Alutiiq Museum Hiring for Two Positions
The Alutiiq Museum seeks two creative people to join its professional staff. We are hiring a Project Manager to assist with cultural education projects, coordinate language programs, track and implement select grant funded initiatives, and lead the museum's volunteers. We are also searching for a Collections and Exhibit Specialist. This person will help to care for objects in the museum, and plan and build exhibits. Both positions are full time and benefited.
These positions will fill vacancies created by current staff members who are leaving the museum for new opportunities. Michael Bach, who has lead the museum’s Alutiiq language programs for the past two years, has accepted a job at the Kodiak Public Library. Natalie Wadle, our Exhibits and Collections Specialist, is taking a little time off before starting a graduate program in museology in Boulder, Colorado next September.
“We are very sad to see these talented friends leave,” said Executive Director April Laktonen Counceller. “The museum has a tightknit staff and we will miss Michael and Natalie. Both of them have contributed so much. Michael developed our new online language archive, created the podcast feature for the Alutiiq Word of the Week, and has been teaching Alutiiq language across the community. He has significantly advanced knowledge and documentation of our ancestral language. Natalie has transformed our gallery with fresh and attractive exhibits, and has been a dedicated supporter of collections project and archaeological research. We are so pleased she is following her interest in museum work to graduate school. We wish them both the very best in their new endeavors.”
People interested in either position can down load a full job description and an employment application on the museum’s website (alutiiqmuseum.org/news). Both positions are open until filled.
The Alutiiq Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of the Alutiiq, an Alaska Native tribal people. Representatives of Kodiak Alutiiq organizations govern the museum with funding from charitable contributions, memberships, grants, contracts, and sales.