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Wait Staff/Bartender (Casual Positions)

Amherst College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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Wait Staff/Bartender (Casual Positions)

Amherst Campus
Part 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 Catering is now hiring Waitstaff, Bartenders and Service Assistants. Flexible on-call and part-time 20-hour positions available.

Amherst College invites applications for Wait staff/Bartender positions. The Wait staff/Bartender positions are part-time, year-round positions, starting at $18.00/hour. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

Reporting to the Manager of Dining Services & Catering, the position supports the efforts of Amherst College Dining Services by providing the campus community with quality products and excellent service. Wait staff will work with the Catering Manager and Assistant Catering Manager in serving the campus community at all catered events, including but not limited to banquet dinners, receptions, large campus events and deliveries. Events are based on the college's needs and schedule, making this an on-call position with weekday/evening hours and weekend hours.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Wait staff will establish a warm welcome and professional atmosphere for guests by giving ultimate service and cooperation.
  • Ensures all food and beverage is served in a timely manner with safe food handling.
  • Provides assistance moving tables, chairs, and other banquet equipment for setting up and breaking down all events.
  • Able to meet a schedule that is subject to changes on short notice.
  • Abide by all policies and procedures as set forth by the managers. Clean and vacuum event spaces.


  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community
  • Available to work flexible hours, evenings, holidays and weekends
  • Must have a professional appearance and positive work ethic
  • As guest contact is critical for this position, needs to be well-spoken and outgoing
  • Some service experience is beneficial but will train
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical and lift test

  • ServSafe Certification
  • TIP'S Certification in Massachusetts
  • 2 or more years of experience in a restaurant/banquet setting

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

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 it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Amherst College

Amherst College prepares students to make a difference in the world. Our financial aid program is among the most substantial in the nation, and our student body is among the most diverse. At Amherst, you are part of a lively, inquisitive, devoted community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who find inspiration in one another and in the process of learning.

Since our 1821 founding, Amherst has demonstrated steadfast confidence in the value of the liberal arts and the importance of critical thinking. Small classes, an open curriculum and a singular focus on undergraduate education ensure that leading scholars engage daily with talented, curious students, equipping them for leadership in an increasingly global and complex world.

Offering competitive compensation packages and a multitude of programs and services for staff, Amherst works to enrich the working life and support the well-being of each and every employee.

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