RISD Dining is actively seeking a Dining Experience Associate
(9-month, partial year) to join its in-house dining, catering, and
markets and vending program. Be a part of the group that delivers
exceptional hospitality by supporting local farms through
seasonally-inspired menus, and utilizing the strengths of its staff
to provide the absolute best in culinary artistry to the greater
This Dining Experience Associate will work primarily out of RISD
Dining's new Co-Op Market, but must have the flexibility t o work
at various locations on campus as directed by supervisor in order
to meet department wide needs . This position s erves customers in
a professional and courteous manner and works independently and
efficiently to set up (open) and break down (close) various campus
locations according to the venues specific requirements. They
reconcile daily cash receipts and transactions with credit/debit
cards, and also ensure the cleanliness of assigned location.
In support of RISD Dining's mission and values, the incumbent may
be called upon to perform any one or a combination of the following
functions listed below:
Sets up and opens any Dining location campus-wide.Ability to move
from one auxiliary operation to another on a daily basis, as needed
by the department, ensuring that all food items and supplies are
available and presented for the day?s business. This includes, but
is not limited to:
- Preparation of condiment and coffee station(s), brewing
appropriate coffee amounts and selections as predetermined by each
location and checking/filling all condiments from cups/lids to soy
- Posting menus and prices and familiarization with ingredients
in each menu item
- Receiving, stocking and properly displaying items pertaining to
Waits on a heavy volume of customers in a timely and courteous
manner, representing RISD and the Dining department professionally
and knowledgeably to a diverse clientele including students,
faculty, staff, museum visitors and the general public.Adheres to
established customer service goals and standards.
Follows all opening and closing procedures for proper cash
handling. This includes maintaining cashier's log and verifying
cash drawer prior to and at the end of each shift and proving out
Follows specific procedures for ordering and receiving products at
each location to maintain desired inventory levels.
Keeps all areas clean and restocked.Ensures that all front-of-house
areas are properly maintained by wiping, washing, sweeping and
picking up debris.
Ensures that all health code procedures are followed. This includes
but is not limited to: temperature management, personal hygiene and
Valued but not required skills and experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and
experience is required. One to three years of progressively
responsible experience, in restaurant, college or café-style food
service is preferred.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Prior cash handling experience.
Rhode Island sanitation/ServSafe certification.
Partial year, 9-mo., 40 hours/week. Coverage is seven days per week
(two days off) while school is in session and can include daytime,
evening, and weekend hours.
All Dining Services staff is considered essential personnel to the
school and is therefore required to attend work even when the
school is closed.
Employment Status (Temp, Term, On-call, etc)
Regular, Partial year (9 mo.)
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover letter (preferred)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload
all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our
pre-employment background screening requirements.
For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work
arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person,
employees are expected to perform work on campus.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its
learning community and integral to an art and design education. We
welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute
to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by
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