Preserving Kona's Stories


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Working with Kona Historical Society goes beyond connecting past, current, and future generations to Kona’s history – it’s about sustaining the community we ultimately serve. See the available positions below:

Museum Program Staff – Multiple Positions Available

Salary: Minimum Wage, Part Time

Do you enjoy “talking story” with Hawaii’s visitors and residents? Do you get excited about sharing Kona’s rich history and culture? Do you have experience providing high quality customer service? Then you should consider joining our team at Kona Historical Society! We’re hiring for multiple part-time positions at our museum sites in South Kona: the Kona Coffee Living History Farm and the HN Greenwell Store Museum. The positions’ primary responsibilities may one or more of the following:

  • Collecting museum admission and gift shop retail sales

  • Orienting visitors to the museum sites and surrounding area

  • Presenting costumed living history programs

  • Interpreting the museums’ historic structures and landscapes for visitors and residents

  • Leading education programs for local school children

Scheduling is flexible. Available positions include on-call (one or two shifts per month) and regular, part-time (up to 20 hours per week). Previous experience in retail, public speaking, youth education, tour guiding, customer service, and/or knowledge of Kona’s history and culture is preferred; however, extensive training will be provided. Ability to speak Japanese is a huge plus.

Please send brief description about your interests in the position and relevant previous experience to Please include “Museum Program Staff” in the subject line.