Kitchen Assistant / Dishwasher


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Austen Riggs Center
PO Box 962
25 Main Street


Company Description:
Located in beautiful Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Austen Riggs Center is a vital therapeutic community, open psychiatric hospital, and institute for education and research. Our mission is to promote resilience and self-direction in those with complex psychiatric problems—to help people take charge of their lives. Our work is grounded in the conviction that an individual's problems are inherently meaningful, that such problems are best understood in a social context, and that treatment leads to a more fulfilling life when the sources of suffering are addressed.

Kitchen Assistant / Dishwasher
Part Time
Restaurant/Cooking/Food Service
Dish Washer
High School or Equivalent
ServSafe Food Service Sanitation Certificate - Preference: Preferred

Kitchen Assistant/Dishwasher, Part-time: 18 hours per week  

(Saturday through Monday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. 6 hours per shift)

We are currently hiring for a part-time kitchen assistant/ dishwasher to join our busy kitchen staff. 

The Kitchen Assistant ensures that the dining room and serving counters are clean and set up for meal service. Stocks pantry, cabinets and refrigerators according to par levels. Delivers hot and cold foods for meal service, displays and restocks food items. Performs routine cleaning tasks according to workflow requirements and cleaning schedule. Practices safe food handling techniques. Assists kitchen production staff as needed. The Kitchen Assistant may assist in the kitchen with meal preparation and cooking as needed.

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years waitstaff or  professional kitchen experience
  • Institutional experience (strongly preferred).
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Serve Safe Food Service Sanitation Certificate strongly preferred. 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with a wide variety of people.
  • Exposed to steam, hot air, gas, dishwasher chemical, cooking power equipment and sharp utensils.
  • Required to walk extensively throughout the shift in and between kitchen, pantry, storeroom, dining room and other areas.
  • Ability to bend, reach, pull and lift. 
  • Ability to carry boxes and milk weighing from 10 to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to concentrate and work safely in a noisy kitchen environment.
  • Ability to safely assemble, operate and disassemble various kitchen equipment. 
  • Ability to safely drive a golf cart. 

Austen Riggs Center is committed to equal opportunity, a diverse workforce, and an inclusive environment. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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