Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Lead Culture Teacher

# of Openings
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Job Status
USD $65,151.84/Yr.
Regular Full-Time
Pay Grade
Hiring Manager Title
Tribal School Superintendent


Under supervision of the Superintendent the Lead Culture Teacher will coordinate culture activities for the Muckleshoot Tribal School.


  1. Works with staff to coordinate culture activities, including but not limited to Potlatch and monthly culture night.
  2. Provides reporting to the Superintendent and School Board through updates of the action plans for Muckleshoot Tribal School Culture Activities.  Understands and meets the responsibility of teaching in a culturally appropriate way to enhance and support students towards success in school setting.
  3. Establishes and implements classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.
  4. Gathers cultural arts materials for use in instruction and cultural activities.
  5. Develops skills of Culture Teachers and students in many culturally relevant activities including but not limited to beadwork, weaving, and dance specific to native culture.
  6. Attends and hosts required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary, based on the needs of the school and culture team.
  7. Collects and interprets a variety of data; provides reports and newsletter for administrative purposes.
  8. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.


Required: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Five (5) years teaching or instruction of Native American history, art, or culturally relevant activities and three (3) years supervisory experience and curriculum development experience OR a combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills and allows successful performance on the job. Must be enrolled Muckleshoot Tribal member at time of interview.


Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.


Skill in: Designing and implementing curriculum; teaching; using a computer and standard office equipment; communicating effectively verbally and in writing; listening effectively; problem-solving; conflict resolution; assigning and coordinating work of others; time-management; using relevant equipment and tools needed for cultural projects and activities.


Knowledge of: Principles and methods for curriculum and training design; teaching and instruction for individuals and groups and measurement of training effects; child development; human behavior and performance; learning and motivation; classroom management techniques; Muckleshoot history, culture, and arts; Native American culture and history.


Ability to: Organize activities; read and write; follow verbal and written instructions; work with students in a positive and confident manner; observe safe work practices; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships; arrive to work in a timely manner; attend required training; maintain confidentiality; integrate curriculum in the design, preparation, and construction of cultural items utilizing indigenous processes and practices.


The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have manual and finger dexterity for operation of personal computer and routine paperwork; sit, talk, see, or hear; remain still in designing and implementing cultural activities.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, balance, bend at the waist, crouch, kneel, twist, use foot controls, and operate a motor vehicle; lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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