Employment Opportunities at MWS

Our School Community

Malamalama Waldorf School was founded in 1978 by a group of devoted parents and educators seeking a different educational experience for children in the Puna district of the Big Island. MWS is located in the residential subdivision of Hawaiian Paradise Park, nestled on a 20-acre parcel in a beautiful rainforest setting. In 1979 MWS was incorporated as an independent, non-profit educational and cultural organization in the State of Hawaii. The school is a well-respected member of the Big Island community with over 40 years dedicated to Waldorf Education preschool through 8th Grade. Our graduates regularly go on to hold top academic honors in high school, including graduating valedictorians and salutatorians.  They are also leaders in athletic, artistic, and performing arts endeavors.  


The Big Island of Hawaii is rich in cultural diversity as well as boasting a most unusual volcanic landscape, ranch lands, and beaches. You can surf in the morning and don winter apparel for a jaunt to the summit of Mauna Kea in the afternoon.


On the Big Island, we are blessed with a beautiful natural environment, rich cultural opportunities, temperate climate, relatively low cost of living, and affordable housing options.  The school’s salary together with its generous benefit package supports a moderate lifestyle.  

First Grade Teacher

Malamalama Waldorf School is seeking a First Grade Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year whose love for children is complemented by their ability to work well with colleagues and parents. We are seeking an individual with the enthusiasm and commitment to Waldorf Education to be a guiding force among our school `ohana.

Qualifications: MWS prefers a trained, certified Waldorf teacher who also holds a bachelor’s degree or higher. Previous Waldorf teaching experience is preferred. Salary dependent upon education and experience.

Handwork Teacher - Part-time

Must be able to teach knitting, crochet, sewing, weaving, felting, etc. to children grades 1-8. Waldorf trained preferred. Hours TBD for 2021/2022 School Year. Start date: August 2021.

Grant Writer - Part-time

Seeking a dedicated Grant Writer to research and write proposals for our organization. The Grant Writer will create coherent, organized, and compelling proposals while applying knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to reach income goals. The ability to collaborate with team members is required while assisting with other fundraising projects along with developing relationships with key stakeholders.
The applicant will be:
Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals;
Proficient with Google Apps, MS Office Word and Excel;
Knowledgeable of fundraising information sources;
Excellent in their communication skills, both verbal and written;
Strong in their people skills;
Excellent in their organizational skills;
Able to meet deadlines.
10 hours/week 15 weeks $20/hour

Music Teacher - Part-time

Malamalama Waldorf School school seeks a part-time Music Teacher with experience in music theory, singing, and recorder (ukulele a plus), for 7-9 hours per week teaching grades First through Eighth. Classroom management is a must. Start date: August 2021

Accreditation Coordinator - Part-time

This is an administrative staff position. This position provides assistance to faculty and staff at Malamalama Waldorf School to plan, schedule, and coordinate accreditation activities for multiple accreditation agencies including; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of Noth America (WECAN). The Accreditation Coordinator works cooperatively with the Executive Team, Board of Directors, Faculty, Staff and Parent Body.

To Apply

Interested applicants are required to fill out our employment form above and are welcome to send a letter of introduction, resume, college transcripts, Waldorf certifications, and three references to the Recruiting Committee at Malamalama Waldorf School. HC 3 Box 13068 ● Keaau, Hawaii 96749 ● phone 808-982-7701 ● fax 808-982-7806 E-mail info@hawaiiwaldorf.org

Substitute Teachers

MWS is seeking substitute teachers. On-call M-F. Must pass a background check. Pay $13.33 per hour.

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