Music or Video Production Instructors/Mentor – 4-8hrs/wk

Do you have a passion for, or experience in music or multimedia, and working with youth? Here’s a way to channel that passion into action! We are adding the following year-long classes at partner charter schools, starting January, with Professional Development sessions mid-November and December:

  • Oahu Video Production Instructor
  • Jarret Middle School – Music, 4:15-5:30p, any 2 days weekly afterschool

Starting $25/hr for instructional and prep time, as well as trainings and meetings.


INSTRUCTORS of year-long classes focus on teaching the Mana Mele ABC’s – Academics, Business and Culture – through music or multimedia. Deliverables include a course syllabus, an instructor log (including feedback on lessons piloted), and pre/post assessment results. Instructors receive 33% of instructional hours as paid prep time (e.g. 3hrs instruction = 1hr prep).

MENTORS provide mentorships focused on a specific area, e.g. ʻukulele, singing, sound engineering, video production. Deliverables include a mentorship planning and reflection form. Mentors receive 20% of instructional hours as paid prep time.

While deliverables and area of focus may vary, instructors and mentors both have the following kuleana:

  • Music OR multimedia instruction to Hawaiian charter, immersion and DOE youth; preparing and implementing lesson plans; class management (classes range from grade K-12); facilitating rehearsals and performances; completing logs and issuing assessments; 
  • Foster students’ appreciation for music or multimedia, and Hawaiian culture and values
  • Facilitate development of music or multimedia skills
  • Offer a variety of music or multimedia experiences as they explore education and career opportunities
  • Develop new or tailor existing culture-based curriculum focused on your area of expertise, and implement in year-long afterschool or elective classes
  • Utilize student-centred classroom management and differentiation methods (culture-based methods are encouraged)
  • Prepare students for hōʻike (showcase) opportunities
  • Attend at least 3 paid Professional Development sessions annually

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • 4+ years experience in the field of music or multimedia
  • 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: 

  • BA degree or higher, preferably in Education, Music, Video Production or Hawaiian Studies
  • 4+ years experience in the field of music and/or media production
  • Strong grounding/proficiency in Hawaiian music, culture, and language
  • 2+ years experience in curriculum and program development
  • 3+ years of classroom instruction, especially 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
  • Skilled in video conferencing software i.e. Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, etc.