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Phoenix Art Museum is at the heart of our community, creating a place for people with diverse interests and all levels of knowledge to discover the wonders of art and culture. When you work here, you can help us bring the world to Phoenix and Phoenix to the world through your dedication and engagement as a staff member, volunteer, Docent, or intern. Join our team and contribute to a culture of creativity.




There are so many extraordinary reasons to work at Phoenix Art Museum—from the incomparable people to the irreplaceable works of art. When you join our team, you’ll be contributing to a culture of creativity and engagement that inspires a vital art community for the city and state. But what truly makes this an amazing place to work is our dedicated staff. From curators to craftspeople, accountants to art historians, careers at Phoenix Art Museum start with you.

Benefits of working at PhxArt:

  • Complimentary Phoenix Art Museum Membership, with reciprocal admission to 1,000+ museums nationwide
  • Free admission exchange program to many Arizona cultural institutions, like the Heard Museum, Phoenix Zoo, Arizona Science Center, and more
  • Discounts at The Museum Store and Palette Restaurant
  • Discounts on Gift Memberships for friends and family
  • Trip reduction program, including carpool matching assistance, subsidies on transit passes, prize drawings, and more
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • Regular staff (working 30 hours or more per week) are eligible for:
    • Medical, dental, vision, and pretax flexible-spending account plan options
    • Disability coverage and life-insurance plans
    • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave
    • Enrollment in an organization-sponsored 401(K) retirement plan

Phoenix Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We welcome you to apply to any job, volunteer, or internship opportunity. If you have an accessibility need or an accommodation request in the job application process, please contact us.


Interested in a career in the arts, museums, nonprofits, or other professional fields? Our paid internship program for undergraduate and graduate students will give you meaningful, hands-on work experience in a dynamic museum setting. You’ll also participate in a robust professional development series that will prepare you to enter the job market with confidence.

  • Paid, part-time internship opportunities (total work hours vary)
  • Open to all higher education students currently enrolled in community colleges, universities, and graduate programs, or recent graduates who have completed a program in the past 12 months
  • Spring, summer, and fall terms (term schedules vary)

We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage talented individuals of all races, cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions to apply for our internships.

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To submit your resume, cover letter and/or application for consideration, please choose one of the following options. (Please do not submit the Employment Application for internships.)


Fax: 602.257.2127

Mail: Human Resources Department
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685

Current Job Openings
Staff Accountant

Phoenix Art Museum is looking for a Staff Accountant to conduct accounting and other related activities in support of the mission and strategic plan of the Museum.

  1. Responsible for carrying out tasks associated with Cash Management, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger, including but not limited to record daily cash activities, reconcile bank accounts, process vendor payments and reimbursement requests, create billing invoices and record payments, reconcile and post payroll journal entries; and perform account reconciliations;
  2. Maintain and update schedules for prepaid, fixed assets, leases, etc.;
  3. Carry out month-end, quarter-end and year-end close procedures;
  4. Respond to inquiries by researching and interpreting data;
  5. Prepare ad hoc reports as requested;
  6. Maintain and update accounting records;
  7. Assist in preparing monthly and quarterly financial statements;
  8. Assist in preparing audit schedules and working with auditors;
  9. Perform financial analysis as requested by management.
  1. Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited university in accounting required;
  2. Relevant work experience preferred, not required;
  3. General ledger experience preferred, not required;
  4. Audit experience preferred, not required.

Knowledge of:

  1. GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.);
  2. General business laws and regulations.

Skill and Ability to:

  1. Attend to details;
  2. Follow instructions and follow through on tasks assigned;
  3. Prioritize and accomplish multiple projects concurrently;
  4. Communicate clearly and timely in a professional manner;
  5. Work effectively with a wide variety of Museum supporters, visitors, members, volunteers, and staff;
  6. Work independently and as a team member;
  7. Apply problem solving and analytical skills;
  8. Maintain confidentiality.

Submit cover letter and resume with job code PAM-STAC to

** Incomplete submissions may not be considered ***

Job Status: full-time, exempt, regular

Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000


Membership and Guest Services Associate

Phoenix Art Museum is looking for a Membership and Guest Services Associate through to greet and help Museum visitors with utmost courtesy and respect, answer visitors’ questions regarding the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, events, and facilities.

  1. Report to work punctually, prepared for each scheduled shift.
  2. Ability to display courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with the public.
  3. Remain informed and answer questions regarding exhibitions and events at the Museum.
  4. Ability to operate the ticketing system to collect visitor’s admission fees and complete transactions.
  5. Actively promote Museum and Support Organization memberships to visitors. Assist patrons with membership application forms, and process Museum membership fees.
  6. Fulfill end of shift closing procedures and prepare appropriate documents.
  7. Keep brochure racks stocked and neatly organized. Assist visitors with finding information of interest.
  8. Communicate with staff and visitors in person or by telephone in a professional manner.
  9. Data entry.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Minimum of one year experience in a customer services environment.

Knowledge of:

  1. Experience in cash handling and knowledge of cash handling procedures.
  2. Knowledge of the downtown Phoenix area is desirable.
  3. Knowledge and appreciation of art and/or museum operations desirable.

Skill and ability to:

  1. Have a neat, professional image and positive attitude.
  2. Strong computer (including problem solving) skills; Windows environment and data entry.
  3. Strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively with a wide range of Museum members, visitors, volunteers, and staff.
  4. Foreign language skills desirable.

Email cover letter and resume, with Job Code PAM-MSA to:

*** Incomplete submission may not be considered ***

Job Status: part-time (15 hrs/wk), non-exempt

Pay rate: $15/hour


Hirabayashi Internship in Fashion Design

The fashion-design department at Phoenix Art Museum is seeking a detail-oriented intern with excellent research and writing skills to support collection management, exhibitions, and department programming. This person will work around garments from designers such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, Schiaparelli, Iris van Herpen, and many more, all of whom are represented in our collection of nearly 9,000 objects of fashion that span five decades of style history.

Applicants should have an interest in both art museums and fashion and have knowledge of:

  • Fashion history, textile history, and art history.
  • Research methods in museum studies and curatorial practice.
  • Knowledge of collection management software, i.e., TMS (The Museum System) or a similar database.

Requisite skills and abilities include:

  • Organize, prioritize, and accomplish projects as assigned.
  • Follow through independently on routine responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively both in written and oral form.
  • Work effectively with a wide variety of Museum supporters, visitors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Lift 40 pounds unassisted.

Majors and/or areas of study: Fashion, art history, museum studies, theater, and related majors

Eligibility: Current graduate or senior undergraduate student preferred. Individuals who have graduated within the past 12 months from an accredited institution may also apply. Current first-year students, sophomores, and juniors are not eligible to apply.

Part Time | Compensation | January 2024 – May 30, 2025

  • 1 year internship – 640 hours: 20 hours per week for 32 weeks or 15 hours per week for 43 weeks | $12,500 / $19.50 an hour
  • Semester/summer internship – 320 hours: 20 hours per week for 16 weeks | $6,250 / $19.50 an hour

Please submit a cover letter and a copy of your resume or any questions to

Association of Art Museum Directors Curatorial Internship

Phoenix Art Museum’s Curatorial department is inviting talented and motivated undergraduates to apply for an internship that will participate in the full gallery renovation of Phoenix Art Museum’s modern and contemporary art wing. The reinstallation of the modern and contemporary art galleries, representing more than 10,000 square-feet of gallery space, will be a fresh rehang featuring works from the collection created between 1960 and today. The installation re-centers women artists and artists of color in each of the exhibition’s thematic areas, focusing on collection strengths and how artists are exploring concepts of landscape and transcendentalism within broader 20th-century art movements including abstract expressionism, pop art, conceptual art, plastics, and digital media. Contemporary Arizona artists from the collection will also be spotlighted throughout the installation.

The intern will work on the documentation of exhibition floor plans, design elevations, environmental graphic design, and didactic design; maintaining exhibition component production schedules across a variety of departments and disciplines (e.g., graphics, fabrication, A/V); maintaining object checklist and project files for the project team, utilizing Microsoft Teams and other project management software and principles; and cross-referencing and fact-checking object label information.

In addition, the intern will assist with scheduling audio/video recording sessions and leading interviews with scholars and subject-matter experts for the Museum’s Bloomberg Connects museum app, and assist in developing and reviewing interpretive text and audio transcripts.

Requisite skills and abilities include:

  • A demonstrated interest in art and art history is preferred, but students in all majors are encouraged to apply
  • Detail-oriented and organized; able and willing to complete administrative tasks as necessary
  • Communicate effectively both in written and oral form
  • Follow through independently on routine responsibilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Teams and other project management software
  • Work effectively with a wide variety of Museum supporters, visitors, volunteers, and staff


Undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior, or senior years

Part-Time | Compensation | March – December 2024: $6,720 ($16/hr; 20 hours per week; 21 weeks). In addition to the stipend, the intern will be provided with $3000 to attend professional development opportunities.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and a copy of your resume or any questions to


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