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The Perks of Being a UCLA Parking Student Employee



As a student, the moment you set foot onto the UCLA campus, you become a Bruin, defined by qualities like integrity and excellence. Why not share that True Bruin spirit with others coming to campus through a job with UCLA Transportation? Gain experience, earn money, have fun and work in a supportive team atmosphere!

Parking Services is seeking students to become valet attendants at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center. Student valet attendants serve as UCLA ambassadors, greeting visitors and parking vehicles.

There are tons of advantages to being part of the UCLA Transportation team. Just ask Elizabeth Gomez, an International Development Studies major who has worked as a valet attendant for over a year.

A Flexible Schedule

“Working for Parking Services is so nice," Elizabeth said. "Supervisors are really understanding about your schedule and that’s huge when you are a student.”

For Elizabeth, a typical shift involves clocking in at base, which serves as Parking’s headquarters. There she receives a briefing from a supervisor about the expected amount of customers for the day and a review of the calendar to see if anything major is happening that might impact traffic. She’ll also be notified if any VIPs are coming in.

After that she’ll head to the job site where the day consists of valeting cars. While you do need to pull off parallel parking, a big responsibility is welcoming customers.

Valet attendants support the arrival and departure of vehicles by greeting visitors, receiving and inspecting customer vehicles, notating damage, issuing valet permits and driving vehicles to a parking spot.

Excellent Pay & Parking

It doesn’t hurt that, at $14.50 an hour, the job pays well and offers a schedule that won’t exceed 20 hours. Student parking assistants are also eligible to purchase a campus parking permit.

While Elizabeth doesn’t have to worry about her car since she typically commutes using our BruinTAP for transit pass, she does enjoy her driving day job. She explained what exactly makes the gig at Parking Services standout among the BruinView job listings.

A Caring Workplace

“Honestly, what I like most about this job is that I can come in and know that my day is going to get way better because my supervisors, coworkers and work environment are so warm and uplifting – which is not something I think a lot of people might be able to say about their campus jobs.”

The hospitality isn’t reserved just for campus visitors, according to Elizabeth.

“At Parking they don’t just look at you as an employee, they see the whole person. You get really close to your supervisors and they genuinely care to the point where you can come and talk to them about anything — that’s something which is very rare and special among campus jobs. It makes you want to work that much harder when you know your supervisor is concerned about you. I like the environment so in turn I perform better, and that actually helps me do better in all areas of my life.”

Positive Team Atmosphere

Students contribute daily to the work and services provided by Parking Services, and serve as an integral part of the UCLA Transportation team.

“All the employees are nice, and everyone is friendly," Elizabeth continues. "It’s inevitable you become like a family which is really awesome."

As valet attendants at the hospital, students have an opportunity to bring a dose of Bruin cheer to patients and their family and friends and at the same time gain useful skills that will help them beyond their time at UCLA.

Elizabeth noted that because these positions don’t require a specific background, you can apply without a lot of experience. As long as you have a driver license, are patient and willing to learn, everything will be taught to you.


To learn how you can join the UCLA Transportation team visit our Student Employment Opportunities website or call (310) 206-1959.


Students! Looking for a Campus Job?

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UCLA Parking Services is hiring! Join the team as a Valet Attendant at the soon-to-be-open Luskin Conference Center.

More information for this and other jobs can be found on our website, but here's the job posting:

Under the general supervision of the Senior Parking Supervisors, the student worker supports the arrival and departure of guest vehicles at the Luskin Conference Center. Greet all drivers as they pull up to receiving area, inspect vehicle properly, notate any damage in detail, issue ZipPark tickets correctly to customer, use specified departing statement, drive vehicle down into Luskin parking garage and park vehicle in appropriate stall, notate required information on valet ticket and hand valet ticket to Parking Assistant, fill in for Parking Assistant during breaks/lunch, learn ZipPark and SKIDATA system and functionality so as to be proficient in valet duties. Perform other duties as assigned. Please note: The conference standard is that customer wait times at drop off are to average less than 1 minute, never to exceed 2 minutes.

Pay Rate: $14.50/hour

Schedule: Not to exceed 20 hours per week


- Ability to recognize the importance of dealing diplomatically with the public and the importance of a good public appearance

- Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail

- Ability to work effectively under continual interruption and changing priorities

- Skilled in writing grammatically correct documents and synopses

- Ability to speak the English language proficiently

- Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time (up to eight hours at a time)

- Possess and maintain current California Driver License and a good driving record (subject to DMV pull notice)

- Ability to drive a automatic transmission vehicle is a must

- Ability to drive a manual transmission vehicles is preferred

- Ability to work any shift—the Luskin Conference Center valet operation runs from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., 7 days per week, 365 days per year, including all holidays.

- Continued employment contingent on satisfactory background investigation

To apply for this position, please complete the online application process. If you have any questions, please call (310) 206-1959.