Job | City of Mesa | Museum Collections Specialist

  • Position: Museum Collections Specialist
  • Employer: City of Mesa
  • Qualifications: Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, or in a field of study.
  • Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • Application Deadline: the position is available until filled
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Museum Collections Specialist – Part-time, Benefited

City of Mesa, AZ – Mesa, AZ

This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

A Museum Collections Specialist performs a variety of specialized assignments involving the care and documentation of a diverse collection of museum specimens. Duties may include the management of one or more subject areas of the collection. The Museum Collections Specialist is responsible for handling, preparing, installing, transporting, and storing specimens according to accepted museum principles; recording information concerning specimens and inventory; maintaining files; photographing the collections; monitoring expenses, maintaining collection storage areas; performing minor conservation of specimens; and may provide support for the Native American Graves Preservation and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) process. This class indexes, catalogs and numbers specimens, writes condition reports, performs data entry, scans photographs and enters them into the database, edits catalog information to summarize and standardize terminology, records information concerning specimens and inventory, and produces reports from a computerized database. The Museum Collections Specialist also assists with updating policies and procedures, training and supervising volunteers, working with donors, and packing/unpacking loaned objects. This class performs related duties as required.

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Distinguishing Features: The Museum Collections Specialist is supervised by a Museum Curator who reviews work through conferences, meetings, and results achieved. This class is FLSA nonexempt.


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 Museum Studies, or in a field of study related to the Museum’s collections such as: Anthropology, Paleontology or another relevant discipline of the Social or Natural Sciences. Good (1 – 3 years) museum collections experience.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree and experience working with museum collections databases.


The City of Mesa respects, values, and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested people to apply. Human Resources reserves the right to close positions without prior notification.

PO Box 1466 Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Posting #06772

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)

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