Employment Opportunities

At Waimea Valley Hi'ipaka LLC staff is 'ohana. 

As stewards and staff  of this sacred Valley we strive in our daily responsibilities to Waimea  and its host culture to celebrate and share a vibrant and living Hawaiian culture with the world. 

You can email employee applications here or send to:

Hi'ipaka LLC, Waimea Valley

Employment Application

59-864 Kamehameha Highway

Haleiwa, HI 96712 

Current Career Opportunities

Maintenance - Full Time

Seeking a Maintenance Worker to work with the Facilities Manager to perform maintenance and minor repairs to buildings, paths, covered areas, bridges and roads on Waimea Valley premises. This person will also assist in vehicle and golf cart maintenance and repair.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements
Must be able to follow the schedule of routine and preventive building maintenance (i.e., keeping gutters and drainage paths clear, checking for wood rot and termite damage, changing light bulbs, minor plumbing repairs, painting, etc.) set by the Facilities Manager.
Must comply with all safety and health procedures when operating equipment and vehicles, and while performing maintenance duties.
Must complete maintenance logs and checklists on building equipment maintenance procedures.
Must maintain vehicles, tools and equipment so they are clean and in working condition.
Must have basic knowledge of various building trades, such as electrical, carpentry, painting, drywall and plumbing.
Must be mechanically inclined.
Must exercise independent judgment and respond to situations as they arise, sometimes without direct supervision.
Must have a valid driver's license.
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Must have at least 1 year of experience in maintenance-related position (e.g., handyman, carpenter's apprentice , etc.)

Cultural Specialist Educator - Full Time

Seeking a Cultural Specialist/Educator under the direction of the Cultural Programs Manager, this person will provide an engaging cultural experience for our guests through activities that include but are not limited to, leading walking tours, demonstrating various cultural practices, and interpreting both cultural and botanical exhibits.
This person will also teach school groups in an outdoor setting, using our existing educational curricula. Student ages range from early learners to college, and beyond.

Position Requirements:
1. Must be knowledgeable about one or more specific Hawaiian cultural practices and skilled in the performance of such practice.
2. Must be familiar with Hawaiian history and culture, including Waimea Valley's heritage. Must be familiar with major Hawaiian cultural issues.
3. Must be people-oriented and able to work well with others.
4. Must be organized and a self-starter.
5. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
6. Must have planning and time management skills necessary to assist or develop programs.
7. Must be familiar with Microsoft computer programs, including Word and Excel.
8. Must project a professional demeanor and be skilled in relating with people from different communities.

Educational Requirements:
As a minimum, a high school diploma is required. A degree (associates or four year) in Hawaiian Studies or a related field is highly desirable. At least 2 years of relevant community or Hawaiian agency experience. This is a full time position and regular attendance on a daily basis is required. Waimea Valley is a seven day a week operation and some weekend work is required.

Botanical Gardener - Full Time (Temporary)

seeking a temporary full time Botanical Gardener to work on the botanical collection and grounds of Waimea Valley from May 1 through August 31, 2018. The Gardener's primary objective is to preserve, enhance, cultivate and care for plants in the botanical collections.

Waimea Valley is a seven day a week operation and weekend work is required.

Must have knowledge of gardening practices.

Must be people-oriented and able to work well with others.

Must have good oral communication skills.

Must have the ability to read and understand chemical labels and SDS sheets.

Must be familiar with gardening tools and equipment used to cultivate and care for the botanical collections.

Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED preferred.

Experience in gardening.

Driver's License required.

Retail Sales Associate - Full Time

Seeking a full time Sales Associate to join our team at the Kuono Wai Wai Gift Shop located in Waimea Valley. The ideal candidate must be friendly, enthusiastic and highly motivated. This person must have previous retail experience and must be able to demonstrate service excellence with fellow associates and customers. Regular attendance on a scheduled daily basis is required for this position. Waimea Valley is a seven day a week operation and some weekend and early evening work is required. This is a full time position. Positive and meaningful visitor experience and service are core values in the management and stewardship of Waimea Valley. It is highly encouraged that staff possess cultural knowledge and practice to facilitate this mission with hospitality, sincerity and aloha. 


Retail Sales Associate - Part Time

Snack Shop Clerk- Full Time & Part Time

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume or our employment application to:  mmorton@waimeavalley.net or fax to 808 638-7776. Hi`ipaka LLC offers a competitive salary and benefits- medical; dental, vision etc.; A pre-employment drug screening and background check will be required. We are an equal opportunity employer.