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.

March 18, 2020

Bishop Museum has implemented a temporary hiatus in hiring for open positions. If you are interested in joining the Museum’s ‘Ohana in the future, we encourage you to submit your application so that we may review it when the hiring freeze has ended.

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Resource Specialist I, Library & Archives

Job Purpose 

The Resource Specialist I is responsible for assisting with gathering, recording, compiling, and researching data complex in nature in the Library & Archives Department. Duties extend to metadata creation and digitization work focusing on Hawaiian-language materials. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Under general direction, uses independent judgment to gather, record, and compile materials from Library & Archives resources as well as other appropriate resources from within and outside the Museum. 

  • Processing 19th- and 20th-century archival Hawaiian- and English-language materials. 

  • Organizes materials into a systematic scheme for use by Museum staff and other researchers. 

  • Assists with identification, cataloging, and interpretation of Library & Archives collections. 

  • Creates metadata and digitizes collections. 

  • Contributes to exhibits, public programs, contracted services, publications, and/or special projects, and may be required to assist with production of reports and data compilation (word processing/data entry). 

  • May serve as supervisor, monitor, or coordinator in directing small projects of limited to moderate scope, as assigned by the Library & Archives Collections Manager. 

  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to accomplish the goals of the Museum.  

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. 

  • Excellent knowledge of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (>5 years of experience or a native speaker).

  • Extensive knowledge of Hawaiian language resources that includes printed and audio materials. 

  • Experience in translation and transcription. 

  • 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. 

  • Good attendance. 

  • Detail oriented. 

Direct Reports 

None

Working Conditions 

Occasional evening and weekend work 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, Exempt, Salary

Deadline to Apply

The application will remain open until the position is filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Security Officer (1st Watch)

1st Watch: Midnight to 8 am.

Provide protection and safety for Bishop Museum visitors, staff, volunteers, collections, and buildings. Ability to work irregular hours, including evening functions and overtime on short notice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively patrol all museum buildings, grounds, parking lots, and perimeters
  • Locate irregularities that may damage or harm Bishop Museum properties, visitors, volunteers, or staff
  • Direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic as needed
  • Monitor alarm and CCTV systems
  • Respond to, assess, and notify authorities of suspicious, alarm, or emergency situations
  • Monitor catering staff and guests during special events
  • Secure buildings and grounds after all staff have left 
  • Assume responsibility for building, contents, and staff during non-public hours
  • Complete written reports and logs as required
  • Offer assistance to visitors and make them feel welcome
  • In Lieutenant’s absence, be prepared to take responsibility for the shift as directed by supervisor, assigning officers, ensuring proper procedures are followed, checking the event calendar and, in the case of an event, calling the department responsible with any questions 
  • Foster teamwork between all members of Security
  • Participate in developing alternative patrol routines for effective use of staff
  • Participate in developing assignment schedules that make effective use of present staffing
  • Suggest changes to security policies and procedures to improve security and safety
  • Participate in training that will enhance security officer development and professionalism

 

Qualifications:

  • Valid Hawaii Guard Card
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in written form
  • Stamina, strength and dexterity in the feet and legs
  • Keenness of vision and memory for detail
  • Capable of original thinking and planning
  • Training, or willing to be trained, in CPR, AED, and first aid procedures

 

Other Requirements:

  • Clean and neat appearance
  • Good attendance
  • Outgoing personality
  • Tact in dealing with staff, researchers and visitors
  • Patience with children and senior citizens
  • Ability to handle pressure and make quick, accurate decisions
  • Commitment to teamwork, diversity, and excellent customer service
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be able to pass background investigation and maintain an operating telephone 

 

Education: High school graduate

Direct Reports: N/A

Benefits include: Medical and Dental plans, PPO Medical Plans, 401k Retirement Plans, Life Insurance and more.

Hours: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly

Deadline to apply: The application will remain open until the position is filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status. 

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Project Coordinator

Under the general direction of the VP of Public Programs, this position is responsible for 1) Project Coordination, 2) Grant Coordination, and 3) Administrative Support and Coordination.  The Project Coordinator will be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners to execute identified projects and programs that advance the Museum’s mission.  Among other duties, s/he will organize and attend project/program meetings, report on progress of projects/programs, problem solve any issues that may arise, assist in the development of grant applications, manage, and monitor grant activities and administratively support the VP of Public Programs and the Division. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Project Coordination: 

  • Organizes projects (and programs) ensuring they are executed on time and within budget by maintaining and monitoring project plans, schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures. 

  • Organize, attend, and participate in stakeholder meetings. 

  • Document and follow up accordingly on important actions and decisions from meetings 

  • Prepare necessary presentation materials for meetings. 

  • Develop project/program strategies. 

  • Assess project/program risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable; determine project/program changes, if necessary 

  • Ensure projects/programs adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project. 

  • Ensure stakeholder views are managed towards the best solution 

  • Chair and facilitate meetings where appropriate and distribute minutes to all project team members. 

 

Grant Coordination: 

  • In collaboration with Institutional Advancement, assist in the preparation of proposals for submission to various funding sources (including the development of detailed project budgets) for Public Programs Division (Education, Exhibits, Visitor Experience); 

  • Works with the project team to execute grant-related activities ensuring benchmarks, objectives and goals are met in a timely manner, within budget and in alignment with the grant purpose; 

  • Supports with all grant-related reporting requirements. 

 

Administrative Support and Coordination: 

  • Provides administrative support to the VP of Public Programs 

  • Provides (and oversees) administrative support to Public Programs Division, including Education, Visitor Experience and Exhibits.  

  • Supports the management of the various budgets of the division, to include preparing, monitoring, and managing budget for each of the departments 

  • Oversees the financial management of all project activities (verifies funding availability and cost allowance, and determines appropriate cost coding). 

  • Working with the Accounting department, process invoices, make payments and track receipts 

  • Interacts with staff and Museum clients with tact, courtesy and unqualified respect at all times.  Stays motivated and projects a positive and professional attitude towards fellow workers and clients.  Cooperates and supports teamwork; maintains and strengthens customer and staff relationships.  Interacts with other Museum unit and senior managers to provide information and advice for decisions making. 

  • 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 appropriate personnel.  Maintains assigned work area and equipment free of accident producing conditions. 

  • Drafts or initiates related correspondence and reports as required. 

  • Performs other related duties to accomplish Museum goals. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Minimum 2 years of college or business school degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR 5 or more consecutive years of relevant professional experience 

  • Strong organizational skills 

  • Skill in problem solving, handling multiple tasks concurrently, and working with various types of individuals/teams; 

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations; 

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks; 

  • Basic knowledge of financial and business principles; 

  • Ability to analyze financial statements and operating data for project and budget quality assurance measures; 

  • Experience in the development of grant proposals, including detailed budgets and accompanying narratives; 

  • Ability to communicate effectively 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 

 

Other Requirements 

  • Flexibility in schedule to meet deadlines 

  • Knowledge of and experience in a Museum setting 

  • Working knowledge of Hawaiian history, culture and language 

  • Good attendance 

  • Detail-oriented 

 

Direct Reports

None

Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions.

Hours

Full-Time, Exempt, Salary

Deadline to Apply

The application will remain open until the position is filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Entomology Collections Technician

Job Purpose

Assist with the data entry and processing of insect specimens in the Entomology Collection.

May entail participation on field trips for the purpose of surveying, sampling, collecting, and general research activities to locations that may be remote from medical facilities and other urban infrastructure, and may involve activities such as hiking, camping, climbing, rope work (such as rappelling and use of rope bridges), transport via helicopter and other small aircraft necessary to fulfill the objectives of the associated research activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processes specimens for preservation and storage using appropriate methods and techniques to provide for their optimum use in study or display. 

  • Interprets/identifies undetermined material, classifies and organizes into taxonomic groups as appropriate (i.e., Order, Family, Subfamily, etc.) to facilitate access and retrieval of the collections.

  • Conducts routine curatorial tasks including 1. Monitoring level, ph and specific gravity of fluid preservatives; 2.  Freeze-sterilizing specimens and supplies; 3. Taking inventories; 4. Maintaining order in cabinets and drawers, 5. Conducts regular IPM monitoring and intervention for pests, temperature, humidity, light and dirt.  Uses and calibrates monitoring supplies and equipment. 

  • Coordinates with CM on specimen loan transactions, accessions, and deaccessions according to current collection management policies and procedures to ensure the creation and maintenance of appropriate records. Incorporates specimens returned by specialist into appropriate taxonomic drawers in general collection to facilitate access and retrieval.

  • 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.  Promptly reports unsafe conditions and unsafe acts or accidents to appropriate individual.  Maintains assigned work area and equipment free of accident-producing conditions.  (All Levels)

  • Participation on field trips for the purpose of surveying, sampling, collecting, and general research activities to locations that may be remote from medical facilities and other urban infrastructure, and may involve activities such as hiking, camping, transport via helicopter and other small aircraft necessary to fulfill the objectives of the associated research activities.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Tech I:  High School diploma and a desire to learn science.

  • Tech II:  AD/BA/BS degree (in biology, museum studies or related field preferred) OR High School diploma AND up to 3 years experience in field, lab, or related science/museum work.

  • Tech III:  AD/BA/BS degree (in biology, museum studies or related field preferred) AND 5 years of experience in field, lab, systems management, or museum studies/library sciences.

 

Other Requirements

  • Professional and appropriate dress for the job at hand (office, laboratory, field)

  • Good attendance

  • Detail-oriented

  • Flexibility in schedule to meet deadlines

  • Desire to learn and work hard

 

Working Conditions

Laboratory work environment may involve exposure to fumes, noxious odors, and gases from the mounting and preservation media, as well as dust and mold from the specimens themselves.  Field work may involve exposure to high altitudes and wet conditions.

Direct Reports

None

Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions.

Hours

Full-Time, Non-exempt, Hourly

Deadline to Apply

The application will remain open until the position is filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status. 

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Events Facilitator

Job Purpose

Support both internal and external events ranging from staff meetings to major facility rentals. Coordinating the setup of rooms for meetings (including ensuring audiovisual equipment and basic refreshments are in place).  Provide setup and support for facility rentals. Provide on-site support for all facility rentals, meetings, events as needed.  Assist with booking calendar, as needed. Some office/clerical work required.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Under limited supervision, provide facility rental services to clients and their guests to insure a smooth and efficient event.  Communicate and coordinate with other department staff in planning and executing event requirements.   
  • Enforce Bishop Museum’s rules and policies with clients, guests, and vendors per rental agreement.  
  • Ensure the event is set up according to the rental agreement as detailed on the events calendar, such as: furniture setup, linen, coffee and water stations, coolers with ice, etc.   
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of tents and furniture as necessary. 
  • Coordinate with other departments to insure successful setup and breakdown before and after each event. Work with Buildings and Grounds and Housekeeping to ensure that all set-ups and clean-ups are executed.  
  • Set up Bishop Museum’s meeting spaces for various meetings and special requests.  This includes opening the room, setting up water or coffee, setting up “teleconference” phone system, making sure room is presentable, setting up tablecloths if requested.  
  • Operate basic audio/visual equipment and programs such as: projectors, speakers, presentation applications, etc., as needed   
  • Coordinate with event caterers to insure timely delivery and pickup times. 
  • Maintain inventory of all event-related supplies, including, but not limited to, furniture, tents, coolers, paper goods, utensils, beverages, linens, cleaning materials, tables, chairs, etc. 
  • Serve as ‘onsite’ contact person for rental events when designated for that capacity. 
  • Maintain calendar of room bookings for internal staff needs, as needed. 
  • Assist with Sales/Events department clerical work, as needed  
  • Assist with Visitor Experience operational work such as answering office phones and Museum wayfinding.  
  • Other tasks as assigned or requested by supervisor. 

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma  
  • Excellent customer service skills  
  • Demonstrated organizational skills 
  • Ability to communicate with external clients and with staff in clear manner 
  • At least one year’s experience in coordinating rentals or special events  

 

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, as significant evening and weekend work is required. 
  • Professional business-like appearance 
  • Ability to pull/push carts of 100 pounds; to be able to move chairs (10 lbs.) and tables (30lbs.).  
  • Functional audio/visual knowledge  
  • Detail oriented 
  • Personable 
  • Hospitality driven 
  • Must complete Food Handlers Permit within 3 months of hire, if person does not already have 
  • Must complete First Aid and CPR courses within 3 months of hire, if person does not already have 

 

Direct Reports 

None

Working Conditions 

The position does involve significant amounts of walking around the Museum’s campus, often after dark and with low light conditions; walkways are uneven and/or slippery in some places, and a considerable amount of the work is done on grassy, sloped lawns. Position also involves working outside in various weather conditions (hot, rainy, windy).

Physical Requirements 

Setup requirements for events include lifting 30 lb. tables to flip them on their legs, and then pushing the tables up to 50 yards. Position also involves filling and then moving 25 lb. water and coffee urns approximately 20 yards. Significant amount of chair setup is required, including unstacking 10 lb. chairs and then pushing as many as one hundred of the chairs into position (repetitive motion).  

Hours

Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Deadline to Apply

The application will remain open until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status. 

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Museum Educator

Job Purpose

With direction from the Director of Education and in collaboration with educators from the Science and Hawaiian Cultural Education groups, the Museum Educator will be responsible for developing and implementing a variety of culture-based educational programming, creating educational resource materials related to the museum’s content and collections and serve as an educational resource. The Museum educator also supports the work of the Education department by working with school and community group visits, daily visitor tours, and other public programming.  On occasion, the Museum Educator may be assigned to deliver outreach programs off-site.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, refine, implementand assess Hawaiian cultural content and multidisciplinary(Hawaiian Hall tours, Science Adventure Center activities, and Planetarium) programming, grounded in Bishop Museum’s Knowledge Core. Programming shall include a variety of delivery methods for appropriate audiences and may include dramatic storytelling, interpretation of the artifacts and replicas of artifacts from the Museum’s collection. Audiences include school groups, community groups and Museum visitors of all ages. 
  • Assist with the development and launch of innovative free and fee-based visitor experiences that serve visitor interests. 
  • Advise the Director of Education on budget needs and distribution of propose activities. 
  • Assist with the development and implementation of programming to support and enhance new exhibits and special events. 
  • Support staffing needs for special extended-hour events and facility rentals, as needed. 
  • Communicate and collaborate with museum staff to ensure high quality visitor experiences.  
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of program materials and request replacements, when needed.   
  • Properly care for program materials – artifacts and replicas of artifacts 
  • 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 Hawaiian Studies, Pacific Island History, Science, 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. 
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects with little supervision. 
  • Ability to be organized, analytical and detail-oriented. 

 

Other Requirements

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

 

Direct Reports

None

Working Conditions

May include weekend work

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift and move up to 50lbs of equipment – Loading and unloading of Program vehicle with supplies and materials.

Hours

Full-Time, Salary, Exempt

Deadline to Apply

The application will remain open until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Communications Manager

Job Purpose

It’s said that at any given time, Bishop Museum has 25,000,000 stories waiting to be told. We’re searching for a teammate passionate about the history, culture, art, and science of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, to help share these stories with our global audience. 

Join the Bishop Museum ʻOhana as our Communications Manager in the Institutional Advancement department. This ʻOahu-based, primarily remote position manages key communications activities for the Museum including public relations; internal and external communications; social media; email marketing; reputation management; content management; content creation; and cross-platform analytics. 

The Communications Manager is an integral member of the Museum’s communications and marketing teams, and collaborates within and across cultural, scientific, operational, and administrative departments to fulfill organizational goals and milestones. Specifically, the Communications Manager works to bolster the Museum’s overall reputation; and increase media engagement, social media audience engagement and growth, email lead generation, and web traffic. 

This individual keeps abreast of trends and implements compelling digital communications initiatives, with creative and targeted content, to diverse audiences – from the native Hawaiian practitioner on Hawaiʻi Island, to the natural sciences researcher in Europe, to the visiting traveler from Japan, to the family of four in Honolulu planning their Spring Break activities. Together with the Director of Communications, the Communications Manager coordinates and supports the digital presence of the Museum’s exhibits, programs, services, and campaigns. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for serving the Museum’s many stakeholders; the focus and discipline to work independently and remotely; the energy to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; the initiative and creativity to explore new ways to engage the Museum’s diverse audiences; and the commitment to helping preserve our island homes’ history, culture, and environment. Optimally, the candidate will have work experience in public relations, journalism, and/or online communications in a corporate environment and/or educational institution; is proficient at and enjoys writing; is familiar with digital communications channels; and has a working knowledge of design, photography, and videography / video editing. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Public Relations | Media Engagement | Internal and External Communications 

  • Support the Director of Communications with the Museum’s public relations efforts, to include reviewing news releases; writing copy; curating content; engaging with media; and reporting on results. 

  • Assist with developing Museum messaging and talking points. 

  • Assist with Museum internal communications including employee and other stakeholder engagement. 

  • Assist with creating and curating content for distribution to media, and other external as well as internal audiences. 

  

Social Media 

  • Ensure that the Museum’s social media channels remain responsive, engaging, and innovative 

  • Stay informed on emerging online communications tools, social media trends, and overall best practices 

  • Execute on the social media strategic plan and oversee the Museum’s presence on all social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok), and respond to comments and messages and engaging with fans and followers, as well as partner organizations and entities 

  • Write copy and schedule social media posts 

  • Create and implement strategies to increase the number of fans/followers and to increase audience engagement on social media platforms 

  • As needed, evaluate efforts and advise when social channels should be retired and/or when new channels should be explored 

  

Email Marketing 

  • Coordinate, build, edit, and distribute email campaigns to support general Museum communications and initiatives, including weekly and monthly newsletters, advocacy alerts, event promotions, and automated/triggered messages 

  • Create and implement lead generation strategies to increase our subscriber base 

  • Support routine maintenance and cleanup of email list 

  

Content 

  • Assist with managing the Museum’s planning, scheduling, and production calendars for its various channels 

  • Produce short-form content, including copy, photography, infographics, and video, primarily for public relations and social media, and in some instances to also support other Museum departments/initiatives 

  • Assist with covering Museum events for broadcast on our various channels. This would involve some off-hours and weekend/holiday work, and may include live broadcasts either via social media or an online video platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) 

  • Assist with project management of communications and marketing-related design, photography, and video projects with both internal teams and external partners 

  • Contribute to the development of a thoughtful and engaging content strategy for the Museum’s channels 

  

Reporting 

  • Track and provide reports and analytics on social and email conversion metrics 

  • Coordinate annual and other regular reporting on digital communications and marketing metrics for external stakeholders 

  • Contribute to the preparation of regular and campaign-specific reports on social, email, and other digital communications performance to relevant staff 

  

Other 

Additional duties as assigned to advance the Museum’s mission. 

Qualifications 

  • The flexibility of working primarily remotely / from home, as well as in an office setting as-needed, and being able to quickly head to the Museum campus in emergency and/or urgent situations. Please note that candidates must be ʻOahu-based. 

  • Familiarity with Hawaiian and Pacific culture, history, natural sciences, and environment 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, journalism, or communications required 

  • Minimum three years’ experience in public relations (company or agency) or journalism; alternately, five years’ experience in online communications in a corporate environment and/or educational institution 

  • Strong communication and writing skills 

  • Exceptional attention to detail 

  • Strong focus to tackle day to day tasks and meeting related deadlines, while also keeping an eye on and managing long-term projects and ongoing campaigns 

  • Exceptional customer service skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal and external partners on multiple intricate, detailed, and time-sensitive projects 

  • Demonstrated experience managing large, diverse online communities and global audiences, with the ability to diffuse potential hot-button issues 

  • Experience with social media and email management platforms and tools 

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs 

  • Basic knowledge of design and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and/or related tools 

  • Experience with videography, photography, and copywriting for online channels 

  • Familiarity and basic experience with video editing tools 

  • As noted above, the ideal candidate will have a passion for serving the Museum’s many stakeholders; the energy to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; the initiative and creativity to explore new ways to engage the Museum’s diverse audiences; and the commitment to helping preserve our island homes’ history, culture, natural sciences, and environment 

 

Other Requirements 

  • The Communications Manager will share social media management duties which include after-hours monitoring and responding on all channels. During emergency situations, this position will require extended shifts to assist with any and all Museum communications duties as needed 

  • Flexibility in day to day 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 

  • Experience creating and working with processes and systems 

  • Applicants for the Communications Manager position will be asked to submit two writing samples based on questions presented in the application, as well as access to an online portfolio or other webpage showcasing their visual work. LINKS to these should be submitted in the application. 

  

Hours: 

Full-Time, some evenings and weekends required 

Salary: 

Commensurate with experience 

Deadline to apply: 

The application will remain open until the position is filled. 

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Financial Analyst

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Create templates, models and tools to drive the planning, forecasting and budgeting processes 

  • Collaborate with cross-divisional staff to complete the planning, forecasting and budgeting processes 

  • Support the development and maintenance of fiscal roadmaps 

  • Track and report division metrics 

  • Develop advanced financial models and conduct analysis using a broad range of quantitative tools and techniques (trend analyses on past financial and operational performance, root cause analyses, scenario modeling for future options, etc.) 

  • Develop use cases and scenario models to drive better organizational decisions 

  • Influence decisions through detailed analysis during assessment, analysis, and execution of company-wide projects and communication with leadership 

  • Create reports and presentations for senior leadership 

  • Develop expertise in analyses focusing on specialized functions (e.g., grants/foundations management) 

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of work experience and education 

  • 2+ years of experience in financial analysis 

  • Strong data gathering and analysis skills 

  • Strong proficiency in Excel and other data analysis tools 

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Ability to make recommendations based on data and analysis 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 

  • Demonstrated accomplishments in the following areas: 

    • Financial Reporting and Analysis 

    • Planning and Forecasting 

    • Working with Senior Leadership 

    • Deliverable development 

    • Problem solving skills 

    • Project management 

    • Change management 

    • Organizational process improvement 

    • Providing thought leadership 

    • Formulating and delivering action plans for high profile strategic initiatives 

    • Developing innovative solutions to organizational issues 

Qualifications Required 

  • Accountability for Results: Holds self and others accountable for ensuring that results are achieved; Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision; Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibility; Sets high expectations for self and others 

  • Communications: Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to create as well as deliver effective presentations 

  • Creating Quality Deliverable: Establishes deliverable structure and content; Reviews deliverables of self and others to ensure that they meet internal client expectations; Implements and enforces high standards for quality deliverables 

  • Developing thought leadership / innovative ideas: Generates innovative ideas that are sound and progressive; Challenges the status quo; Fosters creativity throughout area of responsibility 

  • Problem Solving: Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires critical thinking and strong analytical skills 

  • Providing Exceptional Service Mindset: Manages self and others to provide exceptional service by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality, accountability, and integrity 

  • Motivating Others: Exhibits enthusiasm, positive professional attitude, integrity, reliability, and leadership 

  • Building Rapport: Leads by example; actively listens; Respects the opinions and perspectives of others; Demonstrates strong personal commitment to others; clearly states thoughts, ideas, and expectations 

  • Decision-making: Decision-making skills, and ability to challenge, negotiate, and influence 

  • Accounting: Understanding GAAP and relevant compliance policies and procedure 

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future. 

 

Technology/Other Requirements 

  • Experience with financial methods/systems for data extraction and financial analysis 

  • Advanced / expertise in Excel and PowerPoint and enterprise financial applications 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Actively teams with others and has strong communication skills 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • MBA or equivalent 

  • Expert level knowledge in Excel, including the ability to develop complex multivariable models that may require programming in visual basic for applications 

 

Working Conditions: Typical office environment.  Occasional evening events that occur outdoors. 

Hours: Full-Time, Exempt, Salary

Deadline to apply: The application will remain open until the position is filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status. 

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Accounting Clerk

Responsible for data entry of most cash receipts.  Checking accuracy, coding, and entering all Altru daily sales batches and other accounting documents.  Duties also include preparing certain Accounting documents and providing assistance and support to GL and AP accountants as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Audit and input daily Altru admissions batches.

  • Print and mail Fareharbor (FH) invoices received from daily admissions batches.

  • Audit and process cash receipts / prepare bank deposits.

  • Assist Senior Accountant with billing.

  • Prepare check requests for the Museum vendors which are handled by Accounting.

  • Prepare credit applications.

  • Prepare credit card log sheets for Accounting and IT personnel as requested.

  • Filing (W9, travel authorization requests (TAR), Altru reports).

  • Coordinate and maintain a system to track all credit cards, details, limits and other information for cards issued to Bishop Museum staff through First Hawaiian Bank.  Also, Liaison to First Hawaiian Bank for corporate credit card program.

  • Print month end postage meter report (account summary) at month end and distribute to Senior Accountant and Controller.

  • Safeguard petty cash funds. Maintain receipts and detailed records to support all transactions.  Prepare reimbursement from bank at the end of the month.

  • Supplies:

  • Coordinate and order all corporate logo supplies for the museum.

  • Coordinate and order all Accounting department supplies.  Obtain approval for orders from Director of Accounting.

  • Prepare month-end journal entry to charge supplies to departments.

  • Assists other staff as requested by supervisor.

  • Interact with staff and museum clients with tact, courtesy and respect at all times.  Stay motivated and project a positive and professional attitude towards fellow workers and clients.  Cooperate and support teamwork.  Maintain and strengthen customer and staff relationships.

  • Work in a safe manner so 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 work area and equipment free of accident producing conditions.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years related account clerk experience, preferably in a large organization with multiple funding sources, ledgers, departments and/or divisions.  Ability to work with little supervision and with a high level of accuracy.

 

Other Requirements

  • Professional, business-like appearance.

  • Good attendance.

  • Good-to-excellent vision and reading ability for purchasing research and records maintenance

  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and organization.

  • Flexibility in schedule to meet deadlines.

  • A team player.

Working Conditions: Typical office environment.  Occasional evening events that occur outdoors. 

Hours: Full-Time, Exempt, Salary

Deadline to apply: The application will remain open until the position is filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status. 

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Bishop Museum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and workforce diversity.

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, disability, veterans status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition.

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 Maricel Barroga, Manager of Human Resources at (808) 848-4171.

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