Full time, academic year (10 months) position, grade 13, $13.79 per hour
Coffee House Night Server supports the efforts of Dining Services to provide the campus community with excellent and courteous service. The Server assists the retail team with the production, and implementation of menu items and services. This individual takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
The work schedule varies and corresponds to the College's retail operational needs, but generally is Friday & Saturday 5:45 pm to 2:15am, Sunday & Monday 3:45pm to 12:15am. A flexible schedule with early or extended shift times is sometimes required. This individual may be asked to work in other areas of Dining Services based on operational needs.
- Provide professional counter/customer service
- Enter accurate orders into the register and follow established cash handling procedures
- Prepare menu items to established standards including adhering to standardized recipes and production methods, ensuring recipes are followed, and all items are of the highest possible quality
- Maintain the coffee station and beverage coolers
- Sweep and mop floors, and wipe dining room tables
- Ensure equipment used is in sound, working order; and tools used are properly cared for and stored
- Perform work in a safe and efficient manner; ensure operational organization at all times
- Supervise student employees in absence of Shift Supervisor
- Pull stock from downstairs store rooms and Valentine Dining Hall as needed
- Rotate perishable and non-perishable food products
- Grease and trash removal
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Allergen Awareness Certified, as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or be able to achieve within six months of employment
- 1+ year of retail & food preparation experience
- Strong verbal and written communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to taste and work with any and all ingredients used
- Strong time management and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and function efficiently in a fast pace environment
- Attention to detail
- ServSafe Certification or be able to achieve within six months of employment
- 2 - 3 years of retail & food production service experience
Environmental and Physical Demands
Lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying up to 50 pounds. Limited lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying over 50 pounds with assistance. Exposure to walk-in freezer and cooler, and wet and greasy floors. Frequent exposure to sharp tools, machinery and cleaning chemicals. Constant repetitive motions involving a range of full body use including fingers, arms, knees, hands and wrists. Requires constant walking, standing, bending, squatting and stooping, reaching including outward and above head, and ascending/descending stairs.
Manual dexterity including grasping and manipulating tools/equipment, and adjusting controls. Close visual concentration including the ability to perceive color, contrast, and depth is also required as well as the ability to taste and work with any and all ingredients used.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references, or complete the online application. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!