Lick Observatory Guide/Gift Shop Clerk
Company: University of California
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Work site is located at Lick Observatory, located on Mount
Hamilton, 19 miles east of San Jose on Highway 130 at 4,200 feet
This is an ongoing continuous recruitment. Hires will continue to
be made after the initial review date.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19
vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy.
Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees
who physically access a University facility or program in
connection with their employment, appointment, or
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely
with NO expectation that they will physically access any University
location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the
employee is subject to Policy.
Employees can submit proof of vaccination online or request an
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California,
combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the
depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an
unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part
of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today,
all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application
materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the
hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the
IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit.
Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the
The IRD for this job is: 11-22-2021
Under supervision of the Visitor Services Supervisor, the incumbent
performs guided tours and gift shop attendant duties at the Mount
Hamilton Observing Station Visitors Center, located about 20 miles
southeast of San Jose at 4,200 feet elevation. The Visitors Center
is open to the public year-round and receives approximately 30,000
visitors per year.
Salary Information: $18.38 / Hourly
No. of Positions: Multiple
Benefits Level Eligibility: None
Percentage of Time: 15%
Average Hours per Week: 6
Days of the Week: Monday through Sunday, as needed
Shift Includes: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Employee Classification: This is a Limited appointment
Job End Date: 06/30/2022, with possibility of extension
Work Location: Lick Observatory
Union Representation: CX
Employee Relations Code: All Others, Not Confidential
Job Code Classification: 004672 (CLERK SR OR SECR)
50% - Tour Guide
Conduct brief tours of main building and domes at Mount Hamilton
Observing Station. Answer questions from the general public
regarding history of the Observatory and provide general
information to visitors.
50% - Gift Shop Cashier
Sell various Lick Observatory souvenirs (post cards, photographs,
posters, T-shirts, sweatshirts, books, etc.) and other items in the
Gift Shop. Operate cash register, handle cash, prepare daily cash
receipts, make change. Restock merchandise.
* Related customer service experience, preferably in a retail
* Ability to provide pleasant, efficient service to the public.
* Ability to maintain efficient work habits, punctuality and
regularity of attendance.
* Basic computer skills including the ability to operate a
computerized cash register.
* Math skills sufficient to perform basic addition, subtraction and
* Ability to balance daily cash receipts.
* Skill in speaking clearly, sufficient to meet the public.
* Ability to interact with diverse groups of people.
* Ability to recall and retrieve information accurately.
* Knowledge of astronomy and telescopes.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
* The selected candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment
criminal background check.
* The selected candidates will be required to work a variable
schedule that includes weekends and holidays.
* The University of California has implemented a COVID-19
Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the
policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have
an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety
procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively
promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential
accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz
is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to
establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect
for the contributions of all students and employees
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