Chautauqua Institution

  • F&B: Busser/Service Attendant/Runner (Bellinger Hall) *Minor Friendly*

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 6 months ago(1/30/2019 12:04 PM)
    # of Openings
    Food & Bev: Culinary
  • Overview

    The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.


    Attendants are the Dining Room Manager assistants that work directly with the kitchen to take hot food to the buffets. Experience in food service is a plus but not mandatory. Attendants assist with some buffet set-up and tear down as well as clearing tables of guests. Attendants have direct contact with guests therefore it is imperative runners be attentive and neat in appearance. Full or part-time hours available.



    • buffet set-up and tear down
    • accurate delivery of food to buffet
    • Proper serving etiquette 
    • familiarity with Buffet items
    • able to communicate with guests and kitchen staff
    • assist in bussing tables when necessary
    • Maintain a positive, professional, and respectful attitude towards guests, staff, and management
    • All other duties as assigned.


    QUALIFICATIONS to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Must have affective communication skills to appropriately communicate with front of house leadership.
    • minimum age 16
    • possess good communication skills

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   


    • Standing and walking are constant conditions.
    • Frequent handling of objects, reaching, maneuvering and continually positioning of oneself to perform assigned tasks.
    • Ability to physically grasp and transport items up to 20 pounds, including kitchen supplies and dishware. 
    • Required flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays required and willingness to flex up or down in scheduled work hours (based on business need).


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