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 permanent 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

  • Posted March 20, 2023
  • Location: Honolulu, island of Oʻahu
  • Full-time permanent position
  • Job description: The Arts Program Specialist (APS) III conducts program activities in the development, negotiation and completion of statewide ethno-cultural and arts activities; and performs other related duties as assigned. This class is distinguished by its independent responsibility for carrying out program activities involving work with community organizations, individual artists and performers, officials of other governmental agencies, and other interested persons or groups. A position in this class develops all details for assigned activities including the preparation of contracts, budgets, schedules, etc. A position in this class may supervise lower-level specialists and clerical personnel.
  • Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Specialized Experience: One and one-half (1-1/2) years of professional experience which demonstrates a good working knowledge of the production, management and planning of ethnocultural, arts or humanities activities for the public. Examples of ethnocultural, arts or humanities activities include (but are not limited to) those concerned with bringing forth artistic expression through various media (e.g., exhibitions of dance, painting, drama, etc.); expressing, demonstrating or communicating various cultural aspects of ethnic groups representative in Hawaii (e.g., festivals, exhibitions or conferences regarding ethnic history, customs, traditions, etc.); and/or communicating, studying or promoting human thought, attitude and value systems which have formative effects on Hawaii’s culture (e.g., seminars, conferences or workshops regarding philosophy, history, literature, etc.). The applicant’s background MUST have demonstrated experience in planning or participating in the planning of such events and in the implementation of plans such as scheduling and coordinating various aspects of the event; participating in developing budgets, cost estimates or financial plans for events; and knowledge of public and private organizations and individuals involved with cultural, art and humanities concerns within the community.
  • Salary: $4,337 to $5,282 per month (SR-20, Step C to H).
  • To apply, go to
  • Please apply immediately as only 15 applications will be accepted.

Administrative Services Assistant (ASA)

  • Posted February 21, 2023
  • Location: Honolulu, island of Oʻahu
  • Full-time temporary position (renewable 89-day contract).
  • Job description: This position plans, organizes, coordinates and directs all administrative staff services, advises and assists the Executive Director in internal management, fiscal and personnel staff functions; and performs other duties as required. Please note that this is not a secretarial, clerical, or office support position.
  • Duties include: Provide administrative support, including fiscal management; planning and budgeting; purchasing, inventory, and management of office equipment, data processing; management of requests for proposals for grants, subsidies, and purchases of service; contract preparation and processing of state, federal, and grants funds; monitoring and evaluating contracts for state and federal compliance; preparing federal grant applications and financial reports; securing and maintaining photocopier, postage, fax, and computer machines, and other office information services.
  • Qualifications include: graduate of an accredited college or university, a minimum of two and one-half years of progressively responsible professional analytical work experience.
  • Salary: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant’s qualifications and other relevant factors.
  • To apply, email resume to [email protected] with subject line “Application for ASA”.
  • Please apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time.

Prepare for Future Job Listings

Interested in preparing for future job openings at the SFCA? Create a free account at (or update your existing account). Your profile will include work experience, education, and references. For positions requiring a degree from an accredited four-year college or university, you will need to have copies of all of your official transcripts.

All hiring for permanent jobs is done via the Hawai‘i Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD): Hawai‘i Department of Human Resources Development.

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). Permanent jobs are posted by the Hawaiʻi Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) at


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.