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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

Museum Jobs

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In the interests of transparency and equity in hiring MAA will only post job descriptions that include salary ranges.  

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

Museum Technician
Archaeology Southwest/Western Archeological and Conservation Center  (Tucson AZ)

Museum processing and cataloging of materials housed at WACC under the control of the NPS including archeological and historical objects. Training in museum procedures will be provided by NPS museum program staff. Salary: $20/hour.  [0904]

Patron Services Lead
Phoenix Center for the Arts (Phoenix AZ)

Oversees the front desk and all patron service duties. Patrons include, but are not limited to students, resident organizations, teaching artists, temporary space users, and business associates. Salary Range: $30,000 to $40,000. [0904]

Museum Educator
Arizona Capitol Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Guide tours of the Museum and current legislative chambers to groups of 10 or more. Participate in live Q&A sessions with virtual field trip students. Monitor information desk, exhibits, and museum rotunda greeting visitors and answering questions. Staff the Gift Shop, ring up customers and stock merchandise. Set up chairs, tables, tech equipment, and stanchions for special events.  Hourly pay range: $17.00 - $22.00.  [0910]
  

Security Manager
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Primary leader of security, charged with providing a safe environment (24/7/365) for all MIM facilities, employees, guests, and assets. The Security Manager coordinates security, providing coverage for all events, exhibits and day-to-day operations in a manner that ensures the safety of the guests and team members and the protection of the collection. The Security Manager is responsible for ensuring the Deputy Director and Senior Leadership is made aware of risks, incidents, and emergencies in a timely manner.  Salary range: $62,000 to $72,000. [0914]

Digital Data Manager
Arizona State University, Center for Archaeology and Society (Tempe AZ)

Assist with the management, creation, and analysis of digital data and related resources associated with the SHESC Anthropology Research Collections. Duties of the position include working with the Curator of Collections, NAGPRA Coordinator, Collections Manager, Archivist, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to conduct research, develop and maintain data recording and analysis protocols, manage digital collections data and resources, and assist with Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) compliance projects as needed. Salary: $60,000. [0916]

Director of Communications and Membership
390th Memorial Museum (Tucson AZ)

Oversees the quarterly publication of the Square J Bulletin, maintains active social media channels, updates website, and plans special public and membership events.  Leads the effort to increase the number of members through an integrated approach that uses communications to attract and interest prospective members in the museum’s mission and activities. Salary range: $47,000 to $54,000. [0926].  

Events Coordinator
Historic Heritage Square (Phoenix AZ)

Manage all facility rentals and special events.  Responsibilities include overseeing the event venue during live events, working with event rental clients; managing and tracking event rental operations and bookkeeping; and acting as project manager for events.  Salary: $16.00/hour. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Sarah at events@heritagesquarephx.org. [0926]

Assistant Curator of Archaeology
Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona (Tucson AZ)

Provides curatorial oversight for the cataloged archaeological; consults with others in the Collections Division and members of other ASM divisions regarding the display and interpretation of archaeological objects; coordinates and oversees the location, identification, and documentation of funerary objects for the purpose of repatriation, pursuant to NAGPRA (the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act); maintains a research program and prepares publications.  Salary: $75,000.  [0928]

Director of Finance 
Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff AZ)

Oversees all financial functions of the Museum. Oversees Visitor Experience. Leads efforts for process improvements, earned income strategy, and performance enhancement throughout the organization.  Salary: $90,000-$110,000. Deadline: November 17, 2022 [Reposted 1011]

Director of Collections, Archives, and Exhibits
390th Memorial Museum (Tucson AZ)

Overall responsibility for the operation of the Joseph A. Moller Library & Archives, including the development, organization, cataloging, maintenance, and security. Play  a leading role in the development and design of new exhibits with a team of staff, volunteers, and contractors.   Responsible for the physical artifacts within the Museum’s Collections.  Salary: $54,000 to $63,000. [1015]

Associate Registrar
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Participate in all aspects of registration and collections functions including managing accession and deaccession processes and records; prepare and manage all loan agreement documentation and transport processes for incoming and outgoing loans with institutions and private lenders; and assist with routine and specialized care, maintenance, and inventories of object storage areas and records.  Salary: $44,000 to $48,000 depending on experience. [1015]

Director of Collections and Archives
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale AZ)

Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Serves as lead historic content expert, curator, conservation specialist, and historian responsible for the documentation, care, presentation, exhibition, and interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s historical resources and collections at both of its campuses, Taliesin (Wisconsin) and Taliesin West (Arizona). Responsible for the day-to-day strategic management of the Collections Department as well as fostering a collaborative culture within the department and across the Foundation, as well as with key outside partners with which the Foundation works on a routine basis.  Salary: Budgeted at $80,000+ a year based on experience.  [1021]

Public Programs & Relations Manager
The Amerind Foundation  (Dragoon AZ)

Has primary responsibility for developing, scheduling, implementing, promoting, marketing, and evaluating the Foundation’s programs, events, and workshops that complement Amerind’s research and exhibition programs and will engage communities throughout the Greater Southwest and northwest Mexico.  Salary range: between $47,000 and $52,000. [1027]

Museum Assistant in Collections
Pueblo Grande Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for: Coordinating the daily operations of the archaeological repository; Receiving collections, and accessioning collections; Supervision of part-time staff, volunteers, and interns; Integrated pest management; Facilitating researcher access; and Conducting facility maintenance in specialized storage areas. Salary: $42,993.60 - $65,457.60 annually. [1027]

Bookkeeper (Part-Time)
HD South/Gilbert Museum (Gilbert AZ)

Handle the day-to-day bookkeeping and run reports as needed. This is a part time (8-20 hours/week as needed) position that must be done primarily on site during the hours of Tuesday to Friday,  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Salary: 20/hour.  Send resumes to info@hdsouth.org. [1031]

Public Programs Intern (Spring 2023)
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Assist in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Signature Events. The Public Programs Intern will gain an in-depth understanding of museum program design, from conceptualization to implementation, as well as how education and public programs contribute to the museum’s mission.  Salary: $13.85/hour. [1031]

Professional Development Manager
American Association for State and Local History

The Professional Development Manager is the lead staff person for professional development programs at AASLH. They conduct long range planning for the Professional Development program with the Senior Manager, Professional Development, work closely with the Professional Development Coordinator, and develop and manage professional development and continuing education opportunities for history professionals. The Professional Development Manager also manages select AASLH volunteers and affinity communities. This position can be fully remote.
Application review begins: November 7, 2022.

Marketing and Communications Manager
Arizona Humanities (Phoenix AZ)

Responsibilities include development and oversight of internal and external communications, website, social media, and marketing.  Salary range: $45,000-50,000. [1109]

Part-Time Sales Associate
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Understand the mission statements of both MIM and retail operations to enhance the museum experience for each guest while helping generate revenue for the Museum. Hours are part-time (18 hours per week). Must have open and flexible availability including weekends, holidays, and some evenings, and for special events. Salary: $15.00/hour.  [1117]

Volunteer Department Intern (Spring 2023)
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

This internship provides an opportunity to develop experience through broad exposure to volunteer administration at a world-renowned institution. Volunteer Department interns gain a better understanding of: civic engagement – volunteer team members experience the satisfaction of making an important contribution to MIM’s mission and the community; the way a museum volunteer department utilizes the talents of community members to support museum operations and enhance the cultural experience of guests.   Salary: $13.85/hour [1117]

Administrative Affairs Manager
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Provides support and performs a variety of administrative duties for the Executive Director, the Founder (when in town), MIM’s Board and Advisory Board, the museum, and other departments as business needs arise. The person in this role will serve as a confidential assistant to the Executive Director and must demonstrate considerable judgment, tact, creativity, and initiative. Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with internal team and external guests, vendors, and donor community.  Salary: $67,000 to $70,000.   [1120]

Guest Service Supervisor
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for admission and membership sales, box office management and ticket sales for a 300-seat music theater, supervision of Guest Service Team Members and Volunteer Team Members, and coordination of the guidePORT audio system issued to all guests. Often requires evening and weekend availability.   Salary range: $44,000 to $47,000. [1203]


 

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

 

Museum Association of Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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