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 Exhibitions Technician (Grant Funded)

City of Mesa (Mesa AZ)

Handles artwork, fabricates, repairs, maintains and installs displays, graphics, cases, stands, fixtures and accessories, and performs in-process design for permanent, changing, and traveling exhibits.  Some assignments may include focus on traveling exhibitions and will assist with installing and de-installing temporary exhibitions at cultural institutions nationwide. [0602]

Business Manager (32-40 hours/week)

Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg AZ)

Supports and tracks the business, financial and HR functions of the Museum, a not-for-profit institution with a $1.6 million operating budget and related investment and endowment funds. His/her primary duties include bookkeeping and HR management, and providing business support on a broad spectrum of duties. Responsible for reporting functions and financial services including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash management/reconciliations, investment balance reports and maintaining associated financial records and files. [0613]

Curator for Europe

Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Augment and strengthen the European music collection; Manage the Mechanical Music gallery; Identify potential sources for long-term loans and donations of musical instruments; write label copy, contribute to catalogs on the collection, and produce articles and other publications; Build relationships and partnerships with scholars, collectors, other museum curators, and other organizations. [0618]

Corporate and Major Gifts Officer

Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for identifying, cultivating and securing major gifts from individuals and corporations. [0618]

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]

Night Camp Supervisor

Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (Phoenix AZ)

Designs and schedules age-appropriate curriculum for Night Camp Programs, as well as supervises and trains instructor staff for Night Camps, birthday party Animal Discoveries, and special Zoo and education events.  This position is responsible for efficient and effective logistical operations of these programs.

Deadline: August 30, 2016

Assistant Supervisor, Camps

Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (Phoenix AZ)

Assist the Night Camp and Family Programs Supervisors with managing the day to day operations of Night Camp, Camp Zoo, birthday party Animal Discovery programs, and special Zoo and education events. Additionally, assists with scheduling, orientation and training, ensuring exceptional standards of guest service and efficient program logistics, and motivating and evaluating staff.

Deadline: August 30, 2016

Corporate/Social Event Planner

Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for sales and event coordination of corporate and social events for all available indoor and outdoor venues at the Phoenix Zoo, and providing exceptional guest service through all stages of events.

Deadline: August 26, 2016

Event Host/Hostess

Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (Phoenix AZ)

Carries out all of the daily aspects of the Birthday program including setup, cleanup, collecting payments, interacting with party guests and serving refreshments. This position will also help out the event team with special events including setup, event coordination and tear down when needed.

Deadline: August 24, 2016

Registrar Assistant

Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to the Registrar in the maintenance and organization of the animal record keeping system, animal permits, and animal transactions and shipments.

Deadline: August 26, 2016

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]


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