Career Opportunities at Red Cloud Indian School

Open Positions:
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To Apply:

Please download the appropriate form as specified in the job description: 

Please send all materials (unless otherwise directed) to: 

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770

Mission Statement: The mission of Red Cloud Indian School (RCIS), a Catholic Institution administered by the Jesuits and the Lakota People, is to develop and grow as a vibrant Church, through an education of the mind and spirit that promotes the values of the Lakota Culture. We strive to educate both the minds and the hearts of the 600 Lakota students we serve, developing the Lakota leaders of tomorrow who will become agents of social change on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Additionally, we minister to the needs of the families through six churches across the Reservation, and we provide cultural education, heritage tourism, and economic development through a vast collection of Native art at The Heritage Center.

Red Cloud Indian School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Institutional Job Descriptions:

All positions are currently filled. Please check back soon.





Open Positions at The Heritage Center:

Gift Shop Manager/Buyer

Department: The Heritage Center
Supervisor: Director of The Heritage Center
Classification: Exempt
Job Status: Full-time

Executive Summary:

Under the direct supervision of The Heritage Center Director, the Gift Shop Manager/Buyer will be responsible for all aspects critical functions of the Gift Shop operations with the overarching responsibility of providing superior customer service, maximizing sales while providing maximum exposure to local artists, and enhancing the mission and image of The Heritage Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provide excellent customer service in a positive manner.
    • Responsible for sales, purchasing, merchandising, shop appearance and maintenance, and general customer service.
    • Identify new national and international wholesale leads, set up a relationship and fill wholesale orders.
    • Assist Director in employment decisions for gift shop employees.
    • Train, schedule, and supervise Gift Shop Assistant and part-time employees.
    • Manage oversight and accountability of the point-of-sale software, with the ability to provide training and support for part-time employees in point-of-sale use.
    • Order new inventory and maintain outgoing inventory within budget constraints.
    • Conduct semi-annual and annual physical inventories.
    • Create fresh and enticing displays.
    • Fulfill telephone and Internet sales.
    • Answer emails regarding sales and general questions about gift shop.
    • Knowledge of inventory and local artists, craftsmen, and vendors in order to provide quality-merchandising purchases, and to develop a positive rapport and reputation.
    • Ability to work in a positive team-like setting and manner.
    • Be self-motivated, dependable, and courteous.
    • Organize and prioritize established goals and accountabilities
    • Filing of inventory documents.
    • Regular monitoring of security camera system.
    • Other duties as assigned by Director.
    • Education and Experience
    • High School diploma or equivalent (Bachelors Degree preferred) and 3-5 years of retail/sales experience, or comparable combination of college degree and experience.
    • Supervisory experience required.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, digital photography, etc.) required
    • Knowledge of point of sale software required.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Cash handling skills.
    • Knowledge of Lakota arts and crafts preferred.
    • Excellent organizational development skills
Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—70% of work time, standing and bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—28% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-20 lbs. 2% of work time.
To Apply:

Open until filled. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Jose Rivera, Director of The Heritage Center
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770



Pastoral Positions:

All Positions are Currently Filled.




Teaching & School Positions:
 (School Year 2014-2015)


5-8 Lakota Language Teacher

Department: Red Cloud Elementary School
Supervisor: Red Cloud Elementary Principal
Classification: Exempt
Job Status: Full-time

Position Summary:  

This faculty member will work in the Middle School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned middle school Lakota Language courses
    • Provide homework assistance to students
    • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
    • Participate in school activities
    • Actively participate in staff meetings
    • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities including grading, assessments and behavior using the Infinite Campus system
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education
    • Endorsements in Lakota Language
Physical Requirements: 
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbsMust be able to climb stairs 
To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and teacher employment application (available above) to:

Ted Hamilton, Superintedent of Schools
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770



Volunteer Positions:
 (School Year 2014-2015)


All positions are currently filled.

For questions, please contact:

Margi Bettelyoun, AmeriCorps Director
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
605/867-5888 ext. 2216



In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-5964 (TOD).

Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota 57770.
Phone 605/867-1105. © Red Cloud Indian School, 2014.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.