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

Education Conference Planning Administrative Assistant
SHI is seeking an education conference planning administrative assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative support for the Education Department, Thru the Cultural Lens programs’ conference planning committee. This is a full-time position which starts immediately and lasts until mid-August. Please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to or apply through “careers” link. (Job Description)

Culture Administrative Assistant
SHI is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to provide admin support to the institute’s Culture & History Department. Among other things, this employee will lead or assist with planning, coordination, and facilitation of events, projects, and programs, including lectures and meetings of the Council of Traditional Scholars. Please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to or apply through “careers” link. (Job Description)

Finance Associate
SHI is seeking a finance associate to provide accounting and administrative assistance to the administration office and other departments at Sealaska Heritage. This employee will assist with certain aspects of the accounting cycle including purchasing and receiving, accounts payable, depositing of funds, payroll and related reporting; disburse scholarship awards & process refunds; and  assist the retail director with reporting/depositing of daily sales and assist with physical inventory at year end, among other things. Please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to or apply through “careers” link. (Job Description)

Construction: Interested in working at the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus?

Employment opportunities vary by trade.  Dawson Construction has union agreements for some of the trades, which limits the pool of workers to the union hall. The following trades do not have union agreements. Interested workers who have commercial construction experience should contact Dawson or subcontractors to inquire about work:

•             Union/Non-union Carpenters (Dawson)

•             Iron Workers (Dawson)

•             Laborers (Dawson)

•             Electricians (Anderson Bros)

Other trades will be hired through the union hall, but Dawson has encouraged Native hire from the hall. Shareholders applying with the union hall should express interest in the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus.

You can apply online at and/or contact Patrick Shanley at 907-780-1500 for more information.  Demand for workers fluctuates depending on the work phase of the project.     

Requests for Proposals

SHI is seeking proposals from artists to create illustrations for Alaska Native children’s books targeted to children ages 5 and under. The books are part of SHI’s award-winning Baby Raven Reads program, which promotes pre-literacy, language development and school readiness for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5. Twenty-nine books have already been published through the program. (Apply)