Cultural Preservation Specialist

Position: Cultural Preservation Specialist

Status:  Non-Exempt, on-call, part-time and full-time possibility depending on candidate

Location:  King Cove

Rate of Pay:   $25.46 per hour DOE

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, and personal leave accrual if full-time

Job Summary: 

The Cultural Preservation Specialist (CPS) will work closely with APIA’s Cultural Heritage Department and the Agdaagux Tribal Council to plan, coordinate, and implement cultural projects, events and initiatives, and provide administrative or other support as directed by the tribal administrator or council and APIA’s Cultural Heritage Coordinator. The CPS will participate in training and workshops which may require travel and will conduct research to increase skills and knowledge. Essential functions include but are not limited to: language preservation, culturally-based victim services, collections care and preservation, culture camp assistance or repatriation of objects of remains held in museums.


  1. Unangax̂ culture experience with knowledge of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands history and region     preferred.
  2. High School diploma/GED plus two years of administrative or clerical support and/or engagement in Unangax̂ cultural activities such as art, dance, language, history, or other traditional activities.
  3. Knowledge of office practices and procedures with the ability to operate computers, Windows Microsoft programs and basic office equipment with a minimum typing speed of 40 wpm. Database experience a plus.
  4. Must be able to plan, prioritize workload and perform under pressure when necessary.
  5. Must be organized and self-initiating with the ability to work independently.
  6. Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects with a minimal amount of supervision.
  7. Demonstrate maturity, dependability, professionalism, efficiency and competency in performance of assigned duties.
  8. Demonstrate good listening skills and have competent oral and written communication skills.
  9. Must be neat in personal appearance and attire.
  10. Must be punctual.
  11. Willing to travel and have a valid Alaska Driver’s