Careers at The Modern Honolulu

Interested individuals should submit their resume to:

THE MODERN HONOLULU
Attention: Human Resources
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815

Via email to: jobs@themodernhonolulu.com
Via fax to: 808-943-5855 

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V

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Accounting Clerk

full time

The Accounting Clerk will be responsible the income audit facet of the accounting department.  Will also be responsible for any accounting duties as assigned by the Director of Finance or Assistant Director of Finance.



Must have great attention to detail, be able to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadline.   1-2 years of accounting experience highly desirable.   1-2 years of hotel experience preferable.  Experience with a hotel PMS and/or POS highly desirable.  Experience with OPERA and Micros preferred. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Engineer I

full time

Under supervision of the Chief Engineer, the 1st Class Maintenance Engineer will maintain and repair all building equipment and systems to include: electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, kitchen, laundry, pool, spa, life safety and air handling equipment.  The 1st Class Maintenance Engineer will ensure all guest rooms, public areas, back of house and Equipment are kept in the best condition through preventive maintenance and inspections.  Maintains and contributes to a positive work environment. 1st Maintenance Engineer will also mentor all Engineers in a class less than their own.



Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and one to two year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Be able to read and interpret blueprints, operating and maintenance instructions, safety rules, and procedure manuals.  Be able to safely use hand and power tools.  Be able to use communication equipment such as pagers, radios, and phones; and, be able to communicate effectively through written routine reports and correspondence as well as to speak effectively before customers and employees.  Be able to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; and to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Must be able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Also able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Pool Server

on call
Responsible for providing excellent guest service in an efficient manner. Accurately record and enter all beverage items. Maximize sales by using menu knowledge and suggestive selling techniques. Maintain cleanliness of service and work area and ensure they are orderly and properly stocked.

Must be able to remain calm, and courteous in stressful situations. Must have knowledge of all popular drinks and shots, brand selections, prices and granishes. Must possess or be able to obtain State of Hawaii Liquor Commission Bartender's Card in order to perform bottle service. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Banquet Server

on call
Set refreshment breaks. Execution of appropriate sequences of service.

Must be able to open wine and champagne properly, and hold and pour bottles properly. Minimum 2 years prior banquet serving experience in a resort hotel environment. Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. Must possess or be able to obtain State of Hawaii Liquor Commission Servers’ Card.

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Pool Bar Attendant

on call
Provide food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to guests following company standards of steps of service. Set table and dining area in accordance with hotel standards. Communicate orders, questions and service needs with the servers, bartenders and kitchen staff. Use MICROS computer system to place orders and close out checks. Complete daily opening, closing and/or running side work. For example: stock ice and supplies, wash glassware, cut fruit for garnishes, make drink mixes. Maintain cleanliness of work areas, equipment, dining/service areas, and storage areas. Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards.

High school diploma or equivalent required; college graduate is preferred. Previous hotel or restaurant experience preferred. Possession of or ability to obtain valid State of Hawaii Liquor Commission bartender’s card required; State of Hawaii Dept. of Health Tuberculosis Clearance Certification required.  Working knowledge of point of sale system required, MICROS preferred.  Ability to speak a second language is preferred. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Room Attendant

on call
Responsible for maintaining standards of hotel cleanliness set by the Director of Housekeeping.  Help maintain smooth transfer of clean rooms and promote the cleanliness of public space. Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperativeness and work with minimal supervision.

Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance. Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with co-workers and the public. Previous experience in a luxury hotel or resort highly desirable. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Training/HR Manager

full time
Responsible for developing, implementing and facilitating service/ culture/leadership training programs within the organization.  The programs include but are not limited to quality of guest service, work measurement, human resources operations, and leadership/supervisory/team member development.  Facilitates “Getting the Vibe” (New Hire Orientation) sessions on a monthly basis.  Assist the HR department with other responsibilities (to include recruitment, benefit administration, employee/labor relations) as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Development, Communications,

Speech, Business Administration or related field required.

Minimum two (2) years prior training experience required. Previous training

experience in a luxury hotel setting preferred.

Creative ability, writing proficiency, visual graphics design ability.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (to include, but not limited to,

Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Good organizer, meticulous, and excellent public speaker at ease

moderating large groups.

Working knowledge of Human Resources management highly desirable.

Prior experience in a union environment highly desired.

PHR or SPHR certification preferred.

Prior knowledge and/or experience in hotel operations helpful.

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Valet Attendant

full time
Greet guests as they arrive at and depart from the property; and assist them with valeting their vehicles. Responsible for attending to immediate needs of each guest upon arrival and throughout their stay for concierge services, etc.  Provide thorough knowledge of all hotel services and amenities.

1-2 years of hotel experience preferred 1-2 years of customer service experience required. High School Degree or equivalent required. Bachelor ’s degrees in hotel or travel industry management preferred.1-2 years bell/valet experience highly desirable. Experience in a luxury lifestyle hotel highly desirable. Must be able to work a flexible shift schedule to include weekdays, weekends, AM, PM and overnight shifts. Possess a good command of English and the ability to clearly and pleasantly communicate with guests, both in person and on the telephone. Ability to provide legible communication. Valid State driver’s license required.  Clear driving abstract for the past 3 years required.  Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management or training in the hospitality industry preferred.  Fluency in a second language highly desirable.  Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Nail Technician

on call

Must be able to perform hand & foot nail treatments to guests.

Must have thorough knowledge of nail care and possess general understanding of foot & hand massage treatments.



Current/Valid Nail Technician License acquired in the State of Hawaii required. At least 3 years prior experience in performing hand & foot treatments required. Prior experience in resort environment or high-end Spa highly desirable. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Cook IV

on call
The Cook IV will be responsible for prep appetizers, soups, salads, desserts and other food items. This position requires timely and complete set up of culinary equipment. The ideal candidate must be able to work all stations on hot line, setting up and executing through service hours.

A flexible shift schedule is required. 1-2 years of culinary experience  in a luxury hotel environment desirable. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Pool Attendant

on call
Clean, stage and seat tables, chaise lounges and daybeds according to hotel standards.  Answer questions on reservation process, pool amenities and menus.   Help with the set up, maintenance, cleanliness, and condition of pool equipment, pool areas, chaise lounges/daybeds, and seating areas. Transport supplies to pool attendant set up areas, towels/chaise lounge covers, supplies, acrylic ware, etc, throughout the day.  Complete closing duties including restocking items, turning off lights, cleaning candles/lanterns etc. Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to manager; and complete safety training and certifications.  Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards. 

 Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior hotel or hospitality experience helpful. Luxury environment is preferable.CPR/First Aid certification preferred. Must possess a good command of the English language and have the ability to clearly and pleasantly communicate with guests and fellow team members both in person and by telephone. Ability to exert physical effort. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Room Service Server

full time
The Room Service Server will be responsible for providing excellent service in an efficient manner.  Accurately record and enter all beverage items.  Maximize sales by using menu knowledge and suggestive selling techniques.  Maintain cleanliness of service and work areas and ensure they are orderly and properly stocked.  Responsible for collecting accurate payment from guests.

Previous experience in a luxury hotel environment as a server highly desirable.  1-2 years of serving experience required. Must possess or be able to obtain State of Hawaii Liquor Commission Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Spa Concierge

full time

Assist Spa Supervisor and Manager in day to day operations of the Spa to ensure maximum sales and customer service objectives.  Provide recommendations on products and services to guests. 



High school diploma or equivalent required.   Prior hotel and/or spa experience preferred.  Luxury hotel experience desirable. Minimum one (1) year prior customer service experience required. Strong administrative, computer and communication skills with the demonstrated ability to make decisions and work unsupervised.   Working knowledge of Microsoft applications to include but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook required.  Knowledge of PowerPoint preferred. Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task a complex schedule and manage stressful situations. Demonstrated passion and desire for excellence with strong positive work ethic and team player skills. Flexibility in schedule to work weekends and holidays. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Turndown Attendant

on call

Responsible for maintaining standards of hotel cleanliness set by the Director of Housekeeping. Clean, stock, and provide turn down service for guest rooms to ensure cleanliness and guest satisfaction while caring enough to do it well by adhering to the Hotel Service Standards. Help maintain smooth transfer of clean rooms with appropriate amenities and supplies.  Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards. This position must provide clean, sanitary comfortable, orderly and satisfying surroundings for the guests, employees, and public.



 Must be able to spend long hours sitting, walking, and bending. Including but not limited to pulling, pushing, standing, etc.  Be able to lift heavy objects and stand for long periods of time and able to push and pull equipment up to 250 lbs.  Required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.  Ability to satisfactorily communicate in English (speak, read, write) with guests, co-workers and management to their understanding. Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperativeness and work with minimal supervision. Ability to push and/or pull equipment up to 250 lbs.  Ability to maintain a pleasant disposition and function efficiently in high stress/pressure work environment. Solid interpersonal skills and positive attitude is a must. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Cook III (Pastry)

full time
The ideal candidate must be able to prepare desserts, baked goods and pastries for all F&B outlets of the hotel.  Work all pastry positions, set up and execute through service hours. 

2-3 years of pastry experience required.  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Pastry/Culinary degree highly desirable.  Prior experience in a luxury culinary hotel environment preferable.  Must have a basic understanding of sanitation and safety knowledge.  ServSafe Certification and/or ability to obtain certification required.  Must have knife handling skills. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Licensed Massage Therapist

on call
Perform massages and body treatments to our in-house guests and local clients in luxurious hotel environment.  Therapists must have a thorough knowledge of numerous massage modalities, possess a general understanding of body treatments and be willing to train in our spa’s specific massage and body treatment offerings. 

Must be able to present a current/valid massage license acquired in the State of Hawaii.  Must have at least 3 years of experience in massage and body treatments.  Must know of how to perform lomi lomi massages.  Experience in a luxury resort or spa environment highly desirable. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Bell Attendant

on call

Greet guests as they arrive at and depart from the property; and assist them with luggage.  Transport guest luggage to/from guest rooms.  Escort guests to rooms and inform guests of all hotel services and features.  Responsible for attending to immediate needs of each guest upon arrival and throughout their stay for concierge services, etc.  Thorough knowledge of all hotel services and amenities.



1-2 years of hotel experience preferred 1-2 years of customer service experience required.

High School Degree or equivalent required Bachelor’s degree in hotel or travel industry management preferred. 1-2 years bell/valet experience highly desirable. Experience in a luxury lifestyle hotel highly desirable.

Must be able to work a flexible shift schedule to include weekdays, weekends, AM, PM and overnight shifts. Ability to satisfactorily communicate in English (speak, read, write) with guests, co-workers and management to their understanding. Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperativeness and work with minimal supervision.

Ability to read English to a degree sufficient to ascertain information from luggage tags and claim checks; able to legibly write numbers and names on claim checks and rooming lists. Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger. Ability to work well under pressure of check-in/check-out of guests and handle multiple tasks at once. Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance. Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with co-workers and the public.

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Esthetician

on call
Performs services to in-house guests and local clients in a luxurious hotel environment.  Estheticians must be able to perform custom facials, full body waxing and work with a variety of clients to provide 5 start services.  They must possess a thorough knowledge of skincare, have excellent facial massage and extraction techniques, possess excellent cleanliness and sanitation skills and be willing to train in our spa specific facial treatment offerings. 

Must be able to present a current/valid esthetic license for the start of Hawaii. Must have 4 years or more of experience in esthetic treatments.  Must be able to perform waxing.  Experience in a resort or at a high-end Spa required. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Cook I

full time
Responsible for oversight of the kitchen in the absence of the Executive Chef and/or Sous Chef.  Sauté, grill, broil and prep foods; organize dining room, room service tickets and plate up menu items correctly to specifications.  Responsible for preparing soups, stocks and sauces.  Participate in the development of other cooks in the kitchen.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Minimum of four (4) years related kitchen experience in a 4 star hotel or restaurant required.
  • Prior experience in a luxury hotel environment preferred.
ServSafe certification, or ability to obtain certification, required. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing

Security Officer

on call
Conduct fire & safety patrols, prepare accurate & concise incident reports, respond immediately and calmly to all calls received, act as first responder in the hotel.  Must have a State of Hawaii Guard card. Must have attention to detail.

Previous hotel security, police or military experience required. Must possess or be able to obtain certification in alcohol awareness, CPR/First Aid/AED. Must be able to work Thurs, Fri, & Sat evening shifts from 10pm until 4am. Email this to a friend Show Full Listing