Library and Archives Collections Technician

Company Name: 

Bishop Museum


1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Job Description: 

Library and Archives Collections Technician

The Collections Technician is responsible for assisting the Collections Manager in the care and maintenance of collections within the division or department, and their associated records; assists with supervision of volunteer activities; carries out activities associated with collection use to provide access.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the staff, lay, and public in safe collections access and responds to inquiries to provide accurate and appropriate information.
  • Assists with the planning, arrangement, and maintenance of storage systems and appropriately secures the collection to ensure the physical welfare of the collections and associated records.
  • Works with collections staff to develop and maintain retrieval systems to enhance access to and use of the collections, and associated information.
  • Participates in the identification, recording, and organization of the collections according to departmental and disciplinary standards to enhance access and retrieval of materials for study and exhibition.
  • Assists with the processing of collections in accordance with Museum and department policies and procedures, and federal and state law.
  • May supervise the work of interns and/or volunteers on specific projects.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to accomplish the goals of the Museum.


  • B.A. or B.S. preferred, although students completing an undergraduate degree in a related field will be considered.
  • 1-2 years prior experience working with collections preferred.
  • Hawaiian language proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Computer-literate, ability to use/learn various computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to maintain composure when working under time constraints and to meet deadlines.

Other Requirements:

  • Flexibility in working hours, as some weekend work is required.
  • Professional business-like appearance.
  • Good attendance.
  • Detail-oriented.

Working Conditions:

Ability to work on Saturday required.

Physical Requirements:

Occasionally required to stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, lift heavy objects, and do repetitive tasks with few breaks.

Hours: Temporary Part-Time Hourly, some evenings and weekends required
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline to apply: The application will remain open until the position is filled.