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We're always looking for great team members!

We're always looking for great team members!

Working at St. Joseph's Indian School is a blessing and a gift to the Native American children in need we serve.

Thrift Store Associate

Summary of Position:
The Thrift Store Associate is responsible for those activities involved with receiving, sorting, sizing and pricing parcels for resale in the Thrift Store as well as assisting the store’s customers and displaying merchandise.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Sorts, prices and professionally displays merchandise in the Thrift Store.
  • Merchandises and markets inventory to the public.
  • Maintains a store that is clean, organized and appealing to the public — noting items in need and sharing this information with the Thrift Store Lead.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Basic computer skills required

Museum Associate/s

The Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center is looking for responsible person/s who would like to work in the Museum during our summer schedule.

Summary of Position:
The Museum Associate is responsible for greeting visitors, conducting tours and transacting sales in the museum Gift Shop.

Conditions of Work:
This position will be 30-40 hours per week beginning April 1 through October 31 and requires working weekends and summer holidays. Dress code required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicant must have strong interpersonal and communication skills; must like working with the public.

Classroom Paraprofessional

Summary of Position:
The Classroom Paraprofessional is responsible for assisting the classroom/special education teachers with the implementation of the general education program, while acting as a contributing member of the school.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Conveys clear behavioral expectations to students and monitors compliance.
  • Tutors students individually or in small groups as assigned by classroom teacher or special education teacher.
  • Assists teachers in the classroom and prepares materials for display as scheduled or requested.


  • High School Degree (preferred) or GED

Records Management Intern

Summary of Position:
The internship introduces the student to the challenge of managing library records in a museum setting. The project consists of inventorying and digitizing materials in the Akta Lakota Museum Research Library and St. Joseph’s Indian School memorabilia housed in the Akta Lakota Museum.

The intern will be responsible for organizing the collection of newspaper clippings, books and photographs and creating a working inventory. The intern will also be responsible for determining the condition of the items in need of conservation.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Inventories the current collection of research materials.
  • Carries out related data entry in the Museum’s collection database, PastPerfect, specifically for museum’s collections and libraries.
  • Completes appropriate housing for items currently un-housed.
  • Reports which objects are still in need of digitization, cataloging, etc. at end of internship period.


  • The qualified intern will demonstrate an ability to work independently and to attend to the details of the project
  • Good organizational skills and technical ability
  • An interest in history, library science, or museum studied required

Child Services Staff (Residential Staff)

  1. Single or married
  2. Strong role models
  3. Emotional and physical support
  4. Family-oriented
  5. Two staff members per home (12 students)
  6. 10 month contract
  7. Rotating schedule (six days on/three off)

We welcome all qualified applications and will keep on file for one year.

To apply, please send resume to:

St. Joseph's Indian School HR Dept.
Attn: Melissa
PO Box 89
Chamberlain, SD 57325