Mana Maoli Seeks Part-Time Music Instructor

Bringing music to classrooms, Mana Maoli is currently looking to fill a teaching spot at NOELANI ELEMENTARY, available immediately, with a weekly schedule as follows:

MON 8:15-9, 9-9:45 am
WED, THUR, FRI 8:15-9, 9-9:45, 10:05-10:50 am
$25/hr, including 9.75hrs/wk prep time (8.25 hrs instruction, 1.5 hrs prep)

We will also be accepting applications for those interested in filling our guest kumu (‘substitute’) openings. Guest kumu (our preferred term over ‘substitutes’) would be on-call, as needed and available in the areas you live/work, at $30/hr for the following partner schools across Oʻahu and Kauaʻi.

1. Oahu South – Hālau Kū Mana PCS, Roosevelt High, Jarrett Middle, Pauoa Elem, Noelani Elementary, ʻĀnuenue
2. Oahu East – Kamakau PCS, Hakipuʻu Learning Center, Mālama Hōnua PCS
3. Oahu West – Kamaile Academy, Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao
4. Kauaʻi East – Kawaikini PCS, Kanuikapono PCS
5. Kauaʻi West – Ke Kula Niʻihau, Kula ʻAupuni Niʻihau a Kahelelani Aloha

Here is an opportunity to make a difference – via innovative, real world, culture-based education in support of Hawaiian charter school youth. Position is available immediately.

Kuleana: To foster students’ appreciation for music and culture, facilitate development of music skills, and offer a variety of music experiences as they explore education and career opportunities. Instructors will develop curriculum that centers around his/her area of expertise while piloting lessons from a library of place and culture-based curriculum, developed and shared by Mana Mele’s Academy Design Team and instructors.

Minimum Qualifications:
– High School Diploma
– 4+ years experience in the field of music
– Reliable, punctual, strong verbal/written communication skills
– Knowledgeable and respectful of Hawaiian culture – willing to integrate Hawaiian ideology into classroom curriculum
– Lots of patience, passion, perseverance, and aloha!

Preferred Qualifications:
– 4+ years experience in the field of music and/or media production
– BA degree or higher, preferably in Education, Music, or Media
– Strong grounding/proficiency in Hawaiian music, culture, and language
– 2+ years experience in curriculum and program development
– 3+ years of classroom instruction, esp. in Grades K-12, and/or at Hawaiian-focused charter or immersion schools, or schools in areas of high Native Hawaiian populations.
– Knowledge of music literacy and fundamental music theory
– Skilled in culture resources, and Indigenous/Western teaching practices and strategies
– Computer, digital and media literacy

In accordance with Mana Maoli employment policy, candidates for this position may be subject to a criminal background check.

How to apply: Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to recruitment @ Please name your resume and cover letter files as shown below.

FirstName LastName Resume.docx/.doc/.pdf
FirstName LastName Cover Letter.docx/.doc/.pdf

The email subject heading should read as follows, personalized with your name:

Mana Mele Instructor Application – FirstName LastName

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Mahalo nui loa!