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.  

Japanese Language Teacher

Join our 'ohana and teach Japanese to Grades 1 - 8 in a small classroom setting.


School year runs August 18 - June 4 for the 2020-21 school year.

Kitchen Manager -

This position will organize, shop and complete documentation for our food program for the preschool. 10 hours per week.

After-School Care Lead - Early Childhood Program

Afterschool Care Lead in our Early Childhood Program with a Teacher Card; Prefer Director/Teacher qualified. The regular daily program provides care to 3 - 6 year olds Mon. - Thurs. 2 - 5 pm and Friday 12 - 5pm. Working Hours TBD.

After-School Care Assistant - Early Childhood Program

Afterschool Care Assistant in our Early Childhood Program; needs to be assistant qualified.  The regular daily program provides care to 3 - 6 year olds Mon. - Thurs. 2 - 5 pm and Friday 12 - 5pm. Working Hours TBD.

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 2020

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. Start date: August 2020.

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

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