Nūpepa Collections Technician

Feb 08 2021
Bishop Museum |Honolulu|Temporary
Job Description

The Collections Technician is responsible for assisting in the care and maintenance of collections within the division or department, and their associated records. The Npepa Collections Technician is responsible for providing technical support specific to the Hawaiian language newspaper (Npepa) collections in the Bishop Museum Library & Archives.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • 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 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.
  • 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.

§     Hawaiian language proficiency preferred.

§     12 years prior experience working with archival collections preferred.

§     Knowledge of Hawaiian language repositories preferred.

§     Detail oriented.

§     Able to communicate clearly and accurately in writing and verbally.

§     Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications, with an emphasis on Excel.

§     Proficient in use of digital applications, with an interest in collections digitization.


Other Requirements


§     Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.

§     Able to maintain composure when working under time constraints and to meet deadlines.

§     Flexible in working hours.

§     Good attendance.

Direct Reports




Working Conditions


Working environment may involve exposure to wet or dusty conditions.


Physical Requirements


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