Carvers - all experience levels

Up to 5 positions available

Closing: ongoing

Start date to be confirmed

Primary Purpose

The primary role of a carver is to work safely and effectively while performing carving tasks to meet schedule, budget and quality criteria as required by the work in hand.

Scope of Position

A Carver with KCFN is part of a team and is expected to collaborate with all team members: good communication is key. Work is performed in Kyuquot on a variety of different projects. If you do not live in Houpsitas, travel and lodging away from home is required.


The primary responsibility of all KCFN staff is to ensure their own personal safety, and the safety of others.

Carvers are responsible for:

  •  Safety and security of themselves and others at the shop and on-site, and ensuring all equipment is operated in a safe manner.
  •  Producing work that meets quality and cost criteria for the project in hand.
  •  Follow all Nation policies and instructions.
  •  Supply and maintain a tool kit as described by KCFN tool list.
  •  Maintain KCFN tools and equipment in a safe and effective condition
  •  Courteous and effective communication with clients, colleagues, other contractors and the general public.
  •  Work cooperatively with the project team and be a reliable team member
  •  Be punctual
  •  Lead by example and exhibit professional conduct in all aspects of work
  •  Adhere to KCFN health & safety policies and WorkSafe BC requirements
  •  Achieve project targets
  •  Maintain appropriate standards of quality
  •  Use accurate and effective work methods.
  •  Work under the direction of the Head carver, Foreman or Journeyman Carvers
  •  Provide supervision for less experienced carvers, apprentices and laborers
  •  Minimize waste
  •  Minimize carving errors by always double-checking layout, understanding layout lines, specifications and work plans
  •  Diligently follow the instruction of the Head Carver or his deputies.

Key Skills Carving

  •  Read and understand layout lines, processes and textures required for the work
  •  Accurately shape and carve the work using a variety of hand and power tools
  •  Maintain a clean and orderly work space
  •  Care for and maintain personal or KCFN tools in optimal condition
  •  Provide guidance to other less experienced team members and colleagues.


  •  Attend pre-work briefings, taking notes as required.
  •  Update timesheet at the end of each day and submit completed sheets to the office at the end of the workweek.

In accordance with Section 2.3 (a) (i) (A) of the KCFN’s Government Personnel Act, the KCFN is
applying an aboriginal employment preference first to KCFN Citizens and second to members of other
First Nations. A criminal record check will be required as a condition of employment.


Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations

Contact Info: 

Please submit your covering letter, resume and portfolio to Steve Lawrence, Project Manager, by email
(, fax (250 332 5210), by mail (General Delivery, Kyuquot, BC V0P 1J0) or in
person at the Administrative Office in Kyuquot.