Hawai’i – HIP Agriculture hiring Communications Coordinator

Kohala, Hawai’i



HIP Agriculture is a working farm and educational center located in North Kohala, Hawai’i. Our mission is to practice and teach ecologically conscious agriculture, empowering individuals and communities to cultivate alternative systems of living that restore human and environmental health. At our main campus, Halawa Farm, we cultivate a diverse collection of native Hawai’ian and Polynesian plants, tropical fruit orchards, perennial vegetable and medicine crops, and a market garden where we grow food for our community and local farmers market. We practice permaculture and regenerative agriculture farming techniques, and raise small scale poultry, livestock and bees.

The farm is the base of operations for our nonprofit educational organization, the Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture, which is the home of our K-12 youth programs, residential farmer trainings, and community events and workshops. We have been offering educational programs at Halawa Farm since late 2011. During this time, we have grown from a small volunteer-ran project into a high-functioning farm and institute with a team of about a dozen staff, volunteers and students that live and work on the farm throughout the year, managing daily operations and supporting programs. We are active members of our island community, and provide on-going consultation and mentorship for a number of local food, education and permaculture projects. Learn more about us online at hipagriculture.org, Facebook (Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture – HIP Agriculture) or Instagram (@hipagriculture).JOB DESCRIPTIONAloha! HIP Agriculture is seeking a creative, tech savvy individual to join our team. Our Communications Coordinator helps to manage all of our online communication platforms including social media, website, blog, newsletter, and outreach campaigns. We are looking for someone with photography/video skills that will help us capture the story of our work and get it out into the world. This is a great opportunity for the right person – you will be working with a supportive team, living in a beautiful place, eating farm fresh food, and engaging in meaningful work. Our 10 acre farm we is surrounded by nature, animals, and plant life, and provides a rich environment for a visual artist to find inspiration.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Creating content (images/video/writing) for social media
  • Maintaining social media accounts and engaging with followers
  • Brainstorming content and marketing ideas
  • Coordinating online campaigns to promote farm and educational programs
  • Keeping online communications updated (website, blog, newsletters)

This position is 25-30 hours/week, and in exchange we provide: 

  • Private housing accommodations
  • Access to 1000 sq. ft. shared kitchen and study space
  • Shared hot/cold showers, composting toilets and washing machine on site
  • Community food supplies (vegetables and fruit harvested from land, bulk grains and legumes)
  • Walking distance to nearby swimming and surfing spots
  • Access to HIP Ag libraries, educational events, etc
  • $100 weekly stipend 

We ask that community members participate in 2-5 hours/week of community activities (maintaining shared spaces, work plan meetings, potluck dinners, educational activities). This varies throughout the year.

We have many exciting projects on the horizon for 2017, and we are looking for people who can make a commitment of 1 year or longer, to help us bring these projects to fruition. The Communications Coordinator will play an important role in getting out the message about our work and helping us build our membership base. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating change, and will be a positive and responsible addition to our existing team.


If you are interested in working with us, please send a note to opportunities@hipagriculture.org and tell us a little about yourself, your experience in the areas above, and why you’d like to work with HIP Ag  (if possible include links to online examples of your photography/writing or social media projects). And please include a photo, it helps to put a face with the name. Mahalo!

Online: hipagriculture.org/jobs