Catering Waitstaff - On Call

Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Position

Bates Dining, Conferences and Campus Events is the food service provider for the campus, which includes a catering component. This position primarily performs catering related duties.

This position calls for someone who has an eye for detail, understands customer service and possesses the ability to work independently. The ability to work well with others from diverse backgrounds and exemplary organizational, communication and time management skills are a must. Responsibilities include:

  • Performs catering related duties as assigned. This includes but is not limited to
    • Gathering and delivering food.
    • Setting up, serving, and breaking down events.
    • Returning and restocking equipment in Commons.
  • Ensures that proper sanitation and safety standards are maintained.
  • Promotes and values diversity and practices two-way communication.
  • Develops an excellent working relationship with other areas of Dining.
  • Maintains the highest levels of customer service practices at all times.
  • All other duties as assigned.

This position is on-call and works as needed.


The successful candidate will have High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Serve Safe certification required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in a collegiate food service environment desired.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills are a must.
  • Ability to relate well to individuals with varying backgrounds, education and skills.
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with faculty, students, staff and outside clients staying composed and friendly.
  • Understand and thrives in a high volume food service environment.
  • Creativity and expertise in most facets of food production.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.


Bates College offers competitive salaries, access to library and athletic facilities, and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. This position may accrue leave in accordance with the Maine’s Earned Paid Leave law.

About Bates

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Application Instructions

Please submit an online application. You will be asked to provide information about your work history as well as contact information for three professional references. A resume is encouraged, but is optional. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening and physical.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at

Advertised: Jan 10 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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