Cultural Heritage & Education Specialist

Cultural Heritage & Education · Juneau, Alaska
Department Cultural Heritage & Education
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $23.55 - $30.03

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Cultural Heritage & Education Specialist


INFORMATION
Job Class: Specialist 

Department: CHE

Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 8 – 9

Prepared by: S.Dybdahl/J.Wise
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 10/1/2020

 

PURPOSE
The Cultural Heritage & Education (CHE) Specialist, with guidance from the CHE Director and Coordinator, will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Language Digital Archive.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports To: Cultural Heritage & Education Coordinator
Supervises: Up to 2 FTE
Liaison To: SE Indigenous Language Digital Archive Advisory Committee, Tribal Citizens, Internal/External Partners

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Assist with establishing and coordinating of the Tlingit & Haida Digital Archive Advisory Committee
• Manage the selection, preparation, and transport of Indigenous language resources for digitization or reformatting from analog to digital
• Implement a digital archive management system in accordance with industry standards and practices
• Responsible for metadata, digital file management and digital preservation
• Process, digitize, and preserve digital archive materials and collections according to best practices and industry standards including, but not limited to text, audio, and video recordings
• Oversee and develop catalog of archive holdings
• Assist in developing outreach and training materials for archive users
• Collect data and statistics; assist in compilation of grant reports
• Create and maintain partnerships with private and public sectors and key stakeholders
• Research and pursue in-house, State, and Federal funding opportunities to secure funding
• Create and maintain paper and electronic file management systems
• Maintain strict confidentiality
• Conduct surveys to determine the success and effectiveness of Tlingit & Haida Digital Archives
• Other duties as assigned

DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Spending Authority: TBD
Other Authority: N/A

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge and principles and theories in the field or program and ability to apply in situations or problems of moderate complexity with minimal supervision
• Ability to analyze and interpret information from multiple sources including but not limited to statutes, program regulations, and financial reports
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent persuasive and interpersonal communication skills
• Excellent computer skills including but not limited to the MS Office Suite programs, and databases
• Ability to prepare grant applications
• Working knowledge of OMB, A-87 requirements
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Strong supervision skills

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Associate Degree in library or museum services or related field
• 2 years’ experience as a Technician in a related field
• Valid Driver’s License

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Bachelor’s degree and/or a combination of relevant education, training, and experience
• Knowledge of Southeast Alaska Indigenous cultures, ethical practices, privacy concerns, and copyright issues as related to cultural resource management
• Support a culture of inclusion and diversity

 

UNUSUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS
The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.

 

CONDITIONS OF HIRE:
• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Cultural Heritage & Education
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $23.55 - $30.03