Student Employment

Five uniformed student staff members, one of whom holds a sign that says "We 'heart' training week!"

We employ over 80 students annually in hospitality and administrative roles, and our summer conference season would not be possible without all of our student staff. The revenue generated by summer conferences helps to lower student housing fees and enhance existing residential communities. 

Now Hiring

We are not currently hiring for any student staff positions, but please check back in the future as open positions will be listed here. Scroll down to see the student staff positions we typically hire for each year.

"Really good experience that helped me be more meticulous in paying attention to details and being truly organized."

-Vista, former Financial Assistant

"This position allowed me to grow and develop thoroughly! I was able to work in an environment with kind, like-minded professionals who were willing to lend help wherever necessary. I enjoyed being able to train with a large diverse staff on topics that have shaped both my personal and professional life."

- Vivian, Former Guest Services Manager

"I really enjoyed the work atmosphere in the office. Everyone was very welcoming and made me feel like the work I was doing was meaningful."

- Peter, former Operations Assistant

Other Positions

In addition to positions for which we are currently hiring, we employ a number of other students in Conference & Hospitality Services. The positions listed below are currently filled or are seasonal positions that we are not currently hiring for. As we open applications, these positions will be listed above under "Now Hiring."

Details

  • Set up for events at the Loma Pelona Center and The Club & Guest House, operate audio/visual equipment, provide excellent customer service, work autonomously and as a team
  • Looking for students who are detail-oriented, friendly, responsible, and able to maintain professional standards as part of a customer service team. Previous A/V experience a plus.
  • Candidates must be comfortable moving and setting up tables and chairs
  • $14/hr (2021 rate)
  • 5-15 hrs/wk, varies depending on the number of events each week
  • Must be available to work evening and weekend shifts
  • Questions? Contact Simon Herrera (simon.herrera@ucsb.edu)

Perks

  • Flexible schedule; can take classes while working
  • Can be hired to work in the summer if academic year employment goes well

Details

  • Assist in the planning of a wide variety of summer conference programs staying in University-owned residence halls and apartments.
  • Responsibilities include compiling the weekly conference e-newsletter, maintaining social media sites, organizing conference planning materials, tracking shipments and assisting with other administrative projects, creating signage, and answering phones.
  • $16/hr (2022 rate)
  • Part time April through mid-June, 40 hrs/week in summer with option to reduce to 30 hrs/week during Summer Session B
  • Questions? Contact Lauren Weiner (lweiner@ucsb.edu)

Perks

  • Gain valuable work experience in a professional, collaborative, fast-paced event office environment
  • Discounted meals in the Dining Commons while employed during the summer
  • Eligible to stay in June Temporary Housing from June 11, 2022 - July 2, 2022 at no cost
  • Eligible to stay in Summer Intern Housing June 18, 2022 - September 4, 2022 (please visit Summer Intern Housing page for pricing)

Details

  • Responsible for general ledger reconciliation, accounts payable/receivable, preparing deposits, preparing financial reports, operating a cash register, general office duties, and data analysis projects as assigned.
  • Year-round position (including the summer)
  • Heavily utilizes Excel and Google Sheets
  • 10-15 hrs/week in school year, 30 hrs/week in summer
  • $15.50/hr (2021 rate)
  • Questions? Contact Brian Shively (bshively@ucsb.edu)

Perks

  • Make your own schedule; can take classes while working
  • Résumé building position where you will gain extensive experience in financial tracking, database management, and practical application of accounting principles in a business environment
  • Exposure to both the business/finance and hospitality/service industry
  • Opportunities to work closely with career staff and independently on projects with limited supervision
  • Workstation located in your own private office (shared with a second student over the Summer)
  • Discounted meals in the Dining Commons while employed during the summer
  • Eligible to stay in June Temporary Housing from June 11, 2022 - July 2, 2022 at no cost
  • Eligible to stay in Summer Intern Housing June 18, 2022 - September 4, 2022 (please visit Summer Intern Housing page for pricing)

Details

  • Hire, train, and supervise a staff of 6-8 student Facility Services Operators (FSO) that set up for events, operate audio/visual equipment, deliver conference materials, and provide excellent customer service
  • Responsible for scheduling staff, attending weekly pre-conference meetings with Conference and Dining staff, completing FSO tasks as needed, customer service, problem-solving, administrative tasks, approving timecards, etc.
  • Looking for students who are detail-oriented, able to work autonomously and as part of a team, friendly, responsible, organized, and able to maintain professional standards as part of a customer service team. Previous A/V experience a plus.
  • Candidates must be comfortable moving and setting up tables, chairs, tents, large boxes, etc.
  • Must have a valid US driver license and be comfortable driving large vehicles (SUV, 8 passenger van, etc.)
  • $18/hr (2022 rate)
  • 3-12 hrs/week during Winter and Spring, 30-40 hrs/week during Summer
  • 2 positions available
  • 2022 dates: February - approximately Labor Day weekend, with possibility of working until September 17
  • Must be able to participate in a mandatory training week June 13-17, 2022 (~40 hours of training, 8am-5pm daily) and must be available to work opening weekend (June 18-19, 2022)
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays, as well and be on call to assist staff via phone
  • Questions? Contact Simon Herrera (simon.herrera@ucsb.edu)

Perks

  • Room and board provided during the summer in a University-owned apartment (17 meals/week when the Dining Commons are open in the summer)
  • Supervision experience in a professional environment with transferable hospitality, administrative, customer service, and problem-solving skills

Details

  • Set up for events, operate audio/visual equipment, deliver conference materials, provide excellent customer service
  • Looking for students who are detail-oriented, friendly, responsible, and able to maintain professional standards as part of a customer service team. Previous A/V experience a plus.
  • Candidates must be comfortable moving and setting up tables, chairs, tents, large boxes, etc.
  • Must have a valid US driver license and be comfortable driving large vehicles (SUV, 8 passenger van, etc.)
  • $15/hr (2022 rate)
  • 20 hrs/week
  • 6-8 positions available
  • 2022 dates: June 13 - approximately Labor Day weekend, with possibility of working until September 17
  • Must be able to participate in a mandatory training week June 13-17, 2022 (~40 hours of training, 8am-5pm daily) and must be available to work opening weekend (June 18-19, 2022)
  • Must be available to work evening and weekend shifts, as well as some holidays
  • Application opens towards the end of Winter Quarter
  • Questions? Contact Simon Herrera (simon.herrera@ucsb.edu)

Perks

  • Flexible schedule; can take classes while working
  • Can be hired to work in the academic year if summer employment goes well
  • Discounted meals in the Dining Commons while employed during the summer
  • Eligible to stay in June Temporary Housing from June 11, 2022 - July 2, 2022 at no cost
  • Eligible to stay in Summer Intern Housing June 18, 2022 - September 4, 2022 (please visit Summer Intern Housing page for pricing)
  • Opportunities for advancement into leadership and management positions (Returning FSOs and Facility Services Managers)

Details

  • Hire, train, and supervise a front desk staff of 12-20 student Guest Services Representatives
  • Manage 2-3 summer conference front desks in University residence halls and apartments to assist summer conference guests
  • Responsible for front desk operations, scheduling staff, attending weekly pre-conference meetings with Conference and Dining staff, overseeing conference check-ins and checkouts, customer service, problem-solving, administrative tasks, approving timecards, etc.
  • Looking for students who are detail-oriented, able to work autonomously and as part of a team, friendly, responsible, organized, and able to maintain professional standards as part of a customer service team
  • Valid US driver license strongly preferred, but not required
  • $18/hr (2022 rate)
  • 3-12 hrs/week during Winter and Spring, 40 hrs/week during Summer
  • 6 positions available
  • 2022 dates: February - approximately Labor Day weekend, with possibility of working until September 17
  • Must be able to participate in a mandatory training week June 13-17, 2022 (~40 hours of training, 8am-5pm daily) and must be available to work opening weekend (June 18-19, 2022)
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays, as well as serve in an overnight on call rotation
  • Must be available to attend weekly staff meetings on Wednesday evenings
  • Questions? Contact Simon Herrera (simon.herrera@ucsb.edu)

Perks

  • Room and board provided during the summer in a University-owned apartment (17 meals/week when the Dining Commons are open in the summer)
  • Supervision experience in a professional environment with transferable hospitality, administrative, customer service, and problem-solving skills

Details

  • Provide front desk staffing in University residence halls and apartments to assist summer conference guests
  • Responsible for conference check-ins and checkouts, responding to guest needs, running airport shuttles, assisting with lockouts, providing excellent customer service, administrative tasks, etc.
  • Looking for students who are detail-oriented, friendly, responsible, and able to maintain professional standards as part of a customer service team
  • Valid US driver license strongly preferred, but not required
  • $15/hr (2022 rate)
  • 20-35 hrs/week
  • 50+ positions available
  • 2022 dates: June 13 - approximately Labor Day weekend, with possibility of working until September 17
  • Must be able to participate in a mandatory training week June 13-17, 2022 (~40 hours of training, 8am-5pm daily) and must be available to work opening weekend (June 18-19, 2022)
  • Must be available to work evening, weekend, and overnight shifts, as well as some holidays
  • Must be available to attend weekly staff meetings on Wednesday evenings
  • Application opens towards the end of Winter Quarter
  • Questions? Contact Simon Herrera (simon.herrera@ucsb.edu)

Perks

  • Flexible schedule; can take classes while working
  • Experience in a professional environment with transferable hospitality, administrative, customer service, and problem solving skills
  • Discounted meals in the Dining Commons while employed during the summer
  • Eligible to stay in June Temporary Housing from June 11, 2022 - July 2, 2022 at no cost
  • Eligible to stay in Summer Intern Housing June 18, 2022 - September 4, 2022 (please visit Summer Intern Housing page for pricing)
  • Opportunities for advancement into leadership and management positions with pay increases (Returning GSRs, Senior GSRs, and Guest Services Managers)