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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Server, Events in Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Position Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is hiring for an enthusiastic and customer-focused Seasonal Events Servers to join our dynamic team. As a Seasonal Events Server, you will play a vital role in ensuring the success of various events hosted at CSHL. This temporary position offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the hospitality industry while providing exceptional service to our guests.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist in the setup and arrangement of event spaces, including tables, chairs, linens, and decor.
  • Ensure that event areas are clean, organized, and visually appealing prior to guest arrival.
  • Greet guests warmly and guide them to their assigned seats or designated event areas.
  • Efficiently serve food and beverages to guests, ensuring accuracy and adherence to quality standards.
  • Knowledgeably describe menu items and assist guests with dietary preferences or restrictions.
  • Provide excellent customer service, promptly addressing guests' inquiries, concerns, and special requests.
  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations, including proper food handling and sanitation practices.
  • Ensure the safety of guests and fellow staff members during events.
  • Assist with post-event cleanup and breakdown of event spaces, returning equipment and furnishings to designated areas.

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous experience as a server or in a customer service role is a plus but not required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a friendly and approachable demeanor.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Flexibility to work evening and weekend shifts based on event schedules.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team and maintain a positive attitude under pressure.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to providing outstanding guest service.
  • Willingness to learn and follow instructions from senior staff members.
Supplemental Information

How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, candidates should create an account and apply to the position found here: Position ID 909

EnvironmentCold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Compensation and Benefits
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL sites to learn more. The hourly rate for this role is $17.72-24.80. The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., years of relevant experience, education, credentials, and internal equity).

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.


Minimum Salary: 17.72 Maximum Salary: 24.80 Salary Unit: Hourly

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