UConn Outdoors Job Descriptions

Adventure Center Attendant

Reports To:

  • Outdoor Intern
  • Outdoor Specialist
  • Outdoor Coordinator

Basic Function:

Responsible for daily operations of UConn Adventure Center (UAC) including event registration, equipment rental, and customer service regarding program offerings from UConn Outdoors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to and implement departmental and university policies & procedures in all matters relevant to the UAC
  • Contribute towards an environment that encourages, values, and delivers outstanding customer service
  • Responsible cash handling and accurate processing of rental and registration transactions
  • Assist patrons with event registration process via Recregistration website
  • Assist customers with equipment rentals, reservations, and returns
  • Familiarity with rental equipment: able to instruct on proper use and able to inspect and identify potential damage, dysfunction, or missing parts
  • Assist with equipment preparation for events, trips, and clinics
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of UAC
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Student currently enrolled at the University of Connecticut
  • Enthusiasm for outdoor recreation
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Maintain CPR / AED certifications
  • Commitment to complete training and tutorials for UAC Operations

Climbing Center Attendant

Reports to: 

  • Outdoor Intern
  • Outdoor Specialist
  • Outdoor Coordinator

Basic Function:

Responsible for the daily operation of the Climbing Center including customer service, routine maintenance, providing equipment rentals, and maintaining a safe environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for enforcing departmental and university policies and procedures in all matters pertaining to the Climbing Center
  • Contribute towards an environment that encourages, values, and delivers outstanding customer service
  • Monitor facility use and maintain a safe environment for climbers
  • Perform daily equipment safety checks, cleaning, and maintenance
  • Remove and report any potential safety issues to Supervisor
  • Check IDs and verify climbing eligibility of participants
  • Assist participants with check-out and check-in of Climbing Center equipment
  • Provide instruction for Climbing Center orientations
  • Provide renewal assessment for returning climbers with expired eligibility
  • Follow established curriculum for instructional content of orientations and renewals
  • Maintaining accurate records of daily checklist, attendance rosters, and maintenance log
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Student currently enrolled at the University of Connecticut
  • Complete all area & department required training
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain CPR / AED certifications

Climbing Center Route Setter

Reports to: 

  • Outdoor Intern
  • Outdoor Specialist
  • Outdoor Coordinator

Basic Function:

Responsible for safely setting climbing routes that will be engaging and challenging to participants

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for enforcing departmental and university policies and procedures in all matters pertaining to the Climbing Center
  • Contribute to an environment that encourages, values, and delivers outstanding customer service
  • Set climbing routes for both top-rope and bouldering problems as directed by Supervisor
  • Removal and cleaning of holds from climbing wall
  • Inspect equipment and facility relevant to route setting, remove any potential hazards and report to a supervisor
  • Maintaining accurate records of climbing route log
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Student currently enrolled at the University of Connecticut
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and verbal communication skills
  • Completed all department and area required training
  • Maintain CPR / AED certifications
  • Experience working at the Climbing Center