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Banquet/Alcohol Server (Culinary & Food Srvcs Attndnt II) (Part Time) (On Call) (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Food Services

Posting Number: req11076

Department: Student Food Service

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Arizona Student Unions is looking to hire multiple on call, part-time Banquet/Alcohol Servers to join our fast-growing Catering and Events team. This position will work as a server at special events, providing banquet service at catered functions and/or alcohol service at various special events. This role will provide staffing support when needed during events including the Tucson Festival of Books, football tailgates, and Broadway in Tucson, among others.

The Student Union Memorial Center is one of the largest student unions in the United States. At a size of 405,000 square feet, SUMC contains everything students need.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Banquet support - assists with setup, service, and clean-up of banquet functions.
  • Banquet service - serves food and/or beverages listed on the banquet event order to the standards of the department and expectations of the client; ensuring consistency in all catered functions; ensures proper presentation and services of food and beverages.
  • Event preparation and service (alcohol) - reviews event details prior to event start time to ensure planning and product is in place and prepared to specifications outlines in event orders; selects and mixes ingredients, garnishes glasses, and serves beverages to guests; takes inventory and orders supplies to ensure bars are well stocked with appropriate supplies; ensures safe handling of food, alcohol, and equipment.
  • Customer service - welcomes guests, checks identification to ensure guests are of age, determines beverage preferences; makes recommendations and takes drink orders; handles customer complaints actively resolving issues wherever possible and following through with necessary actions and communication.
  • Handles cash and credit/debit card transactions, ensuring charges are accurate and returning correct change to patrons; balances the cash register; distributes and records cash tip payments (where applicable).
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the appropriate table settings and service ware.
  • Knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, guest relations, and etiquette.
  • Knowledge of the organization, job content, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to remember, recite, and promote the variety of menu items.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Skills in oral and written communication.
  • Skills in basic math and computers.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to occasionally move/transport a maximum of 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to frequently reach, bend, push, pull and/or carry while performing normal job functions.
  • Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or
    equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Must meet state minimum age to serve alcohol.
  • Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in similar position within an upscale environment.
  • At least five years of experience in banquet operations.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: Up to 19.50

Job FTE: .49

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: University Operations

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $13.50 - $15.00

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Culinary & Food Services

Job Function

University Operations

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 10

Contact Information for Candidates

Judy Harrison

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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