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.

Membership Manager
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)

Manages all aspects of membership marketing, sales, and fulfillment for the Garden, works closely with the Assistant Director of Development on pricing structure, demographics, and design of membership recruitment campaigns and develops strategies to build member relations for long-term donor support. No salary range provided [0510]

Curator of Contemporary Art
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale AZ)

Part of the team that develops, plans, organizes and schedules multiyear exhibition program reflective of the museum’s focus including traveling exhibitions;  d
evelops, writes and submits grant proposals and applications, and is aware of new sources of grants.   No salary range provided. [0510]

Manager of AZSITE (20 hours/week)
Arizona State Museum (Tucson AZ)
In coordination with ASM’s Mandated Programs Administrator, manage  GIS submissions of archaeological and historical properties for inclusion in AZSITE (official geographic information system of archaeological and historical properties), works with clients and the AZSITE Consortium to keep AZSITE modern and relevant, and represents AZSITE at meetings and conference. Salary range: $44,000 - $52,000. [0521]
Deadline (Review of applications begins): May 28, 2018

Operations Manager/Assistant Director (Posting 1800210)
Western New Mexico University Museum (Silver City NM)
Involved in setting long range and short-range priorities for the Museum’s renovated Fleming Hall, including operations, visitor services, museum shop management, upcoming events and celebrations, managing and training student staff, overseeing all the Museum’s marketing and promotions, and managing and maintaining security systems and procedures.   No salary range provided. [0528]

Executive Director 
Superstition Mountain Museum (Apache Junction AZ)
Responsible for all phases of the day-to-day, hands-on management and operation of the museum, including preparation and management of annual budgets and spending plans;  implementing best practices in exhibits, acquisitions, and collections preparation and implementation of strategic plans in conjunction with the Museum’s Board; Development and implementing personnel policies and procedures complying with State and Federal regulations.   Salary Range: $35-45,000 dependent on qualifications. [0529]
Deadline: July 31, 2018 

Executive Director
Mesa Historical Museum (Mesa, AZ)
Provides leadership in the management of the Mesa Historical Museum. Directs and participates in fundraising, marketing, development of strategic vision, collection management, financial management, and fostering relationships with major stakeholders and the community. This position reports to the Mesa Historical Society Board of Directors and works with that Board to refine and achieve the goals of the Society and Museum. Salary range: $40-55,000. [0613]
Deadline: July 31, 2018

Director of Education
Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Scottsdale AZ)
Focuses on program creation and operation of public access programs, with a specific focus on education and interpretive programs for grades K-12.  Develops content for on-site and distance learning, including but not limited to: Interpretive plans for the site reflecting on our mission focus -preservation, innovation for sustainable living, and STEAM education based on Wright's architecture and ideas; Curriculum development for grades K-12, including on-site through tours, classes, and camps; Curriculum development for adult outreach; Teacher training workshops and workshops for educators; Partnerships with community organizations; and Educational content creation for licensing and online (distance) learning.   No salary range provided.   [0619]

Volunteer & Membership Coordinator
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) (Tucson AZ)
The position involves two closely related and yet distinct areas of responsibility: running the Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center docent program and operating its membership program.  The Volunteer & Membership Coordinator will work with a hard-working, creative team at an important and exciting moment in the Visitor Center’s history.   No salary range provided. [0627]

Community Learning Manager
Phoenix Zoo (Phoenix AZ)
Responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and oversight of several ACNC programs that focus on informal and non-formal learning for specific communities (e.g. home school communities); serves as liaison with external and internal partners, including the Arizona SciTech Festival, Arizona Master Naturalists and established and emerging community education programs led by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and others.   No salary range provided.  [0709]
Deadline: July 20, 2018

Programs Assistant (part-time)
Phoenix Zoo (Phoenix AZ)
Responsible for assisting in the design, coordination and facilitation of on-site, fee-based programs for children, typically ages 18 months to 18 years, by utilizing a variety of educational techniques to support assigned programs.  This position assists in the collection, transportation and handling of animals in preparation for programs.   No salary range provided. [0709]
Deadline: July 20, 2018

Higher Education Programs Coordinator
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Develop, oversee, and evaluate programs and collaborations with higher education audiences locally and state-wide; coordinate the Museum’s internship program; develop and evaluate programs for higher education students, faculty, and staff; implement existing higher education programs; act as the Museum’s liaison with local colleges and universities to establish innovative new partnerships; and integrate the Museum’s collection and exhibitions with programming as part of the education department.   No salary range provided.  

Curatorial/Museum Specialist (Assistant Registrar, Acquisitions) 
The Center for Creative Photography (Tucson AZ)
Responsible for managing all museum acquisition processes; performs general registration and collections management tasks to assist the Registrar and may perform administrative functions as needed.    Salary: $40,000/year. [0714]
Deadline: July 16, 2018 (start of application review)

Administrative Assistant 
Arizona Heritage Center (Phoenix AZ)  
Greet guests and provide information about the Museum’s exhibits and events.   Oversee gift shop.   Assist with administrative duties.   Salary range: $11.14-$14.00/hour. [0714]
Deadline: July 19, 2018

Specialist to the Director
Arizona State University Art Museum (Tempe AZ)
Provide administrative support to the DirectorIn areas such including but not limited to calendar and appointments; develop and maintain databases; prepare special and recurring reports containing specialized or sensitive information; monitor, maintain and reconcile budgets for projects and activities; monitor donor reports.  Salary range: $30,007.38 - $32,000/year.   [0715]
Deadline: July 23, 2018



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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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