Employment Opportunities at KHS

Museum Executive Assistant (Part Time)

The Executive Assistant provides high-level executive and administrative support to the Directors of the Kona Historical Society, a small, but growing non-profit museum. This position has a marketing component with social media content creation, writing some press releases and development support. The position also requires strong computer and Internet research skills, flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors. Sensitivity to confidential matters may be required. Experience with Past Perfect, Raiser’s Edge, or some other type of Non-Profit Development software is preferred.

Part time hours Monday through Thursday, anticipated to average 16 hours a week. May be asked to work some weekends for special events. Opportunities for advancement and professional development.

Requirements:

• Strong knowledge of Kona, Hawaii History and local traditions preferred;
• 2-5 years of experience working as an executive assistant and demonstrated office and administrative skills and abilities;
• skill in organizing work, defining tasks, setting priorities, working independently and following through on all assignments with minimal direction;
• proven ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines and work with a fluctuating and dynamic schedule and with little advanced notice;
• excellent communication skills to interact and effectively deal with museum patrons, donors, Board members, as well as with museum staff and volunteers;
• ability to discreetly and tactfully recognize and handle sensitive and confidential information;
• highly organized, efficient, and attentive to detail, with excellent follow-up skills;
• polished professional demeanor and phone manner with, and ability to assess priority and determine proper handling of, all staff and guests;
• excellent computer skills and demonstrated working knowledge of PCs and software, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word;
• advanced skills in creating charts, graphs, table formatting and mail merge functions.

How to apply:

Please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), cc: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include “Executive Assistant” in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.

 

Museum Program Staff (Part Time)

Museum program staff provide visitor services and historical interpretation at Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Program staff help create meaningful and relevant connections between visitors and Kona coffee’s history and culture. This position requires a high level of interaction with the public, including local community members and tourists from the US and abroad. Typical responsibilities of program staff may include orienting and directing visitors, conducting retail sales, demonstrating traditional farm chores, “talking story” about the daily life of Kona’s coffee pioneers, and assisting with general maintenance and upkeep of farm land and structures.

This position is part time and typically fills shifts on weekdays; however, staff may be asked to fill the occasional weekend shift. Hours range 6-20 hours per weeks and may be adapted to the right candidate’s schedule.

Requirements:

• Ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically
• Ability to provide high quality customer service
• Ability to perform basic farm maintenance and upkeep, possibly including the demonstration of traditional farm chores
• Willingness to work outside
• Willingness to learn new skills and share those skills with visitors
• Ability to lift 50 lbs
• Knowledge of Kona, Hawaii history, local traditions, and coffee farming preferred
• Ability to speak Japanese is a huge plus

How to apply:

Please send resume and a brief description about why you are interested in the position to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include “Museum Program Staff” in the subject line. Selected applicants will be contacted. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are unable to respond to all phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and recruiting process.