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 the 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 Ni‘aulani 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 in
create, regenerate, and exhilarate!

Job Opportunity

JOB TITLE: Sales Associate  

DEPARTMENT: Gallery 

REPORTS TO: Shelby Weitz, Gallery Manager 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a non-profit organization that operates a gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and has offices, educational facilities, and a small gallery space in Volcano Village.  The main gallery is located in the historic 1877 Volcano House near the Kilauea Visitor Center.  Both galleries represent local artists who are or have been inspired by the natural and cultural environment of the Kilauea region of Hawai`i Island.  

Sales Associates handle all aspects of daily sales of artwork at the Volcano Art Center Galleries. Sales Associates provide information on the art, artists, and merchandise displayed, and contribute to the overall visitor experience. Sales Associates represent the Volcano Art Center and the National Park Service and support the mission and vision of both organizations. 

Please Note:  This is a part-time sales position.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Submissions Should Include:

  • A cover letter describing your qualifications and why you are the ideal candidate for this position
  • A resume with three references, including complete contact information and a statement of the relationship (i.e. former supervisor, former co-worker, etc.)

Applications without the required materials will not be considered.  Applications will not be returned.

Applications may be submitted by mail or by email.  No phone calls, please.

Mail applications to Volcano Art Center, Attn: Sales Position, P.O Box 129, Volcano, HI 96785

Email applications to: shelbyweitzvac@gmail.com  Insert ‘Sales Position” in the subject line.

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