Mentor – Music

1 Part-Time Temporary Position


Piha Me Ka Pono - Kohala, Hawai‘i Island


Project Director

Primary Purpose

Provide mentoring services to students in grades 6 -12.

Essential Duties

  • Engage students in a learning process over the course of time that includes skill acquisition and core value attainment;
  • Teach students how to read music and to play in a group setting;
  • Determine students’ other interests, e.g. how to compose songs, and provide guidance on how to do it.  (If the mentor is unable to teach the areas of interest, the mentor should seek out community members who are willing to share their knowledge);
  • Provide venues for the students to perform publicly;
  • Schedule and conduct regular meetings (4 hours minimum per week during the school year and 7 hours minimum per week during the summer break) with 6-8 mentees;
  • Ongoing use of formative assessments to gauge participant progress;
  • Prepare and guide mentees for mentorship presentations;
  • Prepare submittal of monthly progress reports and attendance at monthly staff meetings;
  • Maintain documentation of mentorship progress and skill acquisition;
  • Integrate math, science and reading skills within mentorship instruction;
  • Facilitate student work on a community service project.

Other Duties

Other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, those related to instruction and assessment

Work Hours

Five (5) hours per week during the school year, with a minimum of four (4) hours per week of on-site contact with students. 
Nine (9) hours per week during the summer break, with a minimum of seven (7) hours per week of on-site contact with students.

Working Conditions

  • Mainly working onsite at mentorship site;Some work in classroom setting;
  • Travel to classroom and mentorship site required;
  • Position requires regular and predictable attendance;
  • Majority of work hours will be after school, evenings and weekends.

Equipment Use

Computer and/or laptop, printer, scanner, copier, fax machine, office and/or cell phone/blue tooth, musical instruments such as ‘ukulele and keyboard, and other related equipment.

Mental, Physical, and Communication Demands

  • Consistent adherence to the practice of PIDF’s five core values that are used as a guiding force in the success of all of its programs;
  • Be keenly aware of and attentive to program participants;
  • Must analyze and problem solve issues;
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills;
  • Must be able to cope with stress that may be induced by the situations of our clients.
  • Requires lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis;
  • Must be able to sit and work on floor; kneel and bend.
  • Must exhibit courteous and professional demeanor towards program participants, staff and administration via verbal, written, physical, and electronic correspondence;
  • Requires good oral and written communication skills;
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required;
  • Minimum of three (3) years on-the-job experience in music field;
  • Minimum of three (3) years working with and mentoring students;
  • Working knowledge of personal computer software applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Ability to play musical instruments, e.g. ‘ukulele and keyboard;
  • Must have access to a vehicle, have a valid driver’s license, a safe and responsible driving record, and current no-fault auto insurance, with at least the $100K in bodily collision per person and $25K in property damage liability.

All positions require that the incumbent have no convictions of any crime against a child or other vulnerable person. We conduct periodic criminal background checks as a condition of employment.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.