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Cashier 1 (Seasonal)

Cashier 1 (Seasonal)


Oregon State University


Department: Sea Grant (RSG)


Appointment Type: Classified Staff


Job Location: Newport


Recommended Full-Time Salary Range:


Job Summary:


This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), seasonal (May-September) Cashier 1 position for the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University (OSU).


This position greets and orients visitors to the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitors Center (HMSC VC), confirms online reservation(s) and receives money and makes change as needed in exchange for entrance to the VC and may receive donations to support the VC. The HMSC VC is in Newport, OR and is operated and managed by Oregon Sea Grant. The Hatfield Visitor Center attracts more than 150,000 visitors and upwards of 10,000 students annually to engage in lifelong learning and discovery about marine science and marine and coastal ecosystems. The 15,000 square foot facility is filled with family-friendly interactive exhibits, live animals and touch tanks, and state of the art technology, and is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


This position will work two to three days a week and report to the Visitor Center Coordinator. The position requires a general knowledge of cash handling policies and procedures. Additional duties include professionally providing information about the Visitor Center, HMSC campus, Oregon Sea Grant program, and the local area to visitors; assisting volunteers with interpreting the exhibits within areas surrounding the Visitor Center entrance; answering visitors' questions, assisting with exhibit trouble shooting and maintenance when needed, and light housekeeping.


Why OSU?


Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!


Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.




Top 1.4% university in the world

More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined

1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.

2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties

7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone

100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates

35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color

217k+ alumni worldwide

For more interesting facts about OSU visit:




Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.


Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.


Total Rewards Package:


Oregon State University offers a with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:

Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.

Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.

Retirement savings paid by the university.

A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.

Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.


Future and current OSU employees can use the to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.


Key Responsibilities


75% Cashier Duties:

Confirms online (paid) reservations. Receives monies and assists with credit card purchases for ticket(s) to enter the Hatfield Visitor Center or make donations; makes accurate change. Working with Admin Asst or others to collect/count moneys from physical donation box, change machine and penny smasher as needed. Obtains previously counted cash from a cashbox/safe; counts and verifies beginning amount. Recording beginning till amounts on a cash count slip. End of day, gathers all monies and deposits the cash in the safe; enters visitor totals and cash collected on daily cash count slip. Enters total visitor count and cash/credit card total dollar amount for the day into the Ideal Logic software system.


20% Greeter duties:

Welcoming and orienting visitors to the VC; keeping the front desk area organized and up to date (flyers, brochures, signage and the like); interpreting exhibits near front desk, encouraging donations, answering visitor questions, checking in with volunteers, wishing visitors farewell and inviting return visits and donations, light housekeeping and exhibit troubleshooting/upkeep, updating signage, general office duties.


5% Other duties as assigned.


What You Will Need


• Customer service experience, excellent communication skills, ability to adapt to a changing technological environment.

• Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.


This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.


What We Would Like You to Have


One year of cashiering experience, exchanging money for purchases and making change.Experience working with volunteers, general knowledge of coastal marine life, experience in outreach and engagement.

Proficiency or fluency in a second language.


Working Conditions / Work Schedule


Work schedule to be determined. Schedule will be 20 hours per week between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM and will include weekend hours.


Special Instructions to Applicants


To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 05/24/2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.


Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for this position.


Equivalent required experience is based on full-time equivalent (40 hours per week).


PLEASE NOTE: If you have volunteer experience relevant to this position, please include in the Employment History section and note length of time, average number of hours per week and major duties.


Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.


For additional information please contact: Stacia Carpenter,


OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.


OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our website including the section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at


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