at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States

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Posting Number S01078JP Department Dining Service – Thorne Hall Job Summary

Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick Maine with a student population of almost 2000. We make everything from scratch and consistently rated in the top 10 for college dining! We have our own butcher shop, bakeshop and organic garden that all supply food to our 2 dining halls and 3 retail locations.

This position supports our Bakeshop department. Under supervision of the Head Baker. Head Chef, Culinary and Operations Manager, provides production of from scratch recipe bake shop items for the Dining department.

+ Prepares custom bakery items for special diets, authentic global cuisine, and catering as required.

+ Organizes and stages bakery items for Dining board meal and catering events.

+ Acts as team leader to Student and Casual Bakeshop employees. Responsible for periodic transportation and set up of food, beverages and equipment for board catering events.

+ Assists with weekly inventory, par stock, ordering, etc

Hourly rate for this position is $19.75/per hour (This role is eligible for overtime and shift differential). This position offers a $500 sign-on bonus ($250 on first paycheck and $250 after 90 days). Education/Skills Requirements


+ A valid Driver’s License and the ability to meet the eligibility requirements of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Use Policy

+ High school diploma or equivalent

+ Criminal background check and pre-employment physical

+ Must be able to read, understand and adjust recipes and be able to use fractions, weights and measures relating to recipe production

+ Must have demonstrated ability to work as a member of team as well as working independently with a keen eye for detail


+ Associates degree in Culinary Arts or related degree

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents


+ 2-3 years of bakery production experience


+ Serve Safe certification (Must be obtained within 6 month of employment)

+ 3-5 years bakery production experience

+ Experience in a high volume operations is helpful.

Standard Work Days and Hours

+ Regularly works from 5:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.

+ The role will be required to work occasional overtime for catered events, holidays, and during weather emergencies, in addition to working major college events and weekends (i.e., Parent’s Weekend, Commencement, and Reunions).

+ This position is a full-time year round position working 40 hours/week for 52 weeks (1.00 FTE )

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff-with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 01/30/2023 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Job Posting: JC233444753

Posted On: Feb 02, 2023

Updated On: Feb 20, 2023

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