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Temporary Wait Staff

  • Requisition no: 505170
  • Work type: Part Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Facilities Operations
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Categories: Facilities/Maint/Trades/RealEs, Other, Food Services
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: Part-Time
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Columbia University is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill temporary Wait Staff positions. Candidates can work up to 4 months or longer depending on coverage and will be payrolled by a third party vendor, not Columbia University.


Reporting to the Supervisor on Duty, Wait Staff are directly responsible for quality table service, extensive guest interaction, maintaining dining room appearance from set-up to break-down and opening and closing of checks through the point of sale system. The Wait Staff will perform guest related tasks such as greet guests according to standards; explain menu/food/drinks, take orders and open and close checks through the point of sale system. Maintain knowledge of menu items including ingredients, and preparation of those items. Inform guests of specials and menu changes. Perform storage tasks including the requisition of supplies to maintain par stock; stock shelves and counter area for the next service period; check all incoming stock against previous requests; ensure proper storage of all service items and replenish all service items. Retrieve food from kitchen and supply ice as needed. Position requires ability to balance trays, lift and carry items in excess of 20lbs. in addition to walking and standing for long period of time; also perform related tasks as assigned by the Supervisor on duty. Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule including weekends and holidays.

We encourage local applicants who live in the following zip codes to apply: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040, 10451, 10454, 10455, 10474

All Are Welcomed to Apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent. Minimum one year customer service experience.
  • Good Communication and exceptional customer service skills required.
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule including weekends and holidays.

**Please apply by forwarding your resume to with the job title of Wait Staff in the subject line.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior wait staff, waiter, food service and server experience is a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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