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Dining Experience Associate, Co-Op Market (9 month)

Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Auxiliary Services, Food Services Management
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Summary

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 community.

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.

Essential Functions:

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 milk/honey.
  • Posting menus and prices and familiarization with ingredients in each menu item
  • Receiving, stocking and properly displaying items pertaining to that operation.

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 daily receipts.

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 sanitation.

Required Knowledge/Skills/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.

Valued but not required skills and experience:

Rhode Island sanitation/ServSafe certification.



Work Schedule

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 law.

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Dining - Operations
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