Job Opportunity – Mana Maoli Seeks Project Coordinator

The Mana Mele Project – a collaboration between Mana Maoli, the MELE program at HCC, and 10 Hawaiian charter schools on Oʻahu and Kauaʻi – features a Music & Multimedia Academy, 4-in-1 solar-powered mobile studio, and Mentorships connecting pro artists with youth.

Mana Maoli has created an additional Project Coordinator position for this project, and is now accepting applications.

Mana Maoli is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that founded and supports Hālau Kū Māna public charter school, while operating the Maoli Music Program (see for more info), whose primary focus moving forward is the Mana Mele Project (see for … READ MORE!

Mana Maoli is currently Seeking 3 PT teachers on Oahu & Kaua’i for Mana Mele Project

Who is up for the exciting challenge of teaching our Hawaiian Charter School youth Mana Maoli’s ‘ABC’s’ – Academics, Business, & Culture – through music and multimedia?

Mana Maoli is currently seeking 3 part time teachers on Oahu and Kaua’i for our Mana Mele Project:

Oahu – Mana Mele Multimedia Instructor ($20/hr, 15hrs/wk, 50wks)

Hakipu’u Learning Center Public Charter School, Kaneohe HI

10hrs/wk instruction, 2hrs/wk prep, 3hrs/wk curriculum development

Minimum qualifications:

  • Strong background in video production, from pre to post-production.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching/working with youth
  • Curriculum Development Background
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Have an understanding of project-based learning and

Job Opportunity on Kaua`i for Mana Mele

Aloha kakou – Please pass this on to all family and friends on Kauaʻi, who may be a fit for this opportunity, or know someone who is..

PT teaching opportunity (4-8hrs/wk) – Mana Mele classes at Kawaikini and KANAKA Public Charter Schools (Lihuʻe and Kekaha)

Who is up for the exciting challenge of teaching our Hawaiian Charter School youth Mana Maoli’s  ‘ABC’s’ – Academics, Business, & Culture – through music and multimedia?

In addition to drawing upon your own strengths, experiences and curriculum, you would involve music and multimedia industry pros as guest teachers, and pilot lessons developed by our … READ MORE!

Mana Mele Academy Updates


Our academy coordinator, Luanna, leads regular primary partner school meetings with instructors and mentors to coordinate and ensure timely completion of curriculum development, programmatic planning and implementation at schools participating in the Mana Mele program.  Some of the other awesome work she’s doing includes surveying instructors, our advisory council, and student to analyze how best to improve the Mana Mele academy curriculum, creating and refining culture-based multimedia music education curriculum modules that are aligned with Common Core Standards, and providing support to our team of instructors.

Aya Orozco Mana Mele

One of the 9 schools we’re fortunate enough to have been able to … READ MORE!

Mana Mele Mentorship Updates


Hālau Kū Māna

papa joe at halau ku mana for mana mele

Hālau Kū Māna students were paid a special visit by long-time musician and MM supporter “Papa Joe”Espinda. Papa Joe has been playing music for decades, as the keyboardist for Butch Helemano, B.E.T, Kawao and many more. Papa Joe spent many years learning various instruments such as `ukulele, keyboards, guitar, and the melodica.

In this mentorship session, Papa Joe taught the haumāna basic and advanced `ukulele techniques, and songs such as Liko Martin’s “Nanakuli Blues” (also known as Waimanalo Blues) and “Hawai’i ’78”.

We’d like to send a BIG mahalo to Papa Joe for volunteering his … READ MORE!