Student Employment in the Diner & Catering Services

Qualifications

Applicants do not need previous job experience; however, they should have a good attitude and willingness to work. In the Diner (as is the case with the Cellar and Diversions Café), student staff members must work at least one weekend shift per week. Catering staff may be scheduled either regularly or on an on-call basis or both.

General Duties

Staff members in the Dining and Conference Services department work individually as well as with a team (including regular university staff members and other student staff members) to meet the needs of customers in a friendly and courteous manner. Staff members additionally follow instructions and guidelines set up by the department management team and assist other Dining Services personnel in the day to day duties of the department. All positions entail working in cooperation with regular or student team members, or involve receiving additional direction from regular team members.

All positions require all student staff members to be punctual, dressed appropriately for work and ready to provide excellent customer service to customers as well as to fellow team members of the department.

In addition to monetary compensation, Dining Services student team members receive benefits from their employment. The list below is a starting point, not a total summary of every possible benefit of joining our team.

  • Résumé-builders such as learning customer service; working with a team as well as individually; showing initiative (by thinking about the job and coming up with new and different ways of accomplishing tasks); demonstrating your ability to handle responsibility to your potential future employers by working at the same time you are getting your degree; gaining work experience and references.
  • Advancement opportunity within the department. Dining and Conference Services team members are eligible for promotion within the department (such as to Cellar or Diversions Café Manager or Conference Assistant).

Average Hours per Week: 11

Starting Wage: $10.20 per hour