Date Posted: 01/11/2023
Type/Department:Staff in Hampshire Food
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College

Department:  Dining Services                           

Job Title: Cashier

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 40 Hours a week/ 10-month employment cycle August 1 to May 31

Pay Range/ Status: $17.00 Hour/Non-Exempt

                                  $1,360 paid bi-weekly.

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Lead Event and Retail Supervisor

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately



Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits package to Dining Service employees.

New Dining Services employees are immediately eligible for the following paid time off package:

  • Holidays - 12 paid holidays per calendar year according to employment cycle, including 1 floating holiday
  • Personal Days - 3 personal days per fiscal year, prorated according to start date and employment cycle
  • Sick days - 1 sick day accruing per month (Maximum of 130 days)
  • Vacation days - 10 paid vacation days per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30), prorated according to start date and employment cycle; vacation time will increase with years of service.

Hampshire College also has a winter break that is fully paid for employees from Christmas Eve to New Years each year, typically 6 ½ paid days.

On top of generous paid time off, Hampshire College offers all full-time employees an excellent benefit package, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • College paid basic life insurance
  • 403b Retirement plan with 8% match after 1 year service and employee contribution
  • Educational opportunities for employees and their families, including a variety of college tuition benefits for dependent children.


Dining Services offers regular, flexible schedules to our employees as we operate breakfast, lunch, and dinner service at 3 on-campus locations 7 days a week.

For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. Our dining services department provides high quality meal services to students, employees, and guests in the form of take-out, dining-in, and catering from multiple locations on campus. Dining services is a creative, collaborative, and positive work environment. As part of the dining services team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!


The cashier operates the Point of Sale system as well as reconciles all daily sales, ensures the beverage stations and cashier stations are clean and stocked. This position provides excellent customer service to all guests, helps maintain the cleanliness in the dining room and food service line, and assists the Front-of-the-House & Back-of-the-House teams as needed.

This position is also essential to the student and community service & experience. As a member of the dining services team, the incumbent must feel comfortable working in an evolving, fast-paced organizational framework with shifting responsibilities. This position collaborates with other dining services staff, and a variety of offices to meet the departmental goals, and further the mission of the department of the College. This position participates as a committed member and leader of the dining team in college and division work, projects, meetings, events and overall community development. Availability to work occasional nights and weekends required.


  • Must be passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Must have experience with POS systems as well as experience handling cash and credit card processing accurately.
  • This position also requires the person to bend and twist at the waist, and at times requires standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Must have outstanding customer service skills and must be able to communicate and work well with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • It is very important for this person to be patient and be able to work within a team with varied abilities and skill levels as well as cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.


  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Minimum of one-year job-related experience

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.