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

Cultural Heritage & Education Specialist

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


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.


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


• 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

Spending Authority: TBD
Other Authority: N/A

• 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


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.


• 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
  • Compensation
    $23.55 - $30.03