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.

Visitor Services Specialist (part-time)
empe History Museum (Tempe AZ)
Duties include overseeing daily activity and providing service in the museum store, community room, lobby and museum galleries. In addition, the specialist assists with programs, events, and clerical duties.   Salary: $12/hour.  [1219]

Preservation Manager
Taliesin West (Scottsdale AZ)

Directs planning, implementing, documenting and recording of preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation projects, as well as capital-improvement projects.   Acts as key liaison between the Director of Preservation and Facilities Manager in project management and coordination for both in-house and contractor implemented work. Responsibilities also include participation in development and outreach initiatives as well as serving as a resource to the School of Architecture at Taliesin.    No salary range provided. [1219]

Director of Institutional Advancement
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Responsible to fundraise both for MIM's endowment, exhibitions, theater performances, programming, acquisitions, and general operations.    Develop, execute, and manage annual and long-range plans to meet specific fundraising goals, objectives, and timelines.   No salary range provided.   [1220]

Chief Development Officer 
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Direct, plan, strategize, and execute all fundraising and development-related activities; manage the Development Department staff and activities; work closely with the Director and CEO of the Museum in cultivating and stewarding the Board of Trustees, major individual, corporate, and foundation donors; advance the planned giving program for the Museum; coordinate the efforts of the Board's development sub-committees; and build relationships and collaborate closely with colleagues across the Museum to help advance the mission and support for the Museum.   No salary range provided. [1220]

Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West (Scottsdale AZ)
Oversee all development efforts including strategic direction, budgeting, and management and utilization and engagement of Trustees in development efforts; direct supervision of a development staff of 5 direct reports, plus other associates and volunteers; supervise the efficiency and accuracy of the Foundation's Raiser's Edge development database, analysis and donor research, and cultivation/stewardship plans.  No salary range provided.   [1220]

Public Programs Manager
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Lead, implement, and develop strategy for programs and activities centered on learning and connection. Integrate education, public programs, and interpretation strategy to provide dynamic learning opportunities that increase accessibility to the Museum. Conceive and implement programs that further the Museum’s strategic plan as well as with other Museum departments and Support Groups to build strategic and interdisciplinary programming that address multiple audiences and program formats.  No salary range provided. [1220]

Program Coordinator, Marketing and Development
University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography (Tuscon AZ)
Help plan and implement marketing and development strategies for the University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography; work with the digital aspects of marketing and communications to grow awareness of and interest in the Center and Museum; help grow donor bases and funding for both institutions through the coordination of fundraising and awareness events.   Salary range: $40,000.   [1224]

Butterfly Nursery Lead (Seasonal, Part-Time)
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)
Support daily operations of the Smith Butterfly Nursery, including caring for live animals and working closely with volunteers supporting the facility. 25 to 30 hours per week.  No salary range provided. [0114]

Butterfly Exhibit Lead (Seasonal, Part-Time)
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)
Support operations of the butterfly exhibit, ensuring an enjoyable and educational experience for guests.  The Butterfly Exhibit Lead supports daily operations of the exhibit by working closely with staff to monitor visitor flow, ensure sufficient staff coverages and coordinate both breaks and assignments for staff and volunteers.  25 to 30 hours per week. No salary range provided. [0114]

Butterfly Exhibit Associate (Seasonal, Part-Time)
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)
Provide an enjoyable and educational experience for guests visiting the butterfly exhibit, while ensuring compliance of regulations as required by the USDA.  10 to 25 hours per week. No salary range provided. [0114]

Development Coordinator (Seasonal, Part-Time)
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)
Provide staff support for essential functions in the development office during the Development Manager’s leave.  Primary responsibilities are to:  maintain donor communications and administration related to The Saguaro Initiative stewardship and pledge payments, special restricted gifts, Ambassador Council and Past Presidents Forward; as well as to support the fundraising team with meeting coordination and fundraising events, including Dinner on the Desert and Fund the Farm.   The anticipated time frame is from February 19 – May 25, 2018.  
No salary range provided. [0114]

Camp Instructor (Temporary, Part-Time)
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)
Provide fun and engaging environmental education experiences for our camp program participants. No salary range provided.  [0114]

Curator of Collections (Assistant Research Professor)
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (Tempe AZ)
Work with archaeological, bioarchaeological, and ethnographic materials located at the Alameda Repository and other ASU facilities. Manage  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.  Duties involve applying contemporary collections practices for large and diverse collections, consultation on interdisciplinary research projects involving collections, advancing the School’s engagement with the local community, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and supervising staff.    Anticipated start date is June 1, 2018.  This appointment will be renewable on an annual basis and will not be eligible for tenure consideration.   No salary range provided [0201]
Deadline: March 16, 2018

Curator of Exhibitions and Collections (Job ID 35789)
Arizona Historical Society, Central Division (Tempe AZ)
Manages the care of approximately 23,000 artifacts; ensures adherence to Collection policies and procedures; curates exhibitions while working collaboratively with other staff on interpretation and related programming; manages the planning process for special exhibitions, permanent collection installations and other museum projects that require curatorial input; writes on and lectures on collections and exhibitions for varied audiences; supervises interns and student workers; and positively represents the museum, its mission, and collections to patrons and the general public.   Salary: $16.70/hour. [0202]
Deadline: Feburary 15, 2018

Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Manager
Tohono Chul Park (Tucson AZ)
Assists in the development and implementation of creative art exhibits that reflect Tohono Chul’s goal of connecting Nature, Art and Culture, interpreting that mission for members, visitors and the community; interacts directly and indirectly with the public on a regular basis and plays a key role in ensuring an exceptional visitor experience both on and off-site; assists in supervising and coordinating the activities of exhibits volunteers.  Requires occasional work on weekends, evenings, nights and holidays.  No salary range provided.   [0208]

Philanthropy Associate 
Tohono Chul (Tucson AZ)
Responsible for all administrative aspects of philanthropy and facilitates all philanthropy activities including donor relations, direct mail appeals, and special events; reports directly to the Executive Director but will also work closely with the Philanthropy Consultant and the Directors of Finance and Marketing; supervise and coordinate the activities of the Membership Coordinator and volunteers.  Requires occasional work on weekends, evenings, nights and holidays.   No salary range provided. [0208]

Program Assistant (part-time)
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (Tucson AZ)

Responsible for assisting MOCA Tucson’s education, public programs, and special events staff with events from conceptualization to execution. This position requires communicating with artists, MOCA staff, volunteers and interns, and adhering to timelines.   No salary range provided.
Deadline: March 1, 2018

Development and Membership Director
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (Tucson AZ)

Work with Executive Director to create and implement a development plan that articulates focused strategies to meet short-term and long-term fundraising goals; Manage member services program including acquisition, engagement, renewal, and stewardship. Maintain membership database in Neon and provide analysis on membership statistics and trends; Work with staff to develop a targeted communication strategy for new and existing members aimed at increasing member engagement.  No salary range provided.
Deadline: March 15, 2018.

Graphic Designer
Tohono Chul (Tucson AZ)

Responsible for ensuring consistency in style guides and templates to ensure the integrity of Tohono Chul’s brand. This position includes both maintaining and updating current design work and conceptualization, design, creation and production of internal and external marketing and promotional materials for Tohono Chul and its diverse programs.   No salary range provided. [0214]

Huhugam Heritage Center (Gila River Indian Community, Chandler AZ)

Responsible for the management and development of the Huhugam Heritage Center Archives and Library. Duties include identifying, inventorying, organizing, and describing records and to preserve their archival integrity and accessibility for reference and use. Salary: $ 45,435. [0215]
Deadline: March 22, 2018

Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff AZ)

Responsible for implementing policies and procedures designed to provide access to, care for, organize, preserve, manage, and maintain the Museum’s archives and library resources. Serving as the Archivist, plans, refines, implements, and upholds archival policies and procedures with regard to professional processing, documentation, and access to archival materials. Serving as the Institutional Records Manager, the Archivist oversees the implementation of the Records Management Policy. Serving as the Librarian, aids library patrons, plans, refines and implements policies and procedures consistent with professional library standards. As part of the Collections team, supports Collections Departmental efforts.   No salary range provided. [0215]

Anthropology Collections Assistant
Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff AZ)
Will work on a variety of collections projects, including NAGPRA projects for federal collections, as well as tasks related to the general care of Anthropology collections at the MNA, such as environmental and integrated pest monitoring. The Anthropology Collections Assistant is responsible for conducting inventories, photographing and cataloging archaeological artifacts, re-housing collections and data entry.   No salary range provided. [0215]

Family Programs Manager
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Develop, coordinate, and evaluate Museum education programs for intergenerational groups (families and friends of all ages) to create and appreciate art together as a social learning experience; expand the brand of family programming at the Phoenix Art Museum; and integrate the Museum’s collection and exhibitions with programming as part of the education department team.   No salary range provided.   [0222]

Graphic Designer
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Perform all aspects of creative design services including concepts, graphic design and production used to represent Phoenix Art Museum programs and services for marketing and communications through the External Affairs division. No salary range provided. [0222]

Corporate Relations Officer
Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix AZ)
Manage, expand, and steward corporate and business involvement and support of the Museum, including a corporate annual giving membership program and sponsorships. Research, plan, coordinate and submit grant applications and proposals to potential and existing corporate funding sources with an emphasis on gifts ranging from $1,500 to $250,000.   No salary range provided. [0222]

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Phoenix Zoo (Phoenix AZ)
Responsible for providing support to the Volunteer Manager to ensure the success of the Phoenix Zoo’s Volunteer Program through development and implementation of training opportunities, coordination of volunteers into specialty service roles, and direct oversight of corporate volunteer groups. The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is also responsible for providing administrative support for the Volunteer Program, which includes email and phone communication and database management.   No salary range posted. [0222]
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Development Officer (Job # 39602BR)
Arizona State University Art Museum  (Tempe AZ)
Manage Director-level stewardship of donors including acknowledgements; Oversee grant strategies including researching, writing and monitoring grant proposals, grant calendar, case statements and reports for potential funding sources (private and government); Identify and solicit support through written appeals and in-person; Coordinate with ASU Foundation and Herberger institute on fundraising strategies, proposals, gift and endowment agreements; Plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate comprehensive donor relations programs and events.  Salary range:$46,080 - $50,000 per year.  [0223]
Deadline: February 28, 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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