Employment | Heard Museum



Location: Heard Museum Phoenix
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Availability: Wednesday through Sunday, 2nd shift



Skill and ability to:

To apply, send resume to hr@heard.org with the subject line: Custodian

Membership Coordinator

Location: Heard Museum Phoenix
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Job Description Summary:
The Membership Coordinator is a member of Strategic Development and Programming team. This individual reports to the Membership and Circles Manager and is primarily responsible for administrative and data entry duties for memberships programs and annual fund, timely and consistent benefit fulfillment for members, supporting the Heard Museum membership growth and renewal efforts and event support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Data Entry / Administrative (40%)

2. Members / Donor Service (40%)

3. Support to membership growth and renewals / Event support (20%)

Employment Requirements:
Background Check
Recently attained bachelor’s degree in Art Administration/Non-Profit Management, Business, Public Administration, or other related areas of study preferred
Previous Experience:
Educational, internship, or professional experience with non-profit organizations, fundraising, data management, and/or museums/cultural organizations required
This position requires basic mathematical knowledge and statistical analysis.

To apply, send resume to hr@heard.org with the subject line: Membership Coordinator

Public Programs Manager

Location: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Grade: Full time Exempt

Job Description Summary:
As a member of the Learning & Programs team at the Heard Museum, the Public Programs Manager collaborates with the Director of Learning and Public Engagement and team to conceive and plan engaging programs, grounded in the Museum’s mission, values, and exhibitions, to more deeply engage current audiences and members, while inviting new audiences to experience, support, and engage with our work. This includes existing programs, like First Fridays at the Heard, Día del Niño, the World Hoop Dance Championship, and others, while creating new programs that align with current work and exhibitions and appeal to broader demographics. This position takes a leadership role in the strategic implementation of these virtual, on-site, and hybrid programs, and works directly with partners and vendors to produce professional and engaging cultural experiences. The Public Programs Manager reports to the Director of Learning and Public Engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Employment Requirements:
Background check required.
Ability to manage programs on weekends and evenings, when necessary.

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000, commensurate with experience

Preferred Qualifications:

To apply, send resume to hr@heard.org with the subject line: Public Programs Manager


Posted 02/11/22

The Librarian is responsible for providing reference and visitor services to staff, patrons, and museum visitors, both in person and off-site. The Librarian will provide to patrons instruction on the use of the library as well as the various media and databases it contains, and is responsible for the management of circulation records of Library resources. Primary areas for oversight include the Native American Artists Resource Collection, audio-visual collection, the acquisition process, and Library finance records.

Job Duties:

Describe the primary duties (responsibilities, activities, typical projects) of this job.

Trains, coordinates, and supervises library volunteers.

Tracks the Library and Archives financial operations and budget and is responsible for purchasing a wide variety of library materials, supplies and equipment and services.

Interprets, organizes, and cares for the Native American Artists Resource Collection as well as supervises the library volunteers in that area.

Manages the Library’s continuing resources including both print and electronic serials.

Manages the Library’s binding and preservation program.

Utilizes, maintains and interprets various library software applications including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, ARGUS, ContentDM, OCLC Connexion, Mitinet, as well as numerous databases including JSTOR, AskART, Access Newspaper Archives and others.

Provides Library and Archives outreach both within and outside the Heard Museum; in addition oversees and manages the Heard Museum Library Exchange Program.

Orders all equipment and supplies as well as prospective capital improvements.

Keeps informed on new trends and developments in library science and services and regularly attends programs, workshops and conferences which assist in continuing education in the field.


Master of Library of Science

Type and Amount of Previous Experience:

Two year experience preferably in a special library.

Other Significant Requirements:

Software and database requirements:

Word processing
Internet searching
Excel, PowerPoint and familiarity with Access
Databases including JSTOR and WorldCat
Familiarity with OCLC Connexion and ContentDM

To apply, send resumé to hr@heard.org with the subject line: Librarian

Event Operations Manager

Posted 5/3/22

Location: Heard Museum Phoenix

Job Status: Full Time

Job Description Summary:

The Event Operations Manager oversees operations and assists in planning of all private events, internal events and museum special / public events. The Event Operations Manager also acts as Beverage Manager, responsible for purchasing, inventory control, scheduling and supervision of bar staff for private use and museum events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Event Management:


Beverage Manager

Skills / Requirements:

Special Licensing:

Physical Requirements:


To apply, send resumé to hr@heard.org with the subject line: Event Operations Manager

Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

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The Heard Museum does not perform appraisals; however, the Heard Museum Council, one of our volunteer organizations, holds a semi-annual Appraisal Day event where people can bring their items to be appraised for a fee. Appraisal days occur in the spring and fall. Please check our calendar of events page for upcoming dates.