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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


Database Coordinator (Full-Time, Exempt)

ABOUT PEARL HARBOR AVIATION MUSEUM:  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.

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are searching for a Database Coordinator to become a key member of our Development team, providing critical management, insight and energy as we build on our mission to steward this special place for generations to come. Working in close support of the Development Manager, the Database Coordinator oversees data entry and maintenance of the supporter database using Raiser’s Edge. Key responsibilities include tracking of campaigns, reporting and analytics, data entry and maintenance and close coordination with finance.

This position is also responsible for:

  • Database maintenance
  • Oversee database best practices and standard operating procedures, oversee communications segmentation and list management
  • Data entry into Raiser’s Edge database to include: Memberships, Donors & Prospects
  • Recurring development reporting & ad hoc analytics
  • Interface with finance
  • Work with Membership Manager, Development Manager and Director of Development to prepare proper data pathways to track all campaigns
  • Support recurring and ad hoc reporting and analytics for membership and philanthropy
  • Using wealth management tools, help cull data base to support campaign objectives
  • Review/update/manage online engagement
  • Support planning and execution of annual gala
  • Assist with department events as needed
  • Provide excellent customer service for Members and Donors
  • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned
  • Execute acknowledgments, pledge reminders, annual statements using templates

This position is best suited for proactive candidates with a data management and analytical background, and excellent organizational skills. We are seeking those who are hardworking, professional and collaborative. 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.

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of development/philanthropic and/or database management experience
  • Raiser’s Edge and advanced Microsoft experience preferred
  • Advanced in use of computer programs including Microsoft Suite; Excel, Word, Outlook, Mail Merge
  • 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
  • Collaborative team player with can-do attitude
  • Requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organizations that may include weekend and evening events on occasion
  • Must be comfortable and professional meeting members and donors and representing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and partnering organizations

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is a non-profit 501(c) 3 at-will employer, located on Ford Island Naval Military base.  Employees must pass a background screening which is handled by the U.S. Navy

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

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


Development Manager (Full-Time, Exempt)

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are searching for a Development Manager to become a key member of our Development team, providing critical management, insight and energy as we build on our mission to steward this special place for generations to come.

Working in close support of the Director of Development, the Development Manager provides programmatic and administrative management of the Museum’s giving programs, which support all restoration and education efforts. Key responsibilities include oversite of campaigns, stewardship of donors, building a familiarity with donors, grant management and writing, and providing appropriate reporting to ensure success of campaign efforts.  This position is also responsible for:

  • Working with Donor Database Administrator to ensure proper coding and tracking of all annual and campaign gifts and pledges
  • Working with Director of Development, plan, develop and execute all direct mail campaigns in support of annual solicitations
  • Interface with Marketing to ensure collaborated communication strategies
  • Grant writing and management
  • Stewardship of donors including donor recognition events and communications
  • Initiation/preparation of donor acknowledgements, pledge reminders, and other donor correspondence
  • Campaign oversight for the following:
    1. Local and national campaign initiatives
    2. Take Stock in Pearl Harbor
    3. Scholarship fund agreements
    4. Annual appeals – spring, special, year-end
    5. NOTAM
  • Annual Gala planning support
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

This position is best suited for proactive candidates with a strong Development background, and excellent writing and organizational skills. We are seeking those who are creative and 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.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of development/philanthropic experience
  • Direct mail and grant writing experience preferred
  • Experience in the use of Raisers Edge or other CRM products
  • Adept in use of computer programs including Microsoft Suite; Excel, Word, Outlook, Mail Merge
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication skills
  • 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
  • Collaborative team player with can-do attitude
  • Requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organizations that may include weekend and evening events on occasion
  • Must be comfortable meeting members and donors and representing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and partnering organizations

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is a non-profit 501(c) 3 at-will employer, located on Ford Island Naval Military base.  Employees must pass a background screening which is handled by the U.S. Navy

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

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


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

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, 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 Bill.Miller@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.

 


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