Marine Mammal Science Job Openings

Seasonal Office Assistant in Hawaii

Job Category: Paid Staff Position
Date Posted:

Interested in supporting whale research, education, and conservation in Hawaii (Kona)?

DMCSWWA has an opportunity for a seasonal office assistant! Assistant needed for mid-December through end of March 2023.

Pay rate: $15 (training) 20/hour (once proficient).

On-site housing option provided, but can make own accommodation arrangements as well.

The ideal candidate will be able to undertake a variety of office support tasks and work diligently under pressure. This person will be comfortable working with a high degree of attention to detail and discretion as well as incorporating new and effective ways to achieve better results.


Answer multi-line phone system
Make reservations and respond to phone and email inquiries
Review phone and web reservations for accuracy
Daily guest confirmation calls
Process payments
Monitor inventory
Troubleshoot technical issues (computer, internet service, etc.)
Daily and monthly balancing of payments
Create and review boat manifests and guest passes
Efficient communication with boat crew and guests
Stock work vehicle as needed
Launder guest towels
Keep office organized
Other duties as needed
Requirements and skills

Experience as an office assistant or relevant administrative role
Office equipment knowledge
Organizational and time management skills
Analytical abilities and aptitude in problem-solving
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in MS Office