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

Visitor & Special Events Coordinator

Department: Visitor & Special Events
Status: Non-exempt, regular Full-time, hourly
Supervisors: Visitor & Special Events Manager

Position Description:

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.

Visitor Services Associate Assistant

Department: Visitor & Special Events
Status: Non-exempt, regular part-time, hourly
Supervisors: Visitor & Special Events Manager

Position Description:

The Visitor Services Associate position’s primary responsibilities include providing customer service support at the Visitor Services and Retail stations, along with occasional assisting in the Museum Shop, Bookstore, event preparation, facility rentals, and/or tours.

Venture Trip Leader (for single-day or multi-day car camping, backpacking, or hotel-based trips)

Department: Education
Status: Temporary, Part-Time, non-exempt
Supervisors: Ventures Programs Manager

Position Description:

Ventures Trip Leaders are an integral part of a 42-year-long educational program that provides members of the Museum of Northern Arizona with outstanding educational experiences in the outdoors. Trip leaders will be proficient in one or more scientific fields such as geology, archaeology, botany, or other natural history field, and/or the arts and/or history of the Colorado Plateau. Leaders not only lead, execute and coordinate field trips, but may also take part in developing new itineraries or reworking and improving older ones that have been run successfully in the past. Ventures Trip leaders are creative and quick thinkers, men and women skilled in various outdoor settings, are capable of handling all types of personalities and managing other human interactions in sometimes stressful situations, and good and caring communicators.

Public Programs Internship

Department: Public Programs
Status: Part-Time, 15-20 hours per week, Oct. 1 - Dec. 15 (dates and hours are flexible)
Supervisors: Public Programs Manager

Position Description:

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) Heritage Program seeks an enthusiastic, motivated, and organized individual to work in an enriching environment. This unpaid internship is open to students seeking experience in culture-based festival program coordination and administration.  When available, housing may be provided*. Intern activities include planning festival programs, participating artist solicitation trips, and community outreach.