We believe that diverse experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to better products. Every person we hire makes Meskwaki, Inc. an even better place to work.

Current Job Openings

Cashier/Convenience Store - Travel Plaza - Tama, IA


  • Use equipment and systems as supplied by the Trading Post, serve as cashier for the sale of fuel, gifts, tobacco products, deli items, groceries, and other products as provided by the Trading Post. Involved in the “scanning” of items using electronic equipment as well as some manual inputting of prices.
  • Responsible for the financial activities of his/her shift and register assignment including the completion, filing, and balancing of cash/credit/charge transactions as well as shift reporting.
  • Assist in the cleaning of various areas of the Trading Post including shelves, product, floors, bathrooms, garbage, windows, exterior areas, etc.
  • Assist in the display of product including “pulling” stock, adding to stock in coolers and on shelves, counter, and floor displays, etc.
  • Assist in the stocking of product in various areas of the Trading Post.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Assistant Manager, or Floor Managers of the Trading Post.


  • High school diploma or GED with equivalent work experience.
  • Prefer work experience in the service or retail industry related to customer service and money handling.
  • Ability to read, write, and perform simple arithmetic calculations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with customers and co-workers to process transactions, answer questions, greet customer, and perform other work-related activities with courtesy and tact.
  • Must be available to work any shift when needed.
  • Must submit to and successfully complete background check.
  • Pre-employment drug screening is required.


Supervised by the Trading Post Shift Supervisor


Starting wage is $10.00 per hour

Cook - Travel Plaza - Tama, IA


  • Prepares or directs preparation of food served using established production procedures and systems.
  • Complies with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene and health standards.
  • Observes proper food preparation and handling techniques.
  • Stores food properly and safely, marking the date and item.
  • Reports necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor.
  • Correctly prepares all food served following approved recipes.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean at all times; cleans and maintains equipment used in food preparation.
  • Completes food temperature checks before service.
  • Ensures that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers.
  • Follow all relevant health department rules/regulations and all customer service guidelines.
  • Perform all other duties as required or assigned.


Please download and print the application.

Applications may be emailed to or turned into the Meskwaki Business Centre at 1496 Highway 30 in Tama, next to the Meskwaki Travel Plaza.

If you have any questions, please email or call us at (641) 484-3820.

Internship Program

Internships offer Meskwaki students a hands-on opportunity to work in their desired field of business management or skilled trade. You will learn how your course of study applies to the real world and build a valuable experience that makes you a stronger candidate for jobs after graduation.

It is Meskwaki, Inc.’s intention that its Internship Program will foster self-sufficiency in many areas of business management; skilled trades and business ethics.

For more information about Meskwaki, Inc’s Internship Program, please contact our Special Projects Coordinator/Tribal Liason, Beatrice Youngbear at (641) 750-3754.

Meskwaki Internships