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Tiger Bay Pub, Sewanee Dining Associate

Sewanee: The University of the South
Sewanee, TN, TN

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Overview

Primary Function:
Responsible for the presentation and service of the food at the point of service. The assignment will be unit-specific for a retail location, catering, and board operations. Keep counter clean, and attractively merchandised. Communicate with culinary staff to ensure that menu items are available throughout the serving period and replenished as necessary to maintain food quality and visual appeal.

This position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only the general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with the supervisor.

Career Band: NE3Position Description

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Management staff with all aspects of the dining and catering program.

  • Ensure proper timing, quality, and consistency of all dining and catering events.

  • Develop, supervise, and train new dining and catering staff on a continual basis.

  • Develop a safe work environment and culture with accountable processes to ensure workplace safety to limit staff injuries.

  • Ensure food safety and sanitation (HACCP) standards are followed and maintained.

  • Oversees and assists with ordering proper non-food supplies and ensuring those items are properly stored and utilized to reduce the waste stream.

  • Supports management team in reducing food waste and supply waste.

  • Ensures that University and Departmental policies and procedures are followed.

  • Follows the motor vehicle laws of the state of Tennessee.

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs on a routine basis and greater weights with assistance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Judgement Required: Prescribed, established procedures are primarily used to perform the essential functions of this position.

Machines & Equipment Used:
  • Equipment in an institutional kitchen;

  • Combi ovens,

  • Chargrill,

  • Fryer,

  • Kettles,

  • Food processors,

  • Griddle,

  • Hot hold,

  • Cold hold,

  • Induction cookers,

  • Steam table lines,

  • Propane grill,

  • Dish machine,

  • Tray return conveyor system,

  • Beverage machines,

  • Floor cleaning machine,

  • Various knives,

  • Cutting boards,

  • Slicers and,

  • Dicers

  • Budgetary Responsibility: None.

    Personal Interaction/Communication:
  • Student Contact: Regular interaction with student diners and other members of the campus community, including guests and alumni.
  • Internal: Limited interaction.
  • External: Limited interaction.
  • Attributes of a Successful Candidate

    High School Diploma or GED preferred.

    2 years of food service experience or over 2 years of customer service experience preferred.

    Job-Related Skills:

    • Time management skills,
    • Ability to work and stand for long periods of time,
    • Bend at the knees,
    • Make repetitive hand movements,
    • Lift objects up to 25 lbs and more with assistance.

    Licenses & Certifications:
    Servsafe food handler certification must be obtained within six months of the hire date.Supplemental Information

    Confidential Information:

    Related personnel information

    Working Environment:High volume kitchen, remote catering event sites, catering sites can be outdoor/indoor events in all types of weather, heavy equipment, cold storage, hot storage, sometimes slippery floors, loading docks, and truck beads, high volume fast-paced work environment

    Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time,
    • Must be able to walk for extended periods of time,
    • Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work),
    • Must be able to carry between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)

    Any additional requirements specific to this position:
    • Pay: $15.00/hour
    • Staff will be expected to work late night shifts and weekends:

      • 6 pm-3 am

    • Full-year position with periodic shutdowns.

    The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

    DEI Institutional Statement:

    At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


    Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

    Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

    The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

    Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

    In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

    The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

    As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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