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:
- Hakipuʻu Learning Center (Kāneʻohe) – Video Production, Friday mornings for 2 hours
- Ka Waihona of ka Naʻauao (Nānākuli) – Video Production, any 2 days afterschool for 45-90mins/day
- Kamaile Academy – Music or Video Production, any 2 days afterschool for 45-90mins/day
- Mālama Honua – Video Production, Friday afternoons, 1-2 hours/week
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
- 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!
- 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.