This position is for the following schools:

To Start Immediately: Mālama Honua Public Charter School – Classes would be held during school on Thursdays from 8:30am-1:30pm (6 classes total) for students grades 3-8.

Starting Mid-March 2024: Pauoa Elementary School – Classes would be held after-school twice a week from 2:15-3:30pm (Mondays and Fridays, or other days may be possible), for students grades K-2 or 3-5. 

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference via innovative, real world, culture-based education alongside Hawaiʻi’s music and multimedia industry professionals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma 
  • Must live on Oʻahu and have reliable transportation
  • Strong music background    
  • Reliable and on time 
  • Strong desire to work with Hawaiian community in a Hawaiian cultural context and engage with youth
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and/or strong respect for Hawaiian culture – willingness to learn more, and integrate into class instruction
  • Lots of patience, passion, perseverance, and aloha!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Hawaiian language, music and/or culture
  • Teaching experience
  • College degree or certificate in Education, Music or related fields
  • Curriculum and program development experience

Compensation: Starts at $25-30/hr. Besides instructional hours, kumu are also paid for additional work including the following:

  • Prorated class prep time
  • Time spent completing deliverables                                                                                                                       
  • Participation in mandatory and optional professional development (“PD”) workshops  
  • Quarterly check-in meetings
  • Events and kanipila involving our youth
  • Video Lessons