The Museum Administrator performs administrative work involving planning, developing, coordinating, and supervising the activities and facilities (example: museum buildings, historic home, and archaeological sites) of the Arizona Museum of Natural History (AZMNH), including: providing leadership for the Museum’s curatorial, educational, and preservation programs; overseeing the initiation and maintenance of exhibitions and management of research programs in the fields of natural history and social sciences; and overseeing the development of public programs, collections, educational and promotional materials, and fundraising and special events, in the fields of natural history and social sciences.

Duties include: developing, administering, and monitoring the AZMNH’s annual budget; management, planning, and maintenance of Museum facilities (building maintenance, security, safety, etc.); developing short- and long-term museum program objectives; developing and implementing short- and long-range strategic planning, overseeing the administration of grants awarded to the AZMNH and associated programs; supervising professional-level subordinate supervisors and assigned support staff; and acting as liaison between the AZMNH, Department of Arts and Culture staff, AZMNH Foundation, and community interest groups (example: Chamber of Commerce, Mesa Convention, and Tourism Bureau). This class performs related duties as required.

Supervision is received from the Arts Administrator, who reviews performance through conferences, reports, and results achieved. This class is FLSA exempt-executive.


Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree or higher in Museum Studies, Social Science, Natural History, or a closely related field. Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible experience in the organization and management of a natural history, anthropology, and/or history museum, preferably in the public sector. Considerable (3 – 5 years) supervisory experience with both professional and support staff.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Supplemental coursework in management, business, or public administration is preferred.


Organization/Company: City of Mesa
Location: Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa, AZ
Deadline: First review of applications will be on November 2, 2020.
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