Human Resources

Welcome to the Bishop Museum's Human Resources Department. We recognize that our employees are a vital and valuable part of our organization. We are committed to providing a diverse work environment that nurtures an employee's career potential while contributing to the continued success of Bishop Museum.

Employment opportunities at Bishop Museum in finance, administration, collections management, research & scholarly studies, public programs, membership and development programs vary as new positions become available. Click on links below for more information about Current 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. All faxed, hand delivered and mailed resumes are scanned in Human Resources and forwarded to the hiring manager.

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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Culture Educator

**DEADLINE TO APPLY is November 30th, 2014**

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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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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Science Educator

**DEADLINE TO APPLY is November 30th, 2014**

Present and teach science, STEM and culturally integrated education programs to both school groups, sleepovers and general public at Bishop Museum. Work with science education team in developing new programs and refining existing programs. Work with science education team in managing Science Education docent program. Work with the education team in implementing federal, state and locally funded projects and initiatives. Work with the education team in assisting with seeking education grants. Serve as science content resource for the Education Department in conjunction with other educators.

Education: BA or Bachelor of Science required. Degree in Education, in a science field, or other relevant area preferred.

Salary: $35,000-40,000

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

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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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Exhibit Guide for Scream Machines

Bishop Museum seeks 3 individuals for the position of Exhibit Guide in Scream Machines, an exciting exhibit that uses the science of roller coasters to learn about kinetic motion.

This position is temporary, Sept 2014 – January 2015. Casual position, 19 hours a week or less. The successful candidates will assist with interpretive positions in the exhibit. Duties will include: greeting visitors as they enter the exhibit, explaining the nature of the exhibit; monitoring and operating the 'spin room'; monitoring the roller coaster simulator area (non-moving experience); open exhibit in the morning, checking all equipment; monitoring exhibit during the day and closing at the end of the day. Other duties include working with volunteers to assist in interpreting various parts of exhibit. Also, on a needs basis, exhibit guides will assist with other museum interpretive work, such as sleepovers and winter break programs.

Education and Experience

High School degree or equivalent in training and experience to successfully perform the job


Must have experience working with children. Must be able to handle multiple projects and maintain composure.

Compensation: $8-12/hour

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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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Security Officer

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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Marketing & Public Relations Manager

The Marketing & Public Relations Manager leads the planning and execution of marketing and public relations objectives as set forth in the Museum's strategic and operational plans. In a dynamic and fast-paced environment, the Marketing & Public Relations Manager works with managers and staff across the Museum to coordinate and disseminate messaging that will raise the Museum's public profile and case for support within in the communities it serves. The Marketing & Public Relations Manager is also responsible for the day-to-day implementation of branding/ organizational identity efforts to develop a greater understanding of the Museum's value to its stakeholders. The Marketing & Public Relations Manager also serves as the Museum's spokesperson to external audiences as appropriate.

Education: Bachelors in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations/Marketing or related field

Salary: $42,000-47,000

Hours: Full-time

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Membership Database Coordinator

Processes all Museum memberships through Museum's Raiser's Edge database. Tracks and processes all Museum memberships, including data entry, gift entry, printing and mailing of membership cards and membership fulfillment packages. Assists with processing Museum donations, including data entry and gift entry as necessary. Generates gift and membership acknowledgement and thank you letters. With database manager, maintains integrity and cleanliness of database. Runs membership reports and queries as scheduled or requested. Processes and tracks direct mailing(s). Communicates, collaborates, and operates as part of a dedicated and high performing team of fundraising staff with the common goal of advancing the Museum's development projects and overall operation to achieve fundraising goals. Staffs special events for membership and development as needed. Performs other duties, as assigned/required.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Salary: $30,000-38,000

Hours: Full-time

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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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Special Events Facilitator (Part-Time)

Bishop Museum invites applications for a part-time position as a Special Events Facilitator. Required qualifications include a high school degree; prior experience in the hospitality/event industry; prior experience with audiovisual equipment; ability to maintain a flexible schedule, being comfortable meeting new people; and communicating effectively.

Duties include coordinating logistics for events; serving as the on-site representative for events; setting up and/or trouble-shooting sound systems and video projectors for events; and assisting with the operation of the special events' office, filling in for others when necessary.

Compensation: $12/hr

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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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