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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


Docent / 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 Docent/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.
· Provides engaging historical tours to guests and students
· 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

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, with preference given to 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. Ability to excite and engage guests with the stories and exhibits at the museum.

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 Shauna.Tonkin@PearlHarborAviationMuseum.org. No phone calls, please. EOE/M/F.

 


Curatorial Assistant II (Full-Time)

The Curatorial Assistant II reports directly to the Director of Exhibits, Restoration, and Curatorial Services (ERCSI) and has the core responsibility of assisting in the museum’s Curatorial Services and Exhibits Departments. S/he utilizes collections registration and management programs in the Curatorial Services Department and, as assigned, oversees curatorial staff, volunteers, and interns in providing care and documentation of 3D objects, archives, and libraries. The Curatorial Assistant II will also collaborate in the development and promotion of exhibits and provide exhibit research, administrative, hands-on fabrication and assembly, as well as assist in the consistent practice of safety protocols for their Exhibits Team and proximately located or engaged guests, regarding the museum’s indoor and outdoor, exhibits and displays.

Primary Duties:
· Assist the Curatorial Services Assistant I with the management of the museum’s permanent collection, archives, and library including documentation, environmental conditions, security, and preventive conservation methods
· Assist the Curatorial Services Assistant I with the progressive development and implementation of current best practices and policy regarding curatorial practice, exhibit development, and collections policy
· Assist the ERCSI Director in the development of permanent and temporary exhibits to include: research and writing labels and panels, negotiating loans, developing and follow checklist procedures, and participate in the fabrication, installation, de-installation and maintenance of exhibits, and assisting, as assigned by the ERCSI Director, the Exhibits Designer
· When directed by the ERCSI Director, the Curatorial Assistant II will collaborate with other departments for programming or events
· Assist the Curatorial Services Assistant I with the negotiation of incoming loans of aircraft, artifacts, photographs, papers, and other temporary loans, and generate condition reports, and complete loan renewal reports; as well as assist the Curatorial Services Assistant I with negotiating outgoing loans and documentation to other institutions
· Assist the Curatorial Services Assistant I with the management of grants-based collection projects and complete after-action reports
· Assist the Curatorial Services Assistant I with the development of collections-based education programs and oversee use of collection in events and lessons
· Participate in training opportunities for curatorial and exhibition staff and volunteers
· Operate appropriate tools and devices in association with the construction, installation and/or de-installation of the museum’s exhibits and displays
· Understands, maintains, and has demonstrated high ethical standard related to organizational responsibilities and public accountability.

Skills and Qualifications:
· MA in History, Museum Studies, MFA in Studio Arts, or related field
· 2 – 4 years of experience in Curatorial or Collections Management positions AND 2 – 4 years of museum/gallery Preparator position or training
· Knowledge of current curatorial practice, methods, and techniques
· Knowledge of current exhibits/preparator practice, methods, and techniques
· Excellent research and writing skills
· Strong prioritization and time management skills and ability to manage projects to completion on time and on budget
· Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite, basic PhotoShop (imaging programs) and familiarity with collections management software program PastPerfect
· Excellent communication written and verbal skills, as well as attention to detail
· Demonstrated, significant aptitude for exhibition research, fabrication, installation and maintenance
· Significant record of assistance for a wide range of realized, public exhibit and display
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and seek information from a variety of sources. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints
· Ability to analyze and present content authentically, unbiased by personal interpretation of preference
· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and follow instructions. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Demonstrated ability to visualize and render space and scale within models
· Ability to use considerable initiative, creativity, judgement and problem-solving skills. Requires being able to deal with challenging people and/or situations calmly and effectively; establishing and maintaining cooperative and productive work relationships contributing to measurable productivity and professional deportment; both necessary for the function and best interest of the Museum
· Must be able to lift 50 pounds
· Must be able to obtain and maintain D.o.D access to Ford Island
· Requires valid driver’s license, and a satisfactory driving record

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
· Multi-lingual (fluent conversational) is desired but not required
· Basic welding certification is desired but not required

Schedule
The Museum is open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Work conducted by the ERCSI often must be done when visitors are not present. However, the majority of ERCSI work is performed during the period of the Exhibit Specialist hours/week with the Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. normal working hours of the Museum’s staff.

To Apply
All applicants must be based in Hawaii. Submit resume and cover letter of interest, indicating how you fulfill the points of the job description and the desired qualifications (as attached Word docs) via email to Rod Bengston, Director of Exhibits, Restoration, and Curatorial Services at Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818 or Rod@PearlHarborAviationMuseum.org. No calls, please.

Applications must be received by Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. HST.

EQUAL EMPLOYER OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

 


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.

 


Special Events Server

Special Event Servers are responsible for all table service duties as well as prep work and closeout tasks. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in achieving our customer satisfaction and revenue growth objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide service during cocktails hour to include passed appetizers and cocktails
  • Run food from kitchen (service area) to guest’s tables, buffet lines, etc.
  • Assist with food/beverage/table prep before event begins
  • Setup buffet with food presentation standards and practices in mind, ensuring safe food handling performance
  • Setup guests dining tables for platted and buffet style events with proper settings based off menu and client’s requirements
  • Serve platted dinners to guests and respond to requests for beverages, appetizers and other special requests as needed in a friendly manner
  • Communicate with banquet supervisor/chef and other servers and event organizers
  • Service of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Open and describe wines as well as take drink orders
  • Clean up venue after event ends and assist with inventory, food storage and other closeout tasks as assigned

Requirements:

  • Proven working experience in food service as food runner or server
  • Knowledge of catering practices preferred
  • 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
  • Available nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must pass drug screening and federal background check
  • High school degree

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