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Waitperson - Part-Time

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Waitperson - Part-Time

Faculty or Staff:


Full Time or Part Time:

Part time

In-Person, Hybrid, or Remote:


Minimum Starting Rate of Pay:


Rate of pay commensurate with experience

Start Date:


Job Description:

To serve guests, adhering to the standards established by management. Responsible for the quality, timely, courteous, and efficient service to all guests. To complete and effectively perform job duties.

  • Set up, serve, and clean up both on-premise and off-premise functions. Ability to lift and carry trays weighing up to 30 pounds to and from dining areas.
  • Set up, refresh, and service meeting rooms with refreshments, audiovisual equipment, and linens as required. Clean up after meetings and events.
  • Some physical labor is required to perform all duties. Occasionally required to assist in the set-up of function rooms, involving moving tables and chairs needed, either within a room or to another location. Packing, loading, and unloading of Catering vehicles are also required.
  • Work independently, exercise sound judgment, and exhibit initiative in performing daily duties.
  • Responsible for opening and closing shift side work and weekly projects as designated by supervisors.
  • Responsible for keeping work areas and equipment clean and organized.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with guests and co-workers.
  • Execute directives from supervisors.
  • Training and supervising of student staff.
  • Supervision on an event in the absence of a manager.
  • Ability to read and interpret event orders to determine set-up, service needs, and other duties the manager assigns.
  • Must have one year of experience as a full-service or banquet server
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills, with a sound understanding of the English language. Basic computer skills desirable
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination without restrictions.
  • Must be able to give direction and instruct others.
  • Customer Service: Maintains an extraordinarily positive attitude towards others, especially when dealing with students and the public.
  • Must be cooperative and willing to work with others.
  • They must be neat in appearance and work habits and comply with safety and sanitation regulations as prescribed by law.
  • ServSafe certified or willing to take and pass the ServSafe course.
  • Must be certified in allergen training or able to be certified within 30 days of hire
  • Must comply with proper dress code as designated by the Department.
  • Directs student staff and maintains a high level of professionalism.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs without aide
  • Routinely lifts, bends, twists, and stands for the majority of up to an 8-hour shift
Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Apply online; application materials must include:
  • A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications

  • A complete resume or curriculum vitae

  • For faculty positions, statements on mentoring, teaching, and research will also be required.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Mount Holyoke College, the leading gender-diverse women’s college, is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are a diverse community of staff, faculty, and students, united in our mission to offer an intellectually adventurous education in the liberal arts through academic programs that are renowned internationally for their cross-disciplinary excellence, experiential approach, and commitment to diversity.

Mount Holyoke College is a welcoming and inclusive environment that values and respects individuals of all backgrounds. As an EOE, we encourage members of historically underrepresented groups or nontraditional backgrounds to apply for open positions at our institution. The College has a long-standing tradition of providing women and other historically underrepresented groups with access to an innovative educational experience that prepares students for purposeful leadership by integrating hands-on opportunities into the curriculum. We firmly believe that diversity enriches our community and enhances our ability to prepare students for success in an increasingly globalized world.

We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all qualified applicants and to building an exemplary workforce that reflects the diversity of our student body and the communities we serve. Our ultimate goal is to produce graduates who are capable of engaging thoughtfully, effectively, and boldly with the world.


 Mount Holyoke College

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women that is gender diverse and welcomes applications from female, transgender and non-binary students. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights. The oldest of the Seven Sister colleges, we are a noted leader in liberal arts education with a mission grounded in the conviction that women can — and should — make a difference in the world.

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