The Zisbakdokekage'jek (Sugarbush) position will assist with Language & Culture programs including but not limited to our seasonal Tribal sugarbush. This seasonal employee must be willing to work a flexible schedule as work is dependent on weather conditions. Additional employment beyond the sugaring season may be available and is conditional upon performance.
- High school education required
- Must be in good physical health
- Must be able to consistently lift up to 60lbs as well as bend, walk and stand for extended periods of time
- Must be punctual and reliable
- Must have good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
- Must have a desire to work outside
- Flexible, highly organized and able to work independently
- Ability or willingness to learn to drive utility vehicle
- Ability or willingness to learn to operate all food sugaring equipment
- Must be self-motivated and able to work independently at times
- Ability to work with all age groups
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality according to Tribal, State and Federal standards and guidelines
include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assist with sugarbush efforts that will include, but are not limited to:
- Tapping maple trees, hanging buckets, collection of sap
- Chopping and stacking of firewood
- Testing sugar content of sap
- Operation of traditional and modern evaporating equipment
- Bottling, sugar making and distribution
- Assist in maintaining equipment (Kubota, sugaring equipment, gardening equipment, etc.)
- Work at all seasonal events including but not limited to the Annual Maple Feast and Sugarbush tours
- Assist with the maintaining and housekeeping of kitchen, cafeteria and sugar house
- Assist with the inventory of all equipment and resources
- Assist Language & Cultural Coordinators with work plan tasks related to youth language program activities, cultural program activities and food sovereignty activities
- Travel and training in areas of food sovereignty, seed saving and wild rice restoration may be required
- Assist Language & Culture Department staff with day-to-day activities when needed
- First Aid certification must be obtained within 30 days of hire
- Servsafe food handling certification must be obtained within 30 days of hire
- This position will require non-traditional hours including working evenings, weekends and holidays as required for evening classes, seasonal events, to meet program requirements and deadlines
- This position requires the ability and willingness to travel for work assignments, meetings and continuing education
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely in the field and regularly exposed to adverse weather conditions, mud, etc.
- Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process. The pre-employment process also requires the ability to pass a criminal background investigation and drug/alcohol test.
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians recognizes Native American preference in its hiring and employment policies.
This is a seasonal non-benefitted position.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and application, to be considered for this position. Applicant information may be submitted via mail, fax, in person, by e-mail or through this online portal. Letters may be sent through U.S. Postal Service, must be postmarked no later than the closing date of the posting period.
Please submit your applicant information for the position to one of the following:
Applicant information can be filled out through this online portal.
It can also be brought in person or mailed to:
Gun Lake Tribe
Attn: Human Resources
2872 Mission Dr.
Shelbyville, MI 49344
Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by fax at (269) 397-1786