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Position Detail - Cashier


Apply now Job no: 493135
Work type: Staff Part-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Dining Services

Position Type: Staff Part-time

Hours per week: 30   

Weeks per year: 33

Work Schedule: Closing Shifts 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

Looking to join a team of highly effective and dynamic hospitality professionals? Join Dining Services where we deliver an exceptional hospitality experience for students, faculty and staff. Work in an environment where hard work, professional growth and learning are valued.


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • % - This is a 33-week academic year position September – May. Services may not be required when school is not in session. (I.e. fall, mid-semester break, Thanksgiving recess, December recess, January term, mid semester spring break). Function: This position reports directly to the Dining managers and Assistant Directors.

Typical Duties Include:

  • Responsible for the operation of the computerized POS (Point of Sale) - cash register and all of its functions.
  • Reconciles cash drawer, and department charges.
  • Monitor meal plan transactions closely to ensure the student has appropriate balance.
  • Charges state tax appropriately. For example- never tax students or MHC dollars.
  • Stock paper napkins and condiments as needed.
  • Assists in cleaning the dish return area.
  • Empties trash at station, refills sanitizer stations.
  • Restocks fresh hand fruit.
  • Must be able to work with others, including students, as well as work alone without supervision.
  • Assists in supervision and training of student workers.
  • Routinely checks all tables and chairs to ensure they are cleaned and sanitized prior, during and after each meal period.
  • Keeps all work areas clean, free of debris and sanitized at all times.
  • Fills out proper paperwork during each shift.
  • At times, will provide direction to student staff and needs to maintain a high level of professionalism.
  • Oversees the distribution and return of takeout containers and travel mugs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


• Must have cash handling experience and proficient in math.
• Familiarity with computerized POS cash registers with multiple payment methods.
• Must have good communication skills, both written and orally, with a sound understanding of the English language.
• Must be able to pass a physical examination without restrictions.
• Customer Service: Maintains an extraordinarily positive attitude in dealing with students and the public.
• Must be cooperative and willing to work with others.
• Must be able to give direction and instruct others.
• Must be neat in appearance and work habits, and must comply with safety and sanitation regulations as prescribed by law.
• Must comply with proper dress code as designated by the Department.

Preferred Qualifications:


Compliance Requirements: 

Physical Demands:

  • Routinely lifts/moves an average of 30 pounds.
  • Lifting: 20 %– 30 % of time at work (could require bending and twisting).
  • Overhead lifting: 10 % or more.
  • Storing or removing product or equipment from shelves.
  • Routinely on your feet throughout an 8 hour shift (could also be working alone during part of shift).
  • Requires lots of walking, the distance of approximately 25 feet.

Working Conditions: 

• Floor surface is quarry tile and is non-giving.
• Walking up and down stairs when retrieving product from storerooms, entering, and exiting the building.
• Works around slippery surfaces due to spills, dropped foods, trips to dish room and pot sink to get equipment cleaned


Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online; application materials must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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