Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Posted 5/9/18
The Heard Museum is currently looking for an energetic team player who will manage the administrative functions related to marketing, advertising, media relations, PR and communications and implements strategies within these areas to promote the museum, its exhibits and its events to targeted audiences. The qualified candidate will supervise any positions/internships, employed or contracted, that are directly involved with museum marketing and communication.

Additionally, the ideal applicant will work with the museum’s local marketing partner to plan, budget and implement all media, communications, and advertising for museum activities, including exhibits, programming, festival events and projects identified through the strategic planning process. Excellent writing skills and hands-on social media experience are also required. If you are deadline-oriented, have museum experience and have the ability to perform in a fast-paced environment, please send your resumĂ© and portfolio samples to the e-mail below.

Selected applicant must pass a background check to qualify for employment. This position is full-time, exempt.

Send application (resumé and portfolio) to hr@heard.org with the subject line: Associate Director of Marketing and Communications.

Research Assistant for a Contemporary Art Exhibition

Posted 4/16/18
Nationally recognized curator is seeking a part-time New York-based Research Assistant for an upcoming contemporary art exhibition at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. The Research Assistant will help in the sourcing of pertinent biographical information relating to the three dozen contemporary artists included in the exhibition. Tasks include administration and organization of checklists; conducting in-depth research from library and archival sources; researching provenance, exhibition history and literature for selected artworks; preparing written materials about the artists and artwork.
Preference will be given to individuals with strong working knowledge of contemporary art and/or artists of Native background, with an emphasis on that intersection.

Tasks include

  • Administration and organization of checklists
  • Conducting in-depth research from library and archival sources
  • Researching provenance
  • Exhibition history and literature for selected artworks
  • Preparing written materials about the artists and artwork


  • Graduate student with strong organizational skills and self-starter
  • Ability to work 15 to 20 hours per week
  • Position is based in New York City, NY

Pay range is $20 to $25 per hour – based on experience

To Apply
All applicants must include the following: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of a published article or recent sample of scholarly writing, and two references (one academic and one professional).

Applications should be e-mailed to hr@heard.org Attn: John Bulla, Deputy Director and COO.

Application Deadline: May 11, 2018

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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