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Caterer - Casual

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dickinson College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00237
Position Title Caterer - Casual
Working Title
Position Number CA9948
Pay Grade/Category Casual/Temp
Position Type Non-exempt

Division and Department Information

Division Finance and Administration
Department Dining Services

Posting Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Assist with set up, execution, and clean-up of catered events.

Essential Functions:


  • Safe food handling practices
  • Customer service
  • Organizational Skills
  • Follow Directions
  • Serve food to event patrons
  • Load/Unload catering trucks

Marginal Functions:


  • Occasionally work independently
  • Proactively anticipate items needed for various functions

Equipment Used:


  • Carts, food warmers, ice machine, beverage dispensers etc.
  • Other food service equipment, utensils, and dishes

Preferred Qualifications

Must be 16 years old. Some high school wanted.

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements:


  • lifting up to 50lbs
  • walking, carrying, sometimes over uneven surfaces or up/down stairs
  • food handling
  • prolonged standing
  • bending
  • climbing in/out of trucks

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Gloves
  • Towels for hot items
  • Closed toed shoes, with socks

Work Schedule

Advertised Work Schedule

The Casual Caterer will sign up for work through our “When to Work” system. All work hours are posted and filled on a first come first serve basis.

Number of hours/day varies
Number of hours/week varies
Proposed Start Date

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date
Application Review Begin Date
Is this a Temporary Position? No
Full-Time/Part-Time Other
If Full-Time, please specify Not Applicable
If Part-Time, please specify Not Applicable
EEO/Diversity Statement

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CareerLink
    • Craigslist
    • CASE (Council for Advancement & Support of Education)
    • Consortium for Faculty Diversity
    • Employee Referral
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Jobs at Dickinson (http://jobs.dickinson.edu)
    • Monster Jobs (monster.com)
    • Newspaper/publication
    • Patriot News
    • Radio
    • Referral from Dickinson staff, faculty, friend or family member
    • Sentinel Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Yahoo Jobs
    • The Guide
    • ScholarlyHires.com
    • Other Website
    • Other
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Another College website
    • HERC
    • Academic Careers

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application