Cultural Heritage Coordinator

Cultural Heritage Coordinator

Position: Cultural Heritage Coordinator

Reports to: Manager, Territorial Operations

Overall Purpose:

Reporting to the Manager of Territorial Stewardship and the Director of Operations, the Cultural Heritage Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of the Shuswap Indian Band Cultural Heritage Program and related policies for the protection and stewardship of cultural heritage resources. The Cultural Heritage Coordinator is expected to attend internal/external meetings within Shuswap Indian Band territory, including training sessions, field trips, and provide ongoing reporting and supports to Chief and Council and Band membership. The Cultural Heritage Coordinator will work closely with the Manager of Territorial Stewardship, Finance department and Director of Operations to assist with project management, as required.

Responsibilities Include:

  • The Cultural Heritage Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of field technicians for cultural monitoring throughout the territory.
  • Cultural Heritage Coordinator may also provide advice and recommendations to Chief & Council at their request, or as required by the project management.
  • Office administration procedures, including filing, reviewing reports and other technical papers, preparing memos, letters, reports and other correspondence; and drafting proposals, basic accounting management (processing invoices for payment, travel arrangements etc.).
  • Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and primary social media tools; data entry and basic website management (CKK)
  • Understanding of the Shuswap Indian Band’s Human Resources Policy, OH&S Policy and other policies as required by the position
  • Shuswap Indian Band community, and Secwepemc culture and values.
  • Ensure that the Traditional Wellness Steering Committee (TWSC) of the Secwepemc Health Caucus representatives are supported to attend the regular meetings
  • Ensure the Secwepemc Elders Council representatives are supported to attend monthly meetings that happen throughout Secwepemculecw.
  • Support various fundraising events to support Elders/Knowledge Keepers to attend seasonal gatherings, BC Elders Gathering and other events.
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with existing Band policies, standards and procedures;
  • Works as a team to provide comprehensive responses to development referrals that impact SIB Rights and Title in Secwepemc Traditional Territory”.
  • Ability to travel extensively within the Shuswap Indian Band territory;
  • Chair/organize the Knowledge Keepers Council meetings/trips; and
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Manager, Territorial Operations.


  • Grade 12 Graduation or equivalent;
  • Have and maintain a valid BC driver’s license as a condition of employment and have access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Knowledge and Understanding of current First Nations Rights and Title issues that affect land use, government and industry relations;
  • Current case law affecting Aboriginal Rights and Title;
  • Federal and provincial legislation / policies affecting land use and heritage protection;
  • Shuswap Indian Band community, culture and Secwepemc; and
  • Knowledge of the Territorial Operations Strategic Plan, priorities and initiatives.
  • Knowledge of Band office policies and procedures; and
  • Good working knowledge of the provincial lands and resources referral process, the BC and Canada Consultation Guidelines, and the Secwepemc RFA Single Window Access Portal.
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 (or willing to obtain)
  • Transportation Endorsement (or willing to obtain)
  • WHIMIS (or willing to obtain)
  • Bear Aware & Bear Spray training (or willing to obtain)
  • Fire Extinguisher training (or willing to obtain.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with community members, Band staff and technical personnel from government agencies and the corporate sector; and
  • Good computer skills using MS Office software, social media, working knowledge of mapping software, Google Earth etc;
  • Ability to walk/hike long distances, on steep terrain, in various elements and environments;
  • Understand and be trained on how to use a hand-held GPS, and tablet software as required.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Full-time position.
  • Hours of work are typically 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (half-hour unpaid lunch) but may vary depending on activities. May entail weekend work.
  • Must adhere to the Shuswap Indian Band Financial policies and procedures (October 24, 2017).

CLOSING DATE: June 2, 2020, 4:00pm (Mountain Time)

Submit a resume and cover letter to:
Angela Sarsons, Director of Operations, E-mail:
Shuswap Indian Band, RR#2, 3A – 492 Arrow Road, Invermere, BC, V0A 1K2 Or Fax: 250.341.3683