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At Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, we have the honor of stewarding America’s first aviation battlefield of World War II, sharing the artifacts, personal stories, and impact and response to the December 7, 1941 attack and the Pacific region battles that followed. We honor those who defend our freedom so we might educate and inspire future generations. Beyond our reputation as TripAdvisor’s “Hawaii’s #1 Historical Spot Worth Traveling For,” Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum aims to be a community and educational resource for our local schools and families.

Our culture is built on collaboration, trust, mutual respect, hard work and a passion for history, museums and airplanes. We embrace change and the opportunity it brings, and are committed to continuing to grow our world class staff.

Opportunities are available in the following areas


Grants and Donor Communications Coordinator

We are searching for Grants and Donor Communications Coordinator to become a key member of our Development team, providing critical support, insight and energy as we build on our mission to steward this special place for generations to come.

Working in close support of the Senior Manager of Development, the Grants and Donor Communications Coordinator supports all grant efforts, including research, submission and follow up. This includes identifying new sources for funding, creating proposals, documenting payments and expenditure, optimizing the grant administration process, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations through close coordination with the museum’s Finance, Marketing, Restoration, Exhibits & Curatorial Services, and Education departments, educating staff on policies, and preparing financial reports. Additionally, the Grants and Donor Communications Coordinator will support Development communications efforts including our quarterly newsletters, appeals and acknowledgments.

This position is best suited for proactive candidates with strong writing and organizational skills who are motivated to build on our fundraising efforts. Working hand-in-hand with seasoned fundraising professionals, this role will offer a fast-paced and evolving suite of opportunities to grow professionally and to make an impact in our community.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
· Participate in weekly team meetings to plan, strategize and map execution of grant initiatives
· Research, prepare and submit proposals and applications for annual and capital grant support, initiating content as well as incorporating input from program leads
· Conduct prospect research for grants and major gifts
· Meet deadlines for a robust grant schedule
· Research data for populations served including needs, trends and other resources
· Assemble grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets and presentations
· Establish and maintain current information, contact and relationships with foundation representatives and program officers
· Maintain grant calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines and reports
· Maintain grant record keeping, ensuring appropriate materials are loaded into Raiser’s Edge and saved digitally and physically
· Maintain and provide timely reporting data for all grants (progress reports, year-end, financial reporting, data collection from programs and special reports as required)
· Provide support with donor communications including our quarterly newsletter, appeals and acknowledgments
· Provide assistance proofreading Development Department materials
· Must work occasional special museum events including evenings and weekends

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
· Bachelor’s degree in Business, Journalism or Communications (equivalent experience can be substituted for degree)
· Minimum of 2 years of administrative experience in program or grant management
· Basic financial management knowledge including budgeting and expense tracking
· Basic analytical and program performance evaluation skills required
· Strong command over written and verbal communication skills
· Adept in the Microsoft Suite; Excel, Word, Outlook, Mail Merge
· Proactive with managing work flow with various moving pieces
· Proven track record of strong organization skills and attention to detail
· Ability to work independently and effectively handle multiple competing projects with an eye on deadlines and goals
· Requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organizations that may include weekend and evening events
· Must be comfortable meeting members and donors and representing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and partnering organizations

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
· Grant writing experience
· Budgeting and accounting experience a plus

All applicants must be based in Hawaii. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and relevant writing samples to Danielle.Bowers@PearlHarborAviationMuseum.org. No calls, please.

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Museum Educator (Part-Time)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Museum Educator to help us provide exceptional learning experiences for our guests. The Museum Educator is a member of a professional team committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences, and supports all facets of planning and delivering education programs to Museum visitors. S/he provides logistical and administrative support for programs and projects, when required, and collaborates effectively across departments to accomplish established goals.

Primary Duties:
· Provides instruction & administrative support for education programs and events under the direction of the Senior Manager, Education & Visitor Experience.
· Assists visitors in exhibit galleries and operates MaxFlight simulators (training provided)
· Participates as part of the curriculum development team when needed
· Assists departmental staff in planning, evaluation, and administrative duties, as needed
· Develops positive and effective working relationships with colleagues across the Museum

Qualifications
· Handles several projects simultaneously and effectively prioritizes work assignments
· Demonstrates excellent planning and organizational skills
· Works independently and as a productive team member
· Takes initiative, accepts responsibility for actions, and completes assignments in a timely manner
· Deals professionally and sensitively with diverse constituents within the Museum and the community
· Displays a commitment to continuous learning and professional growth

Education, Experience and Skill:  Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, science or social sciences; a teaching degree and/or teaching experience is highly preferred. Experience working in a museum setting, museum education experience is also preferred.

Communication Skills:  Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.

Interpersonal Skills:  Use considerable initiative, creativity, judgment, and problem-solving while working in a team environment. Ability to deal with difficult people or situations involving complex issues; and establishing and maintaining cooperative and productive work relationships. 

Technical/Equipment Skills:  Proficient in Windows computing environments, using Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Education@pearlharboraviationmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. EOE/M/F.

 


Manager of STEM Education

Under the direction of the Director, Education & Visitor Experience, the Manager of STEM Education (MSE) is the Museum’s expert regarding issues and advancements in STEM education for K-12 students and teachers, as well as STEM career options, and translates this information into effective programming and outreach opportunities for the Museum. The MSE maintains ongoing relationships with teachers and administrators in local schools to identify STEM education needs, and determine strategies for addressing these needs through Museum programs.
 
The MSE strategically manages available resources, and collaborates with museum staff and community members to increase access to high-quality, relevant STEM programs for students and teachers.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Manages STEM Education programs and initiatives, including training, assigning, and evaluating staff as well as monitoring program impact. 

Primary Duties:
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
· Work closely with the Director of Education & Visitor Experience to design and implement new education and outreach programming focused on K-12 STEM outreach.
· Act as primary point of contact for the Museum’s partnership with the USNA STEM Center for Outreach, and oversee partnership programs.
· Develop and implement Museum STEM programs with partners in local school districts
· Stay up-to-date on learning science, pedagogical trends, and methodologies
· In collaboration with the Youth Programs Manager, support and execute existing STEM program content
· Provide instructional coaching and professional development for the Museum’s instructional staff.
· Propose, support, and give direction, when required, to new STEM initiatives.

Qualifications:
· Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and prioritize work
· Excellent planning and organizational skills
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Ability to take initiative and work creatively
· Ability to prepare and deliver exciting learning sessions
· Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse range of contacts
· Display a willingness to continue learning and professional growth

Education, Experience and Skill:  Undergraduate degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university required; advanced degree in STEM field and or education highly preferred.  K-12 teaching experience required, with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in education and/or museum settings.
 
Communication Skills:  Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
 
Interpersonal Skills:  Use considerable initiative, creativity, judgment, problem-solving, and working under executive direction. Requires being able to deal with difficult people or situations involving complex issues; and establishing and maintaining cooperative and productive work relationships. 
 
Technical/Equipment Skills:  Proficient in Windows computing environments, data management software, Microsoft Office product including Word, Excel, and Power Point. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Education@pearlharboraviationmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. EOE/M/F.

 


Bilingual Docent (Japanese/English)

A wonderful opportunity to join our operations department. Seeking a qualified Bilingual (English/Japanese) Docent Tour Guide for immediate employment. Docents are staff members who lead tours and enlighten visitors with inspiring stories of our historic site. Training is provided. Flexible work schedule averaging 30-40 hours/week, Monday through Sunday between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm. This position is located on an active military base and the incumbent must be able to pass a military background check.

Qualifications:
· Fluent in both English and Japanese required
· Some teaching and/or hospitality experience preferred
· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team environment
· Reliable, responsible, and able to maintain composure in changing situations
· Professional appearance and demeanor

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric.Pradel@pearlharboraviationmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. EOE/M/F.

 


Events Coordinator

Entry Level Position, applicant must have flexible schedule and available to work nights weekends and holidays. Must be able to lift, move, tug 50lbs and stand for long periods of time. Incumbent will be responsible for selling and booking venue, as well as coordinating events. Including site visits with potential clients, assisting clients with selecting vendors (IE: catering, entertainment, transportation, sound/lighting, etc.) and ensuring the event runs smoothly. This position is located on an active military base and the incumbent must be able to pass a military issued background check.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate details of events such as conferences, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, charity events, sales meetings, business meetings, employee appreciation, etc.
  • Negotiate and secure event space including generating proposals and invoices
  • Create work orders and floor plans for each event assigned
  • Prepare presentations.
  • Book and manage contract labor to assist with the event , including but not limited to security personnel.
  • Manage correspondence.
  • Coordinate event logistics and timing of event
  • Act as liaison between museum and client to insure all policies are being followed.

Requirements:

  • Proven Event Planning experience
  • Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks
  • A team player with good communication skills
  • Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure
  • Familiar with industry’s best practices
  • Able to lift, pull, push 50+ lbs
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must pass drug screening and federal background check

EOE/MF Please email your application to Nicole.Escobido@pearlharboraviationmuseum.org

 


Facilities Personnel (Full-Time & Part-Time)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting in the daily operations and services
  • Maintain interior and exterior of building.
  • Setup and breakdown for events/meetings

Candidate must be friendly, outgoing, have good communication skills and able to lift 50+ lbs and stand/walk for long periods of time. Candidate must also have a flexible schedule; including nights, weekends and holidays and be able to pass a background check.

EOE/M/F Please send resume to KellyH@pearlharboraviationmuseum.org

 


Internships

University students who have an interest in WWII, aviation, museum collections, restoration, and tourism are encouraged to consider an internship at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Volunteer positions available in education, curatorial, guest services, marketing, and restoration.

Previous experience and/or knowledge of WWII history or aviation not required. Written information and prepared materials provided. Please submit resume and inquiries to Kathryn.Moriarty@PearlHarborAviationMuseum.org or call 808-445-9189.

 


Line Cook

We are looking for an ambitious Line Cook to assist in the preparation of delicious dishes in the kitchen. You’ll perform routine kitchen tasks such as setting up workstations and ingredients, so that food can be prepared according to recipes. A successful line cook will be quick and diligent and willing to improve on the job. You will be deft and able to follow instructions as well as all health and safety rules in the kitchen. The ideal candidate will also be able to function in a fast-paced, busy environment as a part of a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and stock stations with all necessary supplies
  • Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces)
  • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff
  • Answer, report and follow executive or sous chef’s instructions
  • Clean up station and take care of leftover food
  • Stock inventory appropriately
  • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers

Requirements:

    • Proven cooking experience
    • Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
    • Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen
    • Manual dexterity able to operate cutting tools and kitchen utensils
    • Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks
    • A team player with good communication skills
    • Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure
    • Familiar with industry’s best practices
    • Able to lift, pull, push 50+ lbs
    • Able to stand for long periods of time
    • Must pass drug screening and federal background check
    • High school diploma or equivalent is desirable; Training from a culinary school will be an asset

EOE/MF Please email your application to Nicole.Escobido@pearlharboraviationmuseum.org

 


Prep Cook / Dish Washer

We are looking for an ambitious Prep Cook/Dish Washer to assist in the preparation of delicious dishes in the kitchen. You’ll perform routine kitchen tasks such as setting up workstations and ingredients, so that food can be prepared according to recipes. A great prep cook will be quick and diligent and willing to improve on the job. You will be deft and able to follow instructions as well as all health and safety rules in the kitchen. The ideal candidate will also be able to function in a fast-paced, busy environment as a part of a team.

Responsibilities:

      • Follow the prep list created by chefs to plan duties
      • Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they can be organized and easily accessible
      • Measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking
      • Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat etc.
      • Undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc.
      • Prepare simple dishes such as salads, entrees etc.
      • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash etc.
      • Wash dishes/dishware, clean, maintain back of house prep area
      • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
      • Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines
      • Perform other kitchen duties as assigned

Requirements:

      • Proven cooking experience
      • Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
      • Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen
      • Manual dexterity able to operate cutting tools and kitchen utensils
      • Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks
      • A team player with good communication skills
      • Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure
      • Familiar with industry’s best practices
      • Able to lift, pull, push 50+ lbs
      • Able to stand for long periods of time
      • Must pass drug screening and federal background check
      • High school diploma or equivalent is desirable; Training from a culinary school will be an asset

EOE/MF Please email your application to Nicole.Escobido@pearlharboraviationmuseum.org

 


Restaurant Cashier

We are looking for an accountable cashier to process all transactions accurately and efficiently in accordance with established policies and procedures. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in achieving our customer satisfaction and revenue growth objectives.

Responsibilities:

      • Assist all customers with placing food/beverage orders while using a POS system
      • Handle cash/credit transactions with customers
      • Issue receipts, refunds, change or tickets
      • Redeem coupons
      • Resolve customer complaints, guide them and provide relevant information
      • Greet customers when entering or leaving establishments
      • Maintain clean and tidy areas
      • Keep reports of transactions
      • Bag, box or wrap packages/food products
      • Assist with delivery of food to customers
      • Pleasantly deal with customers to ensure satisfaction

Requirements:

      • Proven working experience in retail cashier or sales
      • Basic PC knowledge and familiarity with electronic equipment (e.g. cash register, scanners, money counters etc)
      • Customer satisfaction-oriented
      • Attention to detail and mathematical skills
      • Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks
      • A team player with good communication skills
      • Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure
      • Able to lift, pull, push 50+ lbs
      • Able to stand for long periods of time
      • Must pass drug screening and federal background check
      • High school degree

EOE/MF Please email your application to Nicole.Escobido@pearlharboraviationmuseum.org