Contract Opportunities

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) practices Indian Preference in hiring and awarding of contracts.


natural resources department

Volunteer/Intern Opportunity for Shorebird Monitoring 

The Natural Resources Department is looking for volunteers and/or interns to monitor the presence of and minimize disturbance to state and federally listed coastal nesting birds (defined here as Piping Plovers, Least and Common Terns) along approximately 7,000 linear feet of Lobsterville Beach. The tasks involved in this work may include the following according to state and federal guidelines:
Regular monitoring and management, including symbolic fencing and signage to protect nests and scrapes, as
needed, on all sites based on presence of potential nesting habitat and/or presence of birds, as determined by MA NHESP.
Pre- and/or during nourishment monitoring for the presence of nesting birds IF operations are taking place on or after April 1.
Post-nourishment monitoring to determine the presence of nesting birds on all sites nourished at the start of this agreement.

Training will be provided and a stipend may be available. To apply, please contact the Natural Resources Department. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

The Natural Resources Department wants to update or create a contract with you!!

Throughout the year, the NRD has projects in a variety of areas such as landscaping, boat and engine repair, hauling, electrical, construction, plumbing work, video production, video editing and even professional writing and editing. If you or your company desires to have a contract rate on file with the department, it allows us to get quick bids for smaller projects that need to be completed. If you have a skill or certification for service, we want to know.

Please contact Bret Stearns for further information. If you already have a contract on file, it is likely expired, and we will be contacting you for renewal.

Request for Proposals for development of the
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)’s
Radon Guidebook for Tribes

The Natural Resources Department is seeking proposals for a project leading to the development of the Radon Guidebook for Tribes under the EPA’s Radon Program. This guidebook should include best practices for Radon mitigation, including input from federal experts, and promote streamlining of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for radon testing to promote the sharing of regional radon-related data.

Please provide a letter of interest which describes your background and experience. The Contractor will work directly with the Natural Resources Department staff. 

Please label all proposals: “ATTN: Radon Program RFP”. Bids will be reviewed at the Tribal Administration building during regular work hours as received. The bid will remain open until filled.

Letters of interest may be mailed to: Natural Resources Department, 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA, 02535; faxed to 508 645-3790; or emailed to  The anticipated project completion date is July 31, 2019.

Requests for additional information may be made to Bret Stearns, Director of the Natural Resources Department, Wampanoag Natural Resources Department at (508) 645-9265 x141.

Human Services

Chore Services

Would you like to contract with the Human Services department to provide light housekeeping, heavy chore services or companionship/respite accompaniment?


We are always looking for contractors to help drive our Tribal elders to monthly luncheons, shopping excursions and cultural and community events.

For any of the above opportunities please contact Direct Services Administrator. Call (508) 645-9265, ext. 132 for more information.

*We serve our elders in Dukes, Bristol, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester counties and Rhode Island.

2019 Summer Turtle Program Counselors

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is seeking energetic, enthusiastic, and dedicated Summer Turtle Program Counselors. Working with the Education Department and under the direct supervision of the Education Planning Coordinator, counselors will ensure that the Summer Turtle Program offers an engaging, interactive, and enriching experience for tribal children between the ages of 5-12. Individuals will be responsible for implementing weekly planned curriculum focused on promoting high quality indoor/outdoor educational, recreational, and cultural experiences for campers. Activities may include, but are not limited to; crafts, nature, swimming, sailing, on and off island trips, sports, cooking, singing, dancing, games, etc. This position includes various responsibilities, requiring those who can work independently and collaboratively, to ensure the Summer Turtle Program offer each child a safe and nurturing environment to grow and succeed in.

Salary $18.00 per hour/ 30 – 40 hours per week

Start/End Dates
Mandatory Training Session: June 26-28, 2019 Camp Session: July 1- August 23, 2019 (8 weeks)

Minimum Position Qualifications
Must be 18 years or older Possess a High School Diploma or GED. Previous experience with
school-aged children, educational programming, and/or summer camp. Must possess or be willing to obtain current CPR/AED Certification and First Aid Training. Must pass a CORI and background check. Possess strong leadership skills. Be sensitive to and have interest in Wampanoag tradition, culture and history.

Preferred Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related Human Services field. Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Certification. Expertise in instruction of any outdoor activities, crafts, talents, etc. Please send or
e-mail a resume, cover letter and at least one (1) letter of recommendation to the Personnel Department, no later than, Friday, June 14, 2019 to: Personnel Department Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA, 02535.

education Department

Salary Range: $42,472 - $68,000

Wampanoag Aquinnah Tribe is seeking a qualified, Social Worker who will work with Tribal Citizens, managing Child/Elder abuse cases.
Will be responsible for case management, and investigation of Child/Elder Abuse cases.
Knowledge of Case Management, ICWA, Substance Abuse and community resources a must.
Duties will include facilitating and monitoring child placement, successful candidate will possess strong collaboration and interpersonal skills, who can work with families, DCF and outside agencies.