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Catering Support Staff/Steward at Bowdoin College

Catering Support Staff/Steward

Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME (On Site) Full-Time

Catering Support Staff/Steward

Posting Number S00961JP

Department Dining Service - Thorne Hall

Job Summary

Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick Maine with a student population of almost 2000. We make everything from scratch and consistently rated in the top 10 for college dining! We have our own butcher shop, bakeshop and organic garden that all supply food to our 2 dining halls and 3 retail locations.

This position supports our Catering department. Under supervision of the Culinary Manager, Operations Manager and Catering Supervisor provides organizational support for the successful execution of Dining catering events. Acts as team leader, responsible for events logistical and waitstaff support, transportation and set up of food, beverages and equipment for catering events. Acts as dining contact and service provider during catering functions. Depending on event assignment, this position may assist to receive daily orders and support the sanitation staff.

  • This position offers a $500 sign-on bonus ($250 on first paycheck and $250 after 90 days).

  • Hourly range for this position is expected to be: Minimum $19.75 – Maximum $20.00/ per hour ((This role is eligible for overtime and shift differential)

  • This position will require a criminal background check and pre-employment physical

Education/Skills Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Demonstrated reliability and ability to work quickly and efficiently.

  • Must be able to work independently within a team atmosphere and establish own work plan and priorities to meet frequent deadlines

  • Must demonstrate good personal hygiene practices

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents


  • A valid Driver’s License and the ability to meet the eligibility requirements of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Use Policy.

  • 2-5 years of food industry service background or related in customer service

  • Serve Safe Certification

  • Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience or demonstrated potential.

  • Responsible Serving Alcohol certification preferred (Must be obtained within one year of employment. Training will be covered by the college).

Standard Work Days and Hours

  • Schedule – First shift, Sunday – Thursday, Friday, (6 am – 2 pm)

  • The role will be required to work occasional overtime, holidays, and during weather emergencies, in addition to working major college events and weekends (i.e., Parent’s Weekend, Commencement, and Reunions).

  • This position is a full-time year round position working 40 hours/week for 52 weeks (1.00 FTE )


About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift

Employment Category Full Time Year Round

FTE 1.00

Benefits Eligible Yes

Pay Type Hourly

Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff + MVR

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes

Posting Date 01/27/2023

Applications Accepted Until

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Posting Internal/External

Special Instructions to Applicants

EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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