ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting directly to the Executive Chef and secondarily to the Sous Chef/Manager, this position and its duties are solely based on the needs of the department. Hours could range from 6am–12am at any of the three dining halls. This position serves as a prep and helper cook in the kitchen and in service areas. The Floating Cook operates a variety of kitchen equipment and tools to cook, measure, mix, wash, peel, cut, shred meats, fruits, vegetables and other ingredients. This position will trim, cut meats, poultry, and fish by incorporating HACCP and PPE procedures in kitchen production areas. While following numerous recipes, the Floating Cook will also season, marinate, cook, taste, carve, and serve soups, meats, vegetables, and desserts. Floating Cooks may also be scheduled as pot washers, dish room workers, cashiers, and housekeepers. Candidates must be flexible to do anything that is needed within the Dining Service Kitchens and Server areas, as well as catering jobs.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability. Candidate must take and successfully pass the ServSafe California Food Handler Certification within 30 days of hire and successfully recertify every 3 years. Experience with food production assignments and staff supervision in a kitchen at an academic institution is preferred. Candidate must take and successfully pass a functional capacity test post job offer and prior to hire.
REQUIRED HOURS: The hours could range from 6am–12am at any of the three dining halls. Shifts will be determined based on the needs of the department.
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: This is a 9-month a year position. Starting pay rate is $17.19 per hour. Regular, part-time, non-exempt. This position is represented by a labor union. Candidates must join the union post hire.
POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!
Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.