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Temporary Dining Services Positions

companySmith College
locationNorthampton, MA 01063, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

If you have any questions about the position or our application process, reach out to us at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

Job Description

Smith College is actively seeking dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our Dining Services team on a temporary basis. As part of this team, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring exceptional dining experiences for our guests. These positions offer ideal short-term employment opportunities in the vibrant hospitality industry.

Benefits of Temporary Positions:

Short-Term Commitment: Ideal for those seeking short-term opportunities without long-term commitments or associated benefits.

Variable Hours: Weekly hours may vary, providing flexibility to accommodate your schedule.

Available Positions:

Catering Dining Room Coordinator - Starting at $21.98 per hour

Responsibilities include prepping, delivering, and setting up functions, as well as serving lunches, dinners, receptions, and breaks. 

Catering Bartender - Starting at $19.95 per hour

Specialize in preparing and serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at events. Manage bar setup, breakdown, and inventory. Must be ServSafe Alcohol certified.

Catering Kitchen Assistant - Starting at $23.00 per hour

Support catering operations through food production and prep work for seamless events.

Catering Cook - Starting at $24.94 per hour

Contribute to catering operations through culinary expertise.

Cook’s Assistant - Starting at $24.21 per hour ( 2 positions longer 40 hours for 4-6 weeks) 

Support culinary staff with preparation, cooking, and presentation of various menu items, ensuring adherence to dining service standards.


  • High school or vocational school education completion.
  • Previous experience in food service or a related role.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized workspace.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work locations.
  • Availability for extended shifts.
  • Ability to safely lift and move 50 pounds.
  • Valid Massachusetts Class III driver’s license and compliance with all college driving credentialing requirements.


  • 1 year of experience in a high-volume, scratch operation.
  • Current ServSafe Manager Certification or ability to achieve within (6) months of employment.
  • Allergen Awareness as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter. Please specify your shift preference in your cover letter. Join us in creating memorable events on campus!

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of  equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty.  The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.