Cultural Interpreter (SHI)

Street
105 S. Seward Street
City
Juneau
State
AK
Category
Administrative/Clerical - Assistants/Clerks
Job ID
2022-2648

Overview

The position is responsible for providing cultural interpretation and guidance to visitors to the Walter Soboleff Building.

Responsibilities

  • After in-house training on Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian culture and traditions, provide cultural interpretation and guidance to visitors.
  • Answer questions of visitors.
  • Ensure visitors adhere to building and exhibit rules regarding food and drink.
  • Guide visitors through exhibits, explaining history and culture of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people as related to three interactive exhibits and Celebration juried art show.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High degree of initiative
  • Excellent oral communication skills

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

The position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position’s duties are performed at the Walter Soboleff Building. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

 

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This position regularly requires long hours and frequent weekend work.

 

TRAVEL

No travel is expected for this position.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Student in good standing of a local school district; or
  • High school diploma or equivalent plus one year of college

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in public speaking and assisting the public
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Knowledge of Alaska Native cultures

 

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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