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Current Job Openings and Recruitments at SHI:

SHI recruiting apprentices to work with glass artist Preston Singletary
SHI is recruiting apprentices to work with Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary on a clan house screen and two house posts for the Walter Soboleff Building. One to two apprenticeships will take place in Preston’s workshop in Seattle, Washington, over one week in March 2015. Another apprenticeship will be located in Juneau, Alaska in early May 2015. This will be a two-to-three day intensive apprenticeship focusing on the installation of this one-of-a-kind artwork. Apprentices will receive a stipend to cover travel, accommodations and food. Deadline to apply: 4 pm, January 12. For more informant contact SHI’s Arts Assistant Davina Cole: or 907.586.9230. (Full Description)

Education Program Assistant
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is seeking a program assistant for its Education Department. This employee will report to the education director. Duties will include assisting the director in management of all aspects of the department’s projects and activities, coordinating and implementing activities such as programs for youth, maintaining statistical data, providing regular communication with the public about programs, and providing support in program development. Three years of professional work and college degree in education or related field required. To apply, send a resume to Administrative Director Sarah Dybdahl at or 907.586.9234. (Job Description)

Contractual Work at SHI:

SHI occasionally has the need to contract for the following work:

l Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian transcribing and translating
     l Photography  
     l Graphics
     l Proof-reading/editor
     l Formatting and lay-out production
     l Grant writing
     l Grant evaluating

SHI employment and contracting policies give preference to Sealaska Shareholders and Descendants who meet the requirements of the position/contract and whose work/price is competitive. If you are interested in these possible employment/contracting opportunities, please submit your resume to

Sealaska Heritage Institute
ATTN: Human Resources
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 301
Juneau, AK  99801
Ph 463-4844, Fax 586-9293


Other Employment Resources:

USAJOBS (especially good site for people who want to work in federal parks in Alaska and elsewhere. Best time to look for those jobs is January)

Sealaska Jobs

Lands and Shareholder Services Coordinator (Eyak Corp.)

Cultural Survival and Native American partners are launching a campaign to heighten awareness about the importance of revitalizing critically endangered Native American languages before they are lost forever. Target audiences will include tribal governments, foundations, corporations and businesses that employ or serve Native Americans, and Native American casino tribes.  Funds raised as a result of the campaign will be used to provide direct support and technical assistance to critically endangered Native American language immersion schools and other language-learning programs...(more)  

Kensington Gold Mine
The company building the Kensington Gold Mine near Juneau will be hiring craft workers periodically. To check up-to-the-minute job listings, call the TIC employment hotline at 1-800-424-0156. To learn more about the company see
A job posting site for Native American Employers providing career opportunities for Native American and non-Native American job seekers.

Youth Program Planner

Sealaska Corporate Employment Opportunities

Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Employment Opportunities

Goldbelt Native Corporation Employment Opportunities

U.S. Government Job Openings

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Anchor Environmental, LLC

Alaska's Jobs Bank

Workplace Alaska

Alaska Job Center Network

Coca-Cola Internships and Employment

Alaska's People