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Dining Services Assistant

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College

Amherst Campus
Amherst Staff
Full time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Dining Services Assistant position. The Dining Services Assistant is a full-time, year-round position, job group and level AO-2 ($19.76). Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Dining Services Assistant supports the efforts of Dining Services to provide the diverse campus community with excellent quality and customer service. The assistant maintains safe, clean, orderly, and sanitary conditions, as well as assist with the execution of food and beverage service within the Dining Commons throughout the year. The assistant 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 is generally, Tuesday and Saturday from 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 pm to Midnight. The Dining Services Assistant position is part of essential services and should report to work, or remain on duty, even when the college is closed.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain the stations within the servery
  • Maintain the dish room and ensure that all supplies including the necessary chemicals are available and properly stored in the dish room
  • Maintain the interior and exterior of the dish machine and conveyor belts, floors, and walls, as well as, all tray, silverware, dish, and glass carts
  • Provide support for the Server when necessary

  • Ensure dining rooms and servery are fully ready to open for meal service
  • Maintain a high level of sanitation
  • Monitor and maintain an adequate supply of products

  • Oversee a diverse group of student and casual employees
  • Report attendance to a supervisor
  • Provide initial training to new employees

  • Collaborate with the Catering Department in regards to coffee/beverage orders and deliveries
  • Effectively collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues and students
  • Assist with large College events, such as Family weekend, Homecoming, Commencement, and Reunion Weekend


  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills including the ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time-management skills including the ability to multi-task and function efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including working occasional evening shifts and overtime including during days off
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • Ability to taste and work with any and all ingredients used
  • Commitment to or experience working with a diverse community
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical and lift test

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure itmeets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To find information about job group and level (JGL) follow this link.


Posted: 2022-07-26 Expires: 2022-08-27

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