Employment Openings

Seasonal Part-Time Housekeeper / Breakfast Cook

Position Responsibilities: The Amerind Foundation is seeking an individual as a seasonal part-time Housekeeper/Breakfast Cook at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona. This is a seasonal part-time position. The Housekeeper/Breakfast Cook maintains clean, sanitary, safe, and attractive buildings and grounds for visitors and staff associated with Amerind events and facility rentals. Housekeeping duties include, but are not limited to, sweeping, mopping and using vacuum cleaners; laundry, washing or dusting walls, windows, woodwork and fixtures; cleaning bathrooms; emptying trash receptacles; moving furnishings; dusting, straightening up during events, and other duties. Outdoor work includes, but is not limited to, sweeping and cleaning patio furniture, greeting guests and helping with luggage, and other duties. Kitchen assistance duties include prepping food, cooking, setting tables, presenting and cleaning-up for breakfast, prepping for lunch on some days, helping with lunch clean-up and dinner prep, set-up, and clean-up on other days. Kitchen assistance duties also include setting up coffee service and snacks in the library, which entails carrying items back and forth, going up and down stairs between the library and kitchen.  Additional hours may be available assisting in the museum and art gallery as needed.

Employee will perform related duties as assigned. Applicants should be able to stand, bend, sit, kneel, lift, reach and move about quickly, pick-up, manipulate, move, raise and lower heavy materials (up to 45 pounds), equipment, and supplies. Employee must exercise some independent judgment in completing assigned tasks. Employee reports to the Guest Services Manager.

Experience and Education: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Applicant must have good people skills and a professional appearance.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Arizona’s driver’s license. Employee must have reliable transportation. Criminal background check required.  Proof of COVID vaccine must be furnished.

Application: Please contact Amerind to complete a job application by emailing [email protected], visiting Amerind office 8-5 pm, M-F, or calling (520) 586-3666. Review of applications will continue until filled. Hiring is anticipated when a qualified applicant is hired. Amerind is an equal opportunity employer.

This position is seasonal part-time. Amerind’s busiest times are between September – November and January – May.

Part–Time Museum Store Associate

The Amerind Foundation is seeking a detail-oriented, thorough, and organized sales associate to join our team. In this position, you will play a key role in driving sales by engaging visitors and assisting in selecting and handling customer purchases. You will also operate a cash register, keep the store tidy, restock merchandise, and assist our volunteers as needed. You will be responsible for opening the museum and art gallery, (turning on lights, checking exhibits, starting videos, unlocking doors, and sanitizing). Must be willing to work weekends and special events.

Requirements and Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent; Previous experience in sales, retail, or related field; Strict adherence to company philosophy and mission statement; Knowledge of Native American cultures preferred; eagerness to learn a plus; Possess an energetic, outgoing, and friendly demeanor; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to approach and interact with customers; Basic computer skills (operating computerized cash register); Ability to work independently and as an active member of a team; Required to work weekends and be flexible regarding your schedule; Must be able to pass a criminal background check. This is a smoke free and drug free environment.


Please contact Amerind to complete a job application by emailing [email protected], visiting Amerind office 8-5 pm, M-F, calling (520) 586-3666 or visiting our website – amerind.org. Review of applications will continue until filled. Hiring is anticipated when a qualified applicant is found. Amerind is an equal opportunity employer.


Amerind seeks graduate student interns to assist in a variety of museum areas. Amerind professional staff works with interns and their host institutions to develop individually tailored programs of work.

Intern projects may include collections management (rehousing, inventory, cataloging, etc.), grant writing, exhibition development and installation, archival management, digitization projects, and educational programs.

Compensation: At this time, Amerind is unable to offer a stipend to interns. Amerind, however does offer free, furnished apartments to qualified interns on our 1,900 acre campus. Kitchen and laundry facilities are available. Students have access to our anthropological library and high speed internet connection with Jstor access. Students should be advised that Texas Canyon is a 20-minute drive from the nearest town of Benson, Arizona, and a 1-hour drive from Tucson, so personal transportation is required.

For further information about internships, contact Vice-President and Chief Curator Dr. Eric Kaldahl at [email protected].

The Amerind Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minority candidates.