Sealaska Heritage


Working at Sealaska Heritage

Sealaska Heritage is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, and parenthood. As an Alaskan Native owned employer, we recognize and support shareholder hire in accordance to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) law; therefore, when two candidates are equal qualifications the shareholder will get preference. The best-qualified applicant is our focus when a hiring decision is made.

Job Openings

Media Technical Specialist
SHI is seeking a media technical specialist who will be responsible for shooting and editing videos, backup photography, updating two websites, developing live broadcasts of SHI events, and lending technical support for audio/video systems. Please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to or apply through “careers” link. (Job Description)

Culture and History Director
SHI is seeking a culture and history director to provide management and direction for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s program of ethno historical, cultural anthropological, and social scientific research into topics of Southeast Alaska Native history; sacred and historic sites documentation; subsistence practices; repatriation; and traditional cultural practices, values, beliefs, and knowledge in a wide variety of areas.  Projects may be developed in response to specific issues of public interest related to the sustainability of traditional cultural practices in the Native communities of Southeast Alaska.  Research results will be presented in reports and other media such as web sites that are scholarly in style but are also accessible to the public. The director will also program leadership in coordination with other departments; outside entities such as government agencies, and tribal organizations; and with professional organizations and scholars. Please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to or apply through “careers” link. (Job Description)

Retail Sales Associate
SHI is seeking a part-time retail sales associate to work at the Sealaska Heritage Store in Juneau. Associates are responsible for maintaining a high level of customer service for visitors. The position provides retail services for the Sealaska Heritage Store by greeting customers, generating sales, merchandising, developing product knowledge, and following store processes and procedures. Please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to or apply through “careers” link. (Job Description)

Elder Cultural Specialists
Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau School District are seeking Elder Cultural Specialists for the Tlingit Culture Language and Literacy (TCLL) program at Harborview Elementary. The Elder Cultural Specialist will work with the classroom and language teachers to provide support for language and cultural activities. The Elder Cultural Specialist will work within the Kindergarten through 5th grade TCLL classrooms. This program requires a time commitment of 4 hours a day, 5 days a week for 37 weeks. This role constitutes a pay rate of $35 an hour. If you are a Lingít first-language speaker and are interested in joining the TCLL teaching teams, please complete and submit an application to the education director, Kristy Dillingham. Applications can be submitted by email at or fax: 907.586.9293 or mail or in-person at Sealaska Heritage, S. Seward Ste. 201; Juneau, AK 99801 by August 9, 2019. (Application)    

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Contractors

Teaching Artists
Sealaska Heritage and the Juneau School District have partnered to offer Northwest Coast art (NWC) opportunities to high school students. We are looking for interested artists to add to a teaching artist roster, which will be used by educators seeking specialists to join their classrooms. These opportunities could be one class, semester long or whatever fits best for the teacher and artist. Artists will be paid an hourly rate based on teaching artist experience.

Your application will be reviewed for approval. If approved, your name and information about the art forms you teach will be added to an online teaching artist roster of NWC Native artists. You will then be contacted when a teacher is looking for assistance in their classroom.

For more info, please contact or 907-586-9257 or Tiffany LaRue at (Application)