Employment Opportunities

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational organization founded in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

VAC is based out of two locations in Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i, at Kīlauea, the world’s most accessible and active volcano:

Volcano Art Center Gallery is located in the 1877 Volcano House Hotel under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service. Centered at Kilauea, home to Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, of creativity, of Fire, Volcano Art Center Gallery has been a mecca for visual artists since 1974. This dynamic and powerful environment has inspired the Hawaiian people and their crafts, songs, dances, and legends for centuries. Today, the Kilauea region continues to draw artists, performers, writers, scientists, and educators from around the world to create, reflect, learn and embrace the beauty and power of the natural world.

Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus Administration Offices and educational facility are located in Volcano Village, nestled within the Niaulani Rain Forest. From the steaming edge of Kilauea to the nurturing wet roots of the old growth `Ohia forest, Volcano Art Center staff, board, artists and supporters know we are blessed to live and work among such beauty, and a place so alive with inspiration and mana to
create, regenerate and exhilarate!


Job Opportunities Currently Available:

Volcano Art Center is looking for a qualified Facilities Manager!

The position requires the selected individual to reside on-site. Housing is provided in lieu of compensation.  Specific details regarding housing will be reviewed directly during the interview process.


This is not a salaried employee position. This is an independent contractor position.

The ideal candidate will be physically capable to carry out general maintenance of equipment and facilities to include but not be limited to repairs, painting, cleaning, plumbing and simple carpentry. Working with management and the VAC board of directors, develop and implement a facility management program including preventative maintenance, scheduling of periodic actions insuring facilities and equipment life cycles.

The Facilities Manager must:

  • provide onsite facility security and evening  surveillance of all VAC facilities during and following events.
  • secure facilities following events setting alarms, securing of chairs, tables and equipment following events.
  • keep facilities cleaned and supplied with necessary  items.
  • maintain a regular vacuuming / cleaning of all office spaces, bathrooms, classrooms, trash removal, gutter cleaning.
  • maintain grounds in a neat and orderly manner  by mowing, weeding and trimming on a regular basis.
  • other duties subject to needs of VAC as required and agreed to.

Please email resume and cover letter to director@volcanoartcenter.org 


Volcano Art Center is an equal opportunity employer.