Library & Archives Collections Technician

Jul 09 2021
Bishop Museum |Honolulu|Part Time
Job Description

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 inquires 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.