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 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 Pacific Parks Association seeks a full-time Area Manager on Hawai‘i Island.

Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association seeks a full-time Area Manager for its store operations on the West Side of Hawai‘i Island. The West Hawaiʻi Area Manager is responsible for the oversight of all sales outlet operations at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park and Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $52,000.00 - $62,000.00 per year

Skills required: Management, Analysis, Sales, Leadership


  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee discount

  • Flexible schedule

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person on Hawaiʻi Island, hours flexible

Apply at Indeed.com: https://shorturl.at/b3NNZ

Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association seeks a full-time Sales/Interpretation Associate

Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association (HPPA) is currently seeking a full-time Sales/Interpretation Associate for its park stores located at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Histocial Park on Hawaiʻi Island, HI.

The Sales/Interpretation Associate greets and welcomes visitors, provides information and interpretation, and promotes the sales of interpretive merchandise.

POSITION DESCRIPTION - Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Greet and welcome visitors to the visitor center park store.

• Promote and sell interpretive merchandise related to the park's themes and resources.

• Assist visitors with inquiries, purchases, and general customer service needs.

• Maintain a clean and organized store environment.

• Provide information and interpretation about the park's attractions, history, and natural features.

• Participate in inventory management and restocking activities as needed.


• Excellent communication and customer service skills.

• Passion for Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and its natural and cultural resources.

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

• Prior experience in retail sales or customer service preferred.

• Knowledge of Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Histocial Park and its interpretive themes is a plus.

• Flexibility to work weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings as needed.

Join our team and help inspire visitors to connect with and support the wonders ofPuʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Histocial Park.

Pay: $17.00 - $18.00 per hour


Dental insurance

Employee discount

Health insurance

Vision insurance

Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience: Sales: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to michelle@hawaiipacificparks.org

Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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