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.

Social Media Associate (posted 3/20/14)

The museum is looking for a dynamic team player skilled in marketing and social media to join its Communications Department. The Social Media Associate implements the museum’s successful social-media program (currently 17,400 Facebook likes, 6,300 Twitter followers, 3,260 Instagram followers), devising strategy and campaigns for: general museum, exhibitions, and membership; as well as tracking and analyzing data and results. We’re looking for someone who is willing to take risks and learn from mistakes—someone who can boost engagement with the museum’s diverse audiences in creative ways. Basic video shooting and editing skills are needed. The Social Media Associate is also responsible for strategizing and implementing creative marketing initiatives and campaigns, often working closely with the Development Department. The position also includes public relations work, handling publicity for the Doris Duke Theatre, Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday, and ARTafterDARK; responding to image requests; overseeing photo and film shoots at the museum’s three campuses; and compiling the museum’s weekly enewsletter. Ability to maintain a positive attitude during stressful situations is a must.


·       Oversees the museum’s social media program using the platforms facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as other platforms as the social media landscape evolves. Will develop strategies and campaigns, and track and analyze data and results for quantitative and qualitative reporting to executive management. Covers events such as ARTafterDARK, Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday, Kama‘aina Christmas, and August Moon, as well as daily goings on such as Art School classes, school tours, teacher workshops, etc. Devises online contests and sweepstakes with the Development Department.

·       Oversees museum marketing strategy, coming up with strategic marketing initiatives and implementing them—such as organizing and manning booths at festivals, getting museum collateral included at large public events, developing cross-promotional opportunities with partners.

·       Handles public relations for the Doris Duke Theatre, Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday, and ARTafterDARK. This entails writing press releases, pitching media outlets, arranging interviews with museum staff and theater performers, fulfilling image requests. Handles photo and film location shoots. 


·       Bachelor’s degree; minimum two years experience in media-related field such as publishing, public relations, advertising, or non-profit communications. Interest in and knowledge of art a plus.

·       Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills

·       Strong knowledge of the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

·       Demonstrated success developing and implementing effective social media marketing strategies.

·       Links to current digital/social media projects and presence. 

·       Proven track record of successful, innovative marketing campaigns.

·       Ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours to cover museum events. 

·       Must have a car.

This is a full-time, 40 hour/week, Monday-Friday position with some evening and weekend hours required.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:


Outreach Programs Manager

Job Summary
Responsible for the administration and coordination of Outreach Programs and related Honolulu 
Museum of Art School projects.

• Work closely with the Outreach Team to provide effective leadership, conceptual development 
and operational needs, for Outreach Programs: During School and After School (Art To Go) 
Residencies, Myron B. Thompson Academy, Warriors Eyes on Art, Neighborhood Engagement 
Project, Lending Library, and other Outreach projects.
• Develop appropriate short and long-range program goals
• Evaluate and assess Outreach Programs through written and oral reports
• Staff instructors for Outreach programs
• Develop interesting and engaging curricula, review lesson plans, and mentor instructors
          o Maintain an instructor database with all current instructor contact information
          o Manage instructor payroll
          o Draft procedural & instructional manuals for instructors and assistants
          o Organize orientations & professional development workshops for instructors
          o Ensure that DOE standards and benchmarks are incorporated when appropriate
          o Order supplies and maintain the supply room
          o Provide your own transportation
• Evaluate instructor performance, including site visits for observation
• Serve as primary liaison between various public school administrators, service agencies, 
community organizations, parents, and students
• Provide sound fiscal management (preparing budgets and financial reports)
          o Prepare clear and precise conceptual, documentary, and budgetary information for grant 
          o Submit reports relevant to grants awarded to the Museum
          o Assist the Director of the Art School and Museum’s Development team to cultivate 
          support for Outreach Programs, as appropriate.
• Produce materials to be used for public relations, marketing and articles for Members Magazine, 
relating to Outreach Programs
• Maintain scholarship in, and stays abreast of, current and innovative directions in museum studio art and outreach programming

• Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts or Art Education
• Teaching experience
• Administrative experience
• Analytic ability with strong financial responsibility
• Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak to large groups
• Excellent research and writing skills
• Ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, children, teachers, and members of the public 
• Highly organized, tactful, and flexible
• Ability to travel around Oahu and neighbor islands to set-up and evaluate programs in various 
schools and community organizations

This is a full-time, non-exempt, 40 hour/wk position.
Please submit cover letter and resume 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