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Rental Monitor (4723C), UC Botanical Garden - 37655
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2022
Title Rental Monitor (4723C), UC Botanical Garden - 37655
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care
    Administrative Support/Services

Rental Monitor (4723C), UC Botanical Garden - 37655

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The UC Botanical Garden is a non-profit research garden and museum for the University of California at Berkeley, having a notably diverse plant collection including many rare and endangered plants. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from around the world, cultivated by region in naturalistic landscapes over its 34 acres.

The UC Botanical Garden is looking for a responsible "take-charge" type that enjoys working with people. Under the direction of the Rental Coordinator, the Rental Monitor (RM) will support the Garden's rental operation. The incumbent's primary responsibility will be RM will be expected to work without supervision on weekday and weekend evenings and handle emergencies as they arise. The RM will become familiar with each rental contract and set up the rental space according to the contract and/or break it down after the event.


  • Responsible for client's needs under terms of the rental contract and overseeing the maintaining of Garden rules for the duration of the event.
  • The Rental Monitor will be the liaison with the renter, the rental contact and the caterer for the event, available by walkie talkie, and will manage and guide all deliveries for the event.
  • The Rental Monitor will work with the Rental Coordinator team and the Kiosk/Entrance security on duty.
  • Acts as lead safety and security in an emergency.
  • Before the event, the Rental Monitor may be asked to perform set-up duties including moving of rental furniture and tidying the venue.
  • During the event, the Rental Monitor will monitor the rental area and direct wandering rental guests back to rental area.
  • At the conclusion of the event, the Rental Monitor will provide a 1 hour notification to the rental contact and stay within the vicinity to assure a timely exit under the terms of the agreement.
  • After the event, the Rental Monitor will write observations and incidents in log;perform required tear down and straightening up of facility and/or turn roomaround for next event

Required Qualifications

  • Primary work schedule weekend days/evenings and weekday evenings.
  • Dependability a must.
  • Demonstrated strong written, verbal communications skills with excellent interpersonal andcustomer service skills to be able to interact with diverse group of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and written instructions and to work under pressure with multiple interruptions.
  • Must be highly detailed-oriented and self motivated.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in decision making and to remain calm under emergency/crisis situations.
  • Must have reliable transportation to arrive to job site.
  • Due to the serving of alcohol during events, candidate must be at least 21 years old for consideration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working at events (with caterer, etc.) desirable.

Salary & Benefits

  • This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is $23.22, Step 1.0.
  • This is a 6-month, part-time (16 hours/week), Limited (temporary) appointment.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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