Arizona Institutes for Resilience's Tumamoc Hill program is in search of a Tumamoc Hill Caretaker. The Tumamoc Hill caretaker will provide caretaking services on Tumamoc Hill to help ensure the integrity and safety of the preserve, walking community, University buildings, and gardens on the Hill. The selected candidate will regularly walk the Hill to help monitor conditions, including on weekends and evenings. In exchange for these caretaking services, the individual will be compensated by a provided living space in a historical building at the base of Tumamoc Hill.

The Desert Laboratory is located on Tumamoc Hill, Cemamagi Du’ag, Horned Lizard Mountain, a volcanic hill of prominent cultural and sacred significance to the Tohono O’odham, including the San Xavier Wa:k District, and other Native nations. The Desert Laboratory was founded in 1903 by the Carnegie Institution, which has repeatedly been at the center and forefront of desert research. The role of the Desert Laboratory is to build on the complementary strengths of culture, science, and community rooted at Tumamoc Hill and the larger Sonoran Desert to become an integrative hub of novel research, education, and outreach about how linked human and natural systems face the future of life in the desert.

The Desert Laboratory is a center of the Arizona Institutes for Resilience, part of Research Innovation & Impact, University of Arizona.

For more information, including job responsibilities, please visit: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/5237?c=arizona

About the freshly renovated Sykes House Studio Residence:

  • 1 room, 2 story, stand-alone studio
  • Approximately 600 square feet
  • 1st floor includes: full bathroom, kitchenette with a gas stove and new refrigerator, and living space
  • 2nd floor includes: an externally accessed bedroom
  • The residence is completely furnished, including pots, pans, dishes, and vacuum
  • The studio includes AC and a heat pump
  • Gate-controlled access
  • UA Wi-Fi
  • Per policies for Tumamoc Hill, no pets are allowed
  • Click here for photos of the residence.

For questions about the Desert Laboratory, Tumamoc Hill, or this position, please contact the Desert Laboratory at 520-621-6945.