• Employment
  • Code of Conduct
  • Dress and Grooming
  • FAQ
  • Due to the close relationship of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Polynesian Cultural Center, some believe that one is required to be LDS to become employed at the Center. This is definitely not the case, but the Center does have specific standards of conduct and dress and grooming that are perhaps more stringent than required by other employers. Although many of our employees are members of the LDS Church, it is not a requirement.

    Other requirements include a written commitment by the applicant to live by specific standards of conduct and dress & grooming referred to above. This commitment must be submitted to the Polynesian Cultural Center in the form of an "Ecclesiastical Leader Endorsement," or a statement by the applicant's ecclesiastical leader that the applicant is committed to living by the standards the Polynesian Cultural Center requires.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please click on this FAQ link to find a list of frequently asked questions regarding employment at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

    For more information about employment, please contact PCC HR (808-293-3185)

  • The Polynesian Cultural Center (the “PCC”) was founded and is controlled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints (“the Church”). The Church operates the PCC for the purpose of preserving the cultural heritage of the Pacific, educating the public regarding Polynesian Culture and the Church and providing employment for students to finance their education at Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYUH). BYUH is an institution of higher education that requires its students and employees to observe high standards of personal conduct. BYUH is also owned and controlled by the Church in order to provide education in an atmosphere of religious faith. Accordingly the public correctly identifies the PCC with the Church and BYUH. It is therefore vital that the conduct of PCC employees be in accordance with the Church’s ideals and principles and that all PCC employees serve as role models for the students who are enrolled at BYUH and/or work at PCC.

    By accepting or continuing employment at the PCC, a person agrees to live in accordance with the following principles (“Standards of Personal Conduct”) on and off the job.

    1. Abide by the standards of Christian living taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      This includes being gracious, courteous and considerate of other, observing high principles of honor, integrity,
      and morality, and seeking to demonstrate in daily living those moral virtues encompassed by the restored gospel
      of Jesus Christ as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    2. Be honest in all behavior. This includes not stealing, cheating, knowingly giving false information, or being deceitful in any way.
    3. Respect personal rights. This includes not physically or verbally abusing any person and not engaging in conduct that threatens the health or safety of others. PCC employees should treat all individuals on the job with
      respect, and should not harass or engage in illegal discrimination against any person.
    4. Respect the property rights of others. Personal property found on the Center’s premises will be returned to
      the owners if known or the lost and found located at the front entrance Customer Service kiosk.
    5. Avoid drug abuse. This includes completely refraining from the possession, use, or distribution of any illegal narcotic or drug as defined by applicable law. This does not preclude a person from taking medicine as
      prescribed by a licensed practitioner of medicine.
    6. Abstain from the use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, tea, kava, (PCC policy issued March 8,2001) and coffee.
    7. Be chaste. The Church recognizes marriage only between a single man and a single woman. Chastity means
      the abstinence from all sexual relations with anyone but one’s spouse, within the legally recognized marriage relationship.
    8. Observe high standards of decency. This includes refraining from disorderly, lewd, indecent or other obscene conduct.
    9. Observe the PCC standards of dress and grooming.
    Almost all PCC employees have some contact with PCC guests and therefore represent the Center through their appearance as well as their actions. A properly attired employee helps create a favorable image for the Center. The PCC has an interest in having all employees properly attired, and therefore has established a personal appearance policy for PCC employees.

    1. Employees shall dress appropriately for the work they are performing at the Center. No employee shall wear dungarees, “grubby” jeans, or tightly fitted slacks. Office employees shall present a business-like appearance.
    2. No employee shall wear a shirt printed with words/slogans/pictures that are contrary to standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    3. All employees engaged in performing cultural arts, dealing with the public or in sight of the public shall wear authentic costumes or uniforms as provided by their various departments.
    4. Women shall not wear blouses, shirts, or dresses of sheer material or that are tightly fitted.
    5. Women’s blouses or dresses shall have sleeves. If the garment is made with shoulder straps of any width, then a blouse, shirt or sweater shall be worn under the outer garment.
    6. Women’s necklines shall be of modest cut.
    7. Women’s hemlines of dresses, skirts, shorts and culottes shall be no shorter than the top of the knee while standing.
    8. Men shall not wear tank top shirts (shirts without sleeves).
    9. Male employees, who as a part of their work costume do not wear shirts, shall wear a shirt while coming to work and leaving from work.
    10. The attire of both men and women should always be neat and clean. Dress or manner that calls attention to itself and/or symbolizes non-conformity to the value of modesty, decency, and propriety shall be avoided. Radical departures from conventional dress or personal grooming shall not be permitted.
    11. Employees who report to work improperly dressed or groomed, shall be asked to leave and may not return until properly attired and groomed. The employee shall not be compensated during the time away from work to change.

    B. Hair Styles and Beards

    1. Extreme hairstyles or coloring are unacceptable.
    2. Men’s hair shall be clean, neat, and trimmed, and must be styled so that it does not cover the ears and must be cut so as to be above the collar in the back. Long or bushy sideburns are not acceptable and should not extend below the bottom of the ear. Ponytails and shaved heads are not acceptable.
    3. Men’s facial hair including beards and goatees are not acceptable. Mustaches are not encouraged, but if worn should not extend beyond the corners of the mouth, and not below the upper lip.
    4. Women’s hair should be clean, combed and neatly arranged at all times.
    5. Men’s Earrings and/or Jewelry. Men shall not wear earrings or excessive jewelry unless they are required as part of a cultural costume.
    6. Women’s Earrings and/or Jewelry. Women shall not wear more than one earring per ear. Earrings worn on any other part of the body (eyebrow, nose, naval, etc.) are not permitted.
    7. Fingernails. Women’s fingernails shall be a reasonable length and may be painted in normal colors. Extreme colors (black, florescent, stripped, etc.) are not permitted. Men are not to have long fingernails and should not wear nail polish.
    8. Tattoos. New tattoos are not acceptable. Acceptability of tattoos will be determined by each department and if unacceptable may be a cause for termination.
  • Do I have to be a member of the LDS church to apply?

    Not at all. You are, however, required to live and work by certain dress and grooming, conduct, and other standards that do coincide with the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


    Do I have to be a full-time student at BYU-Hawai'i?

    No. The Polynesian Cultural Center was established, in part, to provide employment for as many BYU-Hawai'i students as possible. The majority of our part-time positions require applicants to be current full-time BYU-Hawaii students. These positions are posted on the BYU-Hawaii student job board. However, some unfilled student positions may be made available on a temporary basis to non-BYU-Hawaii students. There are also full-time and part-time positions that are not classified as BYU-Hawaii student positions and are open to the general public to apply for.


    I am looking for an internship. Are there any internship opportunities available at the Polynesian Cultural Center?

    Currently, our limited internship opportunities are available only to students attending BYU-Hawai'i. Available internships are currently listed on BYU-Hawaii’s Handshake website.
    What are PCC’s Human Resources Employment Office hours of operation?
    Our employment assistance window is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Phone calls are usually accepted between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hawai'i Standard Time. The office is closed on most Federal and State holidays.


    What is the PCC’s Human Resources Employment Office contact information?

    Please feel free to email HR here ( or call our office at 808-293-3185.
    For more information about employment, please contact PCC HR (808-293-3185)