Utah State University

  • EcoHost/Guest Services Associate

    City Park City
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(8/28/2019 11:42 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-UT-Park City
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
    Swaner EcoCenter
    Advertised Salary
    Minimum $11, commensurate with experience
  • Overview

    EcoHost/Guest Services Associate for Swaner EcoCenter, Park City, UT


    • Open and close EcoCenter, including all register, gift shop, building, and event duties
    • Assist in gift shop operations, including sales, inventory, and display appearance
    • Answer phones and take messages for Swaner's staff
    • Greet and log daily EcoCenter guests
    • Lead nature walk & LEED building tours
    • Run climbing wall while following all safety measures
    • Maintain a clean and organized building and exterior, including sweeping floors and deck, occasional litter pick up, organizing flyers, and other similar duties
    • Report building maintenance issues
    • Engage guests with information about the EcoCenter, the Preserve, and memberships
    • Help with set-up, tear-down, and hosting of special events held at the EcoCenter. This includes audio-visual equipment set-up and tear-down. This also involves engaging guests at a variety of events such as business meetings, fundraising events and nature tours
    • Frequent weekend shifts
    • Assist Swaner's staff and volunteers when needed
    • Others duties as assigned


    Minimum Qualification:

    • Customer service experience
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English
    • Works well in a team & comfortable with a flexible list of assignments
    • Ability to work weekends and nights
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals
    • Must pass a criminal background check
    • Basic computer & math skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish
    • Content knowledge in:
      • Environmental studies
      • Natural sciences such as watersheds, ecology, or zoology
      • Sustainability
    • Passion for the outdoors and nature

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1. Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile

    2. Cover Letter 


    Please do not attach cover letter to the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste your document later on in the application.


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Minimum $11, commensurate with experience

    College/Department Highlights

    The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is a not-for-profit organization located in Park City, Utah. The EcoCenter is a LEED platinum environmental education center, museum, and meeting space. It is located on a 1200 acre land preserve that contains valuable wetlands, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. Swaner's mission is to preserve the land and the human connection to the natural landscape, to educate the local and broader communities about the value of nature, and to nurture both the ecosystem and the people connected with it.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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