Museum Curator

Company Name: 

City of Mesa


PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211



Job Description: 

The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available. For more information, please see our website:


Museum Curator

($57,481.51 - $80,329.60)


This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of the "most qualified" applicants.  To be considered "most qualified" an applicant will possess a Master's Degree or a Ph.D. in a field of the Social or Natural Sciences AND 3 - 5 years museum experience in responsible positions.


The Museum Curator develops, interprets, displays, evaluates, and curates the collections of the Arizona Museum for Natural History for the fields of natural and social sciences. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing procedures of a general curatorial nature relating to the fields of Social Sciences (ethnology, archaeology, anthropology) or Natural Sciences (paleontology, geology, biology)
  • Conducting original and secondary research
  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws in the acquisition and collection of objects
  • Writing policies, plans, grant proposals, reports, etc., regarding museum collections, general curatorial information, or a designated subject area
  • Providing curatorial expertise on certain changing and permanent exhibits
  • Supervises full-time, part-time, contractual, and volunteer personnel
  • Participates as a member of the senior leadership team 
  • Responsible for performing related duties as required


General supervision is received from the Museum Administrator, who reviews work through conferences, meetings, reports, and overall results achieved. 


This class is FLSA exempt-professional.


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:

  • Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a Social Science, Natural Science, or related field such as Museum Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology, or a closely related area
  • Considerable (3 - 5 years) museum experience

Special Requirements

  • A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university may be required depending on assignment


Preferred/Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a field of the Social or Natural Sciences and experience in responsible positions in a museum is preferred


City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. Applications available 04/06/18 and must apply by 04/19/18. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are received. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at:  


City of Mesa is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.