programming for children (ages 18 mos.-18 yrs.) and families that promotes environmental literacy. Guides the overall operations of all informal science education programs (early childhood, homeschool, children and families, summer camp, and teens) in a manner that ensures excellence at all levels while achieving budgeted revenues and expenses.  Works collaboratively with the Children’s Education Team and other members of the department to achieve the department’s annual and long range goals within the mission of the Garden. [0712]

Archivist and Institutional Records Manager

Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff AZ)

Responsible for the access to, professional care, daily management, and maintenance of the Museum’s archives including its organization, preservation, and storage, and serves as the Institutional Records Manager. The Archivist refines, implements, and upholds archival policies and procedures with regard to processing, documenting and accessing archival collections. Until a Librarian is hired, serves Librarian role including aiding library patrons. As part of the team, supports Collections Departmental efforts.   To apply email a cover letter and resume to [0801]

Application review begins August 19

Programs and Grants Assistant

Arizona Humanities (Phoenix AZ)

Provides administrative support to Arizona Humanities on a day to day basis across departments, including support for the implementation of programs and events, grants and workshops, and general communications; responds to general inquiries from constituents, assists with scheduling, recordkeeping, filing, and marketing. [0801]


Utah Museum of Fine Arts (Salt Lake City UT)

Duties include, but are not limited to, the completion and orderly maintenance of forms, legal documents, computerized records, manual records, and their retrieval systems. Records and retrieval systems are associated with the acquisition, accessioning, deaccessioning, cataloguing, loan, packing, shipping, and insurance of museum owned and borrowed objects. [0804]

Management Assistant (20-25 hours/week)

Gilbert Museum (Gilbert AZ)

Administrative position, including assistance with special events and volunteer management.  Responsibilities include correspondence relating to memberships, contributions, in-kind donations, etc.; Maintain and update contact database; Create forms and spreadsheets; Assist with the Night at the Museum gala; Manage facility rentals including contracts, keys, setups, etc.; Supervise community service volunteers; Assist with volunteer management in all areas especially front desk volunteers; Manage photo collection and sales of photos; Maintain Facebook page; Order office supplies, manage office equipment.   To apply send an e-mail to and put Management Assistant in the subject line. [0817]

Director of Development

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Direct, plan, and execute all fundraising and development related activities; manage and lead the Development Department; work closely with the Deputy Director of Advancement in cultivating the Board of Trustees, Planned Giving, and Advancement Committee’s Development Sub-Committee. [0824]

Assistant to the Deputy Director, Advancement

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Provide a high level professional administrative support to the Deputy Director, Advancement (DDA) and project management support for board, donor, and prospect events. This position serves as development team point of contact, coordinating and communicating across department: membership, development, marketing, communication, information technology systems, and volunteer services, and also provides expert support for matters critical to the operations of Phoenix Art Museum’s Advancement related functions. [0824]

Teen Programs Coordinator

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Support Phoenix Art Museum’s pilot initiative to engage diverse teen (grades 6-12) audiences across the Valley. This position develops, coordinates, brands, and evaluates all Museum education programs for teen audiences while integrating the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and contemporary artists with programming as part of the education department team. [0824]

Membership Assistant

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Assist with the operational functions of the Membership department and provide a high level of customer service to Museum members, visitors, volunteers and staff.  [0824]

University Programs Specialist

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Develop, oversee, and evaluate Phoenix Art Museum’s programs and collaborations with university audiences locally and state-wide. This position coordinates the Museum’s internship program; develops and evaluates programs for university students and faculty; implements existing university programs, acts as the Museum’s liaison with local universities to establish innovative new partnerships; and integrates the Museum’s collection and exhibitions with programming as part of the education department team.  [0824]

 Support Groups Coordinator

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Coordinate, develop, and implement new guidelines and ongoing management of the Support Group program. The twelve (12) Support Groups representing more than 1,700 individual members are an important and highly valued constituency at the museum. This position will serve in a critical internal and external central liaison role to build volunteer relationships, and efficiently, accurately convey, and manage information. Major areas of focus will include, but not limited to, financial record keeping, event space and calendar coordination, communication liaison with curatorial, finance, marketing, visitor services, office of the Director, and the development departments.  [0824]

School Tour & Outreach Associate

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Provide administrative support, including planning, organizing, and reporting for School (K-12) Tour and Outreach educational programs for Phoenix Art Museum. [0824]

Museum Store Manager (part-time)

River of Time Museum (Fountain Hills AZ)

Responsible for day-to-day operations with a focus on retail sales. Manage the daily operations including inventory management, point of sales systems, record keeping, merchandise display and supervising volunteers. Resumes should be submitted by e-mail to Luke Bate at [0824]

Museum Volunteer Manager (part-time)

River of Time Museum (Fountain Hills AZ)

Responsible for day-to-day operations, with a focus on coordinating the museum’s volunteer resources and activities to meet the needs of the organization.  Resumes should be submitted by e-mail to Luke Bate at [0824]

Senior Curator (annual appointment)

University of Arizona Museum of Art (Tucson, AZ)

Leads the museum in creatively engaging diverse audiences, both on and off-campus with the museum’s collections and research through the development of exhibitions, programs, and materials, and in establishing and sustaining strategic partnerships. Has primary responsibility for administration and supervision of all staff and activities on the engagement team (in coordination with the Director), including planning and producing exhibits and programs, general supervision of design and development of exhibitions, and personnel management. In the context of multi-team efforts, ensures effective coordination among members of the engagement team and other UAMA teams. Pursues grants and other forms of external funding in support of the division’s work. [0825]

Review begins: September 15, 2016

Senior Program Assistant (Registrar)

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum (Mesa AZ) 

Assist with developing collection policy and supervising the care of artworks for the museum's permanent collection, and art works on loan for temporary exhibitions; assist with the management of acquisitions, the collection database, policies, storage, conservation, inventory, collection records and research files, coordinating artwork loans with artists, galleries, and other museums; and work with national shipping companies and brokers to coordinate delivery of art work. The work schedule is varied so evening and weekend work is included as part of the normal work schedule.  The salary ranges from $40,446.16 - $57,075.20.  To apply, go to the City of Mesa website: and click on “Jobs.”  Scroll down and click “I Agree.”  Look for the Senior Program Manager posting for Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.  The City of Mesa only accepts their on-line application and only for open positions.

Applications accepted September 2 through 9, 2016.


Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for preparing the museum’s collection of musical instruments and other objects for exhibition, conducting restoration as necessary, contributing, and assisting with activities related to the collection’s preventive care and installation of objects.  Treatments by the Conservator focus on the stability and appearance of the instruments for exhibition purposes.  Treatments are carried out in a visible laboratory that is an important part of the guest experience.  Procedures designed to improve playability or acoustic quality of select instruments will also be carried out by the Conservator or external consultants as appropriate. [0904]

Volunteer Coordinator

Arizona Museum of Natural History (Mesa AZ)

Responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing a large and comprehensive volunteer program or programs (200+ volunteers) including recruiting, selecting, training, and directly and indirectly supervising volunteers; overseeing and participating in the development of volunteer job descriptions and programs; developing policies and procedures.   Additionally, assist with community outreach, special events, marketing/social media, membership recruitment and related activities that support and have synergy with the volunteer program to heighten customer experiences and inspire more visitors, exposure and new revenues for the museum. ($47,520.21 - $66,081.60 Annually)n [0904]

Applications accepted September 2 through 15, 2016

Office Coordinator (part-time)

Arizona Citizens for the Arts (Phoenix AZ)

Provide support for daily administrative tasks as well as assist in coordinating event logistics. [0904]

Deadline: September 19, 2016

Director of Cultural Affairs

City of Las Vegas (Las Vegas NV)

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) operates, manages and programs three facilities (the West Las Vegas Arts Center, Historic Fifth Street School, and the Charleston Heights Arts Center). The OCA also manages and programs two amphitheaters, two mobile stages, and six gallery spaces, while working with an Arts Commission on public art projects and with the community on ongoing museum development. The OCA is comprised of four functional work groups (Production Services Unit addressing the technical needs of theatre offerings, outdoor events/amphitheaters, and Mayor/Council events; Visual Unit coordinating the city’s art galleries, art collection, and public art programs; Administrative Staff; and Arts Connection handling all activities associated with the OCA’s mobile stages). OCA resources include 32 employees and a $4.8 million budget. Annual Salary Range: up to $164,818

Application Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016


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.


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