Jobs + Internships


The Honolulu Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, qualified workforce. The Museum strives to maintain a staff that works together to maintain its mission:

The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and teaching of the visual arts, and the presentation of exhibitions, films and videos, performing arts, and public programs specifically relevant to Hawai'i's ethnically diverse community.

Museum career opportunities include positions in administration, curatorial, development, education, finance, museum services, operations, security, and other professional areas. Available positions may require a variety of levels of training, education, and experience.

The Honolulu Museum of Art only considers applications for positions that are currently available. Résumés received that do not specify an open position will not be considered, and unsolicited materials will be discarded. All materials submitted become the property of the Museum and will not be returned.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Accounts Receivable Clerk (added 7/9/14)

The Honolulu Museum of Art is a non-profit art museum and art school with cafes, retail space, and a theatre.

The Accounts Receivable Clerk works under the general direction of the Accounting Manager and is responsible for processing accounts payable, cash receipts, and payroll.  The ideal candidate is analytical, accurate, has a sense of humor and is able to work with a large group of diverse people in a non-profit environment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

• Record cash receipts in Financial Edge software
• Collect, count, and deposit moneys from the Visitor Information Center, Academy Shop, Cafés, Art Center, Theater, and Development
• Reconcile reports from various cash deposit systems, such as Outbound, Power pay, etc.
• Is the contact between Finance and various department for accurate accounting codes for all cash receivable
• Process payroll twice monthly and complete all payroll journal entries as needed
• Maintain museum’s vacation, sick, personal accruals for personnel
• Create and maintain procedural manual for the A/R clerk’s position
•Assist with A/P processing duties as needed and as part of cross-training within the department
• Other bookkeeping duties as assigned


• College degree: 1 to 3 years of relevant experience in bookkeeping, AP/AR, or accounting.
• Microsoft Excel required; Financial Edge, ADP, Raiser’s edge a plus
• Analytical skills, attention to detail are required
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a creative environment while driving toward clarity and solutions.
• Accurate and detail-oriented

This is a full-time, non-exempt, Monday –Friday, 40 hour/week, 8am – 5pm position.  Some evening hours may be required. 

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Security Officer, Part-time/ Part-time On-call

As a security department team member under the supervision of the Chief of Security, this position will assist in ensuring the safety and security of the museum and visitors. Duties include monitoring the galleries, walkways, buildings, grounds, and entry/exit points. Guards are expected to respond courteously to staff and visitors while remaining alert and vigilant. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief of Security or supervisors.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • CPR-AED, First Aid, currently certified preferred.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication, customer service, and public relations. Ability to interact with diverse museum staff and visitors in a courteous and helpful manner
  • Able to work as a team member and to understand and follow operational policies and procedures.
  • Able to react calmly and effectively to emergency situations, and to interact well with law enforcement, Fire and EMS personnel.
  • Must be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • The work environment includes both inside air conditioned galleries and out of doors in open courtyards and walkways, uneven surfaces, and stairs. Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 pounds; bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, run, turn head and neck. Vision and hearing requirements: able to see up close and at a distance, and to hear full range of normal sounds in person and through a hand-held radio.

If interested, please apply in person at the main entrance of the museum between 10am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, and ask for the Chief of Security.

Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96814