Basecamp Equipment Rental Center Manager

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Work Hours: 10-20 hours/week

 Pay Level: $12 (honors previous pay raises)

 General Description:  The Basecamp Equipment Rental Center Manager (RCM) serves as one of three student lead staff members for Basecamp. This individual would support the Basecamp Coordinator by aiding in and managing the gear rental program. This program is open two days a week and offers patrons a chance to rent (with a nominal fee) gear that will help them pursue their outdoor recreational activities. Furthermore, this facility serves as a hub for all program gear that is utilized for Basecamp’s trips, workshops, and special events.

Specific Job Responsibilities: The Basecamp Equipment Rental Center Manager will be responsible for a number of tasks. These include: overall management of the equipment room including weekly equipment inventory, equipment repair and maintenance, improving the rental policies and procedures, assisting and researching equipment replacement and new equipment purchasing, controlling the sales and management of a computer-based inventory control system, creating a staff schedule and maintaining any changes or substitutions made throughout the semester, assisting in marketing of programs, planning and implementing staff training for rental area and delivering new opportunities for students including skills clinics, special events, and trips, assisting with the planning and leadership of Trip Leader Trainings and provide mentoring to leaders throughout the semester, leading trips as needed, updating and revising materials such as the staff manual and rock wall gear maintenance logs, collecting rental numbers by 10 am on Wednesday, and other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications: Preference given to applicants that currently work as a Basecamp staff member, and to employees that have worked for 6 months or longer prior to applying for the position. Applicants must have a basic understanding of computers, be a trip leader, be knowledgeable about the facets of the program and must be dedicated to improving the program through creative and critical assessment. Applicants must also possess familiarity with a wide-range of outdoor equipment and maintenance and repair of equipment. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, a desire for personal and professional growth, good interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and be able to handle difficult situations. Preference will be given to those who plan on staying in the field of Outdoor Recreation, and individuals who currently have a Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid Certification. Other relevant certifications, field experience, and availability will be considered when choosing an applicant.

 Application Process: Applicants must turn in a cover letter, a resume and trip log to the Basecamp Coordinator. Applications can be turned in via e-mail or can be dropped off at Touch of Nature or Basecamp.