Food Service Worker

MSA Food Service

Food Services aim to provide safe, nutritious foods to all students, staff and guests in an enjoyable atmosphere.

P. O. Box 229, Brookhaven, Mississippi 39602

Food Service Worker

Starting Salary: $18,000.00 (Works 192 days, paid over 12 months with benefits)

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) is seeking applicants for the position of Food Service Worker. MSA is a statewide residential school that provides advanced programs of study in vocal music, theatre, visual arts, dance, media arts, and literary arts. The Mississippi School of the Arts is located on the historic Whitworth College
Campus in Brookhaven, Mississippi, which is approximately 60 miles south of Jackson, the state capital.

The Food Service Worker is a full-time position; includes evening and weekend scheduling, that encompasses duties of preparation and distribution of food items according to established standards. Must comply with sanitary and safety guidelines to assure appliances, equipment, and utensils are kept clean and orderly; and other assigned duties and services that are necessary to ensure the success of the Mississippi School of the Arts.

Duties include:

  • Preparation and serving of food
  • Cleaning of appliances, equipment, and premises
  • Preparation of menu items from scratch and convenience foods for each meal served
  • Operating dishwashing machines & and other kitchen appliances
  • Serving food to customers in a cafeteria line
  • Washes, sanitized and scours heavy pots, pans, and other cooking utensils
  • Cleans and sanitizes refrigerators, cupboards, steam carts, and dining tables
  • Transports supplies from storeroom to kitchen
  • Sweeps, mops, and scrubs kitchens and dining rooms and large storage areas
  • Cleans and sanitizes refrigerators, cupboards, steam carts, and dining tables
  • Properly disposes of garbage and food refuse after each meal
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.


Education: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED) or Mississippi Occupational Diploma (MOD), accompanied by MOD portfolio to document skill set.


Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include,
but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Prepares and serves food for clients/patients following specific standards.
  2. Monitors and maintains food stock.
  3. Cleans, sanitizes, and maintains kitchen, utensils and equipment, and dining areas.


These physical requirements are not exhaustive, and additional job related physical requirements may be added to these by individual agencies on an as needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements. These are typical requirements; however, reasonable accommodations may be possible.

Moderate Work: May frequently exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 50 pounds.

Vision: Requires the ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye. Near Acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.

Midrange: Clarity of vision at distances of more than 20 inches and less than 20 feet.

Far Acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.

Peripheral: Ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or left and right while eyes are fixed on a given

Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects
where and as they actually are.

Ability to adjust focus: Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
Speaking/Hearing: Possesses the ability to give and receive information through speaking and listening skills.

Taste/Smell: Possesses the ability to use the sense of smell to recognize and distinguish odors. Possesses the ability
to use the sense of taste to recognize and distinguish flavors.

Motor Coordination: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is frequently required to walk; and stoop kneel, crouch, or bend. The incumbent is occasionally required to sit; and climb or

Interested persons must apply online at For questions, contact Cindy King at 601-823-1338, or by e-mail at Submit applications to

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The Mississippi State Board of Education, the Mississippi Department of Education, the Mississippi School of the Arts, the Mississippi School for the Blind, the Mississippi School for the Deaf, and the Mississippi School for Math and Science do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability in the provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits.