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

Title: Collection Associate
Department: Collections
Status: Exempt, Temporary, Part-Time, 410 hours
Supervisor: MNA Collections Director and NPS Museum Curator

Position Description:

National Park Service funded position for an undergraduate or graduate student to address environmental improvements for the Museum of Northern Arizona’s avian and mammal study skins that have previously been treated with arsenic. The Collections Associate will be trained by an NPS Conservator in safe handling, cleaning, and rehousing of specimens, and create plastic enclosures and mounts, move specimens between buildings, create labels, inventory specimens, and update database records.

Title: Development Director
Department: Development
Status: Exempt, Regular, Full-Time, Salary
Supervisor: 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.

Title: Marketing Manager
Department: Marketing
Status: Exempt, Regular, Full-Time, Salary
Supervisor: Temporarily report to DIrector

Position Description:

The Marketing Manager is a critical museum team member, responsible for leading the day-to-day management and implementation of the museum’s communications strategies, including: PR, media relations, advertising, and promotional initiatives. The marketing manager oversees the creation and distribution of all marketing and outreach materials to local, regional, national, and international audiences.


Title: Education Intern
Department: Discovery/Ventures
Status: Part-Time, Unpaid
Supervisor: Discovery/Ventures Manager

Position Description:

The education intern is responsible for the development and implementation of monthly STEAM Second Saturday program, planning for 2018 summer camp season, Ventures trip logistics and planning, youth curriculum and activities for exhibits, and community outreach programs.