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 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 equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please click on the postings below to become a part of an award-winning, nationally recognized institution.

To apply:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@musnaz.org. Email is the preferred method of application submission. If you have further questions, please contact MNA Human Resources at 928-774-5211, ext 203.


Deputy Director

Status: Full time, Exempt

Position Purpose: The Deputy Director will serve as the finance and operations leader, overseeing and coordinating financial administration, business planning and strategy, facilities, visitor experience, and earned income. The Deputy Director acts as the primary finance leader and works closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to achieve the Museum’s strategic goals.

Deputy Director job description

Visitor Experience Assistant Manager

Status: Full time, Exempt $45,000/year

Position Purpose: The Visitor Experience Assistant Manager provides support to the VE Manager in all aspects of the visitor experience, including customer service support and works in Museum Shop, events, and front desk as required. The Visitor Experience Assistant Manager is the acting manager of the Visitor Experience department when the Visitor Experience Manager is absent.  In coordination with the Visitor Experience Manager, they will ensure there is 7 days a week onsite leadership for the Visitor Experience team.

Visitor Experience Assistant Manager job description

Visitor Experience Associate

Status: Part time, Hourly, Temporary (May – September), $15.50/hour

Works under the direction of the Manager of Visitor Experience. Responsible for providing customer service support at Visitor Services and Retail stations, along with assisting in event preparation, facility rentals, and custodial needs.

Visitor Experience Associate job description

Discovery Summer Camp Lead Educator

Status: Temporary, non-exempt, part-time

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, visits to the museum and around the campus, and numerous hands-on activities for children ages 5-14.

2022 Summer Educator Job description

Discovery Summer Camp Assistant

Status: Temporary, non-exempt, part-time position

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.

2022 Summer Camp Assistant Job Description

Ecology Intern

Status:  Paid part-time, Temporary

August through October

This position works under the direction of the Research Botanist to support the development, maintenance and management of native plant gardens and natural areas at the Museum of Northern Arizona throughout the 2022 summer and fall seasons. The interns will gain experience in native plant identification and ecology, botany, horticulture, ecological restoration, plant propagation, seed production and processing and land stewardship.

Botany Intern job description


Students who are interested in an unpaid internship in any section of the museum should send a note to the department head and/or Human Resources the semester prior to their internship with the following information.

  • Your College / University
  • Your Program
  • Contact information for your faculty advisor or internship coordinator
  • Is the internship for credit?
  • Start and end dates
  • Special interests or skills you want to focus on

Please speak to your faculty advisor to find out what paperwork is needed. If the internship needs to be posted on your program’s site, please provide a contact person or a link to your program’s instructions for setting up an internship.