New Bedford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3193028 Application Deadline: December 31, 2020
Re-posted: January 1, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION: This is an entry level position with no minimum requirements of a high school diploma or GED. This position is under the supervision of the Food Service Director, Principal and Cafeteria Manager who is responsible to coordinate the necessary work of the department. This position performs a variety of unskilled duties related to food service areas and general manual labor tasks.

REPORTS TO: Food Service Director and Cafeteria Manger


• Knowledge of use and operation of cleaning solutions and equipment.
• Basic knowledge of food sanitation procedures and practices.
• Ability to lift 40lbs or more
• Ability to stand for long periods of time during shift
• Ability and willingness to follow instructions
• Involves use of potentially dangerous equipment and chemicals
• Includes working in temperature extremes, freezer, refrigerators, and inclement weather
• Basic math and reading skills
• Cleanliness
• Demonstrates ability to work both as a team member and independently as required by the assignment


The physical demands described 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear in both an office environment and a loud environment.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 lbs repetitively throughout the course of the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


• Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and other related food service items in storage areas
• Carry food supplies, equipment and utensils to and from storage and work areas
• Assist kitchen staff with various tasks as needed, and provide cooks with needed items
• Stock and organize goods
• Responsible for equipment handling rules
• Wash dry and store pots and pans
• Prepare sandwiches
• Set up and serve student lunch line in a timely manner
• Clean up serving area, tables and carts
• Sweep and wash kitchen floors
• Set up, run and clean dishwasher equipment
• Prepare and set up breakfast
• Follow work schedules as assigned by food service Director/ cafeteria manager
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


Various shift lengths are available ranging from 3 hours to 7 hours (depends on building assignment)

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 20
Salary: $12.30 to $12.30 Per Hour

Welcome to New Bedford Public Schools!

We are committed to developing a community of learners who are academically proficient, demonstrate strong character and exhibit self confidence.

As whalers’ oil provided light to the world, so shall New Bedford students shine with academic excellence.

Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Ever available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Robert Shaheen, Food Service Director
    455 County Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone: (508) 997-4511