Cook III (Moulton Union)

at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Cook III (Moulton Union)

Posting Number S01170JP Department Dining Service – Moulton Union Job Summary

Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick Maine with a student population of almost 2000. We make everything from scratch and are 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.

Under the general direction of the Head Chef and Assistant Chefs, with guidance from higher level Cooks in Moulton Union, the Cook III is an entry level position providing support in food preparation and production. These include:

+ Preparation of ingredients in recipes for both hot and cold food production.

+ Assisting with catering function set-ups and preparation.

+ Operating cold food prep and short-order cooking equipment .

+ Maintaining workspace in a clean and sanitary manner.

+ Serving or replenishing foods on the hot and cold serving lines.

+ Reading recipes and preparing to specifications.

Pay rate: $21.25/per hour +$500 sign-on bonus (½ paid at first check, and ½ paid after 90 days of eligibility requirements are met).

Benefits and Perks:

+ A variety of health insurance plans

+ Life insurance, disability insurance, and a generous retirement plan

+ Paid time off – Vacation, Personal, and Holidays

+ Paid parental leave

+ Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool

+ And more:

Education/Skills Requirements


+ High school diploma or equivalent.

+ Demonstrated reliability and ability to work quickly and efficiently.

+ Must be able to work independently within a team atmosphere.

+ Must demonstrate good personal hygiene practices.

+ Self-motivated, possess good decision making, and organizational skills

+ Commitment to customer service.

+ Ability to multi-task and follow written and oral direction.

+ Ability and drive to learn new tasks

+ Ability to work independently within a team atmosphere


+ Culinary Degree and demonstrated understanding of basic cooking techniques and their application in catering and/or institutional settings.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents


+ Minimum of 1 years of experience in kitchen production or food service

+ This position is subject to a pre-placement physical and criminal background check.


+ ServSafe Certification (Dining employees will be provided training within their first six months to become certified)

+ A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy required.

Standard Work Days and Hours

+ Available shift: Wednesday – Saturday (11:30 am – 7:30 pm), Sunday (6:00 am – 2:00 pm), Monday and Tuesday (Days off)

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

+ This is a full-time, academic year position working 40 hours/week for 38 weeks between the months of August and May (0.73 FTE ).

+ An academic-year employee is not scheduled to work during winter, spring, and summer breaks.


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 Employment Category Full Time Academic Year FTE 0.73 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 09/22/2023 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No 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: JC248437429

Posted On: Sep 24, 2023

Updated On: Oct 02, 2023

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