Employment Openings

Part-Time Museum Store Associate

Position Description

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 amerind@amerind.org, visiting Amerind office 9 – 4 pm, Monday- Friday, or calling (520) 586-3666 or visiting our website-www.amerind.org. Review of applications will continue until filled. Hiring is anticipated when a qualified applicant is found. Amerind is an equal opportunity employer. 

Seasonal Part-Time Breakfast Cook/Housekeeper

Position Description

The Amerind Foundation is seeking an individual as a seasonal part-time Housekeeper/Breakfast Cook at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona. 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 as needed, 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 to assist 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 and must be able to work with minimal or no supervision. 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 driver’s license. Employee must have reliable transportation. Criminal background check required.

Application: Please contact Amerind to complete a job application by emailing amerind@amerind.org, visiting Amerind office 9 – 4 pm, M-F, or calling (520) 586-3666. Review of applications will continue until filled. Amerind is an equal opportunity employer. 

            This position is seasonal part-time, with anticipated work taking place between September-                        November and January-May. During these months, an estimated 20-30 hours of work per week is                anticipated to be performed, with additional hours possible. One hour of sick leave is earned with                  every 40 hours worked.

Fulltime Groundskeeper/Custodian

Position Description

The Amerind Foundation, in Dragoon, has a full-time (40 hrs./week) maintenance position open. Primary duties would be grounds keeping and custodial work, include both inside and outside work and weekends. Must be able to lift 75lbs. Dependable transportation and valid driver’s license required. Applications available online at www.amerind.org or at the Amerind Museum at 2100 N. Amerind Road, Dragoon, Arizona. Amerind is an EOE. 


Please contact Amerind to complete a job application by emailing amerind@amerind.org, visiting Amerind office 9-4 pm, M-F, or calling (520) 586-3666. Review of applications begins immediately. Amerind is an equal opportunity employer. Criminal background check required. 

The Amerind Foundation is an equal- opportunity employer and values a diverse professional community and learning environment. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experience in this area.


The Amerind Museum, Dragoon, AZ, seeks Artist in Residence applications from emerging Native American artists. The selected artists must be in residence at the Amerind Museum for 1month at a time to be determined between the selected artists and Amerind’s staff.

The selected artist(s) will receive housing, workspace, and a $3,000/month stipend. The artist will be asked to give a public talk about their work and/or hold some open studio hours.
While in residence, the artist is welcome to sell their work directly to the public. Depending on the nature of the artist’s work, the Amerind Museum may consider an exhibition or similar event by the selected artist. We welcome visual artists, performing artists, and literary artists.

We are seeking Indigenous artists who are at the beginning of their artistic careers. Artists must be
enrolled members of a state or federally recognized Native American Tribe. The winning artists will need to provide proof of their enrollment.

Note: The artist must have reliable transportation.
The town of Dragoon is 1-hour drive east of Tucson. The closest grocery stores
are in Benson, AZ, a 20-minute drive from the Amerind Museum. 
For more information on Amerind’s location visit www.amerind.org.

To Apply: Please answer the questions below. 

You may answer these in an email. You may send a document electronically
via email. Or you may record a video in which you answer these questions. Video
recordings should last no more than 5 minutes. Email all responses, documents,
and other files to

Answer All Questions:

     1)Name                          2)Address                  3) Phone Number       4) Email

     5) Send us your résumé. 2 pages maximum.

     6) Provide a letter of reference from a teacher, minister, tribal leader, museum professional, or gallery owner.

     7) Answer the following essay question: How will this residency help you with your growth and development as an artist? (300 words maximum. You may also answer this question in a video recording.)

     8) Visual artists only: please submit 4-5 digital images of your artwork.

     9)  Performing artists only: submit 3-4 audio-visual recordings of your work.

    10)  Literary artists only: submit 3-4 samples of your writing.

     Review of applications is ongoing. A committee of senior Indigenous artists will select the winning applicant(s). The Amerind staff will reach out to selected artists with more details about when their residency may occur.

Questions? Contact Eric Kaldahl at the Amerind Museum, 520-586-3666 or by email at ekaldahl@amerind.org. 


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 ekaldahl@amerind.org.

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