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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 feeding the soul, and nourishing ourselves as well as the community we serve.

Employment opportunities vary as new positions become available in accounting, administration, buildings & grounds, collections management, culture & science education, public programs, development & membership, exhibits, housekeeping, human resources, legal, research & scholarly studies, retail and security. Click on links below for more information about Current Employment Opportunities.

To apply, click on a job title that interests you, then click APPLY NOW at the bottom of the job description that appears. Please note, we do not accept 'open applications' - you must indicate what position you are applying for when you submit your resume. Faxed, hand delivered and mailed resumes are scanned in Human Resources and forwarded to the hiring manager.

Employee Benefits

The following summaries do not provide details, technical and/or exhaustive explanations of the benefits available. The summaries are merely intended to provide general descriptions of some of the more important features of the various benefits. Employee benefits are subject to modification, change and/or discontinuation at any time, with or without notice. Please contact Human Resources with any questions or for detailed information.

Benefit hours are generally paid to an eligible employee according to their employment status, (i.e. RFTH – Regular Full-time Hourly, RFTS – Regular Full-time Salary, RPTH - Regular Part-time Hourly, or RPTS – Regular Part-time Salary). Part-time employees are eligible for all benefits except the group term life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Casual employees may be eligible for health insurance if they meet the eligibility requirements and are eligible for the "Other benefits", listed at the end of this document.

Medical/Drug/Vision/Dental

Employees working 20 or more hours/week for 4 consecutive weeks are eligible to join the group health plans. Coverage begins the first of the month after the employee has made the eligibility requirement. The Museum offers HMSA PPP Plan, CompMed B, HMSA HMO HPH and Kaiser. Dental coverage is provided through HMSA Dental.

Group Term Life Insurance

Regular full-time staff members will be enrolled in the Museum's group life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance program. The premium for this insurance is fully paid by the Museum.

Short Term Disability Insurance

If you are unable to work or become injured due to a non-job-related injury, you may be eligible to receive benefits under state temporary disability insurance laws. Bishop Museum is self insured for temporary disability claims. While state law allows employers to deduct for temporary disability insurance, the Museum currently does not require any employee contribution.

Long Term Disability

All regular full-time employees are provided with Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) following completion of 12 full months of service. The cost of this insurance is paid by Bishop Museum and expires upon termination of employment or ineligibility. You have 31 days to convert your group plan to an individual plan, if you chose to do so.

Cafeteria Plan

Employees may opt to enroll in pre-tax savings supplemental insurance plans and/or for medical or dependent care expenses accounts. We offer Flex Spending and Dependent Care Expense Plans.

Aflac Plans

The Museum offers a variety of supplemental plans through Aflac.

401k

Eligibility: Attainment of age 18 and six months of service in which an employee works at a rate of 1,000 hours per year. Company Matching Contributions: Bishop Museum will match 50% of contributions up to 2% of compensation. Eligibility to receive a match is one year of service (1,000 hours) during the plan year.

Holidays

The Museum recognizes 11 holidays per year. The 10 scheduled holidays are New Years, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, King Kamehameha Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The 11th day is a floating holiday. Employees must have completed their introductory period to use the floating holiday and the holiday must be used by the end of the first pay period in December.

Vacation, Sick Leave, Jury Duty and Bereavement Leave

Vacation hours are earned per pay period. Employees are eligible to use vacation time after completing their introductory period of 90 days. Sick leave hours are earned per pay period. Hours earned equate to 12 days per year; employees may accrue up to 480 hours. Employees who have completed 6 months of service are eligible for jury duty pay. With certification, the Museum will compensate the employee for up to 20 work days of jury duty. Employees, who have completed their introductory period, are granted up to 3 paid work days in the event of the death of an immediate family member located here on Oahu, if you have to travel off island the museum grants up to 5 paid work days.

Other Benefits

  • Eligible to join Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union and Kamehameha Federal Credit Union
  • FREE Patron Level Membership (a $120 value)
  • 4 Guest Passes per month to Bishop Museum
  • Discounts on Museum-sponsored events
  • Use of the Library's general collection of periodicals & books (materials must remain on campus)
  • 20% discount in the Museum retail shop
  • Bus Pass Discounts
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    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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    Press Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

    Executes administrative duties to carry out operational activities for the Press Department. This includes but is not limited to work in customer service and order fulfillment, accounting, purchasing, warehousing activities, managing records and central files and researching and preparing data for reports.

    Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Undergraduate coursework preferred.

    Compensation: $14/hour

    Hours: Part-time

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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

    **DEADLINE TO APPLY is February 20, 2015**

    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.

    Salary: $35,000-40,000

    Hours: Full-time position; Monday – Friday, also 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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    Housekeeper

    Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, maintain the orderly, sanitary, attractive and safe condition of the Museum according to prescribed procedures. Duties include but are not limited to: sweeping, dusting, mopping and wet mopping floors as required; vacuums and cleans spillage as required; mixing cleaning chemicals according to instructions; know the safety requirements and adhere to them in accordance with the appropriate MSDS; making rounds of assigned areas to ensure cleanliness; interacting with staff and visitors with tact and courtesy at all times; and other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience

    High school graduate or equivalent. Preferred 2 years experience in Housekeeping.

    Compensation: $10/hour

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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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