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Commencement and Reunion Job Descriptions and Information for Student Workers

Because of the shortage of housing for students, Dining Services, Facilities, Alumni & Parent Programs (APP), Academic Technology Services and the Office of Communications share a pool of student workers. Students who are hired by Facilities are eligible to work additional hours for APP and the Office of Communications during Commencement and Reunion.

**If you miss 2 consecutive scheduled work shifts, you will lose your job and your on-campus housing.**

If you are working for a department other than these over Commencement and Reunion and plan to be housed on campus, your supervisor must complete this form by April 30.


Facilities

Date: Sunday, May 17 - Sunday, May 31, 2015

Preference will be given to applicants who can work both weeks (5/17 - 5/31).

Pay: $9/hour, housing, meal card for Valentine for every 4 hour shift worked.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sunday through Friday

Breaks: Lunch break (unpaid) will be the same as for regular employees. There is one paid break in the morning, at the discretion of the work group.

OFFICE WORK (12 positions)

Duties include general office work in the Dorm Damage Office, Lock Shop, Service Center or Campus Police.

CUSTODIAL (100 positions)

Duties include removing trash; washing walls, bed springs, windows, furniture and floors etc.; vacuuming carpets; cleaning bathrooms and equipment; dusting; making beds; sanitizing mattresses, etc. Note: Quality cleaning is detailed work and you will be held to strict standards.

GROUNDS (20 positions)

Duties include raking leaves, sweeping walks, trimming hedges, moving furniture and related work.


Dining Services/Catering (25 positions)

Mandatory attire: black pants, white shirt and comfortable low-cut dark shoes. Positions include catering wait staff, dining hall food servers, dishwashers, etc.:

Dates: Sunday, May 17 - Sunday, May 31, 2015

Preference will be given to applicants who can work both weeks (5/17 - 5/31).

Pay: $9/hour, housing, all meals included when Valentine is open.

Hours: Variable; includes nights and weekends


Alumni/Parent Programs, Office of Communications and Academic Technology Services

Dates: Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hiring: Alumni and Parent Programs, the Office of Communications and Academic Technology Services will hire from applicants who have been selected for Facilities jobs.

Preference will be given to applicants who can work both weeks (5/17 - 5/31).

Pay: $9/hour, housing, meal card for Valentine for every 4 hour shift worked.

Hours: Variable shifts Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 27 – Sunday, May 31. Includes nights and weekends.

USHERS (30 positions  for Commencement)

Usher at various Commencement activities.

STORAGE WORKERS (10 positions  for Commencement)

Based at Campus Police, workers will be responsible for opening/closing student storage areas in all residence halls. Three students must be on call at any given time.

ALUMNI HOUSE ASSISTANTS (30 positions for Commencement and Reunion)

Assist at Alumni House reception center, including guest registration, ticket sales, hospitality, housing assignments and general information.

CHILDREN'S REUNION EVENING PROGRAM (10 positions for Reunion)

Assist professional staff with our evening program for kids ages 4-12 on Friday and Saturday nights.

CLASS ASSISTANTS (40 positions  for Reunion)

Each Reunion class hires bartenders/class assistants. Assistants must have completed the Amherst College Alcohol Server Training (TIPS) course. They are paid on an hourly basis (directly by the class).  These hours are therefore separate from those paid by the college.

QUAD ASSISTANTS (22 positions  for Reunion)

Assist alumni with bringing luggage to dorm rooms on main quad and be an ambassador to our alumni guests.  Must be able to lift 45 lbs.

SHUTTLE DRIVERS/RUNNERS (40 positions for Reunion)

Drive the shuttle vans from parking lots to various drop-off locations around campus. Runners will report to Alumni House and be asked to run errands around campus (with college car).

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES WORKERS (5 positions for Commencement and Reunion)

One three-day and one four-day period, Friday, May 22 - Sunday May 24, and Wednesday, May 27 - Saturday, May 30.

Set up public address systems on campus and provide support for PowerPoint presentations. Full training and supervision will be supplied; no experience is necessary but some computer acumen preferred. Must be able to lift 45 lbs.


Meals

Students not working for Dining Services will be issued a meal card by their supervisor at the end of each 4-hour shift worked during Commencement and Reunion weeks.  Students working for Dining Services will be provided with all meals when the dining hall is open.   Students must get their meals off-campus when Valentine is closed. Since paychecks will be issued after Reunion and cash advances will not be available, please make sure you have available funds for days/shifts when you are not working. 


Housing

**If you miss 2 consecutive scheduled work shifts, you will lose your on-campus housing. **

All students except seniors will be required to vacate their present housing by the end of exam period on Sunday, May 17, at 5 p.m.  Seniors have until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, to vacate their spring housing.

Students who have been approved to live on campus during Commencement and/or Reunion weeks will be housed in Valentine, Moore, Chapman, Humphries and Tyler, Plimpton, and Marsh. All rooms will have an extra bed added, so there are no single rooms.  Mattresses may be placed on the floor. Students will be assigned a room by the Residential Life Office based on the information provided on the worker housing room group form.  The Office of Student Affairs will be in charge of assigning student housing

Students will be required to move into worker housing on Sunday, May 17.  Keys will be available on May 17 starting at 7 p.m. at the Lock Shop.  Seniors who work through May 31 are required to move into worker housing on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 5 p.m.

Students who work only through Commencement must vacate worker housing by 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 24.

Students staying to work Reunion must vacate their worker housing rooms by 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.


Hiring Notification

By Friday, March 20 you will be notified by Facilities if you have been hired to work for Facilities or Dining Services.  If you indicated on your application that you would also like to work for Alumni & Parent Programs and/or the Office of Communications, you will receive an email regarding interview times in early April. 


Important Dates to Remember

February 28

Applications due from Choral Society members to Cathy Imelio. Application is now closed.

March 1

Applications due to Cathy Imelio. Application is now closed.

March 24

Commencement and Reunion worker interviews from 1 - 4 p.m. in Keefe Conference Room

March 25

Commencement and Reunion worker interviews from 9 a.m. - noon in Keefe Conference Room

March 27

Commencement and Reunion worker interviews from 2 - 4 p.m. in Keefe Conference Room

May 15

Housing assignments posted.

May 17

Underclass students must vacate housing by 5 p.m.

May 17

Approved workers may move into worker housing starting at 7 p.m. (keys available at Lock Shop).

May 18

Mandatory meeting for ALL students working for the week of May 17-24. - STIRN at 3 p.m.

May 24

Commencement

May 24

All seniors must vacate present housing by 5 p.m. Those staying to work for Reunion may move into worker housing (keys available at the Lock Shop).

May 24

All students not staying to work Reunion week must vacate worker housing by 5 p.m.

May 25-26

Valentine Hall open for student workers for lunch and dinner. Hours are 12 - 1:30 p.m. and 5 - 6:30 p.m.

May 26

Mandatory student worker meeting for ALL students working May 26 - June 1. - Lewis Sebring at 3 p.m.

May 25-27

Valentine Hall closed for breakfast

May 30

Valentine Hall open for breakfast only

May 31

Valentine Hall open for brunch 7 to 11 a.m.

May 31

All workers must vacate on-campus housing by 5 p.m. (The Office of Residential Life will contact those staying to work over the summer with details about moving into summer housing).

June 1

5 p.m. Deadline for summer students to move into summer housing.

 For questions about:

  • Facilities jobs contact Cathy Imelio,  413-542-2367.
  • Dining Services jobs contact Molly Venne, 413-542-2844.
  • Office of Communications jobs contact Patricia Allen,  413-542-8094.
  • Alumni and Parent Programs jobs contact Kristen Ford 413-542-8226.
  • Academic Technology Services jobs contact John Kunhardt, 413-542-2149.

 The student worker application is now closed.

 

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