Food Service Cashier

Date Posted: 07/07/2021
Type/Department:Staff in Hampshire Food
Search Status:Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications
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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 food service cashier operates the Point of Sale system and assists the team as needed. Duties include providing service in all retail areas, including cashiering and line serving as needed; performing cashier duties using the POS system; and maintaining cash accuracy with receipts. The food service cashier will be expected to prepare or plate foods such as meats, vegetables, baked goods and desserts as needed; set up serving lines if needed; ensure temperatures are taken, recorded and within acceptable ranges; and notify the cooks if food temperatures are not within acceptable limits. They will be expected to set-up items for purchase on daily basis; keep refrigerator stocked and product rotated using the first-in, first-out rule; stock pantries with correct par levels of food items on a daily basis; record replenished amounts on floor stock form for each unit; and perform general cleaning duties which includes the removal of trash and garbage to designated areas. 

High School diploma or equivalent with one year of job-related experience is required. Qualified candidates must have experience with POS systems; the accurate handling of cash and credit card processing; and outstanding customer service skills and a desire to help others. These positions require standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time-up to 4 hours; ability to lift up to 25lbs; and being able to bend and twist from the waist. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This 10-month, 40 hour/week benefited position has an employment cycle of August 1 through May 31. While the position is 40 hours a week, Dining Services employees have some flexibility with scheduling. The hourly pay rate for this position is $15.00 with excellent benefits program including health, dental, vision, an employee assistance program, a retirement plan, tuition benefits, and more! Please submit your application and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at If you require assistance in completing an online application, or have questions about this position, please call 413-559-6985.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re 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.

*This posting and requirements were changed as of 7/28/2021.

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