Careers

A National Medal winner, the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) has been celebrating the Colorado Plateau’s natural and cultural heritage since 1928. Our 200-acre research campus includes a Museum showcasing the geology, anthropology and art of the region as well as state of the art research and collections facilities. MNA’s renowned and award-winning Heritage Festivals of Arts & Culture (Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, and Celebraciones) draw thousands of national and international visitors. The Museum works in collaboration with native peoples of the region to protect and foster their cultures, traditions, and beliefs by encouraging artistic expression and supporting, empowering, and educating visitors about their art and culture.

The Museum of Northern Arizona is an exciting and dynamic place to work. Please click on the postings below to become a part of an award winning, nationally recognized institution.

Title: Development Director

Department: Development
Status: Regular, Exempt, Full-Time, Salary
Supervisors: Executive Director/CEO

Position Description:

The Development Director identifies, defines, and develops funding sources to support existing and planned programs, capital projects and the operating budget. Director coordinates the development, writing, and submission of grant and sponsorship proposals and will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting the data on supported programs, working with other departments as necessary. Director manages the planning and execution of on-going giving and cultivation programs such as the annual appeal, major gifts program, on-site donation efforts, membership, and planned giving. Director is responsible for planning and executing all fundraising events, primarily the annual fundraising gala.

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Title: Discovery Assistant
Department: Education
Status: Temporary, Non-Exempt, Part-Time
Supervisors: Discovery Manager

Position Description:

Discovery Assistants are responsible for assisting the lead educators. They are responsible for organizing materials, clean-up, and working with the students. They are available to assist lead educator as needed

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Title: Discovery Lead Educator
Department: Education
Status: Temporary, Non-Exempt, Part-Time
Supervisors: Discovery Manager

Position Description:

Discovery Lead Educators are responsible for class curriculum design, turning in class supply lists to the Discovery Manager, and are responsible for teaching their assigned program.

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Title: Facility Manager
Department: Facilities
Status: Exempt, Regular, Full-Time, Salary
Supervisors: Museum Director

Position Description:

Initiates and manages comprehensive programs to achieve the Museum’s goals for:

  • Safety of visitors and staff
  • Security of collections and other assets
  • Stewardship of properties, buildings, vehicles and equipment
  • Support of programs and capital projects
  • Customer service for visitors and staff
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Internships

Museum internships offer students an opportunity to gain valuable learning experiences through collaboration with diverse students and professionals in a wide variety of areas including Anthropology Collections, Ecology & Conservation, Geology & Paleontology, Heritage Festivals, Development, Marketing, Education, Museum administration and HR. Interns work with a mentor focusing on key learning objectives to enhance their educational experience and meet specific internship goals.

Title: Collections Intern
Department: Collections
Status: Part-Time, Paid
Supervisors: Collections Managers, Archivist, Registrar

Position Description:

Summer internship to assist with the documentation of objects, specimens, and archives in the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Collections which include archaeology, ethnology, fine arts, biology, geology, and paleontology holdings. This 10-12 week internship offers students an opportunity to gain experience photographing, documenting, marking, and rehousing objects/specimens as well as scanning, organizing, describing and rehousing archives.

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Title: Facilities Use Rental Internship
Department: Visitor Services
Status: Part-Time, Unpaid
Supervisors: Assistant Visitor Services Manager & Facilities Use Supervisor

Position Description:

The Facilities Use Intern is responsible for assisting the Facilities Use Supervisor with coordinating rental and in-house events, managing and organizing event set up and tear downs, and working events as needed.

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Title: Herbarium Intern
Department: Ecology
Status: Part-Time, Paid
Supervisors: Botany Research Assistant

Position Description:

10 week summer internship to assist with the completion of a project to database botanical specimens in preparation for inclusion into the McDougall Herbarium at the Museum of Northern Arizona. This internship offers students an opportunity to gain valuable experience in herbarium curatorial processes including reorganizing herbarium specimens, identifying and annotating specimens, updating database records, and creating digital images of herbarium sheets.

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