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Visitor Programs Student Assistant

Hiring Information
Hiring Unit: PB Sci-Business Office
Pay Rate: 15.00
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Employment Date: TO 9-30-2022
Hours: 10-20
Schedule: Variable, Weekends
Job Description
Skills Required: Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work well as a team member with volunteers and staff. Ability to follow instructions provided by the supervisor. Must work well with the public and have excellent customer service skills. Must be well-organized and able to work independently. Must be comfortable multi-tasking. Must have a current, valid driver's license. Must be reliable, punctual, and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills. Experience with computer programs including Google Drive, Word, Excel and email. Neat and clean appearance, including wearing staff uniform (Seymour Center navy blue polo shirt with khaki pants) while working. Must be willing to work, on weekends, during school breaks including finals, spring, summer, and winter breaks.
Skills Preferred: Marine science background is helpful. Interest in pursuing marine science, environmental education, environmental interpretation, or environmental studies as an educational or career goal preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Bilingual skills are a plus. Experience working with volunteers or previous volunteer experience is beneficial but not required. Experience in public speaking, interpretation training, outdoor education, and/or leading tours for groups of people. Customer service experience in a changing and fast-paced environment is helpful but not required.
Percentage of Time Duty
10% ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: Assist with program information for the exhibit hall. General office duties (filing, mailing, copying, and laminating); phone contacts; make reminder calls and respond to public inquiries. Clean and maintain exhibits.
70% VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT & PROGRAMS: Manage volunteers on their daily shifts. Lead educational volunteer shift briefings and coach volunteers in marine science interpretation. Manage operation of daily programs and activities, including opening and closing the exhibit hall. Research marine science topics, review publications, assist with research updates. Assist in the exhibit hall, seawater touch table and shark touch pool.
5% MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES: Supply maintenance, errands to campus, town, and office supply stores, using LML vehicle. Assist with public outreach events.
15% PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT- Creating educational briefings and presentations for volunteers. Assist with and/or lead volunteer training. Develop and implement programs for visitors, including arts & crafts and other special themed days/weeks or outreach events.
Courses Required:
Computer Keyboarding Filing Alpha
Macintosh Numerical
Windows Color
Unix Driving Car
Word Processing Truck
Spreadsheet Other Lifting
Databases Fingerprinting Required
Other Hazardous Substances
This position is located off-campus at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at the Coastal Science Campus.

The mission of UCSC's Seymour Marine Discovery Center is to educate people about the importance of scientific research in ocean conservation. Specifically, the education department works to interpret marine research, convey the importance of scientific inquiry, and instill respect for the ocean.

This position is a work-study only position during the academic year.

Please visit the Seymour Center website if you are not familiar with the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. It will provide you with an overview of the Center's mission, programs, and event calendar:

Work schedule will include weekdays, weekends, and holidays. You will be required to work summer, winter, and springs breaks. The Seymour Center is open 5 days a week throughout the year. When the Seymour Center is open, there is potential for you to work.

Please take the time to answer the following questions to the best of your ability.

1.) Describe experiences either in your professional or personal life when you were entrusted to be in a position of responsibility.

2.) In a few paragraphs, describe a situation in either your professional or personal life where you experienced conflict in one of your relationships. How did you resolve the situation? How would you handle this type of situation in the future?

3.) The Seymour Center’s mission is to educate the public about the role that scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world’s oceans. As the visitor center for a working marine laboratory, we are in a unique position to directly translate the work of scientists for the visiting public. Please describe your perspective on the application of public education toward ocean conservation.

4.) What experience do you hope to gain by working for the Seymour Center, and how would that experience contribute to your long-term goals?
Payroll Information
Service Team: SHR Operations
Hiring Supervisior: Cormier, Jennifer
Supervisor Phone: 831-459-3854
Supervisor Email:
Account Numbers: 7-623107-1652-53387-2
Home Department: SC4065
Classification: Assistant IV
Title Code: 4919
Date Approved: 1-4-2022


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