Food Service Worker (Temp)

Staff / Temporary

Gann Academy, Waltham, MA


Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Food Services, the Food Services Worker is a member of the Food Services team that provides meals, customer service, and a clean and cheerful environment for students and staff.

This temporary full-time position is non-exempt and not benefit-eligible and runs through mid-August 2024. The pay rate is $23 per hour. Some nights and weekends may be needed for special events.


Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and learning outcomes for all.

All employees participate in this commitment, whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture, and /or externally, ensuring inclusive engagement with families, donors, media, vendors, allies, and others.

  • Prepares salad bar. This includes spooning pre-made products into serving containers, peeling hard-boiled eggs, preparing salads, and peeling and cutting fruits and vegetables.
  • Prepares certain items for catering events, such as fruit trays, vegetable trays, dips, and cookies/pastries, and helps with set up when requested by the Director.
  • Operates cash registers, scans students/staff cards for purchases, and accurately rings up items.
  • Serves food from the hotline, assists customers, answers questions, and retrieves requested items.
  • Stock items in the serving area. Prior to serving times, stock paper products, snack items, dairy products, beverages, and other items that need to be replenished.
  • Sets up and maintains serving areas. Posts the day’s menu with prices. At predetermined times, sets up the salad bar and puts out condiments, serving utensils, breads, and desserts. Monitors serving areas and refills as needed. Keep the area neat and clean as needed.
  • Cleans work areas and serving areas as needed. Periodically washes carts, sinks, shelves, refrigerator doors, and sides. At the end of the day, clean the salad bar, steam table, coffee dispensers, and all serving areas.
  • Assists in washing pots, pans, salad bar inserts, utensils, and other items used in day-to-day operations.
  • Assists with catering as needed, such as setting up trays of pastries, cookies, vegetables, dips, fruits, etc. Makes coffee and prepares sandwiches, salads, and other food items. Gathers paper products, condiments, and other items as needed. Delivers and/or sets up food and beverages within the building as needed. Catering events may take place in the evening or on weekends.
  • Follows closing procedures. Lock cash register, lock refrigerators, and close windows.
  • Always follow allergy awareness policies. Adhere to all rules designed to protect students and staff with food allergies and sensitivities. Be knowledgeable about all ingredients in menu items and food products and be ready to advise customers. Follow all safe food handling practices to prevent cross-contact of allergens.
  • Adhere to all kosher dietary laws. Non-kosher food or any meat is not allowed in the kitchen. Only use food products and cooking tools/knives supplied by Gann. The above responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.

The above responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and duties required.


  • Ability to work with a wide range of people—students, parents, faculty, staff, and vendors
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledgeable about the structure, fast pace, and flow of a food service operation
  • Understanding of food safety/sanitation requirements, and procedures
  • Knowledgeable about food allergies and practices to prevent cross-contact


  • Proficiency in English is necessary to carry out work as assigned


Physical demands include dexterity for kitchen utensils and equipment operation, including, but not limited to, fryers, ovens, knives, and walk-in freezers. Stooping, bending, lifting supplies, and standing for extended periods of time are common. Ability to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel over 2/3 of the shift. The position also requires the cook to sit and stoop a 1/3 of the time. Ability to hear, talk, taste, and smell. Lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, as needed. Exposure to heat while cooking. Moderate noise


Gann Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI and fingerprinting background checks.

Gann Academy

Waltham, MA
High School
All Gender