Tribal Librarian & Gift Shop Clerk

This position is currently open.




Cultural Preservation

Reports To: 

Cultural Preservation Director

Type of Position: 

Regular Full Time


Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801

General Description

This position reports to the Cultural Preservation Department Director and is responsible for acquiring, preparing, and organizing materials associated with the library and archive collection as well as assisting in the gift shop. 


  • Responsible for providing support by performing a wide variety of services to the public such as registering patrons and helping patrons locate information.
  • Recommend library materials to patrons and refer them to various collections and areas in the library and search for and collect requested materials.
  • Check books and movies in and out using a computer system, process and maintain records of overdue materials, and maintain interlibrary loans and reserves.
  • Shelve and code library materials, train staff to use online catalog, process and maintain periodical files, and maintain the Library Catalog.
  • Add bar-code labels, property stamps, bibliographic labels, bookplates, plastic jackets, tape, appropriate markings to library materials and perform simple repairs on library materials.
  • Order and process new materials and equipment, prepare displays and program activities, and maintain office and library supply inventory.
  • Process and manage all archival and manuscript collections.
  • Assist the gift shop manager, help patrons with purchases and inquiries concerning the gift shop, and assist with projects and events associated with the cultural preservation department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Cultural Preservation Department Director.


  • One year experience of professional archival and library experience.
  • Working knowledge of basic/copy cataloging, library, bibliographic, audio-visual, and computer technology.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices and current standards for efficient archival processing.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with evidence of learning new technologies quickly and effectively.
  • Familiarity with copyright issues relevant to archives.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and in groups, ability to maintain work deadlines, provide quality customer
service, and maintain strict confidentiality of information.
  • Understand the importance of cultural preservation, and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to all situations.
  • Must be professional in demeanor and appearance.
  • Must have a valid driver licenses and be insurable.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
  • Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Posted Date: 

1 month 4 weeks ago