Programs & Services

DCA Employment Opportunities

James Bourland demonstrates historic printing techniques with a young visitor to the Palace Press.

Do you have skill, passion, and dedication to the cultural heritage of New Mexico? You might belong with DCA.

Careers within the Department of Cultural Affairs span from archaeologists to educators, landscapers to lawyers, and everything in between. 

As part of the State of New Mexico executive branch, the Department of Cultural Affairs advertises and recruits for all classified positions through the State of New Mexico Job Opportunities web page managed by the State Personnel Office, which provides resources and instruction on finding job opportunities s and completing applications through the system.

Governor Exempt Positions with DCA

In the State of New Mexico personnel system, Governor Exempt positions are at-will positions not covered by the Personnel Act (Section 10-9-4 NMSA 1978).

Executive Director – New Mexico Museum of Art
The New Mexico Museum of Art, a division of the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Executive Director. This is a Governor Exempt position.
Open until filled.
Recruitment Announcement: Executive Director – New Mexico Museum of Art

Executive Director – New Mexico Arts
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs seeks a vision leader to serve as Executive Director of New Mexico Arts, the statewide arts agency. This forward-thinking individual will develop creative ideas to strengthen, evolve and diversify the agency’s programs, while forging partnerships to address the changing needs of the arts in New Mexico.
Position is open on a continuous basis; the deadline for the first round review is September 16, 2019.
Recruitment Announcement: Executive Director – New Mexico Arts

Executive Director – New Mexico History Museum
The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark (NMHM/PoG), a division of the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Director. See http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/. The NMHM and the PoG explore the Southwestern chapters of the American experience. We fulfill our mission through diverse collections, inspired exhibitions, engaging public programs, award-winning publications and collaborative partnerships. Application deadline is September 1, 2019.
Recruitment Announcement: Executive Director – New Mexico History Museum

Executive Director – National Hispanic Cultural Center
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Executive Director. The NHCC is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. It is located in Albuquerque's historic and culturally vibrant Barelas neighborhood and consists of an art museum, library, genealogy center, performing arts center, and educational center. The NHCC is a Division of the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
Recruitment Announcement: Executive Director – NHCC

Classified Positions with DCA

Positions currently in recruitment are listed on the State Personnel Office website.