STOI GOV: CULTURAL SPECIALIST

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-19-117
Title STOI GOV: CULTURAL SPECIALIST
Supervisor PRESERVATION MANAGER
Department PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
Rate of Pay DOE/DOQ
Opening Date NOVEMBER 26, 2019
Closing Date DECEMBER 10, 2019

SUMMARY:

The Cultural Specialist works under the guidance of the Preservation Manager and the Principal Investigator. Collecting and recording information regarding traditional cultural properties (TCPs) within and beyond the boundaries of the reservation will be the primary task of this job, along with the transcription of existing archival audio materials. This position will perform research related to TCPs through the use of archival material, audio material, archaeological site files, old transcripts, etc. He/She will be tasked with the compilation of information into reference documents that can be used by future generations as research tools. This position will help the department with naming/typing artifacts contained within the collections as well as other associated objects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Transcribing Salish to English
  • Work with Tribal Elders, confirming and recording pertinent site information
  • Work independently and as part of a team in the accomplishment of assigned tasks
  • Working with the tribal artifact collections to name artifacts in Salish language
  • Recording and evaluation of ethnographic sites on and off the Spokane reservation
  • Safe operation of motor vehicles on- and off-road; safe operation of powered boat in fresh water riverine environment
  • Attend and contribute to technical meetings as needed
  • Participate in burial recovery excavations and documentation of naturally disinterred ancestral remains
  • Proper use of safety equipment and safe practices
  • Minimal overnight travel as required for occasional technical meetings and trainings
  • Public outreach (effectively present cultural information at the Interstate Fair, school educational presentations, and culture week; assist in content and presentation of museum displays); public speaking engagements.

SPECIFIC TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Assisting the Principal Investigator & Collections staff with their field season when needed
  • Must be a self-starter, working alone on various audio projects 
  • Must be able to transcribe interviews from audio sources such as VHS, cassette, reel-to- reel 
  • Must be proficient with a personal computer and Microsoft Office applications
  • Physically able to work in various weather, must be able to hike to various sites if needed
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively, and work well both individually and as part of a team

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma
  • Must be able to speak and have an understanding of the Salish Language
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and be tribally insurable
  • Experience in transcribing Salish to English.
  • The ability to write clear and concise notes is required
  • Knowledge and ability to use personal computers, tablets, and associated software
  • Effective time and resource management skills
  • Ability to walk up to 5 miles per day in various weather conditions (often inclement) and over difficult terrain at times.

 

Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resource Department or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

509-458-6583 or 458-6574 Fax: 509-458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokantribe.com

Applications must be received in the Human Resource Department no later

 than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions with the Spokane tribe of Indians are subject to a 90-day orientation period