Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$18.35 - $20.26 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, Variable, Variable

#118881 Event Operations Crew

Extended Deadline: Thu 10/13/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/20/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/29/2022 Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the non-profit public exploration center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five-dozen interactive elements. Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 460,000. The aquarium is the largest provider of K-12 ocean science education in San Diego County, reaching more than 55,000 school children each year through its on- and off-site programs.

At the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, we share the spirit of curiosity that drives Scripps’ global research to understand our planet. We engage people in science and invite them to ask questions, explore, and observe to better understand how our world works - Earth, ocean, atmosphere, and life - and our unique role in our global ecosystem. We use science to guide conservation action to support a healthy, thriving planet where we feel hope for the future and are empowered to make positive change. We connect people with nature, science, and a shared sense of purpose to care for our amazing one-and-only planet Earth.

Our values can be found here.

Job Location: Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

The Event Operations Crew is primarily responsible for assisting with preparing, setting up, and breaking down all Birch Aquarium at Scripps meetings and events. In addition, the Event Operations Crew will be trained by other departments on a myriad of functions to activate spaces and engage with event guests, including but not limited to interpretation, safety, cleaning, setup, and breakdown of Birch Exhibits and assist in ensuring an elevated Guest Experience during the event by interacting with Guests to ensure continuity from the daytime experience to the evening experience, with the overall goal being, to ensure guests have a safe and positive experience.

  • This position will also receive the $0.67 evening shift differential for any shifts after 5 PM.


  • Six (6) months to a (1) year experience working in a guest-orientated business setting up for events and occasions or in a related field.

  • Proven experience demonstrating a positive attitude and strong ability to work well with co-workers and supervisors in a team environment.

  • Must possess a good work ethic and attention to detail.

  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, including a "can-do" attitude.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a neat, professional appearance.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to fast-paced environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive attitude under time constraints.

  • Demonstrated ability to comply with proper safety policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform all required duties promptly and professionally.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-touch customer service.


  • Satisfactory clearance based on Background Check required before employment.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be available to work on event days and evenings, including weekends and holidays.
  • As an Event Operations Crew Member, you may be presented with short-term assignments to work in other business areas on an as-needed basis as part of an internal staffing program.
  • Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training will be required. Must meet CANRA compliance requirements per California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA," Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4)

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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