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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

Executive Director
Prescott Historical Society/Sharlot Hall Museum (Prescott AZ)

Leads, directs, and has authority over all phases of museum programming, collections, archives, educational programming, fundraising, marketing, special events, and facility management for both the Prescott Historical Society and the Sharlot Hall Historical Society. Salary: $88,000 - $105,000. [1206]

Communications Specialist (Part Time)
Western Museums Association (Remote)

Produce branded digital content for WMA communications; act as webmaster; write original blog posts; and create surveys for various marketing and events. Position also helps plan/executive the Annual Meeting.  Part-time: 20 hours a week.  Salary $25/hour. Requires some travel.  [1218]
Deadline: January 19, 2024

Public Art Project Manager
Phoenix Department of Arts and Culture (Phoenix AZ)

Coordinate and direct activities involved in the implementation and completion of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) public art projects, including but not limited to artist selection process facilitation, contract negotiation, and management, public presentations and community engagement, construction oversight and compliance, budget management, and maintenance planning. Salary range: $60,028 to $88,691. [1226]
Deadline: January 17, 2024

Philanthropy Officer
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Works with individuals, foundations, corporations, and various grant makers to raise funds to support the museum.  Salary: $70,000 to $75,000 DOE [1226] 

Marketing Manager
Arizona Humanities (Phoenix AZ)

Plans and implements marketing and media communications to promote the public humanities across Arizona. Responsibilities include development and oversight of internal and external communications, website, social media, and marketing. Salary range $50,000-60,000.  [1230]

Programs Coordinator
Arizona Humanities (Phoenix AZ)

Plans and administers public humanities programs, events, and activities.  Responsibilities include the development, planning, and administration of humanities programming.  Salary range $40,000-45,000.   [1230]

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 and digitizing the collections; monitoring expenses, maintaining collection storage areas; performing minor conservation of specimens. Salary range: $45,044.69 - $62,942.88. [0108]

Tours Manager
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Taliesin West (Scottsdale AZ)

Oversees the daily management of the robust public tours schedule at Taliesin West and is responsible for the daily operations of all tours at Taliesin West, the management and evaluation of the tours department staff, and the active assessment of tours and operations. The Tours Manager regularly hires and trains new staff, and acts as a model tour guide in that process.   Salary:  $50,000. [0112]

Director of Development
Tucson Museum of Art And Historic Block (Tucson AZ)

Serves as a department head and member of the Museum’s leadership team with primary responsibility for the museum’s fundraising and membership goals. Additional responsibilities include the planning and implementation of a multi-pronged development program, cultivation and solicitation of major funders, execution of the annual fund campaign, management of the museum’s Leadership Circle membership group, organization and execution of the annual TMA Gala, and oversight of grant submissions and reporting.   Salary: $70,000 - $85,000. [0112]

Executive Director 
Arizona Commission on the Arts (Phoenix AZ)

Provides public policy leadership in support of diverse statewide constituencies; cultivates and advances advantageous partnerships in areas of funding, programs, and advocacy; serves as executive administrator of and policymaker for agency planning, initiatives, grantmaking, operations, and spending; and endeavors to continually enhance and expand quality service delivery to Arizona residents.   Salary:$100,000-$120,000. [0115]
Deadline: March 15, 2024 

Grants Manager
Arizona Humanities (Phoenix AZ)

Responsibilities include management and oversight of all pre-award and post-award grants outreach, communications, training, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance. Salary range: $50,000 to $60,000. [0130]

Senior Director, Facilities And Operations
Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix AZ)

Provide comprehensive leadership, vision, institutional planning and execution for the Garden’s daily operations, maintenance, safety and security, ensuring a seamless visitor and staff experience. This includes physical infrastructure and internal operations in accordance with visitor and staff needs and government regulation. Develop and implement long-term strategic plans for infrastructure, asset management, emergency preparedness and operational efficiency, aligning with the Gardens’ overall mission and goals.  Pay range: $110,000- $125,000. [0203]

Database Administrator
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Taliesin West (Scottsdale, AZ)

This hands-on position is accountable for maintaining the integrity of all the Foundation’s constituent data and prospecting assets and using that information to support the efforts of the Foundation’s advancement and marketing efforts to create sustainable funding streams that support the Foundation’s mission. Target starting salary of $75,000/year. [0206]

Programs & Education Lead (Part-Time)
Tempe History Museum (Tempe AZ)

Plan, create and deliver program and educational services;  Research and develop tours;  Train, mentor and schedule volunteers and docents to deliver tours and educational content;  Assist in planning and developing public programming;  Lead assigned events and activities at Museum facilities;  Oversee the use of museum facilities during rentals, events and tours.  20-29 hours per week, contingent upon assignments; flexible weekday scheduling; evenings and weekends as needed for events. Salary: $20/hour. [0208]

Museum Educator
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix AZ)

Play an integral role in MIMkids programming, acting as an instructor and creator/co-creator of class curriculum; assist in the development of content for various educational programs (such as field trips); assist with administrative duties and take the lead on various special projects.   Salary: $52,000 to $55,000. [0220]

Manager (Part-Time, Contract)
The Butterfly Lodge Museum (Greer AZ)

Oversee the operations of the Museum, the Museum Gift Store, and the Applewhite Pavilion. Individual needs to reside in the Greer, Arizona, area from May through October and be available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during those months, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Salary: $1,500 per month  (May through October). [0220].
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Director of Development
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Taliesin West (Scottsdale AZ)

Identify and cultivate new donors, and to retain and increase giving from existing donors;  implements the Foundation’s fund development plans; manage a staff that works in individual and major giving, membership and annual support, and special event programming.    Salary: $110,000+/year. [0221]

AZ STEM Ecosystem Project Manager
SciTech Institute (Phoenix AZ)

Manages, organizes, and coordinates the Arizona STEM Ecosystem Hubs and Working Groups; provides strategic guidance to teams, project managers and community organizers.  Salary: $48,000 - $55,000.  [0227]

Chief Science Officer International Program Coordinator
Science Tech Institute (Phoenix AZ)

Provides support to the CSO International Program Manager to deliver programming for all CSO International Partnerships. Performs support and administrative tasks; works with regional representatives and the Alumni Association, CSOs and CSO alumni to foster CSO International program growth; works and travels with Regional Leads and Cabinet Coordinators to assist with, plan, and participate in training and Leadership Training Institutes for new cabinets. Salary: $45,000-$50,000. [0227]

Exhibits Preparator
Sharlot Hall Museum (Prescott AZ)

Responsible for exhibit design, build, and installation, including fabrication of exhibit furniture, cases, mounts, and hanging of flat art/objects. Also works closely with the Registrar/Collections Manager to maintain and properly care for collections in storage and on exhibit, including building object mounts and assisting as needed with collections management tasks. The Preparator operates and maintains the museum exhibit workshop, in conjunction with Facilities staff.  Salary: $20.00 -$22.00/Hour. Please apply by sending cover letter and resume by email to: [0229] 

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