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

Discovery Summer Camp Assistant

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

Position Description: The Discovery Summer Camp Assistant is responsible for assisting the lead educator. They are responsible for organizing materials, set-up, clean-up, supervision of children ages 5-12 and available to assist lead educator as needed.

Collections Intern

Department: Collections
Supervisor: Registrar and Anthropology Collections Manager

Position Description: Summer internship to assist Registrar and Anthropology Collections Manager with the appropriate documentation and processing of objects in the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Collections. Focus will be working with archaeology, ethnology, and fine arts holdings. This 10-12 week internship offers students an opportunity to gain experience photographing, documenting, marking, rehousing, and packing objects. In addition, the intern will assist the Registrar and Collections Director with development and rotation of an off-site exhibition space of ethnographic pottery.

Paleontology Collections Intern

Department: Collections
Supervisor: Natural Science Collections Manager

Position Description: Summer internship to assist with the completion of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant that supports collection upgrades in the Museum of Northern Arizona’s (MNA) paleontology collection. The collection contains fossil vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, microfossils, and ichnites. This 10-12 week internship offers candidates an opportunity to gain collection management and preparation experience.

Archives Intern

Department: Collections
Status: Non-Exempt, temporary, hourly
Supervisor: Archivist

Position Description: Summer archives internship focusing on tasks and procedural development relating to the organization, documentation, and preservation of Museum of Northern Arizona institutional records and all media contained. This internship will provide experience working with records created by a unique natural science, cultural, and fine arts organization focused on research, education, and exhibitions

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.

Discovery Summer Camp Lead Educator

Department: Education
Status: Temporary, non-exempt, part-time
Supervisor: Discovery Manager
Dates: 1-5 weeks between June 8- July 31, 202

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. Curriculum must include art and science instruction, field trips and numerous hands-on activities for children ages 5-12.