Dining Services

Jobs for Amherst College Students

Catering student workers

There are a wide variety of jobs available to Amherst College students in the Dining Services Department. Debbie Mokrzecki and Doug LaPlante hire and place all student workers in Dining Services. They also handle any problems and/or questions you may have regarding your employment within our department.

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Contacts for Employment Opportunities

The Student Board Plan Valentine Hall Dining Commons (lower level), Student Staffing

Debbie Mokrzecki, ext. 2835 or dmomastamokr@amherst.edu

Doug LaPlante, ext 5621 or dlaplante@amherst.edu

Catering Opportunities—Valentine Hall Dining Commons

Molly Venne, ext. 2842 or mtvenne@amherst.edu

Schwemm's Snack Bar—Campus Center

Rosa Gomes, ext. 5775 or rmmarques@amherst.edu

About Dining Services Employment Opportunities

Student Dining

Amherst College Dining Services is one of the largest employers on campus. We have a wide variety of jobs in our food servery. Please come and chat with us about the many possibilities today! We can make a schedule to fit your personal & academic demands. To apply for a position in Dining Services, fill out our online application or stop by the office on the lower level of Valentine Hall.


Presently we are one of the most flexible employers on campus, offering several different employment opportunities, including wait staff, bartenders, drivers and dishcrew. Our pay scales for each position are based on prior experience, a continuous number of shift/hours worked during the academic year and a positive attitude. The majority of our catered events take place on campus, which makes this employment opportunity even more desirable for students. Offices are located on the lower level of Valentine Hall.

Meal Hours

Monday through Saturday

Breakfast : 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Continental Breakfast : 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Lunch : 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner : 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Breakfast : 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Brunch : 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner : 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Pay Rates

$9.00 — Valentine Dining Commons

$9.00 — Catering

$9.00 & $9.25 — Schwemm's Snack Bar

All workers in the Dining Commons must use a time card and punch in and out; instructions are above the time clock. In Valentine, the time clock is located on the lower level opposite the office. Student time cards are on the right side of the time clock. If you do not have a time card, please see your supervisor or manager.

Please allow enough time to eat before punching in for the beginning of your shift.

Paychecks will be delivered to your post office box on the Friday following the end of a pay period.

I-9 Forms (required)

All students must obtain and complete an I-9 form prior to working. These are available in the Financial Aid Office, B-5 Converse Hall. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For further information please call Debbie Mokrzecki at ext. 2220.