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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Lead Catering Staff
Basic Function and Responsibility
Supervises, coordinates, and delivers service for on- and off-site catered events, including bar service and premier service, such as in the President?s Dining Room. Provides a timely and professional response to the needs of the customers. Moderately heavy lifting is necessary.

Characteristic Duties
-Performs functions of a catering waitstaff and bartender for service of cocktails and meals to catered events for high profile clientele (i.e. set tables, make cocktails, serve clients, side work, post event breakdown and clean up, and resetting of dining area).

-Must be familiar with and proficient with multiple styles of service.

-Maintains and monitors equipment inventory (china, flatware, glassware, utensils, etc.) and recommends replacement or repair as needed.

-Performs cleaning, safety, and sanitation functions.

-Works flexible and ever-changing event schedule, including evenings and weekends.

-Demonstrates knowledge of superb customer service and etiquette. Able to continually learn and pass on service knowledge to other team members.

-Assists with planning, packing, delivery, and set up of events.

-Must have an authorized alcohol service certificate.

-Proficient at cocktail production with accuracy but have minimal use of written recipes in public.

-Trains students, temps, and on-call staff to Boston College levels of service.

-Demonstrates high degree of professional decorum and provide service to high profile guests that may require confidentiality.

-Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received
Reports to Catering Managers.

Supervision Exercised
Assist in monitoring work of student, temporary, and on-call waitstaff, bartenders, or other temporary staff.

Position Details:
Department: Catering & Event Planning
Position: Lead Catering Staff
Grade: D
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Education: High school diploma required. Must understand all aspects of white glove banquet service. NRA ServSafe alcohol certification and MRA Allergen certification required.

Experience: 3-5 years of high-level table service in a fine dining or catering environment or luxury hotel. Must be minimum 21 years of age.

Skills: Must be fluent in speaking and reading English. Must have excellent human relation and interpersonal skills. Must have very good organizational skills and able to work in fast paced environment. Must be able to lift moderately heavy objects, up to 50 pounds, on an on-going basis.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance 
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at