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.

Staff Openings

Spring Break Discovery Assistant

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

Dates: March 18-22, 2019

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 managing customer service responsibilities and registration for the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Discovery summer programs. The Assistant Manager will prepare class 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 Assistant

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

Discovery Lead Educator

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

Special Events Intern

Department: Visitor & Special Events
Status: Part-Time, Unpaid
Supervisor: Visitor & Special Events Manager

Position Description:

The Special Events Intern is responsible for assisting the Visitor and Special Events manager with coordinating rental and in-house events, managing and organizing event set up and tear downs, and working events as needed.

Visitor & Special Events Coordinator

Department: Visitor & Special Events
Status: Non-Exempt, Regular, Full-time, hourly
Supervisor: Visitor & Special Events Manager

Position Description:

The Visitor & Special Events Coordinator acts as the acting manager of the Visitor Services department and staff when the Visitor Services Manager is absent.  Provides accurate information and quality customer service to Museum visitors; staff the Museum’s admissions desk and phone switchboard;  ensure a safe and secure Museum environment; facilitate event set-up, break-down, and management; and undertake light-custodial duties.

Macroinvertebrate Imaging Technician

Department:Ecology and Conservation
Status: Part-time Temporary, project-specific
Supervisor: Jeri Ledbetter (TLO)/Gary Alpert (tasks)

Position Description:

This position requires a hard-working, motivated individual with excellent attention to detail, and a demonstrated interest in aquatic and terrestrial macroinvertebrates. Work for this position will be primarily lab-based with significant time identifying, cataloging, and photographing biological specimens with MNA’s macroinvertebrate imaging lab. See examples of high resolution imagery at http://springstewardshipinstitute.org/giantwaterbugs/ The candidate should be passionate about natural resources, and experienced in working with invertebrate specimens. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, but not be afraid to ask questions or express concerns.

SSI Project Manager

Department: Ecology
Status:Part time, permanent
Supervisor: Ecology, Jeri Ledbetter

Position Description:

The Project Manager for the Ecology Department will take a leadership role in several concurrent SSI projects, most of which are federally funded. The person in this position will write grants, develop and manage budgets, plan and track tasks and milestones, train and supervise employees and interns, oversee data entry and quality control procedures, manage relational databases, supervise multiple computer systems and backups, produce reports, design fliers, supervise staff, and oversee maintenance of SSI’s website (with the Museum of Northern Arizona’s marketing manager). The Project Manager will lead crews during intensive field surveys in remote settings, and have the primary responsibility for safe, efficient, high quality data collection. He/she should have experience with computer programming, information technology, graphic design, accounting, human resources, scientific research, and nonprofit management and development. This position demands the ability to communicate and collaborate with agencies, NGOs, political leaders, volunteers, and tribal members, and to make presentations to large audiences.