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

Retail Sales Associate
SHI is seeking a part-time retail sales associate to work at the Sealaska Heritage Store in Juneau. Associates are responsible for maintaining a high level of customer service for visitors. The position provides retail services for the Sealaska Heritage Store by greeting customers, generating sales, merchandising, developing product knowledge, and following store processes and procedures. ​Please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to or apply through “careers” link. (Job Description)​

Culture and History Director
SHI is seeking a culture and history director to provide management and direction for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s program of ethno historical, cultural anthropological, and social scientific research into topics of Southeast Alaska Native history; sacred and historic sites documentation; subsistence practices; repatriation; and traditional cultural practices, values, beliefs, and knowledge in a wide variety of areas.  Projects may be developed in response to specific issues of public interest related to the sustainability of traditional cultural practices in the Native communities of Southeast Alaska.  Research results will be presented in reports and other media such as web sites that are scholarly in style but are also accessible to the public. The director will also program leadership in coordination with other departments; outside entities such as government agencies, and tribal organizations; and with professional organizations and scholars. Please send resume and cover letter or inquiries to or apply through “careers” link. (Job Description)    

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Contractors

Community Liaison
Sealaska Heritage is seeking a community liaison in Klawock to assist with SHI’s Baby Raven Reads program there. This person will be the point of contact in the community for all communications regarding the project. People who are interested should contact Tess Giant at 907.586.9201 or or (Expectations and Commitments)

Teaching Artists
Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau School District have entered into a partnership to offer Northwest Coast Art opportunities to middle and high school students. We are looking for interested artists to add to a teaching artist roster, which will be used by teachers looking for specialists to join visit their classrooms. These opportunities are flexible and could be one visit class, a series of visits during one semester or whatever fits best for the teacher and artist.   For more information contact Jen LaRoe at or 907.586.9173 or Tiffany LaRue at (Application)