60 people are interested
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives is seeking interns and/or volunteers to work in the area of historic object collections. Under the supervision of the Director of Collection and Operations. this volunteer would be working directly with HMH’s object collections and database. HMH’s permanent object collection consists of furniture, ceramics, paintings, personal artifacts and cultural material, mainly dating to the 19th century. Possible projects include inventory, technical collections assistance (general handling, preventative cleaning, object labelling, retrieval, rehousing, etc), exhibit/display assistance, data management and digitization. Applicants should have an interest in museum studies and/or preservation. Previous experience in a museum, library, or archive is helpful but not necessary.
HMH preserves the heritage and interprets the stories of the American Protestant Missionaries, their descendants, and their relationships with the people and cultures of Hawai'i, connecting with contemporary life, and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complex history of Hawaiʻi.
About Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
553 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, US
The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives preserves the heritage and interprets the stories of the American Protestant Missionaries, their descendants, and their relationships with the people and cultures of Hawai`i, connecting with contemporary life, and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation for the complex history that continues to shape Hawai`i.
-Mission Statement, adopted 2010
Mission Houses Museum was established in 1920 by the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society (HMCS), a non-profit educational institution and genealogical society. In 1974, the museum was granted full accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM).
Today, HMCS continues to gather genealogical data from descendants of the original Protestant missionary families who lived and worked in Hawai`i. Descendants are encouraged to explore their genealogies and to support Mission Houses Museum and the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society in preserving their heritage.
We'll work with your schedule.
553 South King StreetHonolulu, HI 96813
- Library Sciences
- General Education
- Arts Administration
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Regular commitment desired, temporary/project based ok. Two hours a week minimum