Vacancy Announcement: HULA INSTRUCTOR


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: Include in the subject line: Hula Instructor Position.

Submission deadline: October 24, 2014.

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