Closes: December 2, 2019 at 8:59pm PST
Department: Historic Preservation
Under the direction of the Tribal Historian conducts research into Tribal History. Assists Collections Management Lead with acquiring, preserving, and making accessible to the Puyallup Tribe, its membership, and others, records of on-going value in any format which reflect the cultural, social, economic, and political history of the Puyallup Tribe. Works with outside agencies to retrieve and study historical documents and cultural resources. Assists with archiving files and data into searchable computer database for Tribal employees and other researchers to access.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in the collection of both audio and visual material to enhance department collections including oral history of tribal members.
Collects, researches, compiles, organizes, scans, sets-up files, and records data into computer database.
Performs extensive research of the Tribe’s history, timelines, important dates, events and members.
Assists in preservation and security of items of historical importance to the Tribe.
Travels to schools, businesses, and other organizations to share Tribal history.
Actively participates in presentations and accurately answers in-depth questions from an audience concerning the Tribe’s history.
Through extensive knowledge of audio programs, transfers audio material to various digital data storage devices.
Works with Tribal Historian and Archivist to evaluate and prepare recommendations regarding designation of permanent records or disposition of inactive records.
Assists with genealogy requests.
Assists Collections Management Lead and THPO with museum displays, content for displays and maintenance of museum display artifacts.
Scans Tribal photo collections to various digital storage devices, digitally restores old photographs. Under the guidance of the Tribal Historian and Archivist, becomes familiar with cultural, social, economic and political history of the Puyallup Tribe in order to advise and supply available materials and information to Tribes, government agencies, scholars, journalists and other conducting research for the Puyallup Tribe.
Creates multiple databases to log important files and information. Collects, researches, compiles, organizes and records data into computer database.
Requests pertinent materials available in libraries, private hands, and other archival organizations. Attends community/Tribal events and records events using photography and/or video.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications and Requirements
Education and/or Experience
Associates degree (A.A.) in a related field that demonstrates the ability to perform extensive research or an equivalent combination of HS Diploma/GED and two years related work experience and demonstrated ability to perform extensive research. Required to demonstrate intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Adobe.
Knowledge and working experience with museum software (PastPerfect,) and be able to implement them into our extensive archival preservation needs preferred. Experience with professional citation methods preferred.
Must have demonstrated ability to set up and operate a computer and printers, audio equipment, visual equipment and sound reinforcement equipment, recording equipment, microfilm equipment, microfilm viewer/printer, digital still frame and video cameras and copy machine preferred.
Preferred experience using the following computer hardware and software:
s Windows 200/XP and Apple OS X or newer
s Paint Shop Pro and Adobe Photoshop
s iMac Photo Editing and Movie Programs
s Scanners/Printers/Copying Machines
s Microphones, Digital Cameras and Video Recorders
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Licenses or Certificates/Other
Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license. Driver’s license must not contain any restrictions that would prevent the employee from driving a GSA vehicle.
Strong interpersonal skills are required to work with the general public who inquire into the Tribe’s history.
Strong organizational skills are required.
Ability to work independently. Must be self-motivated.
Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.
Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.
The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level is low to moderate.
The physical exertion is low to moderate.
Work is performed in an office setting.
There are frequent contacts and interruptions during the day.
Requires stamina to work in a team environment in shared workplace.
Requires local travel to meet with other organizations and to perform outreach duties.
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law
- Pay Type Hourly
- Tacoma, WA, USA