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Pursue Your Career at ‘Imiloa

Working at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i, which is part of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, provides a rich opportunity to both contribute to an important educational institution with a mission to celebrate both Hawaiian culture and science and astronomy, and to belong to a close-knit, hardworking family, or as we say in Hawai'i, the ohana.

Most staff positions are recruited and hired through the RCUH, the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai'i which offers a comprehensive benefit package, several health care options including medical, prescription drug, vision and dental care, plus defined contribution retirement benefit through TIAA-CREF, as well as sick days, paid holidays and vacation.

Current Job Openings:


'Imiloa Events Planning Assistant ID# 16430

Responsible for the service and logistics of ‘Imiloa’s expanding facility rental program to advance the center’s mission and sustainability plan.  Prepares rental contracts in accordance with all ‘Imiloa group and visitor policies including pricing, chaperone requirements, and capacity limitations. Responsible for logistical planning, bookings, and event oversight of up to 185 event functions annually to ensure a seamless and high-quality client experience.  Coordinates client service needs (i.e., room layout, catering, audio-visual, security, and other requested services with ‘Imiloa departments and outside vendors).  Maintains detail and accuracy of the center’s facility reservation calendar and system. 

Three to five (3-5) years of experience in event coordination, sales, customer service, or business management experience.  
Knowledge of sales and event planning.  Knowledge of the Hilo and Big Island communities and the visitor industry.  Knowledge of computerized facility reservation system, word processing, spreadsheet programs.  Knowledge of audio-visual systems and other equipment and practices typical to the industry. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, accurate and attention to detail, and be able to problem solve in order to effectively deal with internal and external customers.  Strong organizational skills.  Must be Personal Computer (PC) and multi-line telephone system literate.  Must be familiar with e-mail and voice-mail methods of communication.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of personal vehicle insurance, and maintain throughout the duration of employment.  
Post-Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass post-offer criminal background check.  
PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able to lift and carry up to thirty-five (35) pounds unassisted. 
POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 

Application Deadline: 

TO APPLY: Please go to, click on "Employment" select "Apply" and navigate to "See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job." You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position:

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Salary History
4. Supervisory References
5. Copy of Degree(s) / Transcript(s) / Certificate(s). 

All online applicants must be submitted by the closing date: August 24, 2016 (11:59pm Hawai'i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time).

If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call 808-956-8344.

For full position details, requirements, qualifications and salary details visit