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.

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Staff Openings

Facilities Associate Technician

Department: Facilities
Status: Non-exempt, Regular, Full-time, hourly
Supervisor: Director of Facilities

Position Description: Provides facilities services and maintenance for the museum campus, maintaining buildings and their utility systems, infrastructure, grounds, equipment and motor vehicles. Supports MNA programs and projects as assigned by the Director of Facilities. Executes established facilities programs and responds to unscheduled needs and requests to support consistent standards of quality performance in the museum facilities program.

Public Programs / Heritage Program Intern

Department: Public Programs
Status: Non-exempt, Regular, Part-time, Un-paid
Supervisor: Amelia George - Public Programs Manager

Position Description: The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) Public Programs department seeks two enthusiastic, motivated, and organized individuals to work in an enriching environment. This unpaid internship is open to students seeking experience in culture-based festival program coordination and administration. Responsible for assisting the Public Programs Manager and Assistant Manager with developing and executing all programs to take place during the 2020 Summer season including: Thirsty Thursdays; the Zuni, Hopi, and Navajo Festivals of Arts & Culture, Navajo Rug Auction, and various exhibition and educational programs.

Administrative Assistant for Ecology

Department: Ecology and Conservation
Status: Non-exempt, Part-time, hourly, Temporary, Project-Specific
Supervisor: Jeri Ledbetter - Springs Stewardship Institute Program Manager

Background:  The Ecology and Conservation research department conducts research on the ecosystems, flora, and fauna of the Colorado Plateau. The Springs Stewardship Institute (SSI) is a global initiative of the Museum of Northern Arizona.  SSI was established to improve our understanding of springs ecology, to educate the public and resource managers about the importance of springs stewardship, and to partner with other organizations, agencies, tribes, and researchers who are working to protect these important and highly threatened ecosystems.

Position Description: 

This position requires a hard-working, motivated individual with: excellent computer and organizational skills; experience with bookkeeping and information management; and an interest in resource management, ecosystem ecology, and biological sciences for an administrative assistant position.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about natural resources, and comfortable working both with others as well as independently.  The position is primarily office-based, but may occasionally involve fieldwork, some of it rigorous. This employee should be able to work independently, but readily seek guidance and look forward to learning new skills.

Spring Break Discovery Camp Assistant

Department: Education
Status: Temporary, non-exempt, part-time
Supervisor: Discovery Manager
Dates: March 16-20, 2020

Position Description:
Spring Break Discovery Assistant is responsible for assisting the lead educator. They are responsible for organizing materials, clean-up, and working with the students and available to assist lead educator as needed.

Discovery Assistant Manager

Department: Education
Status: Temporary, non-exempt, part-time
Supervisor: Discovery Manager

Position Description:
The Discovery Assistant Manager is responsible for providing excellent customer service and registration assistance for the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Discovery summer camp programs. The Assistant Manager will prepare class supplies and information prior to each camp, compile and send out program materials to participants, manage extended care, and complete other administrative duties as assigned by Discovery Manager.

Discovery Summer Camp Lead Educator

Department: Education
Status: Temporary, non-exempt, part-time
Supervisor: Discovery Manager
Dates: June 8- July 31, 2020

Position Description:
The Discovery Summer Camp Lead Educator is responsible for developing the class curriculum design, submitting a class supply list to the Discovery Manager, and is responsible for teaching their assigned program. The curriculum must include art and science instruction, field trips and numerous hands-on activities for children ages 5-12.