Open Positions With The Estria Foundation

Youth Development • Arts Education • Cultural Preservation • Community Building

Positions

For open job positions, check this page or email Jobs@estria.org with subject title: Job Positions, Your Last Name, Your First Name throughout the calendar year.

Applications accepted via email only. Please no phone calls.

Position: Administrative Assistant

Job Type:  Part-Time
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted: February 2021

The Estria Foundation (TEF) is a nonprofit arts organization that creates U.S. and international public art that inspires local communities to affect social change and environmental impact. We are seeking an administrative assistant based in Honolulu, Hawaii to support the Executive Director and perform various financial tasks. This position is both remote and in-person. This position is anticipated to be 10-15 hours per week. More hours are available depending on the employeeʻs ability to identify needs and take initiative.

TEF follows CDC and Department of Education safety requirements for COVID 19.

 

Mission and Vision
The Estria Foundation creates art in public spaces locally and globally with artists, youth, educators, and activists in order to raise awareness and inspire action in the movement to resolve human and environmental issues. TEF provides several programs serving students K-12, teachers, and young adults.

 

Mele Murals Program
Our flagship program Mele Murals teaches local artists, youth, and community members across the Hawaiian Islands to create large-scale outdoor murals inspired by Hawaiian lyrics (mele). By depicting stories of place, Mele Murals advances the values and spirit of the Hawaiian culture. Mele Murals deepens young artists’ connection to place, to become the storytellers of the land and people.

 

Halau Paheona Program

Our in-school educational program is offered at Kaimuki High School and Kuhio Elementary School. Students are taught meditation, oli, cultural practices, drawing and painting, all with a focus on project-based, culture-based mural making. After-school classes are currently primarily online and are offered to students living anywhere in Hawaii.

 

Administrative Assistant Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The Administrative Assistant reports directly to TEF’s management team
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Process timesheets and coordinate with bookkeeper, accountant, accounts payable
  • Assist in the processing of monthly expenses, reimbursements, and billing
  • Purchasing supplies of office & art supplies and maintaining inventory
  • Assist in preparation of financial reports
  • Communicate with participants and parents of our programs
  • Assist with planning and logistics for programs
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, and forms
  • Maintain filing system
  • Book travel arrangements
  • Generate reports
  • Handle multiple projects
  • Prepare and monitor invoices
  • Take accurate minutes of meetings
  • Other tasks as assigned by the management team

 

Required Qualifications

  • Positive aloha attitude
  • Proven admin or assistant experience
  • Teamwork, discretion and judgment, patience
  • Initiative
  • Understanding of Hawaiiʻs local culture
  • Demonstrate solid professional and personal ethics: respect, honesty, dependability, and integrity
  • Experience in financial record keeping and accounting
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven
  • Extensive experience using MS Office, friendly to Zoom video conferencing, GoogleSuite (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Calendar)
  • Willingness to learn
  • Must live on Oahu and be willing to come into work

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in community organizing
  • Extensive experience in developing an emerging organization
  • Experience working with SPED students
  • Experience teaching students
  • Experience working with DOE system and standards
  • At least three (3) years of experience in running educational programs
  • A love for public art
  • Understanding of Hawaiian history, culture, traditions, and values.

Compensation:  We offer a competitive wage that is commensurate with experience and skills.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to JOBS@ESTRIA.ORG
 with Subject Title: “Admin Assistant: Your Last name, Your First name.”

Position: Art Teacher

Job Type:  Part-Time
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted: January 2021

The Estria Foundation seeks Art Teachers that are based on Oahu, Hawaii to teach our Halau Paheona Art classes. These 2-D visual Art Teachers will be responsible for developing students’ curiosity and ability in creative expression and developing an understanding and appreciation of aesthetics. We are seeking two part-time positions. We invite you to apply if you are a happy person with a passion for art and inspiring students, and can thrive in a creative, team environment.

Mission and Vision
The Estria Foundation creates art in public spaces with artists, youth, educators, and activists to raise awareness and inspire action in the movement to resolve human and environmental issues, while educating and developing youth. We take a long-term, team approach to education and offer programming for all ages from elementary through high school and beyond.

Halau Paheona Program
Our in-school and after-school classes are held several times a week at Kaimuki High School and Kuhio Elementary. Students are taught meditation, oli, cultural practices, drawing and painting, all with a focus on culture-based mural making. Our curriculum is grounded in the Department of Education’s HĀ values and National Art Standards. Our learning model is a blend of project-based, place-based, and culture-based learning.

Most days, we have two or more educators in the classroom, each with different strengths. Others can lead the murals, the Hawaiian culture, and the meditation components. The hired teacher must lead the art education and work closely with our team to integrate our Hawaiian culture curriculum with the art curriculum. Currently, most of the teaching will be online and some classes (most likely in the Spring ʻ21) will be face-to-face with social distancing.

Duties and Responsibilities
As a team, our kuleana (responsibility) includes, but is not limited to, the following.

• Inspire and motivate all of our students
• Increase students’ understanding and skills in oli, Hawaiian culture, hospitality, meditation,
• Write and implement engaging lesson plans
• Teach skills in art, primarily in drawing and painting
• Provide individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying abilities
• Monitor and evaluate each student’s performance
• Maintain records of student attendance, homework, performance, and grades
• Communicate with students, parents, and school staff on pupil progress
• Plan and present art displays and exhibitions of students’ work
• Select and request supplies, books, instructional materials, tools, and aids
• Organize storage areas and control the use of materials and equipment
• Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment
• Be flexible and willing to perform other duties as may be assigned
• Maintaining a safe working environment
• Operate and maintain classroom

Required Qualifications
• Positive aloha attitude
• Demonstrate solid professional and personal ethics: respect, honesty, dependability, and integrity
• Demonstrate a passion for art teaching and learning
• Classroom experience (can include student teaching): 1-year minimum
• Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven
• Ability to inspire trust and confidence, exercise patience and motivate students
• Ability to work collaboratively with others
• Understand a variety of drawing and painting techniques and concepts
• Able to work with watercolor and acrylic or oil paints: dry brushing, staining, layering, underpainting

Big Pluses
• Certified or retired DOE art teacher
• Experience working with DOE system and standards
• Experience working with Special Education Students
• Experience with murals highly preferred
• Leadership skills
• Three (3) or more years of experience in running educational programs
• Ability to lead guided meditation and visualization
• Understanding of Hawaiian history, culture, traditions and values.
• Bachelors Degree in the fields of Education or Art
• Experience as an Art Teacher
• A love for public art and experience in murals
• Extensive experience using iCloud software, video conferencing (Zoom, WebEx, GoogleMeet), GoogleSuite (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Calendar), and DropBox
• Willingness to learn
• Sense of humor

We are willing to train hired Art Teachers in the medium of mural painting. No experience in mural painting required. The Art Teacher reports directly to TEF’s Executive Director and Operations Director and is responsible for Halau Paheona’s mission of consistent achievement.

Compensation: We offer a competitive wage that is commensurate with experience and skills.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to our email JOBS@ESTRIA.ORG
with Subject Title: “Art Teacher: Your Last name, Your First name.”

Submissions via email only. Please no phone calls.

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