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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.

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.

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

Assistant Purchasing Agent

Summary of Position:
The Assistant Purchasing Agent is responsible for aiding the Purchasing Agent in purchasing and other accounting activities.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the purchases of equipment, supplies or services necessary for the operation of the organization.
  • Matches all invoices to purchasing documents and codes accordingly, contacts vendors if there are any discrepancies.
  • Verifies approval and coding of non-campaign invoices and enters into accounting system.


  • Must be able to enter data accurately and have basic computer knowledge
  • Must be able to manage time and stress levels
  • Must be organized, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines and be detail-oriented
  • Must have at least two year accounting degree or two years of previous bookkeeping experience

Planned Giving Associate

Summary of Position:
The planned Giving Associate is responsible for supporting the Planned Giving Department with office and administrative activities.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assists with mailings including stuffing envelopes
  • Files paperwork as necessary
  • Prepares packets of materials for upcoming events
  • May call donors as directed


  • Must possess the ability to type
  • Strong communication skills — both verbal and written


  • Approximately 10 hours a week
  • Monday — Friday
  • Flexible schedule

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