Zisbakdokekage't (3 Sugarbush Workers)
Language & Culture
Mno Mijem Sovereignty Coordinator
Non-Exempt (NE3)/Part Time/Seasonal
$11.00 - $12.93 - $14.86

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 because 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, and 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
  • 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 and ServSafe food handling certifications 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-benefited position.

Apply Online

You are required to register and apply through our online employment portal to be considered for this position. If you require assistance or to apply in person:

Gun Lake Tribe
Administration Building
2872 Mission Dr.
Shelbyville, MI 49344