Community Partners Directory: Arts and Culture

ARTS at Mark’s Garage

Address: 1159 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu HI 96817
Phone: 521.2903
Fax: 521-2923
Organization Description: A community arts center with gallery, performance space, and administrative offices.
Volunteer Opportunities: Front desk or reception; data entry; special projects, such as neighborhood research. Also exhibition, special events, marketing, and communications projects.
Special Requirements: Strong verbal and communication skills; adaptability to a quick changing environment.

Bishop Museum

Address: 1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu HI 96819
Phone: 848-4180
Fax: 848-4151
Contact: Perla Buenafe
Title: Human Resources-Volunteer Services
Organization Description: Cultural and Natural History Museum
Volunteer Opportunities: Exhibit assistance, greeter, special events, marketing/public relations, accounting, and office assistance.
Special Requirements: Minimum of one four-hour shift per week for three months. However, on an individual basis, volunteers can commit for longer hours.

Contemporary Museum (The)

Address: 2411 Makiki Heights Dr.
Honolulu HI 96822
Phone: 526-1322 Ext.18
Fax: 536-5973
Contact: Sheryl Kramer
Title: Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator
Organization Description: Seek to develop a public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art through exhibitions and educational programs.
Volunteer Opportunities: Administration, café, library, museum shop, special events, visitor desk, workshops.
Special Requirements: Varies with volunteer opportunities.

Hawaii Opera Theatre

Address: 987 Waimanu St.
Honolulu HI 96814
Phone: 596-7372 Ext: 21
Fax: 596-0379
Contact: Beth Crumrine
Title: Education and Outreach Manager
Organization Description: Opera production company.
Volunteer Opportunities: Various; seasonal production-related and general office assistance.
Special Requirements: Reliability and interest in theatre production.

Hawaii’s Plantation Village and Museum

Address: 94-695 Waipahu
Waipahu HI 96797
Phone: 677-0110
Fax: 676-6727
Organization Description: Local history museum dedicated to preserving, collecting, and communicating plantation history.
Volunteer Opportunities: Docents to do guide tours. Clerical, grounds work, landscaping. Computer, museum experience. Volunteer and event coordinator.
Special Requirements: Good verbal and written communication skills; ability to work with others, bi-lingual students welcome.

Honolulu Academy of Arts

Address: 900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu HI 96814
Phone: 532-8737
Fax: 532-8787
Organization Description: A fine arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, presentation, interpretation and teaching of the visual and performing arts specifically relevant to its ethnically diverse community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Opportunities tailored to the individual’s skills and professional development needs.
Special Requirements: A willingness to learn, reliability, and positive attitude.

`Iolani Palace

Address: 364 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 522-0822
Contact: Cindy Ascencio
Organization Description: Perpetual care and sharing of the site with and for the people of Hawai`i and visitors.
Volunteer Opportunities: Greeters (Ambassador of Aloha) - Welcome guests and share the spirit of aloha
Guardians (Steward) - Provide assistance for both docents and guests
Gallery Hosts/Hostesses - Assist guests in the Palace Galleries
Docents - Interpret and share the history of `Iolani Palace

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Address: 2454 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu HI 96826
Phone: 945-7633 Ext: 35
Fax: 944-1123
Organization Description: Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Japanese culture in Hawaii.
Volunteer Opportunities: Discovery Box, gallery docent, gallery greeter, resource center assistant, translation service, special events assistant, gift shop sale/cashier, receptionist, office assistant, collection assistant.
Special Requirements: 3 hour shift (flexible), completion of application form
and interview.

Kumu Kahua Theatre

Address: 46 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 536-4222
Contact: Harry Wong
Organization Description: To foster and produce theatre about Hawai‘i, by Hawai‘i writers and which speaks to
Hawai‘i's various and diverse communities.
Volunteer Opportunities: Usher, Set Builder (Help build sets for the shows), Lights and Sound Production (Run lights or sound during the shows)

Manoa Valley Theatre

Address: 2833 E. Manoa Rd.
Honolulu HI 96822
Phone: 988-6131
Fax: 988-3179
Organization Description: Non-profit community theatre.
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, PR intern, production (sets, lights, sound, stage manager, etc.).
Special Requirements: Varies depending on volunteer opportunity.

Mission Houses Museum

Address: 553 S. King Street
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 447-3910
Contact: Mike Smola
Organization Description: The Mission Houses Museum connects the story of the American Protestant missionaries
and their descendants to the history and culture of Hawaii in order to give present
generations of residents and visitors a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for,
Hawaii’s rich and complex history.
Volunteer Opportunities: Education assistant, database assistant, museum store assistant, library assistant, curatorial assistant