Position:  Exhibition Attendants
Reports To:  courtney chow, operations Director  
Compensation: Temporary Employment, FIXED HOURLY WAGE
Term:Up to 40 hours/week from MARCH 1 - May 5, 2019)


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.


Honolulu Biennial Exhibition Attendants work full or part time in select venues of the Honolulu Biennial 2019 “To Make Wrong/ Right/ Now”. They greet and welcome visitors, provide information, directions and assistance for the exhibitions, sell tickets where applicable, and keep the artwork safe. Exhibition Attendants are responsible for ensuring that artworks are protected and that visitors follow basic exhibition rules, which include no food or drink in the galleries and no touching the works of art. The job requires a combination of skills used for visitor services and exhibition security. 

Exhibit Attendants will work alongside volunteers and HBF staff. The fitting candidate should be comfortable in social settings and engaging with the public in a friendly, welcoming and positive note, and be interested in supporting artists and conversing about contemporary art and culture.


  • Monitoring and security of the exhibition artworks against theft, vandalism and other damage.

  • Accurately, effectively, and enthusiastically communicate information regarding exhibition procedures to guests, including enforcing policies when required; represent the organization, its activities and programs in a positive, proactive manner.

  • Assisting with or notifying management of urgent/emergency situations, such as accidents/injuries, medical emergencies, theft, vandalism, and other incidents calmly and in a timely manner.

  • Timely opening and closing of the exhibition and ensuring exhibition is clean and presentable, report any issues to the Installation Manager.

  • Use a clicker to count the visitors that enter the space and track attendance.

  • Sell admissions tickets to guests including receiving payment and processing the sales using a ticketing software system.

  • Demonstrate a neat and courteous appearance to exhibition guests. Dress code is required (black top).



  • High School diploma/equivalent.

  • Punctual, dependable, and flexible; honest and reliable.

  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time, walk significant distances.

  • Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and the general public.

  • Bilingual abilities a plus.

  • Courteous, helpful, efficient, and persuasive; good judgment, tact, and sense of humor.

  • Preferred: experience as a vendor, cashier, or comparable position which requires assisting customers and handling cash.

  • Interest in contemporary art.

  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and tactfully, represent HBF with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to policies, and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

Term: Temporary employment with organization, 2 months,  March 1 – May 5. Up to 40 hours a week.


How to apply: Applications are being accepted until the positions are filled. To apply please send a resume and short cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position to courtney@honolulubiennial.org

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.