RISD Dining is actively seeking a Dining Experience Associate (9-month, partial year) to join its in-house dining, catering, and markets and vending program. Be a part of the group that delivers exceptional hospitality by supporting local farms through seasonally-inspired menus, and utilizing the strengths of its staff to provide the absolute best in culinary artistry to the greater community.
This Dining Experience Associate will work primarily out of RISD Dining's new Co-Op Market, but must have the flexibility to work at various locations on campus as directed by supervisor in order to meet department wide needs. This position serves customers in a professional and courteous manner and works independently and efficiently to set up (open) and break down (close) various campus locations according to the venues specific requirements. They reconcile daily cash receipts and transactions with credit/debit cards, and also ensure the cleanliness of assigned location.
In support of RISD Dining's mission and values, the incumbent may be called upon to perform any one or a combination of the following functions listed below:
Sets up and opens any Dining location campus-wide.Ability to move from one auxiliary operation to another on a daily basis, as needed by the department, ensuring that all food items and supplies are available and presented for the day?s business. This includes, but is not limited to:
Preparation of condiment and coffee station(s), brewing appropriate coffee amounts and selections as predetermined by each location and checking/filling all condiments from cups/lids to soy milk/honey.
Posting menus and prices and familiarization with ingredients in each menu item
Receiving, stocking and properly displaying items pertaining to that operation.
Waits on a heavy volume of customers in a timely and courteous manner, representing RISD and the Dining department professionally and knowledgeably to a diverse clientele including students, faculty, staff, museum visitors and the general public.Adheres to established customer service goals and standards.
Follows all opening and closing procedures for proper cash handling. This includes maintaining cashier's log and verifying cash drawer prior to and at the end of each shift and proving out daily receipts.
Follows specific procedures for ordering and receiving products at each location to maintain desired inventory levels.
Keeps all areas clean and restocked.Ensures that all front-of-house areas are properly maintained by wiping, washing, sweeping and picking up debris.
Ensures that all health code procedures are followed. This includes but is not limited to: temperature management, personal hygiene and sanitation.
High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. One to three years of progressively responsible experience, in restaurant, college or cafe-style food service is preferred.
Strong attention to detail.
Prior cash handling experience.
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Rhode Island sanitation/ServSafe certification.
Partial year, 9-mo., 40 hours/week. Coverage is seven days per week (two days off) while school is in session and can include daytime, evening, and weekend hours.
All Dining Services staff is considered essential personnel to the school and is therefore required to attend work even when the school is closed.
Employment Status (Temp, Term, On-call, etc)
Regular, Partial year (9 mo.)
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover letter (preferred)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person, employees are expected to perform work on campus.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
For internal use only - Job Family:
Dining - Operations
Internal Number: R-00698
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.