Campus Operations Intern



Job Title: Campus Operations Intern
Department: Campus Operations/Facilities
Employment Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Campus Operations

Job Summary:
Under the general direction of the Director of Campus Operations, the Campus Operations Intern supports two short-duration projects requiring entry-level architecture and/or engineering ability. In parallel, the Campus Operations Intern will attend meetings and observe other processes related to architectural and engineering projects at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

The Honolulu Museum of Art:
Opened in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is a home for art and education created for the benefit of the entire community. Founder Anna Rice Cooke envisioned a museum that would bring people together through the power of art and “the deep intuitions that are common to all.” The museum was conceived of as a place of meaningful exchange and dialogue, celebrating the diverse artistic and cultural traditions of Hawai‘i’s multi-ethnic population. From this founding intention grew the museum of today, with a world-class encyclopedic collection of more than 55,000 works of art, representing a stunning breadth of places and eras, from all corners of the globe and from the ancient past to the present day.
To learn more about HoMA, please visit our website.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate architecture or engineering program. Recent graduates may also be considered.
  • Familiarity with architectural and construction drawings, including content as well as conventions for organization.
  • Proficiency with 2D AutoCAD, in particular:
    • Proper incorporation of reference .dwg, .pdf, and image files
    • Disciplined usage of layers
    • Proper usage of model space vs. paper space
    • Annotative scaling
    • Blocks
    • Fields
    • Rudimentary drafting standards
  • Ability to take direction and subsequently apply it to independent work.
  • The traits of honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective; a very strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through.

Key Tasks:

  • Conduct up to two short-duration projects under the direction of the Director of Campus Operations and with assistance from the Facilities Manager, Head of Security and Safety, and their respective departments as needed:
    • Thoroughly review, catalog, document, and physically organize the Facilities Department’s repository of drawings for the campus. The original buildings on campus date back to the early 20th century and they have undergone numerous renovations, additions, and other modifications. The drawings repository cannot be effectively utilized without a complete review that yields identification of content, organization, appropriate disposition of duplicates and/or early revisions, identifiable labeling, user-friendly access/storage, and corresponding cataloging in a digital format.
    • Finalize a roughly 80% complete 2D model of the campus in .dwg format, potentially generating other CAD products that utilize the base model. The completed model will serve as a base for a broad range of applications related to space planning, documenting, and sharing building information, emergency preparedness, and future projects. Completing the model requires physical survey of spaces on campus to identify errors in the model principally related to subdivision; validation of dimensions and adjustments to assure a modest degree of accuracy will also be involved. Additionally, portions of the model must be “cleaned up” in terms of layer organization, the elimination of extraneous objects, and/or the application of uniform conventions to depict certain building features. Finally, portions of the model must be created from a combination of .pdf files and on-site study.
  • In the case of ongoing and future physical projects on campus, accompany the Director of Campus Operations, the Facilities Manager, and/or Head of Security and Safety to meetings and other activities involving architects, engineers, contractors, and/or related consultants.

Educational Outcomes:

  • Real-world exposure to how architectural and engineering services are ultimately used by the owners who fund design/construction, occupy, operate, and maintain buildings or other facilities.
  • Insight into how owners participate in, and are affected by, design/planning processes.
  • Understanding of when and how owners engage architects, engineers, and related specialists for services beyond design and initial construction.
  • Exposure to “what’s left behind” after design and construction completed.
  • Experience with CAD work and the utilization of construction drawings in a real-world setting.

The Honolulu Museum of Art is committed to practicing salary transparency. The pay rate for HoMA interns is $20.00 per hour. This opportunity includes:

  • Shop, Museum Café, and Art School discounts for the duration of the internship.
  • Onsite parking provided.

Working Conditions and Atmosphere:
Survey work will take place in all types of museum spaces, to include office, gallery, artwork storage, and physical plant spaces. CAD work will take place in an office environment. Work cataloging and organizing physical plans will take place in storage and office environments. Variable working hours up to 19 hours per week. Ability to operate general office equipment including computer, copier, printers, fax machine, etc. Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 25 lbs. of general office material, plans, or equipment.
The employee must be able to fulfil all Essential Duties with or without a reasonable accommodation. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusivity:
HoMA welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and this is reflected in our diverse community of employees. We encourage applications from candidates across a wide variety of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, people of all races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, women, veterans, and all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
HoMA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. HoMA recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions and benefit programs without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, including pregnancy and gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, reproductive health decisions, marital status, arrest and court record, citizenship, credit history, military and veteran service, victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse victim status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibilities and essential functions of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.
HoMA maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices and decisions, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. This applies to both HoMA employees and applicants for employment with the Museum. Any form of harassment of any employee because of any protected status is also prohibited.

Contact Information

Contact: Human Resources, Honolulu Museum of Art
Email: [email protected]

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