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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 Public Affairs share a pool of student workers. Students who are hired by Facilities are eligible to work additional hours for APP and Public Affairs 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 notify Alumni and Parent Programs.  If they have not already been in touch, please send them to this form: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/256853 which must be submitted by April 1.


Facilities

Date: Sunday, May 18 - Sunday, June 1, 2014

Preference will be given to applicants who can work both weeks (5/18 - 6/1).

Pay: $8/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 18 - Sunday, June 1, 2013

Preference will be given to applicants who can work both weeks (5/18 - 6/1).

Pay: $8.65/hour, housing, all meals included when Valentine is open.

Hours: Variable; includes nights and weekends


Alumni/Parent Programs, Public Affairs and Academic Technology Services

Dates: Friday, May 23 - Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hiring: Alumni and Parent Programs, Public Affairs 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 (5/23 - 6/1).

Pay: $8/hour, housing, meal card for Valentine for every 4 hour shift worked.

Hours: Variable shifts Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 28 – Sunday, June 1. 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.

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

One three-day and one four-day period, Friday, May 23 - Sunday May 25, and Wednesday, May 28 - Saturday, May 31.

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 18, at 5 p.m.  Seniors have until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, to vacate their spring housing.

Students who have been approved to live on campus during Commencement and/or Reunion weeks will be housed in Stone, Crossett, Valentine, Chapman, Humphries and Tyler.   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 Dean of Students office will be in charge of assigning student housing

Students will be required to move into worker housing on Sunday, May 18.  Keys will be available on May 18 starting at 7 p.m. at the Lock Shop.  Seniors who work through June 1 are required to move into worker housing on Sunday, May 25, beginning at 5 p.m.

Students who work only through Commencement must vacate worker housing by 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

Students staying to work Reunion must vacate their worker housing rooms by 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 1.


Hiring Notification

By Friday, March 14 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 Public Affairs, you will receive an email regarding interview times for early April. 


Important Dates to Remember

February 28

Applications due from Choral Society members to Cathy Imelio. Apply online.

March 1

Applications due to Cathy Imelio. Apply online.

April 1

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

April 1

All departments on campus must report student housing needs

April 2

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

April 11

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

May 16

Housing assignments posted.

May 18

Underclass students must vacate housing by 5 p.m.

May 18

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

May 19

Mandatory meeting for ALL students working for the week of May 18-25. - STIRN at 3 p.m.

May 25

Commencement

May 25

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 25

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

May 26-27

Valentine Hall closed

May 27

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

May 28

Valentine Hall closed for breakfast and lunch

May 28

Valentine Hall reopens for dinner

May 31

Valentine Hall open for breakfast only

June 1

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

June 1

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 2

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.
  • Public Affairs jobs contact Maryann Wood,  413-542-2322.
  • Alumni and Parent Programs jobs contact Kristen Ford 413-542-8226.
  • Academic Technology Services jobs contact John Kunhardt, 413-542-2149.

 Applications are closed.

 

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