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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 II (Exhibit Specialist)

  • Posted May 14, 2023 [update May 22: post has closed]
  • Job Number 23-0290
  • Location: Honolulu, island of Oʻahu
  • Full-time permanent position
  • Job description: Art handler. Duties and responsibilities involve art handling (lifting up to 75 lbs., power tool use and safety) and some office work (including data base entry and paperwork).
  • Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Specialized Experience: In order to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position, applicants must possess knowledgeof exhibit design, fabrication and installation techniques; art history; the processes, materials and techniques used in visual arts; storage and handling requirements of works of art; visual design; basic repair and maintenance needs of individual works of art; and the ability to handle and protect works of art from damage while in storage and transit; and distinguish basic colors and shades of colors to ensure that artwork selected for exhibits and displays are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Therefore, certification of eligibles shall be restricted to those applicants whose work experience includes SIX (6) months of experience in an arts in public places program or other arts program related to public art or visual art, which provided the applicant with the knowledge and abilities described above.
  • Salary: $4,012.00 – $5,939.00 monthly.
  • To apply, go to
  • Please apply immediately as only 18 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 (State Art Museum)

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.

Contract Work (General)

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.

Current Contract Work Listings

Outreach Initiative Program

  • Date posted: April 27, 2023
  • Closing date: June 30, 2023, 12:00 a.m.
  • Qualifications: nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts or culture organization that meets the State Legal Eligibility Requirements and Proposal Requirements. The University of Hawaiʻi is also eligible.
  • Solicitation #23002101,
  • Administration of a regionally touring program providing arts and culture outreach activities to under-served communities in the State of Hawaiʻi.
  • Project time of performance July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.
  • 1:1 cost share match required.

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is accepting proposals for the Outreach Initiative, which supports regionally touring programs throughout Hawaiʻi. The program must provide outreach activities that increase opportunities for people from all backgrounds to encounter different artists, art forms, and artistic and cultural traditions. A full description of the Outreach Initiative is available on the State of Hawaiʻi eProcurement ( website. You may need to be logged in to view the posting (it is free to create an account).

Applicants must meet State Legal Eligibility Requirements, Proposal Requirements and be a nonprofit 501(c)3 arts or culture organization. The University of Hawaiʻi is eligible.

Proposals must be submitted through the State of Hawaiʻi eProcurement website, Search by solicitation number 23002101.