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.

Membership & Annual Giving Coordinator

 

Reporting to the Director of Membership and Annual Giving, the Membership and Annual Giving Coordinator handles all gift processing and fulfillment for the Museum’s Membership and Annual Giving Program. The ideal candidate is both customer- focused and detail-oriented and demonstrates consistency and exceptional quality in his/her work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs data entry to process and acknowledge memberships through Blackbaud Altru, the Museum’s Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) program.
  • Supports membership revenue goals by soliciting Museum visitors or former members for membership, and servicing existing members for upgrades, renewals, and annual fund donations.
  • Provides excellent customer service to existing and prospective members through various channels of contact including face-to-face interactions, responding to calls, and answering emails. Assists Admissions desk with processing members and selling memberships.
  • Performs data entry to update membership records for cleanliness as directed.
  • Prepares, prints, folds, stuffs envelopes and mails membership cards and materials to new and renewing members in coordination with IA volunteers.
  • Assists with formatting mailing lists, renewal lists, and member recognition lists in Microsoft Excel as directed.
  • Complies as directed with all internal tracking procedures to ensure proper handling and reporting of all membership gift activity.
  • Shares responsibility for the accuracy, integrity and cleanliness of the database through quality work.
  • Serves as a contact for Museum members by answering the membership phone line, checking membership voicemail and taking event reservations by phone and email.
  • Represents the Membership Program at outreach tables during public events to promote and sell memberships.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience in a non-profit development or membership program preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office required, Adobe Creative Cloud preferred.
  • Experience with databases, i.e. Altru or Raiser’s Edge, preferred.
  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, excellent time management skills with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Accuracy and timeliness essential.

Requirements

  • Flexibility in schedule to meet deadlines
  • Must have own car with proof of insurance
  • Professional, business-like appearance
  • Good Attendance
  • Detail oriented
Hours: Full Time Salary, some evenings and weekends required
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.
 

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Education Program Manager 

The Education Programs Manager is responsible for supporting the Director of Education with the day-to-day and operational management of the department; leading and supporting the growth and development of a team of museum educators.  This position also provides guidance and coaching, where necessary; leads and guides the development, implementation and evaluation of education programming and resources; collaborates with the education leadership team to strategically shape the museum’s program offerings and executes the strategies and programs.  It is essential that this position be able to work collaborative across multiple departments of the museum in order to plan and execute educational programming that further the mission of the Museum. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees daily education programs and assigned staff. 
  • Leads and supports the education team in developing, refining, implementing and evaluating Hawaiian cultural content and multidisciplinary (Hawaiian Hall tours, Science Adventure Center programs, Planetarium, and other exhibit) programming, grounded in Bishop Museum’s Knowledge Core.  Programming shall include a variety of delivery methods for a variety of audiences.
  • Leads and supports the education team in developing, implementing and evaluating federal, state, local and privately funded education related projects and initiatives. 
  • When designated, serve as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on select federal, state, county Responsible for promoting, presenting and teaching education programs to a variety of groups (school, intersession, corporate, etc.) and daily visitors. 
  • Facilitate, lead and support the development, implementation and evaluation of new museum education programming and resources. 
  • Facilitate, lead and support the ongoing review and revision process for current education programs and resources. 
  • Collaborate with the Museum’s Collection and Research teams to develop innovative ways to bridge the collections and research with education programming and resources. 
  • Develop, train, coach and support museum educators in their respective roles and responsibilities. 
  • Assist with the development and prudent execution of the department budget. 
  • Provide assistance with the development and implementation of new exhibits and special events. 
  • Facilitate scheduling of staff to ensure sufficient coverage.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Education, Hawaiian Studies, Science Education or closely related field.
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience.
  • Experience in developmenting, implementing and evaluating a variety of educational programs (formal and informal).
  • Knowledge and application of instructional methods that are grounded in Hawaiian cultural perspectives/worldview
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Experience with facilitating change management.
  • Demonstrated skill sets: Writing, Communicating, and Organizing.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with others.

 

Other Requirements

  • Masters degree in closely related field, preferred.
  • Flexibilitly in working hours, as evening and weekend work is occasionally required.
  • Working knowledge of Hawaiian Language.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

 

Working Conditions

  • Work is primarily conducted in an office-like environment.  However, it is expected that the incumbent will actively engage with museum staff, volunteers and visitors throughout the museum.  This includes the various exhibit spaces and outdoor spaces during events and festivals.  Incumbent should expect to sit, walk and stand for extended periods of time during the work day.
  • On occasion, evening and weekend work may be required.

 

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

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School/Teacher Liaison and Data Coordinator

The School/Teacher Liaison and Data Coordinator is responsible for being the single point of contact between the Museum’s Education Department and all school groups (PreK through Post Secondary, to include but not be limited to Hawaii Department of Education schools, Charter Schools, Independent Schools, Colleges, Universities and Home Schools) for the purposes of coordinating and scheduling school visits and programs at the museum.  In collaboration with the Director of Education and Education team members, this person will also be responsible for cultivating meaningful museum and school partnerships that will include coordination of the Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) as well as other opportunities.   The School/Teacher and Data Coordinator will also assist in the implementation of school and education programming data collection, the collection and analyzing relevant data/information and the maintenance of a clean and updated database to accurately report on school and education programming, including a variety of education related grants. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages, coordinates and responds to all school related inquiries, specifically schools requesting visits, field trips, and other educational programming. 
  • Knowledge of the Museum’s education programming – including goals, objectives and format of programs.
  • Schedules daily school programming consistent with programming model and staff availability.
  • Creates and cultivates meaningful relationship with school/education partners to further advance the goals of the museum through educational opportunities.   
  • Actively seeks opportunities for increased engagement and sustained learning opportunities for schools.
  • Plans, coordinates and facilitates regularly scheduled Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) – including determining mutually beneficial activities and projects.
  • Database Management – creates and implements end to end processes and procedure to ensure the maintenance of a clean and accurate database, as related to school/education programs.
  • Assist in the creation and administering of surveys and other data collection tools. 
  • Collects and analyzes data, specific to school and public programming.
  • Provides accurate data and information as related to identified education grants; assist with the timely submission of grant reports. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or closely related field.  A combination of experiences and education may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple and sometimes competing projects.
  • Ability to provide a solutions-oriented mindset to a variety of situations.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Experience with database management and reporting.
  • Demonstrated skill sets: writing, communication (verbal and written), and organizing.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with others.

 

Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, as evening and weekend work is occasionally required.
  • Familiarity with the local educational landscape.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail

 

Working Conditions

  • Work is primarily conducted in an office-like environment.  However, it is expected that the incumbent will actively engage with museum staff, volunteers and visitors throughout the museum.  This includes the various exhibit spaces and outdoor spaces during events and festivals.  Incumbent should expect to sit, walk and stand for extended periods of time during the work day.
  • On occasion, evening and weekend work may be required.

 

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

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Ethnology Collections Manager

The Ethnology Collections Manager is responsible for administering the care and maintenance of collections and associated records in the Ethnology Department, under the supervision and guidance of the appropriate Curator, when that position is filled. The Collections Manager supervises collections staff activities and manages activities associated with collections use to provide access.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains overall responsibility of all collections and records, unless care of a specific collection or group of collections has been designated to another qualified individual.
  • Supervises and coordinates the training and work of collections staff and volunteers and encourages their professional development to manage the collections efficiently and effectively.
  • Supervises and participates in the processing of transactions to ensure that additions to and deletions from the collections are in accordance with Museum and department policies and procedures, and federal and state law.
  • Works closely with the Registration office to facilitate incoming and ongoing loans.
  • Facilitates the curatorial review of collections offered by potential donors, and coordinates the processing of incoming of donations.
  • Assists and 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.
  • Plans, arranges, and maintains storage systems, monitors and controls environmental conditions within storage areas and display galleries, and appropriately secures the collections to ensure the physical welfare of the collections and associated records.
  • Develops and maintains retrieval systems to enhance access to and use of the collections, and associated information. Assists with safe collections access to facilitate and control use, and responds to inquires to provide accurate and appropriate information.
  • Assists the Curator to provide guided tours and explanations to public groups to demonstrate the collections’ care and use, and to inform the public of Museum resources.
  • Assists the Curator in developing and writing grant proposals to support proper care, processing, and access associated with assigned collections.
  • Under the guidance of the Curator, supports exhibit making by coordinating collections readiness for temporary exhibition and long term displays, and by participating and coordinating exhibit installations and de-installation.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to accomplish the goals of the museum.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a related field or 5+ years of experience in collections management.
  • Expertise in Hawaiian and Pacific material culture.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • 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.
  • Must have own car with proof of insurance.
  • Professional business like appearance
  • Good Attendance
  • Detail oriented

 

Direct Reports

  • Ethnology Assistant Collections Manager
  • Ethnology Collections Technician 1
  • Ethnology Collections Technician 2

 

Working Conditions

Occasional evening and weekend work required, including working outdoors.

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 evenings and weekends required
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline to apply: Application will remain open until position is filled.
 

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Vice President of Research and Collections

The Vice President of Collections and Research is a key leadership position that will play a critical role in Bishop Museum’s successful growth. He or she is responsible for the management and academic leadership of the Museum’s Collections and Research programs, which includes Natural Sciences, Cultural Resources, Library and Archives, Hawaii Biological Survey, Pacific Biological Survey, Pacific Center for Molecular Biology, Pacific Science Association and related local, national and international initiatives. He or she will work closely with the President & CEO and senior leadership team to implement the Museum’s new strategic plan with a focus on supporting and strengthening the Museum’s knowledge core—comprised of collections, research, and living culture—with an emphasis on partnerships, funding opportunities, improving access to collections, growing research, and sharing the Museum’s knowledge core through dynamic and innovative anchor programs and signature initiatives.

S/he must be an effective leader and team member who can work in a dynamic and collaborative environment. Additionally, he or she must know how to create and manage plans and budgets, be a data-driven, critical thinker, conversant with current technologies, comfortable in public presentations, and serve as a spokesperson to champion the Museum’s mission and priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and management for the Museum’s knowledge core, including collections, research, and living culture staff.
  • Responsible for the ensuring the highest possible standards of stewardship for the Museum’s collections and living culture resources. Leads the development of innovative research programs, sets the direction for collections use and access policies, and oversees management and care of collections in alignment with the overall strategic direction of the Museum.
  • Actively seeks and obtains financial support through grants, contracts, professional contracts and other resources to further Museum research objectives, support the collections, and/or to support major Museum programs. Works collaboratively with institutional advancement to support Museum fundraising efforts and cultivate donor prospects as needed.
  • Develops and implements long-range plans, strategies, budgets, operational planning procedures and evaluative/measurement tools that will ensure that all of the Museum’s research and collections activities conform to museum best practices, align with the Museum’s strategic plan, and meet the needs of the
  • Museum’s various audiences. Regularly evaluates research and collections operations for effectiveness and adjusts as needed.
  • Develops partnerships with external agencies, organizations, and community groups aligned with the museum’s strategic goals to broaden the Museum’s impact.
  • Works collaboratively with Exhibits and Education to develop dynamic and innovative anchor programs and signature initiatives that bring the Museum’s knowledge core to the public. Serves the Museum’s public programs goals through significant contributions in leading lectures, workshops, field trips, docent training, educational program development, exhibit planning and through provision of technical information, content knowledge, and assistance to Museum and clients or partners.
  • Represents the Museum and its public programs externally in venues ranging from conferences to special events and media appearances. Maintains leadership affiliations in scholarly and professional organizations through active service (i.e., committees, councils, editorial review boards, funding review panels) and participation (i.e., attendance, panel discussions, etc.).
  • Provides staff liaison support and management of the Museum’s Board Research and Collections Committee and supports other Board Committees as requested. Participates on internal working committees as required.
  • Encourages staff professionalism, promote teamwork, and uses the resources and creativity necessary to develop solutions to Museum issues and concerns. 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 relations.
  • 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 individuals. Maintains assigned work area and equipment free to accident-producing conditions.
  • Performs other duties as requested to accomplish the goals of the Museum.

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • PhD or equivalent experience in a field related to the Museum’s knowledge core.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Hawaiian or Pacific culture(s), language, and history.
  • Commitment to the goals of the Museum and demonstrated understanding of operations of a museum.
  • Excellent administrative and management skills, preferably in a museum or related setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain significant levels of grant funding and develop collaborations and community partnerships.
  • Proven, successful track record of program development and implementation in museum or related public environment.
  • · Demonstrated ability to plan and manage a department and staff with limited budgets to achieve organizational goals.
  • Solutions-oriented, diplomatic problem solver and true team player.
  • Software used: MS Word / Excel / Access as well as familiarity with internet and e-mail programs.
  • Familiarity with database programs a plus.

 

Direct Reports

Director of Natural Sciences; Director of Cultural Resources; Director of Library and Archives; Registrar; Conservator; Grants and Office Manager

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 Drivers’ License.

• Organized, analytical, and detail-oriented.

• Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects with little supervision.

• Ability to network with relevant community members, public officials and government agency staff.

• Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and proficiently.

• Effective verbal and written communication skills for a variety of audiences.

• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with others.

• Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.

• Professional, business-like appearance and demeanor.

Working Conditions

Office, laboratory, and field work environments may all apply. Some evening and weekend activities.

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

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Hoʻokipa Ambassador

The Hoʻokipa Ambassador position covers a wide range of job duties that, together, facilitate and enhance our visitors’ experience at Bishop Museum. This facilitation takes many forms, from enhancing the visitors’ 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

  • 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. 


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 programming 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.

 

Minimum Qualification

  • 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 laptops to LCD projectors, and troubleshoot problems. 

 

Other Requirements

  • Required to interface with multiple technology devices and operating systems
  • Flexibility in working hours, weekend availability is essential
  • Professional business like appearance
  • Punctuality and reliable attendance is required 

 

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 or outdoor 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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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: Part-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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Education Interpreter

This is a casual part-time position, up to 18 hours per week.   
The Education Interpreter is responsible for presenting high quality interpretive programs and interactive learning experiences for museum visitors and school groups in the Hawaiian Hall Complex, the Science Adventure Center, NOAA Science on a Sphere, the Watumull Planetarium and/or other exhibit gallery spaces as required.  On occasion, the Education Interpreter will be asked to assist Education Department staff in various ongoing projects, including grant related projects, outreach programming, and program development.  The Education Interpreter may also provide administrative, operational and/or programming support to the department.   
  
Responsibilities include: 
 
  • Present programs and provide exhibit interpretation for visitors during their visits to the Hawaiian Hall Complex, the Science Adventure Center, NOAA Science on a Sphere, the Watumull Planetarium and/or other exhibit gallery spaces.  This function includes the ability to present and talk comfortably in front of a range of audiences as well as staffing exhibit positions in temporary exhibits that require an interpretive staff presence 
  • Assist visitors and school groups during exhibit self-exploration 
  • Perform hands-on demonstrations in galleries which will provide supplemental information on exhibit themes and will assist visitors in understanding exhibit content. 
  • Work in a safe manner so as not to endanger fellow staff members, volunteers, and visitors. Comply with safety rules and regulations and establishes 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 and Skills
 
  • Will consider current High School Juniors and Seniors, however a High School diploma or equivalent in training and experience is preferred.  
  • Must enjoy working with school children and with the general public. 
  • Experience in public speaking/performance and excellent presentation skills required. 
  • Experience in a professional working environment – ability to conduct and carry oneself with professionalism in a public-facing work environment.  
  • Experience working with children and presenting to a range of audiences 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers and visitors 
  • Ability to represent the museum with the highest level of professionalism and care 
  • Ability to connect with and engage with visitors 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks 
  • Ability to work well with others 
  • Working knowledge of Hawaiian culture and history, preferred 
  • Working knowledge of general science, preferred 
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use a computer, including various Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 
  
Scheduling and Availability 
 
Generally, this position will be scheduled to work up to 18 hours per week.  While there is some flexibility, there is an increased need for weekend and holidays hours. 
 
On occasion, this position may be scheduled to work more than 18 hours a week, particularly during the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Intersession breaks.   
 
Hours: Part Time Hourly, some evenings and weekends required
Salary: 12.00
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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