DCS hires new employees at the beginning of the Fall semester for jobs beginning right away, at the end of the Fall semester for jobs beginning in the Spring semester, and during the Spring semester for jobs beginning the next Fall. The Diner, Lillis Cafe, Diversions Cafe, and Cellar/CStore hire for student leadership positions during the Spring semester. Summer conferences hire for the summer season during the Spring semester as well.

Current DCS student workers are eligible for transfer opportunities each Spring for the upcoming Academic year. Transfer applicants need to be in good standing with their supervisors/leads to interview.

Student workers holding chalkboard messages

The University of Puget Sound Dining and Conference Services department employs students in many capacities throughout our operations.

Student staff members must sign a University of Puget Sound employment agreement, provide proof of a Pierce County Food Handler's permit, and complete harassment training; they may also be required to fill out a tax form and provide proof of eligibility work in the United States.

Dining and Conference Services keeps applications on file for hiring as needed. Applications are out three times each Academic Year.

Student worker employment agreements are set up for 11/hrs week, DCS does plan and schedule that each student will commit to that hourly arrangement.