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 Association 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


Development Information Services Assistant Coordinator 

Phoenix Art Museum

Assist with the processing of gifts and mailings including but not limited to Membership, Circles, Special Appeal, Corporate, Circles of Support, Major Donors and Support Organizations; streamline reporting and maintain information in the Raiser’s Edge database.   [0227]


Curatorial Assistant–American and Western American

Phoenix Art Museum

Provide clerical and project support to the Curator of American and Western American Art. [0227]


Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Phoenix Art Museum

Assist in the establishment of a knowledgeable, dependable corps of volunteers for the duration of the Hollywood Costume exhibition. This position will recruit, place, schedule, and track volunteers to assist with additional needs prior to and during the exhibition, as well as assist with planning and implementation of volunteer orientation, training and recognition. [0227]


Individual Giving Associate

Phoenix Zoo (Phoenix AZ)

Focus on expanding the current donor base, including all aspects of prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals and some grant donors.  [0228]


Group Tour and Marketing Manager

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale AZ)

Responsible for driving group tour attendance at Taliesin West through in-bound and outbound sales. This position is also responsible for all print, radio, or other advertising for their year-round tour program.  [0228]


Seasonal Customer Service (Gallery Attendants, Visitor Services Associates and Retail Sales Associates)

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Part-time (15-35 hours/week), temporary ((February 26 – July 6, 2014).  For Hollywood Costume exhibit [0228]. 


Security Supervisor

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ) 

Supervise and oversee daily functions of the security department in order to provide a safe and secure environment for the Museum's collection, its members, visitors, volunteers and staff while maintaining the Museum’s customer service program and standards. [0228]


Head of Collections (Job Number 52714)

Arizona State Museum (Tucson AZ)  

Provides vision and leadership to the Collections Division, the largest within ASM; supervise ongoing collections acquisitions, documentation, care, access, and use, while developing institutional policy and pursuing grants and other forms of external funding to ensure the integrity of the collections; engage in research, education, and public outreach involving these world class collections.  Continuing-eligible (tenure-track equivalent) at the rank of assistant or associate curator. [0303]

Deadline: April 7, 2014  for first round of application review


Museum Director

Arizona Capitol Museum (Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State)

Provide strategic leadership; implement annual museum goals and objectives including oversight of financials and fund development; represent the museum at conferences, advisory groups, and to various stakeholders and partners; and develop museum staff competencies to provide an outstanding user experience for onsite and virtual audiences.  

(Select Secretary of State from the agency drop down menu on the AZStatejobs website to find the job listing.  Interested candidates should apply via the website)



University of Arizona Museum of Art  (Tucson AZ)

Develop and enact an innovative strategic plan and museum policies, aligned with the University-wide academic and strategic plan; establish an exciting vision for exhibitions, public programming and new acquisitions; work with the Development Director and the UA Foundation to fundraise and build endowments for key staff positions; build more academic partnerships with the School of Art, Center for Creative Photography, Arizona State Museum and other departments on campus; create more collaborations and build relationships with the Tucson museum community at large.

Review begins on April 14, 2014


Grant Writer

Children's Museum of Phoenix (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for all aspects of grant research, cultivation, grant writing, tracking, and reporting.  E-mail application to  [0320]


Individual Giving Manager

Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)

Manage all aspects of the Garden Fund, annual appeal donations and Tribute Gifts; manages the department’s prospect research and data systems, and supervises part-time Development and Individual Giving Assistants. [0320]


Collections Manager

University of New Mexico Art Museum (Albuquerque NM)

Manage and oversee the University of New Mexico Art Museum's fine arts collections, their acquisition, documentation, housing, use, preservation, disposition, and maintenance. Receives, prepares, and catalogs new materials; plans and organizes exhibition-related movement of objects, including packing, shipping, and insurance for collections exhibitions as well as for incoming and outgoing loans to/from the UNM Art Museum. Manages the database of collection contents. Manages copyright permissions. Supervises museum personnel, volunteers, and students. [0320]

Deadline: April 16, 2014  


Collections Technician

The Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Participate in all aspects of collections management, acquisition processing, storage and handling, IPM, environmental monitoring, and facilitating exhibit installation activities for MIM as it builds an outstanding collection of musical instruments.  [0401]

Deadline:  April 30, 2014


Director of Development

390th Memorial Museum (Tucson AZ)

Develop and implement the fundraising program for the Museum including grant writing, donor cultivation and events; plan and implement educational outreach and other Museum programming.   [0406]


Volunteer Services Coordinator

Tohono Chul (Tucson AZ)

Responsible for the advancement of the volunteer program through the active recruitment, screening, orientation/training, scheduling and supervision of its volunteer and docent corps. [0409]

Deadline: April 30, 2014


President and CEO

Scottsdale Cultural Council (Scottsdale AZ)

Provide visionary guidance, executive leadership, direction and management for SCC and its component programs and operating divisions. This person will be a compelling advocate for the arts in Scottsdale, the Council’s chief spokesperson, and an entrepreneur identifying strategic opportunities and alliances. [0411]


Anthropology Collections Assistant (part-time)

Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff AZ)

Process artifacts in the bulk archaeological holdings at the MNA which are under the jurisdiction of the Coconino National Forest. The Anthropology Collections Assistant is responsible for the classification, curation, and cataloging of archaeological artifacts, including re-housing and data entry. [0411]

Deadline for next round of reviews: April 27, 2014 


Communications Associate

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale AZ)

Responsible for assisting with external communications to the public and media, internal communications to members and “insiders,” and outreach and research related to Foundation communication activities. [0417] 


Administrative Assistant to the Chief Development Officer

Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Provide high level professional administrative support, and leadership and project management support for the annual gala (“The pArty”) and other major fundraising events. This position will serve as the development team point of contact, and provide expert support for matters critical to the operation of Phoenix Art Museum’s Development program and related functions [0417]














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