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 to
create, regenerate and exhilarate!

 

Job Opportunities Currently Available:

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JOB TITLE: Sales Associate  

DEPARTMENT: Gallery 

REPORTS TO: 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 and educational facilities in Volcano Village.  The gallery is located in the historic 1877 Volcano House near the Kilauea Visitor Center.  The gallery represents local and national 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 Gallery as well as interpret the building to visitors.  Sales Associates provide information on the art, artists and merchandise displayed, and contribute to the overall Park 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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JOB TITLE: Youth Education Coordinator 

DEPARTMENT: Programs

REPORTS TO: CEO & Director of Development

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Liko A’e Keiki Art Education Coordinator
The Volcano Art Center has an open position for a Visual Arts Youth Education Coordinator. This part time/contracted position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for establishing and managing VAC’s Liko A’ʻe Keiki Art Education Programs, including ongoing after school, spring, summer and fall camp programs that serve Hawai’i Island Youth.

The Mission of Volcano Art Center’s keiki art education program is to inspire, encourage, and develop young artists. Classes in visual, literary and performing arts focus on cultivating youth to preserve Hawai`i’s culture through art and provide young people with accessible, affordable instruction and hands-on experience in various art forms. The Volcano Art Center is a long-standing community arts organization with an inclusive and flexible workplace.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Volcano Art Center’s Executive Director, Mike Nelson, by Friday, June 13, 2022 at mnelson@volcanoartcenter.org  Email is preferred, but applications may also be sent to: Volcano Art Center, PO Box 129, Volcano, HI. 96785

Please Note:  This is a contracted position for a 1 year term beginning July 1st 2022 – June 30th, 2023.  As a contracted position employment benefits are not included.

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: mnelson@volcanoartcenter.org.  Insert ‘Youth Education Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

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