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City of Phoenix - Collections Museum Assistant

11/01/2022 21:50 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

The Collections Museum Assistant performs a variety of Museum and Cultural Park functions within the archaeological repository. The Collections Museum Assistant is responsible for:

  • Coordinating the daily operations of the archaeological repositor including managing repository agreements.
  • Receiving collections, and accessioning collections.
  • Completing fiscal duties such as processing and budgeting.
  • Supervision of part-time staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Environmental monitoring.
  • Integrated pest management.
  • Facilitating researcher access.
  • Conducting facility maintenance in specialized storage areas. 

The Collections Assistant is expected to exercise independent judgment in the completion of assigned tasks and performance is evaluated based on results achieved. Supervision is received from the Museum Curator.


$20.67 (minimum) - $31.47 (maximum) hourly / $42,993.60 - $65,457.60 annually.  Candidates may be hired up to $65,457.60 depending upon qualifications.  


A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. Additionally, effective 10/1/2022, Paid Parental Leave is now offered to eligible employees up to 480 hours (12 weeks) of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child during a 12-month period.

For more details, visit: Unit 007 Benefits

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  • Three years of professional museum or public art collection experience.
  • One year in an area of specialization such as Collections Management, Educational Programming, Registrar, or exhibit design and implementation.
  • Bachelor's degree in archaeology, anthropology, education, fine arts, or fields related to specific assignments.
  • Other combinations of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.
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The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Ability to move objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Experience developing collections management procedures.
  • Experience running a museum's environmental monitoring program.
  • Graduate degree or certificate in museum studies or related field.
  • Experience using a museum's collections management database.
  • Three years of professional (paid) experience working with artifact collections in an archaeological repository or archaeological museum.
  • Three years of professional (paid) experience in museum collections management.
  • Experience working with Tribal communities on repatriation.
  • Experience running a museum's integrated pest management program.


Recruitment closes November 7, 2022. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

This is a position-based recruitment and generates a one time use only list. Once interviews are conducted and candidates are selected, this job posting will be considered closed and candidates will no longer be in consideration for the position applied for. This posting will not result in any ongoing eligibility list.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Museum Assistant, JC:42060, ID# 47506, 10/24/2022, USM, MR, Benefits:007

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