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Assistant Museum Archivist

The Heard Museum Library is seeking a full-time Assistant Museum Archivist. The archivist will arrange, describe and rehouse a major archival collection on Indian boarding schools; and create an item-level finding aid.

In addition, the archivist will assist staff in the planning of a major exhibition and accompanying programs on Indian boarding schools, and will report directly to and assist the Project Director. The position is a one-year contract with a regular weekly schedule, $15.00 hourly rate. A bachelor’s degree with archival experience needed.

Candidates should have computer skills, Excel and Word proficiency, and excellent writing and organizational skills. Museum experience is desirable. Background check required.

Position will begin in late September 2015. Send resume by September 8, 2015, along with cover letter and three current references to: bmurphy@heard.org

Event Operations Manager

The Event Operations Manager oversees operation and assists in planning of all private events, internal events and museum special/public events as they relate to use of indoor/outdoor event space.

Acts as primary on-site contact for clients for all events. Supervise events to insure compliance with museum standards and the health and safety of all employees and guests. Manage and operate all in-house AV equipment. Monitor equipment and coordinate necessary repairs with outside AV contractor. Secure pricing and coordinate installation of replacement or new equipment. Monitor and supervise catering staff to maintain established service levels, insure compliance with museum standards and the health and safety of all employees and guests. Supervise and administer all operations of bars for internal and external events. Control inventory and maintain and order adequate bar supplies and equipment for all events.

Three to five years of event operations management required. Send resume to HR@heard.org. EEOC


Provide a clean and safe working environment for visitors, staff, special events and private use. This position is a “hands on” with skills keeping the museum in a highly cleaned presentation at all times:

Cleaning both interior and exterior of buildings of the campus.  Responsible for overall museum appearance and private use daily setup, staging, event turn-around and staff leadership. Including, but not limited to, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, waxing, washing, restroom services, windows, polishing, dusting, patios, courtyards, colonnades. Some commercial training in cleaning equipment operation is highly desirable.

Must be able to accept unscheduled tasks or emergencies as they occur. This position requires some after hours or night work with private use events, and weekends if work shift covers this period… Require to work Hoop Dance Contest, Spanish Market and Indian Fair & Market. Must be able to stand for long periods, may be required to bend, crawl and/or kneel to access areas that may need cleaning. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and hold arms above your head for short periods of time.

Apply in person between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 2301 N Central Ave., Phoenix AZ 85004.  EEOC



Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.

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Photograph Credits

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are courtesy of either the Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives or the following museum staff and supporters: Caesar Chaves, Debra Krol, Taylor Peterson, Mark Scarp, Apphia Shirley, Craig Smith and Lizard Light Productions.