Oct
13
2014

Moʻolelo School Shows

Sign up your students for an exciting learning opportunity!

Engage with professional storytellers from across the Pacific Region, who will be joining PAʻI Foundation for the Moʻolelo Storytelling Festival (November 14-16). They are award-winning performers, each with many years of experience as teaching artists.

Moses Goods III – A highly-respected Native Hawaiian storyteller, playwright and actor from Maui, who you may also know as a Cultural Educator at the Bishop Museum.

Jack Dalton – Yupʻik storyteller of popular Alaska Native tales such as How Raven Created the Land and The Boy Who Ate Too Much, who has taught creative writing to over 30,000 students worldwide.

Brenda Wong Aoki and Mark Izu – Brenda is a San Francisco-based Japanese- American storyteller who tells cultural, funny, and scary stories, with musical accompaniment by her composer partner Mark.

BOOK NOW!

Assembly – Available Nov. 12, 18, 19 Cost: $250

A performance of 60-90 minutes for the entire school or groups of primary, middle or high school students. Includes stories by all three performers and Q&A.

Classroom visits – Available Nov. 12, 18, 19 No charge

Bring all four artists into your classroom or divide them up to visit multiple classes, one per period. Each artist will share a story, discuss storytelling and writing as their profession and answer student questions.

Writing workshop with Jack Dalton – Available Nov. 18, 19, 20, 21 Cost: $500

An entire day with Jack at your school. Start with a performance of 30 to 60 minutes. For the rest of the day Jack visits as many classrooms as you wish for discussions of culture and story, lessons in metaphor, quick writing and vocabulary building exercises, and Yup’ik story dance.

For more information or to book a visit to your school, contact Ed Bourgeois at ed@paifoundation.org or (808)844-2001.

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Oct
10
2014

Vacancy Announcement: HULA INSTRUCTOR

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PAʻI is hiring! We are hiring a hula instructor to lead two new weekly introductory classes in hula kahiko (ancient style Hawaiian dance) and hula ʻauana (modern style Hawaiian dance) at PAʻI Arts & Culture Center.

The successful applicant will have at the minimum:

  • 10-15 years of the study of hula under a master hula teacher
  • 2 years of prior teaching experience
  • A working knowledge of basic hula terminology, Hawaiian language, history and culture
  • ʻŪniki (graduation through the rituals of hula) at the level of ʻōlapa (dancer), hoʻopaʻa (chanter) or kumu hula (master teacher) is preferred but not required
  • Must be proficient in hula and the use of all hula instruments
  • Must be able to teach all ages from keiki (children) to kupuna (elders)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of kinesiology, body alignment and understanding of how the body moves

Salary commensurate with experience. This is a grant-based, part-time and non-permanent position. No health or other benefits. No relocation expenses paid.

Please email your cover letter, current resume, and a list of 3 references with contact information to: ed@paifoundation.org. Include in the subject line: Hula Instructor Position.

Submission deadline: October 24, 2014.

Oct
10
2014

Vacancy Announcement: PROGRAM MANAGER

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PAʻI is hiring! We are looking to hire a Program Manager to oversee the implementation of its 2014-2015 ANA-SEDS (Administration for Native Americans – Social & Economic Strategies) grant.

Applicants should possess:

  • BA degree in arts management, business or related field
  • Familiarity with general business practices, program/grants management, and arts & cultural programs (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple concurrent responsibilities with deadlines and strict reporting requirements
  • Experience with grants management, database management and Federal grants reporting
  • 1-3 years experience working with a non profit or within an artistic field

The Program Manager will work very closely with the Executive Director and a team of project-related staff and volunteers and must also be able to work independently. The ideal candidate should have experience working in the Native Hawaiian community and knowledge of the principles and values of Hawaiian culture.

Salary of $3,333/mo is guaranteed through the end of the grant period (September 30, 2015), with full health benefits. No relocation expenses will be covered.

Please email your cover letter, current resume, and a list of 3 references with contact information to: ed@paifoundation.org. Include in the subject line: Program Manager Position.

Submission deadline: November 7, 2014. Expected hire date: November 21, 2014.

For more information, please see below.

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Oct
3
2014

Lāʻiekawai Auditions

 

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Lā‘ieikawai

Hawaiian Mo‘olelo on Stage

Adpated for the stage and directed by UHM Theatre Professor Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker

The inaugural production in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s new Hawaiian Theatre program. This stage adaptation of the traditional Hawaiian mo‘olelo (story) of Lā‘ieikawai will feature hula, oli (chant), mele (song) and will be performed entirely in Hawaiian. Co-sponsored by the UHM Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language.

Aloha mai e nā hoa makamaka o ka ‘Ō lelo Hawai‘i. Eia nō ke ho‘olaha aku nei ka hale hana keaka ‘o Kennedy i kēia hana keaka Hawai‘i mua loa o nei kahua a me ka ho‘omōhala ‘ana a‘e o ka polokolamu hana keaka Hawai‘i o ke ke‘ena Theatre & Dance. He mo‘olelo hana keaka no Lā ‘ieikawai, ka hiwahiwa o Paliuli, ka wahine o ka li‘ulā. E like nō me ka hana a Ka Hālau Hanakeaka, e lawelawe ‘ia ana ka hana keaka ‘o Lā‘ieikawai ma ka ‘Ō lelo Hawai‘i. E naue pū mai a e luana like pū mai i ke ka‘ao ‘ana o kēia mo‘olelo kaulana o ka wā kahiko.

***IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR THE PLAY, AUDITIONS ARE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 AND MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 AT THE KENNEDY THEATRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA.***

For more information on the auditions, please see the image below.  If you have any questions, please email Hailiʻōpua Baker at tbaker@hawaii.edu.

Laieikawai Audition Notice

Oct
2
2014

Looking for Vendors!

We are looking for vendors for this year’s PAʻI Kakaʻako Arts & Makahiki Fest.  The event will take place on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Mother Waldron Park from 9 am to 4 pm.

From 9 am to 12 noon, there will be a makahiki festival going on for the keiki, and from 12 noon to 4 pm there will be live entertainment.  We will also be partnering with Street Grindz, and we will have food truck vendors parked along side the park.

If you are an arts and/or crafts vendor and are interested, please take a look at the vendor application by clicking here.

Should you have any questions please email Kaʻiu at mamo.pacc@gmail.com.

Mahalo!