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Work for Dining Services

A student working in the kitchen in Lamont-Gillett

 

Informational Meeting

Want to learn more about working for Dining Services? An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6, from 4:15–5:30 p.m. at Weinstein Auditorium in Wright Hall.

All first-year students who have work-study must attend this meeting to learn how to sign up for dining hall shifts.

Looking for a great job? Smith College Dining Services is one of the largest student employers on campus offering a variety of positions that can work with your hectic schedule. With 15 dining locations, the Campus Center Café and our catering department, we have many shifts available for Student Worker Jobs.

Employment with Dining Services offers:

  • Competitive wages
  • Work schedules tailored to fit your busy lifestyle and classes
  • Convenient locations throughout campus
  • The chance to meet people and make new friends
  • On-the-job training
  • Various shifts, including nights and weekends, upperclass students can work up to 10 hours per week, first-year students up to eight hours per week

With Dining Services you will be working in a positive, team-oriented environment. We give preference to first-year students and first-year transfer students on financial aid. Please refer to Student Employment for policies for returning students.


Job Descriptions

All jobs are subject to changes without notice. All students must practice good personal hygiene and comply with public health standards and college policies. Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times.

Dishwasher

Maintains and monitors assigned dish pantry area and dining room to ensure that dishes are properly stocked at all times. Washes all dishes, glasses and tableware, including scraping, sorting and stacking dishes. Cleans and maintains dish machines as needed. Works alongside other student workers to ensure that safe and sanitary work habits prevail. Checks with dining staff to ensure all assignments are being completed and completes any other tasks assigned.

Pot Washer

Cleans and sanitizes pots and pans used in food production. Maintains the pot sink area by keeping the three-compartment sink filled with clean water (changed as needed), fills sinks with sanitizing solution and dries and puts away all pots and pans in the correct location. Works with kitchen staff to ensure that safe and sanitary work habits prevail.

Checks with dining staff to ensure all assignments are being completed and completes any other tasks assigned.

Door Checker

Ensures that all dining room guests are properly checked in using the OneCard system. Welcomes guests and examines OneCards to verify customer identification. Collects guest meal money as needed. Records meal counts accurately. Strives to provide outstanding customer service. Assists the dining room coordinator in any assignments as needed, including wiping tables, washing dishes, refilling food and cleaning. Works with kitchen staff to ensure that safe and sanitary work habits prevail. Checks with dining staff to ensure all assignments are being completed and completes any other tasks assigned.

Runner

Assists the dining room coordinator in keeping the serving lines stocked with food, dishware and other supplies. Helps with the set-up and breakdown of the serving lines. Assists in any assignments as needed, including wiping tables, washing dishes, refilling food and cleaning. Strives to provide outstanding customer service. Works with kitchen staff to ensure that safe and sanitary work habits prevail. Checks with dining staff to ensure all assignments are being completed and completes any other tasks assigned.


Spot Jobs for Catering

For those students looking for spot jobs, the catering department might be just the fit for you. Working in catering is fast-paced and fun; positions include banquet servers, kitchen preps, event servers and many other exciting offerings.

The catering department is based out of the Comstock/Wilder kitchen, but jobs take place all over campus.

To apply go to JobX; email student work coordinator Abigail Hanna or Catering Manager Meghan Garrity; or call Dining Services at ext. 2300.


Campus Center Café Shifts

For those students who enjoy working directly with customers in a retail environment, the Café offers a variety of jobs, which include front-of-the-house positions, catering, prepping food and setting up events.

To apply go to JobX; email student work coordinators Sierra Thorp or Janie Baek,  or contact Café Manager Mary Barr at 413-585-2332 or mbarr@smith.edu.


How to Apply

If you are interested in working for Dining Services during the academic year:

  • Look for open positions on JobX (Note: First years may apply after the first day of classes), or
  • Contact the student work coordinator of the dining facility where you would like to work (see below), or
  • Speak with one of our dining room staff to see if there are any openings.

The Dining Services catering department and the café have a wide variety of spot jobs as well. Call x2300 for information.

For other concerns or questions regarding Dining Service employment, contact Rick Rubin at 413-585-2318 or email rrubin@smith.edu.