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Now Hiring Part-Time Student Workers for Spring and Summer

Now Hiring Part-Time Student Workers for Spring and Summer

The Meadows Center is hiring part-time workers for the spring and summer! For interested applicants, please go to our Ticket Kiosk to fill out an application. Texas State students can get more information on each position by logging into Handshake

Part-Time Regular Wage Positions Available:

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  • Handshake Job ID: #4633251

    Job Description: You will lead tour groups of 10-30 participants around the park interpreting various environmental and historical subjects concerning the area. You will be working with various age groups Pre-K through Senior Citizens. You will be required to learn how to drive the glass-bottom boats. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) leading tour groups, driving boats, customer service, setup/cleanup of tour supplies, and taking out the trash.

    Required Qualifications:

    All Applicants Must Meet the Following Qualifications.

    • Weekday mornings between 9am-1pm (or similar), plus preferred: Saturday and Sunday availability.
    • Must have a driver's license with good driving record to drive the glass-bottom boats.
    • Must be available to work at least half of spring break, 2 shifts during finals week, and during the majority of the Summer. Some holiday work required.
    • Must have great customer service skills and a positive attitude.
    • Must be comfortable working with children.
    • Must be comfortable working around water. 
    • Applicants must have a reliable method of getting to work. Applicants driving must have or be willing to purchase a Texas State University parking permit. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Current Texas State Student
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Education, Working with Children, Public Speaking, Biology, Geography, Texas History, Archaeology, Recreation, Lifeguarding, or related field.
    • Bilingual individuals that speak Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.
    • Must MAINTAIN enrollment in at least 6 semester credit hours to qualify.
  • Handshake Job ID: #4712290

    Job Description:

    The Meadows Center is looking for an experienced and reliable individual with excellent customer service skills to work in our Ticket Kiosk. Job Duties including but not limited to selling glass-bottom boat tickets, answering phones, coordinating boat tour times, checking in groups, gift shop sales, other related duties. 

    Required Qualifications:

    • Previous cash handling experience.
    • Phone skills.
    • Excellent customer relations skills.
    • Positive attitude
    • Willingness to learn.

Texas State University Part-Time Work Study Positions Available:

*Please note that these are only available to students who have been awarded Work Study.

  • Handshake Job ID: #4650967

    Job Description: Responsible for the daily care and maintenance of a commercial aquarium designed to communicate the unique aquatic habitats of the Edwards Artesian Aquifer and its spring systems. 

    Example of Duties

    • Maintain Spring Lake’s aquarium displays by daily inspection, routine cleanings, feeding, and water quality monitoring.
    • Inspect and maintain filtration, chillers, and UV sterilizers on aquariums.
    • Removal and treatment of any sick or injured fish.
    • Collection and acquisition of new specimens.
    • Knowledge of plumbing aquariums with external filtration.
    • Perform other duties assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of: Safe SCUBA diving and skin diving practices; rules and regulations regarding the possession of endangered species; aquarium systems, design and function; university policies and procedures; ecology of the Edward’s Aquifer and Guadalupe Blanco river basin; pump, thermal controls, filtration systems and aeration systems.

    Skill in: Diagnosing necessary equipment repairs, identifying and treating sick and injured fish, interacting courteously with a variety of people, basic plumbing, fish handling and transporting

    Ability to: Read manuals, work schedules, operated aquarium filtration, receive certification to dive in Spring Lake, SCUBA dive in tight spaces, perform preventative maintenance.

  • Handshake Job ID: #4241401

    Job Description: You will lead tour groups of 10-30 participants around the park interpreting various environmental and historical subjects concerning the area. You will be working with various age groups Pre-K through Senior Citizens. You will be required to learn how to drive the glass-bottom boats. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) leading tour groups, driving boats, customer service, setup/cleanup of tour supplies, and taking out the trash.

    Required Qualifications:

    All Applicants Must Meet the Following Qualifications.

    • Weekday mornings between 9am-1pm (or similar), plus preferred: Saturday and Sunday availability.
    • Must have a driver's license with good driving record to drive the glass-bottom boats.
    • Must be available to work at least half of spring break, 2 shifts during finals week, and during the majority of the Summer. Some holiday work required.
    • Must have great customer service skills and a positive attitude.
    • Must be comfortable working with children.
    • Must be comfortable working around water. 
    • Applicants must have a reliable method of getting to work. Applicants driving must have or be willing to purchase a Texas State University parking permit. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Current Texas State Student
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Education, Working with Children, Public Speaking, Biology, Geography, Texas History, Archaeology, Recreation, Lifeguarding, or related field.
    • Bilingual individuals that speak Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.
    • Must MAINTAIN enrollment in at least 6 semester credit hours to qualify
  • Handshake Job ID: #4659099

    The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment’s communication team is looking for a versatile, motivated individual with strong all-around design skills, a great creative eye, knowledge of branding and an enthusiasm to learn. As a graphic designer, your role will be vital in helping us effectively share our mission.

    Job Duties: 

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Participate with the Communications team to plan and implement marketing campaigns.
    • Craft a variety of branded materials including brochures, signage, education and fundraising assets and more.
    • Web design, including graphic design, site navigation and content layouts; perform maintenance and updates to existing websites when requested by staff.
    • Coordination with internal and external clients to deliver on deadline .
    •  Working with printers – seeing projects through to printed page
    • Other related duties.

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    • Proficient or expert skill in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop (including slicing photos in Photoshop). 
    • Be an energetic self-starter who can take direction.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Works well in a fast-paced environment
    • Comfortable working and collaborating with multiple departments
    • Interest in spending time outside, on rivers, etc.
    • Bonus points for: experience in mobile, responsive web design

    Applicants must have work-study position.

  • Handshake Job ID: #4241401

    Student workers will primarily be assisting with habitat restoration efforts in the San Marcos river in compliance with the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan. There may also be opportunities to assist with our UAV flight operations and post-processing of imagery.

    Duties include:

    • removal of submersed non-native aquatic vegetation
    • expanding/planting native aquatic vegetation in the river 
    • collection and propagation of native plants in our aquatic nursery
    • assisting with annual vegetation surveys

    For more info see: Habitat Field Crew.

    Requirements:

    • Must be able to swim
    • Must be comfortable working in water for long periods of time in variable weather
    • Able to stay on task while working in a group or independently 
    • Capable of repeatedly lifting 50 lbs

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • SCUBA certified 
    • Knowledge of local aquatic flora 
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and ArcMap
    • Wildlife, Aquatic, Biology and Natural Resource Majors preferred

    Scheduled Hours:

    Fall/Spring Semester

    • AM shift operates from 8AM-12PM
    • PM shift operates from 12PM-4PM

    Summer Semester

    • AM shift operates from 7AM-1PM
    • No PM shift

    Weekly student-schedules are limited to a maximum of 25hrs/week during the long semester and when taking summer classes.

    *Due to the nature of field work, applicants must have availability for the entire duration of either shift or your application will be declined.

  • Handshake Job ID: #4705520

    Job Description: Responsible for providing assistance with the Meadows Center IT support and needs.

    Example of Duties:

    • Maintain and update a master inventory of computers and technology resources.
    • Respond promptly to provide basic IT support for networked Windows 10 computers including printer and display connections and software updates.
    • Use the following applications to support organizational goals: Zoom, Open Broadcaster Software, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe CC Suite.
    • Provide limited IT support for a small range of Linux applications in embedded exhibit media systems.
    • Investigate and evaluate software and hardware.
    • Communicate well with coworkers and supervisors. Request help when needed. Contact ITAC for issues requiring outside support.
    • Meaningfully contribute to completion of projects through independent work.
    • Learn about Spring Lake and The Meadows Center’s educational goals.  

    Preferred qualifications: Has experience with or willingness to learn how to build and program a Raspberry Pi Camera.

  • Handshake Job ID: #4650799

    The Meadows Center’s communication team is looking for a versatile, motivated individual with strong all-around communication skills, a great creative eye and an enthusiasm to learn. As the social media intern, you will play an important role in sharing our story and the story of water in Texas.

    Job Duties: Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Maintain and monitor daily activity on social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
    • Develop and execute all social media initiatives and strategies
    • Monitor online brand presence 
    • Other related duties.

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    • Knowledgeable in AP Style
    • Experience with social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
    • Be an energetic self-starter who can take direction.
    • Works well in a fast-paced environment
    • Interest in spending time outside, on rivers, etc.
    • Bonus points for: experience in Adobe Suite and Photography

    Hours: 10 - 15 hours per week; flexible hours

    Pay: Must have work study

    To apply, please be ready to upload the following to your application in Handshake:

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter - must capture why you believe you would be a great fit for this role
    3. Portfolio/examples of work

    COVID-19 Note: In the occurrence of the operations closing down due to COVID-19, employees will be given the opportunity to work on different tasks that help further the mission of the Meadows Center. Applicants should have the ability to work productively from home if needed. All employees will be required to follow the Employee Roadmap for Return.

  • Handshake Job ID: #4652198

    Job Duties:

    • Assist with education curriculum.
    • Assist with Community Outreach projects.
    •  Assist our education manager with office work.
    • You will lead tour groups of 10-30 participants around the park interpreting various environmental
    • and historical subjects concerning the area.
    • You will be working with various age groups Pre-K through Senior Citizens.
    •  You will be required to learn how to drive the glass-bottom boats.
    •  Help create content for virtual platforms and tours.

    Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) leading tour groups, driving boats, customer service, setup/cleanup of tour supplies, and taking out the trash.

    Required Qualifications: 

    All Applicants Must Meet the Following Qualifications.

    • Must have been awarded work-study.
    • Must have great customer service skills and a positive attitude.
    • Must be comfortable working with children.
    • Must be comfortable working around water. 
    • Texas State Parking Pass required if you plan to drive to work

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Education, Working with Children, Public Speaking, Biology, Geography, Texas History, Archaeology, Recreation, Lifeguarding, or related field.
    • Bilingual individuals that speak Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.
    • Must MAINTAIN enrollment in at least 6 semester credit hours to qualify.
  • Handshake Job ID: #4650837

    Job Description: The Meadows Center is looking for an experienced and reliable individual with excellent customer service skills to work in our Ticket Kiosk. Job Duties including but not limited to selling glass-bottom boat tickets, answering phones, coordinating boat tour times, checking in groups, gift shop sales, other related duties. 

    Required Qualifications:

    • Previous cash handling experience.
    • Phone skills.
    • Excellent customer relations skills.
    • Positive attitude
    • Willingness to learn.