Catering and Events Manager

  • University of Puget Sound
  • Tacoma, WA, USA
  • Jan 19, 2024
Full time External Relations, PR, Marketing Food Services

Job Description

The University of Puget Sound is hiring a Catering & Event Manager to join our Dining & Event Services Department! The Catering & Events Manager oversees operations for Event & Catering Services. The primary duties of the Catering & Event Manager are to supervise the set-up and service of all catering & event functions and also includes the hiring, training, and support of catering event staff & student staff.

This position is:

• Regular
• Full-time, (1.0 FTE)
• Relevant Schedule information (Variable schedule based on event business)

View a full job description and apply today through our University website for Staff Employment!

All candidates must complete an application through our official website for consideration.

This position will be able to take advantage of Puget Sound's generous benefits package, including:

Medical, dental, and vision
Retirement plan options and 403(b) contributions
Paid vacation, floating holiday, and campus bonus holidays
Education benefits, such as full tuition for eligible employees and their families
Access to university facilities and entertainment (fitness center, pool, library, concerts, lectures, and more!)

Please note:

-Positions that work less than .75 FTE (1,560 hours per year) do not qualify for long-term disability or education benefits.
-Positions that work less than .50 FTE (1,040 hours per year) will accrue paid sick leave but are not eligible for additional benefits.
-Temporary positions that work at least .50 FTE (1,040 hours per year) will be eligible for benefits after 6 months of continuous employment.

To be considered for this role, a candidate must:

Have two years of related experience to include supervisory or lead responsibilities in a hotel banquet or catering environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Respectfully work, communicate, and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.

Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range for this position is $27.50 - $28.36. Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
For more information on Puget Sound's non-exempt staff benefits package, visit: Summary of 2024 Benefits for Staff Members in Non-Exempt Positions.pdf (
For the Campus Holiday and Bonus Day Schedule, visit:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of all required background checks and, if applicable for the position, a drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

About Puget Sound:
Puget Sound is a national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington. To learn more about the university, visit "About Puget Sound" on the university's website (

Diversity Statement:

We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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