SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for attracting funds to cover the cost of the Yupiit Piciryarait Museum and collections maintenance. Fund raising activities will include but are not limited to grant writing, museum promotion, and partnerships. This person will work closely with local, regional, and federal organizations. The Coordinator must be well-organized, understand the Yupiaq culture of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, and be able to facilitate meetings with partners.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Museum
  • Launch a sustainability initiative for the museum through planning activities, the development of an Advisory Board, proposal development, grant writing, museum promotion, and inter-departmental partnerships.
  • Supervise all aspects of the museum’s collections, exhibits, and staff
  • Provides specific services in the preservation, conservation, and registration of artifacts; conceptual design of museum exhibitions; conceptual design of cultural activities and events of the Museum.
  • Determines and maintains exhibition and storage needs for artifacts.
  • Establishes day-to-day management systems, environmental controls and emergency planning for fire and security.
  • Participates in projects with other staff and carries out assigned tasks to completion.
  • Conducts tours with students, tourists, and the general public in the exhibits and gallery.

QUALIFICATIONS: The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have strong proposal development skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires a thorough understanding of the culture of the Tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region.  Strong written, oral and analytical skills.  Bilingual Yup’ik/English strongly preferred.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Development, Business Administration, or a degree related to museum studies strongly preferred. Minimum of successful work experience in program development and must be willing to participate in training for job skills development.  Must be able to design and implement processes to guarantee a sustainable operating budget to maintain the museum. Must have experience in proposal development, grant writing, partnership development, preservation, conservation and registration of artifacts.


This position is a Grade 6 and has a Salary Range of:  $56,328 – $84,492

Job Posting Expiration Date: June 30, 2022

We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired we may advertise an additional 30 days.