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.
- Press Administrative Assistant (Part-time)
- Assistant Manager Retail (Full-time)
- Ho'okipa Ambassador - Gift Shop Staff (Casual)
- Reservationist (Full-time)
- Reservationist (Part-time)
- Docent Coordinator (Full-time)
- Culture Educator (Full-time)
- Education Interpreter (Casual)
- Director of Education (Full-time)
- Security Officer, 1st Watch (Full-time)
- Security Officer, 3rd Watch (Full-time)
- Housekeeper (Full-time)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Museum offers a variety of supplemental plans through Aflac.
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.
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.