Human Resources

Welcome to the Bishop Museum 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 for professional and support staff in finance, administration, collections management, research & scholarly studies, public programs, and in membership/development programs vary as new positions become available.

Current Job Openings

Click on the job title to see description and application link. To apply, please click APPLY NOW at the bottom of the job description that interests you.

All faxed, hand delivered and mailed resumes are scanned in HR 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 to learn more.

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Senior Vice President, Collections and Research

Bishop Museum invites applications for a full-time position as a Senior Vice President – Collections and Research. Responsible for management of the Museum’s natural sciences and cultural collections care, research initiatives and related educational activities aligned with the institution’s strategic plan and operational goals. Works as an integral part of the senior management team. Required qualifications include excellent administrative skills and experience, excellent public and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple departments.

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Gift Shop Staff - Casual

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, creating an experience unique to the world and delivering outstanding customer service. In addition, this position is responsible for the efficient expedition of all Guest transactions as well as ensuring Guest satisfaction and proper control of all sales receipts and merchandise in the retail and admissions environment. The successful candidate will be professional and welcoming.

Hours: Casual

Compensation: $8.50-$10/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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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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Education Exhibit Interpreter (Casual Temporary)

Temporary position, February – April 2014. Assist with interpretive positions in the exhibit Meet Doraemon! Japan's Time Traveling Cat, which is open from February 14 – April 20, 2014 at Bishop Museum. On a needs basis, assist with other museum interpretive work, such as sleepovers and school break programs.

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

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

Compensation: $8-$11/hr

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Science Educator

Full-time position; Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend and evening hours required. Emphasis on technology support. Present and teach science, STEM and culturally integrated education programs to school groups, sleepovers and the general public at Bishop Museum. Work with the Bishop Museum webmaster to coordinate, edit, and update the Education Department's online resources including the department's new Online Learning Center. Act as technical support for the NASA Celestial Islands Project Online collaboration network. Support technical aspects of program NOAA for Science on a Sphere (a six-foot globe run by computer and lit by video projectors) Work with science education team in developing new programs and refining existing programs. Work with science education team in managing the Science Education docent program. Work with the education team in implementing federal, state and locally funded projects and initiatives. Assist the education team in seeking education grants. Serve as science content resource for the Education Department in conjunction with other educators.


Must be able to handle multiple projects and maintain composure. Excellent presentation skills required; public speaking experience required. Experience in informal science education (museum, zoo, etc.) highly desired. Experience in formal education (i.e. classroom teaching) highly desired. Proven experience in the development and implementation of educational programs and presentation. Must have strong writing skills; experience in writing grants is highly desired. Familiarity with media presentation applications desired. Must have strong organizational skills. Must be flexible, patient, and diplomatic. Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed. Strong team member skills necessary.

Hours: Full-time

Salary: $32,200-36,800

Deadline to apply: March 31st. Applications will be considered as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

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Reservationist (Part-time)

Reservationist will be responsible for taking phone calls, explaining museum programs, booking reservations (including tours from K-12 school groups, college groups, tourist groups and others). This position requires a positive attitude, proactive approach toward problem-solving, high degree of flexibility, excellent phone manner, ability to work well with others, outstanding customer service skills, and the ability to multi-task.

Hours: Part-time

Compensation: $13-14 per hour

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Collections Manager of Entomology

Administers the care and maintenance of collections and associated records; supervises collections staff activities; manages the activities associated with collections use to provide access.

Salary: $37,000-50,000

Hours: Regular Full-time

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Asia Tour Coordinator

This position is responsible for the coordination and delivery of daytime and evening programs to Japanese and other "eastbound" tour groups. This includes answering calls in office, taking bookings, arranging a facility and an instructor for programs such as hula instruction. Also providing programs to eastbound customers on topics ranging from hula to volcanoes to astronomy, 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.In addition, this position provides clerical support for programming, including copying, stuffing envelopes, making labels and other daily operational assistance as needed. Provide translation duties for museum for Japanese-language guides, signs and website. Assist the rest of the Asia team in coordinating the work of Japanese-speaking docents. Prepare materials for group activities, such as ti leaves, lauhala, kukui nuts, raffia rope.


Fluent in both Japanese and English.


Bachelor's degree OR four years related experience or training OR equivalent combination of education and experience

Compensation: $10-12/hour

Hours: Part-time, days and evenings

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Exhibit/AV Technician (Part-time)

Responsible for overseeing daily, routine maintenance of exhibits. Serves as a technician for maintaining exhibits on the Bishop Museum campus. Provide AV support for Museum, including maintenance on planetarium equipment, Science on a Sphere and general audio-visual equipment. Works with other team members to support general goals established by the department.

Education: High school graduate

Compensation: $17.50-18.50/hour

Hours: Regular Part-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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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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Director of Accounting

Responsible for managing the Accounting Department and insuring that the Museum's business is conducted in compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws, regulations and statutes. This position is also responsible for insuring that the Museum's accounting is conducted in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Education: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting

Salary: $60,000-65,000

Hours: Full-time

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