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AS220 is a non-profit community arts organization located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.  We provide an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts: a space to access tools, technology and knowledge; a space to come together, collaborate, innovate, experiment and take risks. AS220 offers artists opportunities to live, work, exhibit and perform in our facilities, including: four rotating gallery spaces; a performance stage; a black box theater; a print shop; a darkroom and media arts lab; a fabrication and electronics lab; a dance studio; a youth program focusing on youth under state care and in the Rhode Island juvenile detention facility; 48 affordable live/work studios for artists; and a bar and restaurant.

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To apply for jobs listed here, please send all materials requested in the specific position descriptions below to jobs@as220.org. Applications can also be faxed to 401-454-7445, or be mailed or hand delivered to:

AS220
ATTN: Jobs
95 Mathewson Street #204
Providence, RI 02903

Prospective candidates should spend some time on our web site, as220.org, before applying.

AS220 Foo(d) – Line Cook
AS220 Foo(d) – Counter Staff


AS220 FOO(D): LINE COOK

(PART TIME)

AS220 Foo(d) is an eatery that embraces the values of the organization and recognizes the outreach potential inherent in a mission aligned food program. In light of our mission to support local artists and entrepreneurs, we look to our local New England farms and food artisans to provide our quality ingredients. Menu items are created using the freshest local ingredients available and as the seasons change, so our daily specials and menu also change. The physical space consists of a 340 sq ft counter/kitchen area and a 1300 sq ft seating area. The kitchen is OPEN. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly. Part of the aim of the food program is to create an opportunity for meaningful food service training and work experience for young people participating in our AS220 Youth program.

AS220 Foo(d) Staff are expected to positively represent not only the restaurant, but AS220 as a whole, while on and off the clock.  As such, while at work, and coinciding with the upholding of an exceptional level of customer service, all staff are expected to politely and courteously greet, engage, assist, serve, and thank all patrons, performers, fellow staff members, participants of any of AS220’s programming, residents, etc. Staff is responsible for the running of AS220 Foo(d) in accordance with our mission, values, policies and practice.  

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Daily preparation and proper use of ingredients
  • Variety of cooking styles including searing, poaching, grilling, braising, brining, etc.
  • Preparing meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables
  • Understanding and upkeep of restaurant health codes
  • Interacting with guests while cooking as appropriate
  • Contributing new ideas for daily special dishes
  • Articulating a passionate understanding of the AS220 mission and programming
  • Running the kitchen if a Manager or Supervisor is not present
  • Maintaining a high standard of personal cleanliness and neat appearance at all times
  • Proper control of waste

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least 2+ years of restaurant cooking experience including saute.
  • Be ServSafe Certified (certification available at http://www.servsafe.com/), not required but preferred.
  • Be a flexible team player, comfortable taking direction or leading as appropriate
  • Be enthusiastic about local sourcing of ingredients
  • Believe that those with food allergies and restrictions have equal rights in restaurants
  • Be able to articulate a passionate understanding of the AS220 mission

Compensation:  The Line Cook  is a part time position with compensation of $12.00 per hour plus a share of tips.

To apply Please Send: Resume and cover letter to jobs@as220.org  Candidates should spend time on as220.org before applying

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities.  Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of AS220.


 

AS220 Foo(d): Counter Staff

(Part Time)

Job Description

AS220 Foo(d) is an eatery that embraces the values of the organization and recognizes the outreach potential inherent in a mission aligned food program. In light of our mission to support local artists and entrepreneurs, we look to our local New England farms and food artisans to provide our quality ingredients. Menu items are created using the freshest local ingredients available and as the seasons change, so our daily specials and menu also change. The physical space consists of a 340 sq ft counter/kitchen area and a 1300 sq ft seating area. The kitchen is OPEN. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly. Part of the aim of the food program is to create an opportunity for meaningful food service training and work experience for young people participating in our AS220 Youth program.

AS220 Foo(d) Staff are expected to positively represent not only the restaurant, but AS220 as a whole, while on and off the clock.  As such, while at work, and coinciding with the upholding of an exceptional level of customer service, all staff are expected to politely and courteously greet, engage, assist, serve, and thank all patrons, performers, fellow staff members, participants of any of AS220’s programming, residents, etc. Staff is responsible for the running of AS220 Foo(d) in accordance with our mission, values, policies and practice.  

The Counter Staff are a critical piece in our outreach strategies. They are expected to provide excellent customer service and play a role in creating a unique space that celebrates food and drink as art and as a building block of community.  

Specific responsibilities fall into the following areas

  • Take orders
  • Serve food
  • Buss tables
  • Keep AS220 Foo(d) clean
  • Customer service
  • Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness and present a neat, professional appearance at all times.
  • Keep AS220 informational materials accessible to customers
  • Be willing to help with food prep, dishes, etc

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in customer service  
  • Be friendly and able to make all kinds people feel welcome
  • Be able and interested in talking about food and the arts
  • Be helpful to young people who are training through the youth program
  • Be able to articulate a passionate understanding of the AS220 mission

Compensation:  The Counter is a part time position with compensation of $10.10 per hour plus a share of tips.

To apply Please Send: Resume and cover letter to jobs@as220.org  Candidates should spend time on as220.org before applying

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities.  Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of AS220.