Basecamp Specialist

Recreation & Wellness


  • Category: On-Campus
  • Position Type: Student Hourly
  • Posted on: April 2, 2024
  • Open until: filled
  • Work Hours: 40 hours per week for summer (20 during semester)
  • Wage: $9/hr
  • Location: Cedar City, UT


SUU Outdoors at Southern Utah University is here to inspire the SUU community to engage, explore, and experience the world-renowned landscapes around campus through adventure, leadership, and development. Basecamp Attendants are responsible for the day-to-day operations at Basecamp and the Garage including customer service, equipment rental, equipment storage, and repair/maintenance of equipment. Basecamp Attendants must be outgoing, friendly, and enthusiastic about the outdoors. They must have good written and verbal communication skills, possess patience, and provide excellent customer service.


  • Know the function, use, and design of SUU Outdoors rental equipment.
  • Be knowledgeable of all University and SUU Outdoors policies and be willing to enforce and uphold them.
  • Provide knowledgeable customer service for a wide variety of services and programs.
  • Demonstrate proper use and care of equipment to rental customers.
  • Operate rental software, including payments and inventory management.
  • Process equipment reservations and trip registrations over the phone and in person.
  • Make decisions regarding lost, damaged, or dirty equipment and determine appropriate fines and handle other special circumstances.
  • Ensure that the rental shop is neat and presentable, with equipment stored in the appropriate places and in the appropriate way.
  • Open and close the facility as directed.
  • Balance cash registers when required.
  • Process contracts and handle cash register settlements at closing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Time Committment:

  • Regularly scheduled shifts at Basecamp, maximum of 20 hrs/week during Fall and Spring semesters, 40 hrs/week during summer.
  • Scheduled in-services, clinics, and meetings.
  • Scheduled classes, programs, and events.


  • Must be a current Southern Utah University student in good academic standing.
  • Must be familiar with the functions and maintenance of outdoor equipment.
  • A passion for exploration and adventure.
  • Dependable, teachable, and trustworthy.
  • Excellent people and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with all ages and groups.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in teams.
  • Be or become familiar with SUU Outdoors' Mission and Vision and be invested in it's realization.
  • Be familiar with and advocate for SUU Outdoors' programming and events.

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