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Working with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is about more than just paying the bills.  It goes beyond preserving culture and furthering research. It’s about meaningful work - nourishing ourselves as well as the community we serve.

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There are also a number of volunteer opportunities throughout the museum, some working with visitors, others with our natural and cultural collections. Click here for volunteer opportunities.

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Corporate Relations & Special Events Manager (Full-time)

Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Corporate Relations and Special Events Manager is responsible for the management, coordination, and implementation of the Museum's corporate development and special events objectives in accordance with the Institutional Advancement operating plan. Duties will include but are not limited to the following: Develop and execute donor stewardship and cultivation events, programs, and activities designed to reinforce the Museum's mission, to steward existing donors, and to inspire higher levels of philanthropic support.Conduct research to identify potential corporate partners, assist in the development of prospect lists, and strategize with leadership to develop action plans to move prospective partnerships forward; Solicit corporate and donor support for the Museum.Communicate with corporate partners, vendors, and other community contacts by phone, email, and in face-to-face meetings, individually or as part of a strategized team approach; Prepare corporate sponsorship proposals and fulfillment packages for corporate sponsorships as directed. Maintain system for managing corporate sponsor stewardship, cultivation, and overall corporate relations.

Salary: $40,000-45,000

Hours: Full-time, with some weekday evenings and weekend hours

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Asia Pacific Tour Coordinator (Part-time)

Duties include, but are not limited to coordination and delivery of daytime and evening programs to Japanese and other "eastbound" tour groups. Work with tour operators to schedule and accommodate tour groups. Maintain tour records. Answer calls in office, take bookings, arrange a facility and an instructor for programs such as hula instruction. Provide programs to eastbound customers on topics ranging from hula to volcanoes, for both daytime and evening programs. Some of the programs are presented in a team situation with an English-speaking presenter; other programs are presented solo. This includes presenting programs in the Museum's planetarium (solo) and presenting the lava program Meet me at the Hot Spot (teamed with an English-speaking educator). Prepare materials for each tour, including setting up luncheons as needed. Prepare the materials for the group activities, such as ti leaves, lauhala, kukui nuts, raffia rope. Cover evening astronomy programs as needed. This includes operating planetarium equipment, welcoming visitors, providing astronomy interpretation in planetarium, viewing deck, and observatory.

Compensation: $10-13/hour

Hours: Part-time, with some evenings and weekends

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Security Officer, 3rd Watch (Full-time)

Provide protection and safety for Bishop Museum visitors, staff, volunteers, collections, and buildings. Direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic as needed. Assume responsibility for building, contents, and staff during non-public hours. Complete written reports and logs as required.

Qualifications: Must have experience in security, preferably in a museum or educational environment. Must have patience interacting with children and senior citizens; be tactful in dealing staff, researchers and visitors; able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form; capable of original thinking and planning.

Education: High school graduate

Compensation: $10.00/hour

Hours: Full-time, 3rd Watch (4pm-midnight)

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Security Officer, 1st Watch (Full-time)

Provide protection and safety for Bishop Museum visitors, staff, volunteers, collections, and buildings. Direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic as needed. Assume responsibility for building, contents, and staff during non-public hours. Complete written reports and logs as required.

Qualifications: Must have experience in security, preferably in a museum or educational environment. Must have patience interacting with children and senior citizens; be tactful in dealing staff, researchers and visitors; able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form; capable of original thinking and planning.

Education: High school graduate

Compensation: $10.00/hour

Hours: Full-time, 1st Watch (12am-8am)

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Assistant Manager Retail (Full-time)

Duties include, but are not limited to, overseeing store operations, merchandising activities, ticket box operations, supervision of staff, office/clerical tasks, retail software upkeep and maintenance, e-commerce and control of expenses. Also responsible for assisting the Director of Retail Sales & Ticket Box Operations to meet Museum objectives and achieve mission goals as established.

Education: High school diploma or GED

Salary: $30,000-38,000

Hours: Full-time position

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Reservationist (Full-time)

This position will supervise Part-Time Reservationist. Also, takes reservations and answers main phone information line for Museum, taking phone calls, answering basic visitor questions, and passing some calls to appropriate staff or departments. Provide visitors with information on schedules, traveling exhibits, programs and prices.

Reservations include School Groups (preschool through 12th grade) field trips, college groups, tourist groups and others. Take phone calls, explain the museum's programs, book the reservations, and process payment. Must work with education staff to ensure that all school bookings concur with set policies on how many students can be booked into exhibits and programs. Coordinate with appropriate manager in advance to work out solutions when there are unusually large booking or special requests.

Education: High school diploma or GED

Compensation: $15-18/hour

Hours: Full-time position. Also needed for weekend and evening hours.

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Reservationist (Part-time)

Under the supervision of the full-time reservationist, takes reservations and answers main phone information line for Museum, taking phone calls, answering basic visitor questions, and passing some calls to appropriate staff or departments. Provide visitors with information on schedules, traveling exhibits, programs and prices.

Reservations include School Groups (preschool through 12th grade) field trips, college groups, tourist groups and others. Take phone calls, explain the museum's programs, book the reservations, and process payment. Must work with education staff to ensure that all school bookings concur with set policies on how many students can be booked into exhibits and programs. Coordinate with appropriate manager in advance to work out solutions when there are unusually large booking or special requests.

Education: High school diploma or GED

Compensation: $13-17.50/hour

Hours: Part-time position. Also needed for weekend and evening hours.

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Docent Coordinator

Responsible for general supervision of Docent Program's administration which includes recruitment, retention, training, program development, safety and record management as well as daily management of school schedule and public program coverage. Collaborates with the Education Management Team in assessing programmatic needs and coordinating content development. Works closely with Human Resources Staff to ensure Docent Program and recruiting needs are administered according to Museum policies.

Education: College degree or equivalent in experience.

Hours: Full-time position; Monday – Friday, also weekend and evening hours.

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Culture Educator (Casual)

Culture Educator position, with an emphasis on support of cultural education through development and delivery of school and public programs and Ola Nä Mo'oleo (storytelling). Position also coordinates Hawaiian Hall floor activities on assigned days, normally 2 days a week; and works with culture education team to develop, refine and present high quality education culture programs for onsite and offsite museum visitors at schools and community events. Work with culture education team in seeking culture education grants.

Education: College degree or equivalent in experience to successfully perform the job. Native Hawaiian practitioner training preferred.

Compensation: $16.50-18.50/hr

Hours: Casual; Monday – Friday, with weekend and evening hours.

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Education Interpreter (Casual)

Must be available to work 1-2 evenings (sleep over at the Museum) and 1 to 2 weekdays/weekend days per week. This is a casual part-time position,18 hours per week. Work Bishop Museum "Sleepover" and "Museum After Dark" programs, in which visiting school students spend the evening at the Museum. Greet sleepover visitors, provide programming, handle operational details such as food delivery, monitor student behavior and safety. Must be available to sleep overnight at the Museum. Present and assist with daytime programs for general public and students. Present high quality interpretive programs and interactive learning experiences for museum visitors and school groups in the Science Adventure Center, NOAA Science on a Sphere, Castle Building, Hawaiian Hall, Watumull Planetarium and/or other exhibit gallery areas as required. Assist other education department staff in department projects in and out of the office.

Desired Education and Experience: High School degree or equivalent in training and experience to successfully perform the job. Must be able to handle multiple projects and maintain composure. Must have experience working with children and presenting to a range of audiences.

Machines and Equipment Used: Computer, audiovisual equipment, LCD projector IPad/Tablet, video camera, telephone. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Hours: Casual, varies day and/or evening

Compensation: $10-$11/hr

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Director of Education

The Director of Education is responsible for leadership of the Museum's informal educational program development and implementation aligned with the institution's strategic plan and operational goals. Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, Public Programs direct responsibilities include management of staff, financial and operational aspects of the department to produce programs in the areas of on-site daily programs, on-site school-age programs, outreach educational and public programs, and on-line/ virtual educational opportunities. As an integral part of content delivery at Bishop Museum the Director of Education also supports selection and development of travelling and in-house exhibitions to ensure educational goals are met. As the role of technology will continue to increase in its importance for delivery of educational and public programs, the Director of Education will also spearhead educational content and programs in virtual environments. In order to build external support and secure resources for programs, this position must work closely and participate directly with the institutional advancement division, senior leadership and other managers to identify and secure grant funding support and beneficial partnerships for the Museum. This person will be asked to assess the Museum's educational programs and initiatives to develop in conjunction with senior leadership a long-range educational growth plan that aligns with the Museum's new strategic plan. S/he must be able to work effectively with the public programs departments and the collections and research areas of the Museum to create unique, relevant, and innovative educational outcomes.

Salary: $60,000-80,000

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Ho'okipa Ambassador (Gift Shop Staff)

This position is responsible for efficiently conducting Gift Shop transactions, and ensuring customer satisfaction in the museum's retail and admissions environment. The successful candidate will have a strong sense of professionalism and the Aloha Spirit. As first point of contact for visitors coming into the museum, this position acts as Ho'okipa Ambassador: greeting all visitors with the Aloha Spirit, delivering outstanding customer service and creating an experience unique to the world.

Hours: Casual

Compensation: $9.00-$10/hr

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