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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.

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Maintenance and Facilities Manager

Job Summary:

The experienced, hands-on Maintenance and Facilities Manager develops and maintains a team oriented and innovative working atmosphere to support Honolulu Museum of Art in fulfilling its mission while improving efficiencies, reducing costs, and delivering quality facility services.   The Manager is responsible for actively managing the Operations Department to include planning, management, design, cost analysis, feasibility studies, safety and security of collections, and administration for all new construction, renovation or modification of existing infrastructure for all Honolulu Museum of Art’s locations.  The Manager is an integral participant in the development and implementation of the Museums long-range strategic facility planning consistent with our goals.

Minimum Qualifications: 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Facility/Operations Management or related field and at least five years of comprehensive related experience, and skills in building repair, carpentry, preventive maintenance, HVAC, equipment maintenance, renovation/remodeling of buildings; repairs plaster and drywall; paints building structures, etc.  Additional related experience includes design and management of projects; budget development, financial management and control; and personnel management (supervision, performance management and coaching) of subordinate personnel. Must demonstrate broad knowledge of facilities planning and all phases of facility maintenance (e.g. custodial, mechanical, grounds keeping and waste water management), as well as knowledge of all aspects of building design and construction to include: architectural and/or engineering principles, regulatory and policy compliance, construction codes, and bidding and managing construction and maintenance projects.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of service users with demonstrated success in leading a team in a distributed location environment.

Desired Qualifications:

• Certification by a professional facilities management association or related
• Experience in museum environment or similar organization, with multiple sites, and varying degrees of maintenance.
• Working knowledge of current federal, state, local laws and rules regarding, land use planning, building codes, hazardous chemicals, OSHA, HIOSH.

Essential Duties:

• Responsible for providing leadership to custodial, maintenance, grounds, plant and facilities staff.  Supervises and evaluates the work of related functions within Operations Management and provides hands on training, coaching and assistance as needed.
• Plans and makes staffing recommendations.
• Establishes standards for work performance and monitors compliance
• Evaluates available resources and recommends allocations to best serve the needs of the Museum.
• Develops, plans, implements, and administers departments goals and budgets
• Inspects operating functions to evaluate efficiency; analyzes and resolves operational issues and complaints.
• Monitors and ensures the proper operation of all operations mechanical and electrical systems including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, humidity and temperature control; power and light, refrigeration, steam, sanitation, as well as all utilities.
• Inspects the buildings and grounds, building systems, and equipment to determine the need for maintenance and/or preventive maintenance; assigns work to employees or contracted maintenance providers and inspects completed projects; reviews progress of ongoing projects; and prepares reports as necessary and/or required.
• Compiles and maintains service logs.  Analyzes operational and maintenance costs and prepares detailed reports as needed.
• Develops, implements, and enforces operational procedures; implements and ensures compliance with safety regulations for the facility to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Museum are met.
• Authorizes the requisition of equipment and supplies within budget guidelines; recommends capital improvement projects for long-range repairs and improvements to the facility.
• Oversees contract and in-house work in progress and monitors and inspects work to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
• Oversees utility bills, monitors utility usage, and makes recommendations for more cost-effective methods of obtaining and/or utilizing energy.
• Oversees service contracts for fire alarm systems, exterminations, facility maintenance and repair, and other systems as necessary.  Works closely with the security department on systems.
• Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports, in both written and electronic formats.
• Oversees work hours and reports hours and pay for payroll purposes.
• Manages staffing of Operations Department, including hiring, terminations, corrective action, performance reviews, compensation, and leaves.
• Communicates effectively and regularly with all Operations staff; attends regular department staff meetings with the heads of each Operation sub-department.
• Other duties as required or necessary.

Other Qualifications:

Core Competencies:
• Business Acumen
• Change Management
• Effective Communicator
• Cost Consciousness
• Effective Delegation
• Initiative and Judgment
• Planning and Organizing
• Professionalism
• Problem Solver
• Technology savvy

Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

The Maintenance and Facilities Manager works with minimum supervision. Work will often be performed with short deadlines and situations sensitive to the Museum. Regular office hours are required. Due to the nature of the responsibilities, evening and weekend work is sometimes required, and at times may be on an emergency basis.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. Some evenings and weekends.

FLAS Status: Exempt
Supervisor: Deputy Director

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