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Cultural Programs Coordinator – Culture and Education Programs
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Coordinates various Culture and Education Programs, including inter-generational cultural identity project (I-Lead) that reconnects AK Native youth to their indigenous traditions and foster a “survival kit” of knowledge based on ancestral ways of living. Cultural Programs Coordinator (CPC) will manage and supervise summer interns. CPC will further be responsible for school/community outreach and daily instruction of cultural education. CPC will also be responsible for coordinating other programs, both grant funded and others. CPC will participate in the development of new programs, including Culture Box Project in preparing comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes, and budgets to help run this project. Perform various coordinating tasks, like administrative duties, and maintaining project documentation and handling financial queries. CPC will follow-up with grant reporting of program activities and credit by choice as well as monitoring of program budgeting and reporting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
I-Lead Summer Interns:
- Develop and implement summer intern program.
- Supervise Summer Interns
- Train interns to serve as tour guide.
- Coordinate programming for Native stories, dances, games, and art to visitors of all ages as part of the Center’s program.
- Assist artists and performers as needed.
- Troubleshoot traditional site exhibits and displays and notify appropriate staff when there are unresolved problems.
- Set up and close down the Center for school, weekend, and summer programs.
- Constant review of budget/understanding of budget requirements, and Objective Work Plan (OWP)
- At the end of each event gather participant evaluation data, compile written report.
- Work closely with Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to plan, coordinate, and select speakers for (4) potlucks and tentative dates.
- After completion of each of the 4 potlucks gather participant feedback. Complete written report.
Culture Box Project:
- Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment, and information
- Manage database, analyze data, and assist with report writing.
- Liaise with clients to identify and define requirements, scope and objectives
- Oversee operations; ensure manpower, coordinate with other ANHC programs; i.e. I-Lead.
- Works with all ANHC departments.
- Make sure that clients’ needs are met as projects evolve
- Oversee project procurement management, ensure materials are stocked as needed.
- Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise.
- Deliver product on time and within budget.
- Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants
- Work with the Director of Cultural & Educational Programs to eliminate blockers
- Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
- Assist in advertising Summer Programing through major media, poster, flyers, email list, web site, social media, e-newsletters, and word-of-mouth.
- Share the successes of the Summer Intern Program with community and project partners via social media, ANHC newsletter, and email.
- College level education with 3-5 years of work experience with progressively more responsible management experience; business degree or closely related degree preferred
- Personal background with Native Alaska art, culture, and history
- Experience in project management, from conception to delivery
- Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management
- Strong client-facing and teamwork skills
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite
- Have basic knowledge of Alaska, Alaska’s history, and Alaska Native cultures.
- Have basic understanding of ANHC’s mission, direction, and history or be willing to receive training.
- This position will interact with culture bearers and elders through direct teaching e.g., classes on firearm safety, first aid and CPR training, hunting, and gathering techniques and will also learn through traditional indirect teaching e.g., storytelling, watching tradition bearers and Elders. They will then be expected to then do it themselves.
- Have basic writing and public speaking skills.
- Have computer skills; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite
- Skill in the use of copier, fax, and other office equipment.
- Willing to learn the operation of all audio and visual equipment.
- Receive direction and guidance from department supervisor
- Work as a team or independently
- Ability to problem solve on own and seek assistance from the supervisor as needed
- Be willing to take leadership responsibility
- Be flexible
- Be willing to travel as needed
- Be able to prepare reports in word and excel
- Be available to work on weekends as needed
- Additional duties as assigned based on needs of the business.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Indoors: Primarily in an environmentally controlled office, on or off-site;
- Outdoors: Ability to work in all Alaska weather conditions.
- Quiet to moderate, with occasional periods of extreme loudness
- Employee is required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
- Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.
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