The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Food Service Supervisor - StarDate Cafe Manager

Hiring department McDonald Observatory
Monthly salary $2,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 13-04-12-01-6161
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location McDonald Observatory (near Ft. Davis, TX)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Hours include split shift work, some weekends and evenings. This position is at McDonald Observatory, located 16 miles away from Fort Davis, Texas and 440 miles away from Austin's main campus location.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To support the outreach efforts of the Observatory by supervising the operations of StarDate Cafe at the Visitors Center while providing a clean, safe environment offering appetizing meals and snacks for both Observatory staff and visitors.

Essential Functions

Directs and supervises food purchasing, assists in menu planning, preparation and services. Maintains and controls the food inventory and other supplies, plus manages other related business activities. Inspects work and food service areas for cleanliness and appearance. Hires, trains and supervises part-time cafe employees in the general operation of the cafe, menu preparation, clean-up, and stocking. Helps maintain cleanliness and safe working conditions in the kitchen area. Participates in cleaning kitchen, equipment and dining areas. Performs related duties as required. Schedules and coordinates FNBVC staff and facilities for catering events. Assists the Senior Program Coordinator with special event planning and private group functions. Professional handling of cash drawer and cash reports. Prepares and routes all paperwork in association with the cafe.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Demonstration of competence in motivating others, planning work for others, managing conflict, managing and measuring work, and managing diversity. Ability to comply with policies and procedures. Two years of experience in a food service area with one year in a supervisory capacity. Use of special food service equipment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business, hotel and restaurant management or other related field. The University's Transition to Management Certificate (or equivalent).

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving

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