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.
Enrollment Coordinator and Administrative Specialist
Malamalama Waldorf School is seeking an Administrative Specialist to start immediately. This person performs a broad scope of administrative duties ranging from general clerical work to complex administrative coordination and specialized program support. One of the important aspects to the job is working in the capacity of coordinating and implementing enrollment activities.
Position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Sheets; a self-starter who shows initiative and creativity; an appreciation for, and understanding of, Waldorf education.
Combined First/Second Grade Teacher
Malamalama Waldorf School is seeking a Teacher for the 2020/2021 school year whose love for children is complimented by their ability to work well with colleagues and parents. We are looking for individuals with the enthusiasm and commitment to Waldorf Education to be guiding forces in our growing school.
Malamalama Waldorf School is seeking trained, certified Waldorf teachers who also hold a Bachelor degree or higher. Previous Waldorf teaching experience is preferred.
Summer Program Coordinator
This position will organize and run our summer program for children having completed 1st grade through age twelve. The program runs June 22 - August 31, 2020. Typically a rhythmic schedule includes daily art activities, guest speakers and a field trip. If you have a desire to bring incredible learning experiences to children please apply. You will need to pass a criminal background check, medical/TB clearance, hold teacher card with Patch Registry.
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 2020/2021 School Year.
After-School Care Assistant - Grades
Assists the After-School Care Teacher to provide loving care to children ages 6 - 12, following the regular daily program. Hours M-TH 2:00-5:30; F 12:00-5:30
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