Beverage Attendant

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Work type: Full Time, Limited Term Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff


Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. 


Provides hot and cold beverages throughout meal period. Stocks mugs, cold cups and coffee & tea condiments. Answers customer questions. Fills, cleans and sanitizes beverage equipment and serving areas. Sweeps and  mops beverages areas and other areas of the dining hall.


Essential Responsibilities


  • Monitors products’ quality and freshness, and ensures proper beverage rotation.
  • Monitors all levels of milk, juice, flavored water, coffee and teas and replenishes in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a clean and a well-organized work area.
  • Operates and sanitizes all equipment in a safe and proper manner.
  • Reports equipment issues to a manager to ensure timely repairs.
  • Follows and complies with established procedures and verbal instructions.
  • Maintains continental breakfast items including bagels, fruit, breads, yogurts and cream cheese.
  • Keeps smallwares stocked.
  • Keeps all beverage areas wiped clean, including counter tops, machines, nozzles, cabinets, and floors.
  • Keep toaster/microwave/cereal areas swept and wiped clean during the meal periods.
  • Refills cereal bins during meal periods when necessary.
  • Cleans coffee brewers according to schedule.
  • Completes Saturday cleaning of servery and beverage area according to schedule.
  • Mops and sweeps between meals.


Additional Responsibilities


  • Assists the Utility Department when finished closing beverage station.
  • Provides outstanding customer service and ensures customer needs are met in a timely fashion
  • Consistently demonstrates a professional attitude during the entire shift.
  • Fosters a positive work environment of outstanding teamwork, mutual respect and exceptional morale.
  • Has knowledge of menu items and allergens.
  • Assists with catering drop-offs and pick-ups as needed.
  • Refills cereal bins during meal periods when necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor



Required Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two years of experience in food and service industries.
  • Able to speak and understand English.
  • Has good communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • ServSafe Certification
  • Valid Drivers License


This is a full-time position that offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off.  For more information and to apply, please visit: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/


Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 



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