Employment & Contract Opportunities


One-Year Term Full-time Education Assistant

ʔaq̓amnik̓ Elementary School, provides an opportunity to work in a smaller, comfortable, and individually focused place for learning.  We have a long-held reputation of providing Ktunaxa culture and language to our students. We aspire to provide an excellent educational and cultural experience for our children and employees while working towards the Community’s Vision: A vibrant, healthy community, speaking our language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).


The successful candidate will assist the classroom teacher create and foster “child centered” environments where the needs of the individual child are recognized and fostered.  The candidate will work within a collaborative team environment, to help deliver lessons and activities that contribute to Individual Education Plans and the Response to Intervention model. Further, the candidate will support the classroom teacher to reach Ktunaxa Language & Culture and classroom goals. This position is for maternity leave coverage and will be from March 30th, 2020 until April 2nd, 2021 (not including summer or spring breaks) or the return of the incumbent.


  • Assist teachers on a daily basis to deliver activities and supervise students. 
  • Lunch-hour supervision.
  • Assist students as they get ready to go outside (helping them with their shoes, jackets, etc.) and ensure students get on the bus.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with children and youth from diverse backgrounds; ability to quickly build rapport and trust.
  • Ability to take and follow direction from Teacher or Principal.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing and able to work as a cohesive team with other school staff.
  • Patient, approachable, flexible and adaptable
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure and quick decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa/Aboriginal culture is an asset.


  • Education Assistant Certification and/or completion of post-secondary in relevant field or an acceptable combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Completion of and possession of valid CPR and First Aid Certificate. 
  • Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check clearance required.
  • Valid Food Safe certificate would be an asset.
  • Class 4 Drivers License would be an asset.

Closing Date:  Tuesday, February 18th, 2020, 4:30 pm MT

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and copy of qualifications to:

Amanda Gnucci, Human Resource Generalist                       Phone: 250-426-5717 ext. 3550                                           

ʔaq̓am                                                                                                      Fax:  (250) 426-8935                                                            

7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5                     Email: 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Full-time Term Early Childhood Educator
ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre

At ʔaq̓am we are dedicated to working toward our community Vision, collaborating to provide quality programs and services to ʔaq̓amnik̓ (the people).   By infusing our Ktunaxa language and culture into the programming at our ʔaq̓amnik̓ Daycare Centre we are laying the foundation for the next generation of strong and healthy Ktunaxa citizens.  Our employees enjoy exposure to Ktunaxa culture and language, a cohesive work environment; we offer excellent benefits and a diverse, dedicated and enthusiastic team!

In collaboration with the Daycare Manager, the Early Childhood Educator will assist the Daycare Centre to do its part in preparing our infants, toddlers and pre-school children of today to become our next generation of Ktunaxa professionals, trades people, parents, chiefs, councillors, artisans and more.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide quality childcare as well as plan and carry out developmentally and age appropriate educational activities to engage children aged 1-5 years in learning;
  • Help children complete daily tasks and routines to gain independence and provide constant feedback and communication to build self-esteem; 
  • Function as a member of our cohesive, positive, flexible and exuberant team, which includes staff, management, parents and community members.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certification and licence to practice;
  • Doctor’s medical clearance letter;
  • Up to date immunization record;
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Vulnerable Sector Check Criminal Record Check;

Preference will be given to candidates who also have:

  • Previous experience in a similar capacity, supervising and working with children; experience developing learning activities would be an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nation community.
  • Food Safe certification.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and copy of ECE certificate and licence to:

Amanda Gnucci,                                                                                                                                                                 
Human Resource Generalist             
ʔaq̓am                                                                                                   Fax:  (250) 426-8935                                                       
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5                             Email: 

Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Term Position: Start date as soon as successful candidate is found until December 18th, 2020.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises Opportunities:



ʔaq̓am Trading is the gas and retail station for the ʔaq̓am Community. ʔaq̓am Trading is seeking a self-motivated, energetic and driven individual to fill the position of Assistant Retail Manager to perform key management functions supporting the store manager.

The Assistant Trading Store Manager is responsible for the following, which includes but is not limited to:

 Direct support to the Trading Store Manager (TSM).
 Assist with hiring, supervision and training, of new and existing employees.
 Promote a culture of customer service!
 Promote and resolve customer needs, in a timely and professional manner.
 Handle aspects of inventory including ordering, shipping and receiving, maintaining accurate inventory records while maintaining adequate inventory in an efficient and timely manner, as directed by the TSM.
 Develop and maintain good contacts and relationships with vendors.
 Implement and enforce established daily operating procedures to ensure the store is clean, adequately stocked, organized, and well kept.
 Ensure all merchandise is stocked and displays are attractive, priced correctly, and displayed in a safe manner.
 Coverage for the TSM during sick days and vacation time off.
 Complete daily paperwork and computer entry in a timely manner as established in collaboration with the TSM.
 Maintain developed procedures in regards to cash/banking management policies.
 Follow and enforce all company policies and established procedures in the store.
 Implement promotions, ensure all POS advertising/signage is properly posted in a timely manner.
 Communicate and perform all price changes, mark downs/ups.
 Enforce permitting, license regulations, and reporting.
 Maintain safety and security procedures pertaining to the store and all employees.
 Assist in all marketing campaigns for the store.


 Satisfactory completion of grade 12
 Excellent customer service and communication skills
 Two years experience in retail store operations
 Physically fit and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs
 Highly motivated and able to prioritize work tasks
 High degree of professionalism when interacting with colleagues, partners, and clients
 Ability to work independently & with a team
 Valid First Aid Certificate preferred
 WHMIS Certification preferred
 Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
 Must be willing to undergo Criminal Records Check and must be “bondable”

REMUNERATION: Salary to commensurate with experience and qualifications

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to: 
Amanda Gnucci, ʔaq̓am Human Resources Generalist
7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook BC
Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date: Friday, February 21st, 2020 by 4:30 pm MST

Thank you to all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Administrative/Events Coordinator

Position Summary:

With direction from the Chief Administrative Officer, the Administrative/Events Coordinator’s focus will be event planning and providing high-level clerical, operational and administrative support to the Organization’s Departments.  Duties include preparing funding applications and reports, correspondence and memos, schedule and organize meetings and events, take and transcribe official minutes, accounts payables for processing and provide relief for front desk reception. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Good event planning and/or project management skills including tracking and monitoring tasks
Good bookkeeping knowledge
Excellent written and oral communication skills within diverse groups from corporate to Community
Strong ethics and ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office 
Excellent typing skills – minimum 50 to 60 wpm
Sound minute taking and transcription skills
Proven customer service skills
Excellent prioritization, organization and time management skills, with attention to detail
Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently
Excellent record and file management skills
Knowledge of Ktunaxa/Aboriginal people and Ktunaxa language and culture
Criminal Record Check
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Education, Training and Experience:

Post-secondary education or a combination of education and experience.
1-2 years’ office and administrative experience

Remuneration:  Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes a favourable benefits package and pension plan.

Please submit your cover letter and resume marked “confidential” to:

Amanda Gnucci, Human Resources Generalist


7470 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7E5;

e-mail: ;

Fax: 250-426-8935

Closing Date: Monday, March 9th, 2020 @ 4:30 p.m. MT - Any applications received after this time will not be considered.

Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 



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