Careers

Working with Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum goes beyond preserving culture and furthering research. It is also meaningful and nourishing to the community we serve.

Click on links below for more information about Current Employment Opportunities, then click APPLY FOR THIS JOB at the bottom of the job description that appears to go to our online application(s).

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.

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications is responsible for the strategic planning and day-to-day implementation of the Museum’s public relations, communications, and marketing initiatives as set forth in the Museum’s strategic business plan. This individual works with managers and staff across the Museum to develop, coordinate and disseminate messaging that will raise Museum’s public profile, drive revenue through admissions and memberships,  reinforce its brand identity, and strengthen its case for support across its various stakeholder audiences. The Director of Communications also serves as a spokesperson for the Museum where appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Public Relations

  • Develops and implements the Museum’s strategic communications plan to raise public awareness and appreciation for the Museum’s collections, research, and programs across its local, national, and global audiences.
  • Manages the Museum’s public relations budget and provides monthly budget reports.
  • Proactively drafts, seeks approval for, and distributes press releases to promote the Museum’s activities in local and national print, radio, electronic, and television media. Utilizes online PR tools for content distribution of press releases.
  • Fosters and maintain proactive relationships with industry colleagues and maintains, grows, and shares a broad database of contacts for the Museum.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to connect the community with the Museum through community outreach, engagement activities through community organizations, and pitching stories on a regular basis.
  • Responds promptly to all media inquiries and obtains all required releases prior to fulfilling requests for information, photographs, interviews, and media visits.
  • Serves as primary media liaison for all media visits, photo and film shoots on campus.
  • Actively monitors the Museum’s website and press room for accuracy and updates as appropriate.
  • Identifies and promotes new and creative stories that leverage the Museum’s collections, research, and programs to raise the public’s awareness and appreciation of the Museum.
  • Serves as a museum spokesperson where appropriate.
  • Supports and advocates for the timely internal dissemination of press releases, program messages to board, staff and volunteers to help heighten internal awareness of the Museum’s good work.
  • Manages a limited-scope contract for public relations firm and serves as primary liaison.
  • Identifies potential community relations issues for the Museum and works proactively with senior management to minimize negative impact on a case by case basis. Plays a key role in managing the Museum’s brand and reputation.
  • Ensure that all opportunities for the Museum are fully vetted.
  • Drive Museum strategy and message development, pitch and announcement strategies.
  • Reports twice a month to vice president for advancement and provides a monthly written report to be shared with senior management.
 

Branding

  • Maintains consistency of the Museum’s institutional brand and key messages across all communication channels and across departments.
  • With senior management, will collaborate to revise and/or manage brand identity and related branding initiatives in accordance with the strategic business plan.
  • Manage the Museum’s collateral and publications such as, but not limited to Ka`Elele, annual report, brochures, case for support documents.
 

Marketing

  • Working closely with the vice president of institutional advancement, develops and implements an integrated marketing strategy that emphasizes digital marketing and social media, which targets the Museum’s primary audiences for the purpose of increasing revenue.
  • With the digital developer, coordinates and/or executes on all scheduled social media posts, graphics, and digital advertising components.
  • Coordinates print and media advertising in accordance with the marketing[AM1]  plan.
  • Create rich and creative content that is optimized for search engines.
  • Reviews and recommends all marketing and sales collateral, advertising materials, print and email newsletters, graphics, and key messages intended for external audiences for final approval by the appropriate senior manager.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute and manage marketing, communications, public relations activities with limited budgets.
  • Knowledge of broadcast production, advertising and PR strategies and processes.
  • Creative thinker and analytical nature; strong design aesthetic.
  • Experience in communications or fundraising in a Museum or visitor attraction.
  • Experience implementing brand-management objectives across multiple forms of communication.
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Prefer knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects through to completion in accordance with deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain composure under time constraints.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to accomplish departmental and institutional goals.
  • Knowledge and interest in Hawai‘i’s culture, environment, and community.
 

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, as some evening and weekend work is required.
  • Must have own car with proof of insurance.
  • Professional business like appearance.
  • Good Attendance.
  • Detail oriented and dependable.
 

Hours: Full-Time Salary, some evening and weekends required
Salary: DOE
Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.

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Outreach Specialist

With direction from the Director of Education and Outreach Manager and in collaboration with educators from the Science and Hawaiian Cultural Education groups, the Outreach Education Specialist will develop new outreach program offerings and refine existing programs. He/she will be primarily responsible for developing and delivering Science, STEM and Hawaiian cultural education programs for Hawaii’s schools, including public, charter and independent schools on the island of Oahu and the neighboring islands.  The Outreach Education Specialist will also support the department with on-site education programming to include, but not be limited to, school and community group visits, daily visitors tour, and other public programming.

This is a full-time, Monday through Friday position – with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, refine, deliver and assess Outreach Education programs for offsite programming to include science, STEM and Hawaiian cultural content grounded in Bishop Museum’s Knowledge Core. Programming may include dramatic storytelling, interpretation of the artifacts and replicas of artifacts from the Museum’s collection. Audiences include schools, community groups and Museum visitors of all ages.
  • Support onsite education programming by delivering cultural and multidisciplinary content (Hawaiian Hall tours, Science Adventure Center activities, and Planetarium) for Museum visitors and guests which include school groups, community groups, and special interest visitors.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of program materials and request replacements, when needed.
  • Properly care for program materials – artifacts and replicas of artifacts
  • As needed, assist with department and/or Museum wide special projects.
  • Work in a safe manner as not to endanger fellow staff members, volunteers and visitors. Comply with safety rules and regulations and establish safe work practices. Read all safety materials received. Report unsafe conditions and unsafe acts directly to supervisor. Promptly report accidents to immediate supervisor. Maintain assigned works area and equipment free of accident-producing conditions.
  • When using the Museum’s vehicle – staff shall maintain a current Hawaii Driver’s License and shall comply with all highway regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Hawaiian Studies, Pacific Island History, Education or closely related field.
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experiences and success in the development and implementation of formal (classroom) and informal (museum programming) educational programs.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience performing similar job functions.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and application of instructional methods that are grounded in Hawaiian cultural perspectives/worldview
  • Working knowledge of Hawaiian Language
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with others to develop and deliver program content
  • Must have strong written and verbal skills – in order to communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Must have strong organizational skills
  • Must be solution-oriented problem solver and team contributor
  • Ability to use a computer and appropriate software necessary to accomplish tasks (MS Office)
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of audiences and communities
 

Other Requirements

  • Some weekend and evening availability (with advanced notice)
  • Valid Hawaii Driver’s License
 

Hours: Full-Time Salary, some evening and weekends required
Salary: DOE
Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.

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Library and Archives Collections Technician

The Collections Technician is responsible for assisting the Collections Manager in the care and maintenance of collections within the division or department, and their associated records; assists with supervision of volunteer activities; carries out activities associated with collection use to provide access and copy service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the staff and public in safe collections access and responds to inquiries to provide accurate and appropriate information.
  • Assists with the planning, arrangement, and maintenance of storage systems and appropriately secures the collection to ensure the physical welfare of the collections and associated records.
  • Works with collections staff to develop and maintain retrieval systems to enhance access to and use of the collections, and associated information.
  • Participates in the identification, recording, and organization of the collections according to departmental and disciplinary standards to enhance access and retrieval of materials for study and exhibition.
  • Assists with the processing of collections in accordance with Museum and department policies and procedures, and federal and state law.
  • May supervise the work of interns and/or volunteers on specific projects.
  • Assists the Operations Coordinator with processing internal and external copy-work orders.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to accomplish the goals of the Museum.
 

Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. preferred, although students completing an undergraduate degree in a related field will be considered.
  • 1-2 years prior experience working with collections preferred.
  • Hawaiian language proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Computer-literate, ability to use/learn various computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to maintain composure when working under time constraints and to meet deadlines.
 

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, as weekend work is required.
  • Professional business-like appearance.
  • Good attendance.
  • Detail-oriented.
 

Direct Reports None.

Working Conditions Ability to work on Saturdays required.

Physical Requirements Occasionally required to stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, lift heavy objects, and do repetitive tasks with few breaks.

Hours: Full-Time Salary; some evening and weekends required

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.

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Asia Pacific Educator

The AP Educator delivers culture-based programming to Japanese school groups, community groups, and general public at Bishop Museum. In conjunction with other educators, he/she serves as a cultural content resource in the development, delivery, and evaluation of museum programs, exhibits, and special events.  He/she supports the Museum’s Japanese volunteer docents and interacting with museum guests. AP Educators are also responsible for the booking, coordination and delivery of daytime and evening programs to Japanese visitors Programs include public programs for the general visitor and for fee-based specialty programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide programs to eastbound customers on topics ranging from hula to celestial navigation, 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. These include programs in the Museum’s planetarium and tours in Hawaiian Hall.
  • Work with tour operators and travel agents 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 clerical support for programming, including copying, generating invoices, mailing receipts, and other office responsibilities.
  • Assist Lead AP Educator in the development, revision, evaluation and implementation of cultural and multidisciplinary programming for school groups, community groups, and general public.
  • Prepare materials for each tour, including setting up luncheons as needed.
  • Provide translation duties for museum in terms of Japanese-language guides, signs and website.
  • Update the museum’s Japanese website and social media.
  • Assist the rest of the team in screening, training, and coordinating the work of Japanese-speaking docents.
  • Cover evening astronomy programs as needed. This includes operating planetarium equipment, welcoming visitors, and providing clerical support for programming.
  • Provide other daily operational assistance as needed.
  • Support museum contractees that deliver museum-specified programs such as Hula, ukulele, lau hala, and Hawaiian language.
  • Study and learn Hawaiian and Pacific Cultures, plants, and species for interpretation to the Japanese-speaking public.
  • Occasionally, deliver a museum program offsite as part of Japanese outreach program or English immersion experiences for Japanese visitors.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, and/or four years of related experience, preferred
  • Must be fluent in both Japanese and English
  • Background in Hawaiian language and culture desired
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to work with visitors in a courteous and engaging manner
  • Must be comfortable in operating audiovisual equipment, including planetarium
  • Experience in museum or visitor industry
 

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, as regular evening and weekend work is required.
  • Professional business like appearance
  • Demonstrated good attendance record
  • Detail oriented
  • Computer literate
 

Direct Reports None

Working Conditions Position does require working on campus at night, in dim lights, in particular in planetarium and observatory. Tours require the employee to be on one’s feet for as long as 1 hour at a time.

Physical Requirements Ability to walk and stand for an extended period of time and occasional use of stairs.

Hours: Full-Time; some evening and weekends required
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.

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Sleepover Specialist

*Must be available to work Sleepovers at Bishop Museum programs on Fridays (into Saturday) and Saturdays (into Sundays) when we have bookings. This is a casual part-time position, with up to (not guaranteed) 18 hours per week.

Work Bishop Museum “Sleepover” (overnight) and “Museum After Dark” (evening only) programs, in which visitors spend the evening at the Museum. Greet sleepover visitors, provide programming, handle operational details such as food delivery, and monitor student behavior and safety.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be on-site coordinator for Museum Sleepover programs. Greet schools and families as they arrive, provide orientation, present programs, monitor student behavior, handle operational details such as dinner delivery and preparation of a simple breakfast. Must be available to sleep overnight at Museum 2 nights per week.
  • Works in a safe manner so as not to endanger fellow staff members, volunteers, and visitors. Complies with safety rules and regulations and establishes safe work practices. Reads all safety materials received. Reports unsafe conditions and unsafe acts directly to supervisor. Promptly reports accidents to immediate supervisor. Maintains assigned work area and equipment free of accident producing conditions.
  • Perform other duties as required to accomplish Museum goals.
 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to stay at museum overnight on a regular basis to run sleepover programs, which includes sleeping on concrete or carpeted floor.
  • Position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, run, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and handle. Computer use and crafts projects require fingering ability and hand-eye coordination.
  • Physical strength sufficient to push, pull, and lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50lbs and carry up to 100 lbs.needed.
  • Working environment may involve exposure to hot, humid wet, noisy or dusty conditions.
  • Must be able to work in low-light areas (planetarium, planetarium lobby, campus at night).
 

EDUCATION & 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.
  • Excellent communication skills.
 

Hours: Full-Time; some evening and weekends required
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.

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Visitor Experience Assistant – Greeter

The Visitor Experience Assistant – Greeter position covers a wide range of job duties that, together, facilitate and enhance our customers’ experience at Bishop Museum.  This facilitation takes many forms, from enhancing the customer’s interactions by greeting, managing our traveling exhibits, facilitating traffic flow, handling basic cashiering duties, assisting groups and answering the main information line of the museum as visitors plan their visit. The Visitor Experience team’s overall goal is to enhance the visitor experience; primary responsibilities may be adjusted day of to assist with visitor flow and museum needs.

Duties and responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

Special Exhibits, Greeting & Line Management:

  • Staff any designated exhibit positions that require staff coverage at Bishop Museum. Greet visitors as they enter the exhibit and explain nature of exhibit. Monitor lines of visitors waiting for exhibits, operate equipment as needed, and enforce any age or height requirements.
  • Ensure the exhibit is open in the morning; do a check to make sure all equipment is functional and all supplies are in place. Staff, monitor and resupply the exhibit during the day. Reorganize and resupply the exhibit at end of day.
  • Monitor volunteers in the exhibit: make sure they have adequate breaks, assist them with content, and update those volunteers on how to assist visitors in the exhibit space.
  • Using a cash box/iPad/tablet sell tickets to exhibits or programs and museum special events. Count out the balance for cash box and ensure starter fund is correct. Take credit card payments using portable device (card reader/iPad).
  • Submit balanced drawer/cash box at the end of each shift, file report of attendance and tickets sold when necessary. Verify balance with supervisor and report any discrepancies to supervisor immediately.
  • Greet visitors as they enter the museum and for special events; explain programs, admission prices, hours of event; direct visitors to the right entry point.
  • Greet trolley as it arrives at Bishop Museum. Provide information, welcome trolley riders and invite them to visit Bishop Museum.
  • Arrive at planetarium 10 minutes before the show to ensure that waiting line forms properly and that visitors in line understand the content of upcoming program.
  • Assist with ticket box admissions particularly on high volume days and for membership/advanced sales check in.
 

Secondary Responsibilities:

Reception & Reservations:

  • Serve as the public’s first point of contact when they call Bishop Museum or email Visitor Experience. Provide assistance in the form of information, responding to visitor feedback and complaints, and direction specific staff members when needed.
    • Answering multiple phone lines and assess needs of caller.
    • Routing calls/emails to appropriate employees and staff throughout museum. Maintain an awareness of “who does what” and where to send calls/emails on such topics as membership, collections, donation, collection access, cultural and scientific inquiries, etc.
    • Taking and relaying messages when employees aren’t available, in situation where leaving a voice mail does not suffice.
    • Provide information to callers regarding Bishop Museum’s hours, admission prices, exhibit schedules, programs, and other information. Stay familiar with Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits, regular daily program schedule, special events, special promotions and offerings.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve as ‘day of’ informational contact person for any programing or issues that come up with tours during the day. Report on daily operations, groups or programming to management and appropriate staff as needed.
  • Take bookings via phone, email and website for Bishop Museum tours and other programs; explain programs to customers, book events, follow up on any special situation or details.
  • Assist with greeting groups and group reservations.
 
 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and enforce the museum’s policies including:
    • Visitors are required to purchase museum tickets
    • No food or drink is allowed in exhibit spaces
    • Clients allowed to smoke in designated smoking areas only
    • Alcohol, when allowed, must stay within the designated event area
  • Monitor facility rental events at the museum as needed. Remain onsite till the take down of the event is finished. Inspect rental space at end of event to ensure that the space has been cleaned up properly, and that there has been no damage to the museum’s facilities.
  • Adhere to customer service policies and maintain a pleasant demeanor when interacting with the public even in stressful conditions.
  • Attend department and organization wide trainings.
 
 

Qualifications

  • High school degree required; college degree preferred.
  • Ability to read/write/speak and communicate clearly in English in person and via phone and email.
  • Ability to understand, retain, and effectively communicate information about the Museum’s history, grounds, exhibits, merchandise, events, and policies to team members and visiting guests in a polite and professional manner with the “aloha spirit.”
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, multi-task and prioritize workload with thorough completion in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate an outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic by taking the initiative to identify departmental needs and assisting with or taking ownership, correcting or implementing steps to remedy or improve the work environment, process, Guest experience, etc.
  • Must be fully computer literate, with demonstrated ability to set up sound systems, connect lap tops to LCD projectors, and troubleshoot problems.
 

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, weekend availability is essential
  • Professional business like appearance
  • Good Attendance
 

Direct Reports

None

Working Conditions

Evening work and weekend work is required. Positions may be required to work outdoors in the elements and at times in a bright/dark environment. Employee will be working in busy, sometimes noisy exhibit halls.   On feet for 3-4 hours at a time. Regular walking duties, crossing campus on regular basis. Must be able to remain polite and professional when faced with long lines and high visitor demand.

Physical requirements

Ability to work in low lit areas and to stand and walk for an extended period of time.

Hours: Part-Time Casual, some evening and weekends required
Salary: $12.08 an hour
Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.

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Ethnology Collections Technician

The Collections Technician is responsible for assisting the Collections Manager in the care and maintenance of collections within the division or department, and their associated records; assists with supervision of volunteer activities; carries out activities associated with collection use to provide access.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the staff, lay and public in safe collections access to facilitate and control use, and responds to inquires to provide accurate and appropriate information.
  • Assists with the processing of collections to ensure that additions to and deletions are in accordance with Museum and department policies and procedures, and federal and state law.
  • Participates in the identification, recording, and organization of the collections according to departmental and disciplinary standards to enhance access and retrieval of materials for study and exhibition.
  • Assists with the planning, arrangement, and maintenance of storage systems, monitors and controls environmental conditions, and appropriately secures the collection to ensure the physical welfare of the collections and associated records.
  • Works with collections staff to develop and maintains retrieval systems to enhance access to and use of the collections, and associated information.
  • May supervise the work of collections interns and/or volunteers on specific projects.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to accomplish the goals of the Museum.
 

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years prior experience working with collections preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Hawaiian language fluency preferred.
  • Computer-literate, ability to use/learn various computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to maintain composure when working under time constraints and to meet deadlines.
 

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, as some evening and weekend work is required.
  • Professional business-like appearance.
  • Good attendance.
  • Detail-oriented.
 

Direct Reports None.

Working Conditions Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Physical RequirementsOccasionally required to stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, lift heavy objects, and do repetitive tasks with few breaks.

Hours: Full Time

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Special Events Coordinator

Reporting to Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events, the Special Events Coordinator is responsible for developing and coordinating unique, quality experiences that uphold Bishop Museum’s brand and support the Museum’s strategic initiatives and Institutional Advancement department’s operational goals in a manner consistent with the Museum’s internal policies and procedures.  S/he is energetic, thoughtful, and highly personable in nature and values exceptional service, quality work, and attention to detail. S/he is passionate about creating quality events that present Bishop Museum at its fines and provide museum supporters for unique opportunities for engagement and enjoyment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external partners during coordination of the Museum’s annual fundraising and donor events. Attends all fundraising events and donor events and serves as event coordinator, Institutional Advancement liaison and stage manager for Institutional Advancement events.
  • Act in a project management capacity to bring special events and fundraising projects to life in accordance with Institutional Advancement objectives. Coordinate with marketing, collections, research, special events, and facilities crews as well as external vendor and community partners.
  • Solicits bids, prepares agreements, and coordinates logistics for external vendors, entertainers and other event partners in accordance with the Museum’s goals and budgets for an array of special events including the Museum’s annual fundraising gala, member and donor cultivation events, exhibit receptions, and museum festivals.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with internal staff across the Museum’s departments to generate creative content, develop stage programs, coordinate collections displays, generate graphics and signage, and complete other tasks as necessary.
  • Supports the Museum’s Silent Auction efforts through solicitation of auction donations, follow-up with donors, tracking and acknowledgement of gifts, inputting data into a mobile bidding system, and staging silent auction setup.
  • Coordinate special fundraising projects as directed, including silent auctions, wishing tree initiatives, live auctions, mobile bidding activities, and adopt-an-artifact campaigns.
  • Develop program materials and fundraising collateral as directed, including drafting copy, key messaging, and graphic design.
  • Coordinates directly with security, maintenance, AV techs, vendors and catering staff in advance and throughout each event to ensure its success. Ensures events are set up according to agreements and diagrams. Assists with setup and breakdown as necessary. Reports successes and problems to management. Serves as the on-site representative for Museum events; assist staff/departments/partners with any needs as they arise.
  • Ensures up-to-date and accurate details on the Museum’s website and event landing pages.
  • Develop and manages budgets for the Museum’s Institutional Advancement special events. This includes, but is not limited to special event and IA related collateral pieces.
  • Completes internal forms, including but not limited to check requests, honorarium forms, service agreements, facility agreements, cash receipts, and credit card reports promptly and in accordance with Museum policy. Ensures proper cash-handling as appropriate.
  • Develop and prepare standard communication pieces for the Museum’s special events. This includes but is not limited to special events including the Museum’s annual fundraising gala, member and donor cultivation events, and exhibit receptions.
  • 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 sponsors, assist in the development of prospect lists, and strategize with Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events 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.
  • Assist with corporate sponsorship proposals and fulfillment packages for corporate sponsorships as directed. Maintain system for managing corporate sponsor stewardship, cultivation, and overall corporate relations. 
  • On an as-needed basis, provide back-up support for the general administration of the Institutional Advancement team, including but not limited to daily deposits, budgets, monthly and quarterly reports, contracts, vendors, correspondence, setting appointments, phone contacts, and follow-up.
  • Reports weekly in person and by email to the Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events.
  • Other tasks as assigned
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience required.
  • Experience in a high-energy nonprofit environment or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in the hospitality and/or event industry with event planning expertise.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in the fund development or closely related activities of a non-profit organization with strong ability to achieve fundraising goals
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, excellent time management skills with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Graphic design experience; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Raiser’s Edge/Altru
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to interact with people of all levels and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain composure under time constraints.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve departmental goals
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; warm and pleasant demeanor
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations, be a problem solver, and be able to make decisions quickly and independently.

 

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, as some evening and weekend work is required.
  • Must have own car with proof of insurance and valid Hawai‘i Driver’s License
  • Professional business-like appearance
  • Good Attendance
  • Detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with Hawaiian or Pacific culture and history preferred
  • Fundraising experience preferred
 

Hours: Full-Time Salary, some evening and weekends required

Salary: DOE

Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.

 

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It is our policy to consider all qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability.

In compliance with federal law and as a condition of employment, all employees must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process please contact Cynthia Higa, Manager of Human Resources at (808) 848-4171.

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1525 BERNICE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I 96817