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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. 

Arts & Culture Coordinator: Tempe History Museum
City of Tempe Arts and Culture (Tempe AZ)

Plan, coordinate and implement public and educational programs/tours, festivals, events and activities at any location within the Arts & Culture Division.    Salary range: $59,412- $79,807. [1210]

Arts & Culture Coordinator – Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery Coordinator
City of Tempe Arts and Culture (Tempe AZ)

Coordinate gallery and exhibitions needs for the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and exhibition satellite locations included in the Cultural Services Exhibitions Program. Salary range: $59,412- $79,807. [1210]

Arts & Culture Coordinator: Community Arts Events Coordinator
City of Tempe Arts and Culture (Tempe AZ)

Coordinate and oversee community arts outbound events in diverse locations, including, city facilities, neighborhood parks and schools. Salary range: $59,412- $79,807. [1210]

Arts & Culture Coordinator: Tempe Public Art
City of Tempe Arts and Culture (Tempe AZ)

Coordinate and oversee City of Tempe Public Art and Art in Private Development Projects. Salary range: $59,412- $79,807. [1210]

Director of Outreach
Archaeology Southwest (Tucson AZ)

Responsible for developing and implementing educational programs and volunteer opportunities for Archaeology Southwest. Other key duties include maintaining the organization’s social media presence, marketing Archaeology Southwest programs, and assisting in maintaining the organization’s websites. Salary: $60,000 per year. [1215]

Curator of Collections/Assistant Research Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change Arizona State University (Tempe AZ)

Works with archaeological, bioarchaeological, and ethnographic materials located at the Alameda Repository and other ASU facilities. The position manages the curation and use of collections in exhibits and other educational and outreach programs for the School and cooperates with various centers within the School.  Salary: $83,500 annually.  [1215]
Deadline: January 22, 2022

Chief Executive Officer  
Central Arts Alliance (Phoenix AZ)

Assists the Board of Directors in the creation of the Strategic Operating Plan, and is responsible for its implementation, in line with the mission, vision, and core values of the organization. The CEO also manages the day to day operations of Central Arts Alliance and all its branches, including Phoenix Center for the Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center, and the Arizona Art Mobile, as well as any and all future locations managed by Central Arts Alliance.    Salary Range: $65,000-$80,000 [1218]
Deadline: January 17, 2022 

Nature Play Supervisor
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)

Oversee daily operations in the Nature Play Space. Plan and facilitate related children and family classes and workshops. Work 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.   Salary: $17.98 -18.92/hour.  [1218]

Arts Educator Facilitator (part-time)
Scottsdale Arts (Scottsdale AZ)

Leads the delivery and facilitation of education programs including field trips to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, artmaking workshops at events, and public programs.    Salary: $16.25/hour. [1224]

Director of Business Operations
Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg AZ)

Supports and tracks the business, financial and HR functions of the Museum. Their primary duties include bookkeeping and HR management, supervising A/R including Retail, Visitor Services 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. Salary range: $50,000-$55,000. [1228]

Office Manager / Bookkeeper (part-time)
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (Tucson AZ)

The primary responsibilities include weekly Bookkeeping in the Quickbooks Online program, contract and office management duties, and coordination of HR, Risk Management, invoicing, budget management and monthly organizational reporting.   Salary: $18-$20/hour.  [0106]

Museum Collections Specialist
Arizona Museum of Natural History (Mesa AZ)

Responsible for handling, preparing, installing, transporting, and storing specimens according to accepted museum principles; recording information concerning specimens and inventory; maintaining files; photographing the collections; monitoring expenses, maintaining collection storage areas; performing minor conservation of specimens; and may provide support for the Native American Graves Preservation and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) process. Salary: $40,852.14 - $57,075.20. [0111]
Deadline: January 27, 2022.

Museum Education Curator (Job ID: 504356)
Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens (Yuma AZ)

This position is responsible for establishing a K-12 educational program; survey Yuma area teachers to understand classroom needs and to create a Yuma-area contact list, educational materials under the guidance of the lead educator that align with the museum remodel and Arizona educational standards, and Agency Mission; develop a field trip plan to invite teachers to bring their students to the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens. Salary: $16.50/hour. [0117]

Paleo Collections Manager (Extended Temporary)
Tumamoc Hill, University of Arizona (Tucson AZ)

Oversee and assist in curation and management of the University Laboratory of Paleontology and North American Paleo Packrat Midden collections.  Salary: $52,613. [0117] 

Museum Preparator (Job ID: 503311)
Arizona History Museum (Tucson AZ)

Assist the exhibits team and supervisor in installing any new temporary, permanent, and updated exhibits as needed. This includes, but is not limited to; painting galleries, installing cases, hanging panes and photographs, handling and installing objects, and any other necessary tasks. Installation and de-install of exhibits. Requires travel to the four museum locations at times and will require driving the State Van and transporting objects and materials as needed for that process.  Salary: $15/hour. [0117]

Grants Coordinator (Job ID: 504281)
Arizona Heritage Center (Tempe AZ)

Function as the primary staff member for the administration of a comprehensive grants development program and will lead the agency's grant development efforts by working closely with staff at all levels to identify and secure alternative funding opportunities. This position will include grant research, identification of appropriate applications, development and writing of grant applications with subject matter experts to secure federal, state, public and private grant sources. Salary: $24/hour.  [0117]

Communications Manager (Job ID: 504278)
Arizona Heritage Center (Tempe AZ)

Responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the Arizona Historical Society {AHS) communications strategy. Scope of communications includes developing and issuing press releases, managing AHS website content and social media presence; creating and placing advertisements; developing collateral materials; overseeing membership communications; managing the annual fund campaign; developing and distributing internal communications for AHS announcements, events, meetings, policies and other important AHS communications. Salary: $22/hour. [0117]

Development Director (Job ID: 503758)
Arizona History Museum  (Tucson 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. Identifies and implements donor cultivation and solicitation strategies while working closely with volunteers, staff and management. Works closely with Marketing team, Grant Coordinator and Membership to establish personal cultivation and solicitation of major-gift donor prospects which includes cash and estate gifts.  Salary: $42/hour. [0117]

Museum Technician
Archaeology Southwest  (Tucson AZ)

Processing and cataloging of materials housed at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) under the control of the National Park Service including archeological and historical objects. Training in museum procedures will be provided by NPS museum program staff.  Salary: $20/hour. [0121]

Temporary Museum Assistant (Part-time, Temporary)
Chandler Museum (Chandler AZ)

Assist in the acquisition, preparation, and organization of museum materials, including cataloging artifacts and archival items; entering collection information into collection database; managing loan program by signing incoming and outgoing loan paperwork and arranging for shipping of loaned materials.  Salary: $16.66 - $22.52/hour.   Work up to 19 hours/week. [0125]

Marketing Director
Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures (Tucson AZ)

Create and manage the museum’s brand and messaging.  Duties include: Create and send all outward facing communications; Create an annual media plan; Design and create all printed and digital materials for the museum; Maintain and update website. Salary: $55,000 – $65,000.  [0125]

Major and Corporate Gifts Officer
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale, AZ
Key responsibilities include expanding and managing major and corporate giving programs, as well as identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects capable of making annual gifts of $2,500 - 5,000 and more, with increased emphasis on gifts of $5,000 - 10,000 over time. Annual Salary range $75,000 to $85,000.  [0127] 

Advancement Assistant
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale, AZ)

Works with the Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Development, and the Advancement Team on varied tasks in support of the planning, coordination, and implementation of member, donor and prospect cultivation, fundraising campaigns, event activities, and general administrative support for the department. This position develops processes and tools that streamline administrative workflow and support development activities. Hourly salary range: $18 to $20.  [0127]

Advancement Communications Specialist (Part-time)
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale, AZ)

Supports recruitment and retention of both potential and current supporters - such as members, donors, and corporate partners of the Foundation.  Promotes the “donor story” through research, development, and review of profiles and testimonials for inclusion in multiple internal and external communications. Hourly Salary range $23 to $25.  [0127]

Donor Engagement Officer
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for expanding and diversifying the current annual giving programs that include membership, direct mail, corporate, foundation, and individual giving objectives.  Salary: $75,000 - $95,000.  [0127]



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