Food Service Worker

Date Posted: 07/10/2024
Type/Department:Staff in Hampshire Food
Search Status:Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications
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Hampshire College

Department:  Dining Services                    

Job Title: Food Service Worker

Position Type: Full Time

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

Pay Range/ Status - $19.00 Hour/Non-Exempt 

                                    $1,520 paid bi-weekly

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Executive Chef

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, including 1 floating holiday
  • Personal Days - 3 personal days per fiscal year, prorated according to start date
  • 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; 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
  • 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 college 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 700 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 food service worker serves as a contributing member of the dining services team. This position works in close coordination with other dining services staff and under the supervision of supervisors and the executive chef to prepare, present, and serve food. The position supports all aspects of dining operations to include set up, cooking, cleaning, and general assistance to other dining services staff.

As a member of the division or finance and administration, this position may assist with other division and college projects, events, and special assignments. Seasonally, this position may be assigned to the facilities department to assist with light duty assignments and tasks as assigned.


  • Must have knowledge of culinary weights and measures.
  • Must be able to follow recipes and directions.
  • Must have experience with handling knives and commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Must be able to bend and twist at the waist.
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time-up to 4 hours.
  • Must have outstanding customer service skills and a desire to help others.
  • The person in this position will need to work in a wide temperature range.
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


  • Prior foodservice experience


  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Minimum of one-year job-related experience
  •   Must be Serv-Safe certified

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.