Nūpepa Coordinator

May 04 2023
Bishop Museum |Honolulu|Temporary
Job Description

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly
Temporary, Not to Exceed April 2024
Deadline to Apply: 
This application will remain open until the position is filled.

Job Purpose


The Nūpepa Coordinator is responsible for processing digitized nūpepa images, maintaining schedules for the Library & Archives project He Aupuni Palapala: Digitizing and Preserving the Hawaiian Language Newspapers, superervising and coordinating volunteers and interns, and assisting with other administrative duties as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processes digitized images and provides cataloging support.
  • Digitizes newspaper pages as needed.
  • Manages vendor relationships and ensures quality work is delivered in a timely fashion.
  • Handles and responds to general correspondence inquiries for the He Aupuni Palapala: Digitizing and Preserving the Hawaiian Language Newspapers project, consults with others as necessary, or refers matter(s) to appropriate individual(s). Exercises discretion in handling material confidential in nature.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of the Library & Archives Nūpepa project team.
  • Recruits, supervises, and coordinates the training and work of collections volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, to accomplish the goals of the Museum.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Comfortability and familiarity with computer technology—including email use; MS Word and Excel; Adobe products; and browsing and utilizing the internet.
  • At least four years of Hawaiian language experience preferred.


Other Requirements

  • Flexibility in working hours, as some evening and weekend work is required.
  • Flexibility in work flow to meet deadlines.


Direct Reports



Working Conditions

Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Handling dusty and fragile material.


Physical Requirements

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