Are you looking for work with meaning? Are you a lifelong learner, a passionate advocate, someone for whom a job is more than just a job?

Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association (HPPA) provides opportunities to work within five national parks on the islands of Hawaiʻi and Maui, enhancing the visitor experience by exceeding customer service expectations while providing first-class interpretive value. HPPA was founded to support the critical work of these parks and we recommit ourselves to this goal every day.

Every purchase in our park stores benefits our park partners, for whom the proceeds support a range of programs from scientific research to interpretation and educational programs, site-specific publications and cultural activities. Our mission is to inspire, connect and preserve, and always with the spirit of aloha.

Our administrative offices are located within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, near the visitor center on the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, on Hawaiʻi Island.

HPPA provides training in operations run directly by the association. The National Park Service provides interpretive training for public contact positions.

HPPA is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment openings with Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association (HPPA) are listed below.

Current Job Openings

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Stores Area Manager

Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association seeks a full-time Area Manager for its store operations in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO Area Manager).


The HAVO Area Manager is responsible for the oversight of all Hawai‘i Volcanoes sales outlet operations.  The HAVO Area Manager is directly responsible to the Executive Director.  The HAVO Area Manager is a part of the management team of HPPA. 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  1. Oversight of Hawai‘i Volcanoes sales outlet operations;
  2. Supervises and trains Sales/Interpretation Associates; coordinates staff work, maximizes employee performance and assists with hiring sales staff as needed;
  3. Provides oversite and coaching to Sales/Interpretive Associates to ensure HPPA is achieving its mission to inspire, connect and preserve the park and Hawaiian culture through visitor services and product sales;
  4. Manages HPPA’s point-of-sale and inventory data and related reporting;
  5. Responsible for merchandising of Hawai‘i Volcanoes sales outlets;
  6. Responsible for business function of Hawai‘i Volcanoes outlets, including deposits and banking;
  7. Responsible for sales area equipment maintenance, supplies and inventory;
  8. Oversees stock management and inventory;
  9. Prepares or oversees purchase orders and transfer orders for all parks to maintain appropriate inventory levels;
  10. Functions as a Sales/Interpretation Associate in the absence of sufficient staff;
  11. Coordinates staff work and is responsible for submitting Hawai‘i Volcanoes staff time and attendance records;
  12. Provides support as needed for outlet operations at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes;
  13. Works with and communicates with the Creative Services Director regarding new sales items;
  14. Responsible for the merchandising to ensure HAVO stores are best situated to maximize sales and enhance the visitor experience;
  15. Drives sales results.


  • Working knowledge of cash registers/point of sales systems, cash handling, & credit card terminals.
  • Minimum of three years customer contact and service.
  • Experience with personal computers and Microsoft Office.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and will use own vehicle for travel between work sites.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.


  • Knowledge of retail management, merchandising, inventory management, personnel management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to mange multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Hawai‘i’s national parks and surrounding areas.


Starting Wage:  $22-25/ per hour

Hours per Week:  40

Starting Date:  January 2020

Benefits:  Medical (inc. drug, dental, vision); paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; employee retirement plan


 Deadline:  November 15, 2020 (Deadline may be extended until suitable candidate is selected.)

Submit completed application (attached) to:  Mel Boehl, Business Director at jobs@hawaiipacificparks.org

Job Application


Hawaii Pacific Parks Association Location Map
Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association. P.O. Box 74 Hawaii National Park, 96718 HI