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

Public Programs Assistant

Department: Programs
Status: Part Time
Supervisor: Programs Manager

Position Description:

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) Public Programs seeks an enthusiastic, motivated, and organized team player to work in an enriching environment alongside the Programs Manager to become proficient in program development and execution. This paid position is open to students and other individuals seeking experience in culture-based festival programming and event coordination and administration.

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 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.