The Safe Travels Program has ended. Please visit for more information.


Learn more about working for the SFCA as an employee or as a contractor.

Employment Opportunities at SFCA


The SFCA is a state government agency, administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9). The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is operated by the SFCA. All hiring for jobs is done via the Hawai‘i Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD). For careers and career opportunities within the state of Hawai‘i, please visit their website: Hawai‘i Department of Human Resources Development.

Current Job Listings

Arts Program Specialist III (Folk and Traditional Arts)

  • Job Number 22-0157
  • Location: Honolulu, island of Oʻahu
  • Posted March 27, 2022. Posting closed April 15, 2022.

Accountant IV

  • Job Number 22-0038
  • Location: Honolulu, island of Oʻahu
  • Posted April 2022. A limited number of applications will be accepted by DHRD.
  • For more information and to apply:
  • Please note that this is an open recruitment for downtown Honolulu and applicants may receive interview offers from other state government departments and offices. 

Executive Director

  • The Board of Commissioners of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is seeking individuals interested in serving as SFCA Executive Director beginning July 2022. A prospective candidate is a person who, by reason of education or extensive experience, is generally recognized as being professionally qualified in the administration of programs in the fields of culture, the arts, history, and the humanities, and is familiar with the people and cultures of Hawaiʻi.

  • Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments by email to [email protected] Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 20, 2022, 4:30 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time (HST). 

  • SFCA Executive Director Position Description and Qualifications

Job Listings

Job listings are posted here on the website and in the monthly email newsletter (subscribe here), as well as on our social media (@hawaiisfca on Facebook@hawaii_sfca on Instagram, and @hawaii_sfca on Twitter).


SFCA and HiSAM do not have an active internship program at this time.

Art Acquisitions and Commissions

Artwork acquisitions and commissions are done through the Art in Public Places Program.

Contract Work

  • For doing business with the state as a contractor, the State of Hawai‘i eProcurement (HiePro) is a system for issuing solicitations, receiving responses, and issuing notices of award. Solicitations and awards are posted and searchable. SFCA solicitations have included graphic design services, printing services, photography, custom framing, artwork conservation and restoration. HIePRO is hosted by the Hawai‘i Information Consortium. Solicitation notices may be searched online at To find SFCA solicitations, search under Department: Accounting and General Services (the SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services). Please note that solicitations for Hawai‘i-only vendors will only be visible if you are logged in. For more information, go to State Procurement Office Frequently Asked Questions. For acquiring or updating a Certificate of Vendor Compliance, please visit Hawaiʻi Compliance Express.
  • For those interested in doing business with the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum as a workshop instructor, as a performer, or as an installation artist, please go to the forms linked below.
The Safe Travels Program has ended. Please visit for more information.

Passion on Display (POD) Studio Space at HiSAM

POD Studio Use

Utilizing the Passion on Display (POD) Space: POD at HiSAM Proposal Form

Please note that this is considered free studio space and is not a paid opportunity. If you would prefer to have an installation at HiSAM, please complete the form for the Mirror Room.

Volunteering at HiSAM

Help Visitors Enjoy the Hawai'i State Art Museum!

We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers to assist museum visitors and help offer a greater understanding of the exhibitions currently on view. If you have an interest or background in the arts, we encourage you to volunteer.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Gallery Attendant – Assist visitors in the galleries.
  • Info Desk Attendant – Greet and orient visitors to the museum.
  • Docent – Conduct tours of the exhibition.
  • Education Assistant – Assist with education programs.
  • Special Events Assistant – Assist staff in event coordination.
  • General Clerical Help – Assist staff in office chores.

Please download an application form: Volunteer Application Form, and return completed form to:  Visitor Services, SFCA, 250 S. Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

For more information or to request a Volunteer Application Form by mail, contact Scott Young, the HiSAM Visitor Services Manager, at [email protected] or call (808) 586-9959.

Add Your Heading Text Here

Add Your Heading Text Here

Add Your Heading Text Here