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

Museum Jobs


In the interests of transparency and equity in hiring MAA strongly encourages prospective employers to include a salary range in their job descriptions.

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

Director of Publications (Job ID 32072)
Arizona Historical Society (Tucson AZ)
Plan, develop, and manage the AHS statewide publications program, including the editing, production, and distribution of the Journal of Arizona History, special historical books and monographs, brochures, exhibit labels and text and other agency publications. This position will manage the production flow by overseeing and directing day to day operations and activities of staff.   Salary range:  $43,239.66-$60,354.11 [0809]

Exhibit Manager
Arizona Science Center (Phoenix AZ)

Responsible for the management of exhibit technician team, in addition to technician work in the museums galleries, including maintaining a schedule and delegating duties to the team in accordance with priorities of exhibit needs. Further, technical skills will be used to maintain and enhance exhibit pieces on the floor.   Expected to work a regular schedule, including holidays (excludes Thanksgiving and December 25
 when the Center is closed). Salary range: $19.24/hour - $21.64/hour, Full-Time. [0823]

Executive Director
Desert Caballeros Western Museum/ Maricopa County Historical Society (Wickenburg AZ)
Directs 13 FTE and a dedicated volunteer corps of 100; interprets and applies the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees and directs the operations and activities of staff; responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and managing all earned revenue, grants, financial gifts, donations of property and sponsorships from private and public sources within an annual operating budget of $1.5 million.   No salary range provided.  Send resume to  [0911]

Education Publication Coordinator (part-time)
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)
Develop and coordinate the education class catalog, which serves as the primary marketing and promotion piece for adult and children's public programming;  work collaboratively with members of the education, marketing and membership departments to ensure a high level of customer and member satisfaction with content, delivery and communication related to educational programming.  No salary range provided. [0912]

Production Designer
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)
Responsible for assisting the Senior Graphic Design Manager team on the creation and production of advertisements, brochures, social media content, e-mails, special-event materials, and other marketing and advertising collateral.  No salary range provided. [0912]

Senior Manager, Design and Digital Strategy
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Lead the development of the Museum's visual communication strategy as it applies to print and digital assets, and manages the projects, production and personnel of the Museum's visual/creative media team.  No salary range provided (Salary history required). [0912]

Communications Strategist
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Serve as the principal writer and project manager for all donor and fundraising campaign communications activities, including funding proposals, renewal letters, news releases, and related marketing collateral. Serves as the chief liaison to the Development Department, on behalf of the Marketing and Communications Division.  No salary range provided (Salary history required). [0912]

Garden Guru (part-time)
Phoenix Children’s Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Work in and maintain outdoor edible garden. We are instituting a new farm to table program at the Museum.  Need to be able to work irregular hours including early mornings and holidays. Additionally, the Garden Guru will be working in the garden while the museum is open and should offer garden-based learning opportunities to children and their caregivers.  No salary range provided. [0912]

Director of Institutional Advancement
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Part of MIM’s senior leadership team.  Responsible for representing MIM to the museum and cultural community, and for meeting ambitious contributed revenue goals through a comprehensive giving program of annual, major, institutional, and planned giving.   No salary range provided. [0925]

Museum Interpreter (part-time) (2 positions open)
Heritage Square Foundation (Phoenix AZ)
Guide tours through the exhibit spaces at Heritage Square, including the Rosson House Museum.  This position involves extensive training and research to learn the specific cultures, people, and artifacts associated with the Square and its residents. Basic facilities management, retail, event or group management experience a plus.  Approximately 15 hours per week.   No salary range provided. [1004]

Visitor Services Manager
Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg AZ)
Primary contact for Visitor Services Associates and Museum volunteers and works alongside them during hours the Museum is open to the public; provides training, direction, coordination, and scheduling for all front-line functions of the Museum including Admissions, Museum stores, Gallery Guides and Cowgirl Up!; directly supervises Visitor Services Associates; actively recruits volunteers, matches them with appropriate functions in the Museum and evaluates performance regularly; works closely with the Retail Operations Manager and Curator of Education to ensure consistent content and procedures across the Museum experience. No salary range provided.  [1011]

Office Assistant/Receptionist (36628BR)
Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve (Phoenix AZ)
Staff front desk and act as the primary point of contact for visitors, including  open and close the gallery for the day; answer inquiries in person and on the phone; sell/process admission; problem solving as needed (exhibit malfunctions, comfort needs, health and safety issues, security issues); assist in maintaining databases and records that relate to museum operations and events, including collecting and reporting visitor survey information; process membership renewals and payments; assist with sales, inventory, and reports for retail museum-branded items; manage tour and program requests and registration. Salary range: $11.17-$12/hour.  [1011]
(Alternate link: click "External Applicant" under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 36628BR)
Deadline: October 25, 2017

Arts Learning Manager
Arizona Commission on the Arts (Phoenix AZ)
Collaborate with Arts Learning and Evaluation Coordinator to establish:  a programmatic and service agenda in Arts Learning, including standards, goals, and policies; a grantmaking agenda in Arts Learning, including standards, goals, and policies; and identify, manage, and actively foster inter-agency, local, state, and national partnerships supporting priority Arts Learning focus areas and the development of strategic opportunities.   Salary: $40,000.  Applications must be submitted via This position’s Job ID is 33572.
Deadline: November 1, 2017 (first review)

Operations and Human Resources Associate
Arizona Commission on the Arts (Phoenix AZ)

Manage agency operations and human resources processes, coordinates logistics related to the agency’s gubernatorially-appointed commission, and provide administrative support to agency leadership.  Salary: $40,000.
Deadline: November 1, 2017 (first review)

Interim Executive Director
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center (Phoenix AZ)
Experience in personnel and financial management, fundraising, community outreach and public relations.   Experience in museum curating and organizing, displaying and maintaining art exhibits is desirable but not essential.   No salary range provided. The compensation package starts with a base monthly salary plus a percentage of revenue generated by facility rentals, and other income generated by the Executive Director.  Contact Mr. Maurice Ward, Board Vice President  at
Deadline: November 3, 2017

Museum Educator
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Assist in developing and overseeing educational content for MIMkids programs and “A World of Musical Journeys” field trips using best practices in museum education and world music pedagogy; create and teach developmentally appropriate content in a variety of formats (small and large lecture-style, hands-on music making, gallery tours, and other educational presentations) to diverse audiences (early childhood, school-aged youth, teachers, MIM volunteers, and adults); assist with administrative duties. No salary range provided. [1017]


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

In the interests of transparency and equity in hiring MAA strongly encourages prospective employers to include a salary range in their job descriptions. 

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