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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


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 Education Curator 
Tohono O’odham Nation’s Cultural Center/Museum (Sells AZ)

Planning, organizing, directing and evaluating all education and education outreach functions required to operate and maintain education activities and services. Salary: $59,000.  [0222]

Recreation Coordinator II- Nature Center
City of Chandler Community Services Department (Chandler AZ)

Plans, coordinates, and directs recreational activities, including but not limited to, athletic events, youth and teen programs, therapeutics programs, aquatics programs special interest classes, environmental education, and other related programs.  Salary range: $59,301-$81,536. [0306]

Exhibits Curator
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson AZ)

Responsible for the creation of habitat-based, zoological and ecological exhibits and displays at the museum, the design coordination of exhibits, and related projects. Coordinates with outside designers, contractors and with Museum staff to accomplish these projects. The successful candidate will be part of the team working on the long term planning of the museum and capital projects. Salary:  $53,500. [03

Development Officer
Central Arts Alliance (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for planning, directing, and implementing a comprehensive Development program and developing talented team members focused on the goal of significantly increasing donor engagement and fundraising outcomes.  Salary: $50,000-$55,000. [0415]

Manager of Events and Community Programming
Central Arts Alliance (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for the oversight and execution of major events, offsite residencies, Art Mobile programming, gallery operations, and community programs.  Salary: $35,000-$40,000. [0415]

Development Director
Arizona Heritage Center (Tempe AZ)

Responsible for developing, managing, planning, coordinating and implementing policies, objectives and procedures of fundraising functions in accordance with the Agency's Mission and Strategic Plan; identify and implement donor cultivation and solicitation strategies while working closely with volunteers, staff and management.  Salary: $42/hour.  [0503] 

Museum Operations Director
Pioneer Museum (Flagstaff AZ)

Interface with vice presidents as follows; Exhibitions, Education and Publications for final approval of any programs, exhibitions or publications; Library, Archives and Collections regarding all aspects relating to artifacts and archives; Marketing, Communications and Revenue enhancement regarding all public relations and marketing inquiries, and statewide facilities manager regarding all buildings and properties issues. Manage and oversee daily business operations and present the agency within neighboring communities and partner organizations. Manage earned revenue generation. Responsible for coordinating the safe operation of the facility to meet visitor needs and coordinating all inspections with the statewide facilities manager.  Salary: $22/hour. [0503]

Deputy Director
Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff AZ)

Serves as the finance and operations leader, overseeing and coordinating financial administration, business planning and strategy, facilities, visitor experience, and earned income. The Deputy Director acts as the primary finance leader and works closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to achieve the Museum’s strategic goals.   Salary: $90,000. [0503]

STEM Ecosystem Hub Coordinators (Part-time)
SciTech Institute  (Phoenix, Flagstaff, Yuma AZ
Oversee events and activities of Arizona’s STEM Ecosystem in their region; foster current and new relationships, cultivate new program participants and bring organizations together with a focus on long-term, shared, sustainable, and flexible STEM missions that bridge, integrate, and strengthen the learning opportunities offered by organizations across sectors.  Salary: $15-$25/hour. [0525]

Curator for European Musical Instruments
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Help build, interpret, and care for MIM’s collection of approximately 16,000 musical instruments and music-related artifacts, as well as their supporting documentation; Augment and strengthen the European music collection by working to identify, evaluate, document, and acquire appropriate instruments and contextual objects for exhibits.; Select, record, and coordinate video content used in European exhibits; Conduct research related to music and musical instruments that can be utilized in improving exhibits Manage the Mechanical Music Gallery.  Salary range:  $60,000.00 - $90,000.00. [0604]

Digital Archivist (Temporary, Full-time)
History Associates Inc. Arizona Polytechnic Campus (Mesa AZ)

Leads the planning, management, description, reformatting, and preservation program for the Senator John S. McCain Papers digital content within the context of the entire collection and the collections at ASU in alignment with University technology standards and security requirements.  Salary range:  $55,000.00 - $55,000.00. [0604]

Visitor Services Lead
Tempe History Museum (Tempe AZ)

Provide customer service to museum visitors at the Visitor Services / Reception desk, in the gallery, in the community room, and other public spaces. May provide tours of museum spaces; Staff the Museum Store; handle transactions through computerized point-of-sale system. Salary: $18.00/hour. [0604]

Learning and Engagement Manager (Education)
Center for Creative Photography (Tucson AZ)

Responsible for creating and implementing learning initiatives for CCP that build mutual connections between exhibitions, collections, and communities. The role will be pivotal in bringing interdisciplinary perspectives and practices into dialogue with photography and cultivating a welcoming environment through the arts. This position initiates a range of in-person, online, and hybrid learning engagements and, working closely with CCP’s Collections staff, provides essential support for class and community collaborations.  Salary range: $43,559-$50,000. [0604]

Executive Director
Sedona Heritage Museum (Sedona AZ)

Responsible for providing strong leadership while working with Museum staff and volunteers to meet the highest standards of excellence in financial management, collections management, exhibits, programming, including fund-raising and development.  The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors, leads a staff of 4 part-time staff, and 100 volunteers, and manages an annual budget of $300,000.  Salary range: $75,000-$100,000. [0607]

Executive Director
Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area

Responsible for implementing the strategic priorities of the board of directors and managing the day-to-day operations of the organization. Responsibilities include developing and managing programs in accordance with annual National Park Service task agreements and other grant contracts, coordinating implementation of the management plan, organizing monthly board meetings and trainings, coordinating with the Treasurer on monthly bookkeeping and financial reports, developing annual budgets, coordinating fundraising efforts, and increasing public awareness of the organization and the NHA.  Salary range: $60,000-$70,000. [0612]

Executive Assistant 
Central Arts Alliance (Phoenix AZ)

Assists with administrative, finance, human resource, and organizational tasks that support the CEO in the management of the day to day operations of Central Arts Alliance and all its branches, including Phoenix Center for the Arts and Thunderbird Arts Center. Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000. [0625]

Arts Program Coordinator
Mesa Arts Center (Mesa, AZ)

Responsible for all activities and tasks related to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of festivals and free public events presented by Mesa Arts Center, including the annual Season Kick-off Festival, Día De Los Muertos, Mesa Arts Festival, spark! Festival, the Out the Lunch concert series, and spark! After Dark art parties. Coordinates with MAC colleagues on participation in City/community events such as Celebration of Freedom, Celebrate Mesa, Merry Main Street, and others. Acts as advisor, and supports operations for, special events produced by other departments of MAC.  Salary: $54,731.04 – $76,505.52. [0704]

Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Arizona Historical Society (Arizona Heritage Center, Tempe AZ)

Lead a broad-ranging department and staff that includes membership, social media and business development communications, graphic design, and all events-planning functions. Establish and implement long-term strategies to retain and develop AHS' membership and fundraising initiatives. Salary: $62,400.  [0704]

HR Liason
Arizona Historical Society (Arizona History Museum, Tucson AZ)

Work with supervisors on employee performance monitoring, coaching, training, counseling and evaluations. Providing benefits information to staff, processing resignations and retirements. Coordinating and instructing staff, volunteers and board members on required training. Work with staff to process purchase requisitions in compliance with State of Arizona procurement rules. Salary: $41,600. [0702]

Museum Exhibitions Coordinator
i.d.e.a Museum (City of Mesa, Mesa AZ)

Responsible for developing strategy, coordinating design, construction, installation, and maintenance of permanent and temporary hands-on interactive museum exhibitions Salary: $54,731.04 - $76,505.52 . [0715]

Curator of Exhibits and Collections
Sharlot Hall Museum (Prescott Historical Society, Prescott AZ)

Oversees and manages departmental operations, budgets, and staff and is responsible for the care and management of the Museum's 40,000-plus objects collections including archaeological repository and NAGPRA collections. Salary: $45,000-$55,000.  [0715]

Library Specialist
Arizona State Museum Library & Archives (Tucson AZ)

Creates, edits, inputs, reviews and updates bibliographic records in online integrated library database (Voyager); Oversees and coordinates circulation processes, procedures, and access; Oversees ASM Library and Archives reading room;  Trains, monitors and evaluates performance of student employees and library/archives volunteers; Assumes responsibility of the library in the absence of library colleagues.  Salary: $47,735.  [0721]

Marketing and Communications Manager
Arizona Humanities (Phoenix AZ)

Plans and implements marketing and communications for Arizona Humanities (AH). Responsibilities include development and oversight of internal and external communications, website, social media, and marketing.   Salary: $45,000-50,000. [0721]

Senior Museum Educator
Taliesin West/The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale AZ)

Assist in designing lessons and content and will primarily be the lead for coordinating and teaching field trips, day camps, virtual education programs, youth and family programs, and homeschool activities, all of which are delivered throughout the calendar year. Salary-$18/hour, 40 hours a week. [0728]

Curatorial Assistant
Tempe Center for the Arts (Tempe AZ)

Works directly with the Senior Visual Arts Curator to plan, research, and prepare for exhibitions and education programs in the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts and in satellite spaces at the Tempe Post Office on Mill Avenue. This role will assist with a variety of duties including correspondence with artists, administrative duties, exhibition design and text, visual display building, and art handling.  Salary: $24/hour. [0805]

Development Manager  
Arizona Science Center (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for managing the annual giving program, supporting the President’s Club program, and assisting the Chief Development Officer (CDO) with special campaign initiatives. Salary range: $50,000-$58,000 [0807]

Exhibits Manager
Arizona Science Center (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for developing and supervising the Exhibit Technician team, collaborating with other Science Center teams and outside suppliers by building relationships, negotiating costs and evaluating services provided, and maintaining records. Salary range:  $50,000-$60,000. [0807]

Exhibits Technician
Arizona Science Center (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for executing exhibit improvements as directed by the Exhibits Manager, maintaining and enhancing exhibit pieces on the floor and occasionally fabricating new exhibits or exhibit components.  Salary range: $19-$22/hour.  [0807]

Guest Experience Associate
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Taliesin West (Scottsdale)

Responsible for conducting engaging guided tours and assisting the audio guide experiences. Note: this is a regular part-time role and schedules may include evenings, weekdays, and weekends.  Salary: $16.50/hour. [0809] 

Guest Service Representative
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Taliesin West (Scottsdale AZ)

Responsible for conducting engaging guest experiences through the entrance kiosk, the call center, and assisting the audio guide experience.   Note: this is a regular part-time role (a minimum of approximately 20-25 hours per week) and schedules may include evenings, weekdays and weekends.  Salary: $16/hour. [0809]

Annual Giving and Membership Manager
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Taliesin West (Scottsdale AZ)

Responsible for managing and overseeing our membership and annual giving efforts  including cultivation, acquisition, acknowledgement, fulfillment of benefits, retention and renewal, stewardship and upgrade strategies and implementation at all levels of engagement.  Salary range: starts at $65,000.   [0809]

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