Open Position

Gate Guardian/Welcome Host/Gift Shop Attendant
Job Description

Meditation Mount is looking for team members who are willing to learn the job responsibilities for our Welcome Host, Gift Shop and Gate Guardian positions. We are a spiritual center located at the east end of the Ojai Valley. Our ideal team member is welcoming, attentive, engaging, detail oriented, able to multitask and able to stand for extended periods of time. This is a combined position and the location and duties may switch between Gate Guardian or Welcome Host/Gift Shop Attendant based on the needs of the day.

Gate Guardian

Our gate guardians greet and welcome our pre-registered visitors and guests prior to them entering the property. This person is the first interaction they have with Meditation Mount.

Gate Guardian Responsibilities:
*Greet visitors, guests and employees as they arrive at Meditation Mount. Ensure each event attendee has registered before entering the property
*Presents a professional appearance
*Communicate as needed with Welcome staff member if there is an issue
*Monitor inward and outward traffic, to ensure everyone’s safety
*Provide support and assistance to visitors and employees as needed
*Have knowledge of the area and ability to redirect visitors to an alternative location if they are not willing to register for a visit, i.e, usually a place to watch the sunset
*Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and special events as necessary
Job Type: Part-time

Welcome Host

It is the role of our Welcome Host/Hostess to make sure that our guests feel welcomed, cared for, and valued during their time here at the Mount.

Welcome Host Responsibilities:
*Possesses a friendly and positive attitude to greet and welcome visitors and groups
*Presents a professional appearance
*Is well-informed about Meditation Mount, in order to assist and answer visitor inquiries
*Is able to review and update admission reservations
*Is aware of current Meditation Mount events and programs
*Maintains good housekeeping standards by checking bathrooms prior to and during shift to ensure cleanliness
*Is dependable and willing to lend a hand to other team members as needed
*Is able to work with visitors of diverse backgrounds, with varying degrees of familiarity with Meditation Mount and meditation
*Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment (able to multi task)
*Is confident speaking in front of visitors and groups
*Has effective communications skills; ability to communicate clearly and present information to a wide variety of visitors with warmth and ease
*Is comfortable enforcing Meditation Mount policies with all visitors
*Is comfortable using online ticketing systems and technology; open to learning new technologies
*Has the ability to identify and positively resolve visitor issues in the moment
*Is able to shift between welcoming visitors and working the gift shop
*Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and special events as necessary
*Job Type: Part-time

Gift Shop Attendant

The gift shop attendant is responsible for being attentive to customers, answering questions about items and handling cash and credit transactions.

Gift Shop Attendant Responsibilities:
*Presents a professional appearance
*Process sales transactions
*Accept payments – cash, check, debit and credit card
*Calculate and return change as required by the payment method
*Balance cash drawer at the end of each shift
*Answer customer questions about gift shop items
*Maintain a clean and tidy work area
*Assist in stocking and rotating merchandise
*Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and special events as necessary
*Job Type: Part-time