POSITION:   Education Coordinator
COMPENSATION: Paid, commensurate with experience
TERM: 15 MONTHS, Part-Time Consultancy, STARTING Sept 2018. 4-8 HOURS A WEEK in 2018, 10-20 hours a week in 2019.

Job Description

About Honolulu Biennial Foundation

Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces Honolulu Biennial, which takes place every two years, spread across various sites within the city and has a focus on exhibiting artists from the countries and continents linked by the Pacific Ocean. Honolulu Biennial debuted March 8th to May 8th, 2017 (HB17), featured 33 artists from over a dozen countries and Hawaiʻi, and welcomed 97,305 visits across nine exhibition sites. HB17 also offered 65 different public programs, and provided field trips to over 1,200 children across Oʻahu. Honolulu Biennial 2019 (HB19) will take place March 8th-May 5th, 2019.

Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs, with an emphasis on programming for Hawaii’s youth, as well as exhibitions and professional development opportunities for the local arts community.


Education Coordinator

HBF seeks a mission-driven, creative-thinking education professional that will design HBF’s pedagogical approach and curriculum design for HBF’s K-12 education programs during Honolulu Biennial 2019. The Education Coordinator will be responsible for visiting schools to inform teachers about the free educational opportunities HB19 will offer, as well as recruit and train education docents. This role will report to the Directors of HBF.

The responsibilities and duties of the Education Coordinator include:

Pedagogical Approach and Curriculum Development

  • Design HB19’s pedagogical approach, tailoring it to age groups ranging from 3-18, and various skill levels.
  • Familiarize oneself with the artists and artworks that make up Honolulu Biennial 2019, using these as the inspiration for all source material.
  • Design art education curriculum for specific age ranges so that educational programs and tours can be tailored appropriately.

Teacher Coordination

  • Visit schools across Oahu to explain what Honolulu Biennial 2019 is and inform them about HB19’s free transportation and field trip program.
  • Starting in early 2018, enlist and maintain contact with interested teachers, fielding inquiries as necessary and providing regular updates as the Biennial approaches.

Outreach and Training of Docents

  • Conduct outreach to and train education docents that will impart the art education curriculum during the Biennial.

Field Trip Coordination

  • Work closely with the Director of The Sullivan Center at ʻIolani School, HBF’s education partner, to schedule buses for all participating schools attending field trips to HB19.
  • As HB19 approaches, maintain close contact with participating teachers to coordinate field trip arrival and departure times, as well as arrange for any special requests (snack time, accessibility requests, etc.) during their field trip.

Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education and 2-5 years of teaching experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Experience designing art education curriculum for various ages and skill levels.
  • Experience in the areas of organizational planning and management.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, follow-through, and attend to details.
  • Highly motivated and ability to show initiative and work independently.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with other staff and community partners.
  • Some evenings and weekends are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in Hawaii.
  • Experience with museums, arts centers, and knowledge of the arts and education community.


How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to:

Katherine Tuider, Director: Katherine@honolulubiennial.org



This is a fixed fee contract of 10-20 hours per month with a rate that is commensurate with experience. This role will increase up to 20 hours per week starting in Fall 2018 as Honolulu Biennial 2019 approaches.


HBF is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.