The PA is a full-time position (30-40hrs/wk) and assists leadership of our Hui Hoʻomohala (Program Team) by providing administrative, logistical and programmatic support for our kumu (instructors/mentors), planning school and program-wide services and events, data collection/reporting, and more. 


The PA plays a strong support role in:

  • Planning, coordination, management and support of program aspects of MM projects, including:
    • Year-long and short-term music & multimedia classes & mentorships
    • Artist & Mobile Studio School Visits 
    • Off-Campus Internships in the Creative Industries
  • Data collection, documentation, analysis i.e., take photos/videos and track attendance at hōʻike (class/school performances) 
  • Planning Professional Development for kumu/mentors
  • Collecting kumu/mentor deliverables, logs, invoices
  • Classroom support for MM Kumu as needed
  • Assist with finding substitutes and coverage for Mana Mele kumu as needed
  • Event support – logistics, communication, on-site support
  • Maintain, update, file program-related documents

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must live on Oʻahu
  • College degree (BA or higher)
  • At least 2 years experience related to administration, project management, and/or education.
  • Highly organized, i.e. able to quickly prioritize tasks, proficient in task management
  • Strong desire to work with Hawaiian community in a Hawaiian cultural context and engage with youth
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Available for 40hrs/wk during school and afterschool program hours: M-F,  8:30am-5:30pm
  • Excellent people skills – able to work with a wide range of people and learning styles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, and Google drive

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, music and/or various aspects of Hawaiian culture
  • Experience teaching and/or working with youth, especially Hawaiian and low-income youth, and/or Hawaiian nonprofits
  • Experience teaching music and/or Hawaiian language or culture
  • Networks related to the fundraising and/or implementation of the Mana Mele Project
  • Skills and experience related to 1 or more of the 4 areas of mentorship – music, engineering, video production and communications (TV, radio, news) 
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Asana
  • Experience writing and managing grants

When applying for this position, in addition to attaching your resume and cover letter, please include your responses to the following questions in the body of your email:

1) What is your typing speed?

2) Please give an honest self-assessment of your strength in the following – from 1 (no experience/skills) to 10 (just a notch shy of perfect):

a) Google Docs

b) Google Sheets/Excel

c) Asana or equivalent Task Management Software

d) Event Planning/Implementation