Careers

Your life. Your work. Your IMPACT.

At the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, we are dedicated to advancing our mission, inspiring people through an architecture for better living. We know that when our visitors experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and ideas and incorporate them into their lives, they become happier and healthier, more connected to the world around us.

A career at the Foundation offers more than the opportunity to impact the world through our mission. Our team does vital and valued work that fosters creativity, collaboration, and camaraderie. We also offer competitive compensation, an inclusive environment, and a comprehensive benefits package. And, for good measure, we’ll throw in amazing views and incredible architecture to inspire you every day!

The work we do, in the words of Frank Lloyd Wright, makes “life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and [gives] reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.”

Start making a difference today. View our current job openings below.
two employees at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Photo by Jen Wilbur


Why Work at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation?

Work/Life Balance. Every member of the Foundation team is committed not just to fulfilling their job duties and responsibilities, but also to making a difference in all they do. The sense of community that was fostered by Frank Lloyd Wright as his Fellows worked and lived alongside each other didn’t just further the work – it created a strong sense of community. Today, that spirit of community continues by employees who truly care about each other and the wellbeing of all with whom they come in contact. Through formal benefit programs like paid time off, paid sick time, and EAP services, as well as through engagement activities like all-staff celebrations and gatherings, we support each other in work and life.
Meaningful Work and Competitive PayThe Foundation makes every effort to provide a workplace that offers challenging opportunities and competitive pay. We recognize that all applicants have choices in where they choose to work, so we are committed to staying informed about competitive practices of the local market that may include both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. We also factor in how we reward great performance to meet the culture and goals of the organization.
Our shared Mission, Vision, and Values
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is firmly grounded in Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy: his principles, buildings, designs, and vision for the world. We are also deeply committed to sharing his work and ideas as a way to impact the world and make life better and richer today and into the future.

The difference we make for people and communities is at the forefront of what we do, and our Vision & Mission Statements highlight our impact supported every day by the work of our dedicated and talented team.
Diversity & Inclusion. Democracy is a very high thing. The faith in the individual is a great challenge and America
is that challenge to the world. -Frank Lloyd Wright, 1951

Frank Lloyd Wright’s work is grounded in core American values of liberty, democracy, and community. These values are represented not only in his built and written works, but also in his practice and, later, his Fellowship. Wright’s first employee, Marion Mahony, was one of the first women licensed to practice architecture in America; and women were welcomed into the Fellowship, as were individuals from many nations, faiths, and cultures.
These values drive us today.
Read Our full IDEA Policy…
Career Growth & Advancement
As the Foundation evolves to meet our strategic goals and customers’ needs, we encourage our employees to grow with us. We are committed to providing a culture of education and advancement, including enhancing skills and talents through ongoing training, offering opportunities for promotion at all levels, ensuring open communication between leaders and team members around individual, team, and organizational goals, and holding ongoing performance discussions via formal evaluations and informal feedback.
Reaching More Than 130,000 People Per Year Each year, visitors from around the world trek to our World Heritage site. Every member of our team helps give each visitor a memorable experience – something that cannot be done without the tremendous teamwork enjoyed at Taliesin West.
Celebrating the Amazing Environments in Which We Work
At both of our campuses – Arizona’s Taliesin West nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, and Wisconsin’s Taliesin in the Wisconsin River Valley in Spring Green – our employees treasure doing their work in places not only of historic significance but also tremendous beauty. Our workplaces are, in fact, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and National Historic Landmarks, and every member of our team does their work surrounded by Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture principles and commitment to integrating nature into our lives. These unique, breathtaking campuses offer creativity and inspiration that our employees say begins the first day of working for the Foundation and continues throughout their tenure with us.
Hiring the Very Best Talent Our efforts to build strong relationships with our new team members start right from the time we receive job applications for our open positions. Our human resources professionals review every application as quickly as possible and reach out to those candidates whose qualifications meet the minimum requirements of the jobs. From interviews that are conversational yet informative through offers that are competitive and onboarding that makes it as stress-free as possible when starting a new job, our approach to recruitment ensures the “best of the best” feel truly welcome and valued.


Benefits That Fit Your Life

Health and WellnessAll full-time, regular status Foundation employees have access to excellent healthcare choices. We offer you and your eligible dependents competitive options for comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, long and short-term disability, and long-term care insurance, so you can choose the best option that fits your needs.
The Foundation pays up to 87% of your monthly health-care premiums and enrolls all regular full-time employees into our life insurance, short-term and long-term disability and long-term care policies at no cost to employees.
Regular part-time employees and their eligible dependents can also enroll in our dental and vision benefits to take advantage of attractive group rates.
Employee Assistance ProgramFoundation employees are automatically enrolled in our free Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential emotional support services; work-life solutions; legal guidance; financial resources for retirement planning and taxes, budgeting, mortgages and more; online will preparation; and identity theft services. Help is available 24/7 either online or via telephone.
Paid Time Off Regular full-time employees receive paid vacation time and 10 holidays per calendar year. The Foundation also enables all employees to use up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year.
Retirement Benefits Eligible employees who participate in our Foundation 401k plan receive an employer match in each bi-weekly paycheck.
Reciprocal Admission As part of the employee reciprocal admission program, Foundation employees have free general admission access to many local cultural, historical and art institutions in the greater Phoenix area.
Store Discounts According to Sunset magazine, the flagship store at Taliesin West is where you will find “perfect gifts for art lovers and history buffs”. All employees receive a 30% discount on store purchases, and because we are a non-profit, there is no sales tax!
Transparency in Coverage Rule

The link below leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.
https://www.cigna.com/legal/compliance/machine-readable-files
Current Career Opportunities

At Taliesin West (Scottsdale, AZ)

Private Events Facilitator
(Seasonal Part-Time at Taliesin West)

Director of Collections and Archives
(Full-time at Taliesin West)

Custodial/Janitorial Technician I
(Full Time at Taliesin West)

Grounds and Maintenance Technician
(Full-Time at Taliesin West)

At Taliesin (Spring Green, WI)

Facilities Preservation Technician
(Full-Time at Taliesin)


Current Internship Opportunities

There are no internship opportunities at this time.

Jen Wilbur Photos

Additional Opportunities at Taliesin

Visit our partner organization, Taliesin Preservation, for additional career opportunities at Taliesin in Spring Green, WI.

 

For more information about working for or interning with the Foundation, please contact hr@franklloydwright.org.

To learn more about becoming involved in the mission of the Foundation, please explore our volunteer opportunities.

A volunteer at Taliesin West surveys visitors.

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