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Dining Services employs UC Merced students and professional staff at all of our locations!

Walk-in interviews will be offered 2-5 p.m. April 22, April 29 and May 6 in Crescent Arch (Half Dome 180). Zoom interviews are also available. Please email dininghiring@ucmerced.edu to request a time.

Student employment opportunities:

If you are interested in working for Dining Services, submit at least 1 application through Handshake and someone from our Dining Hiring team will be in contact.

  • Dining Associate - 6561743
    • Working in the Dining Centers as Busser, Server & Cashier
    • Looking for individuals who would like to interact with customers to build communication skills
    • Gain knowledge about food safety
    • Great leadership opportunities
  • Student Cook - 6541041
    • Working in the Dining Centers
    • Supporting culinary staff in the back-of-the-house
    • Interest in learning more about the culinary field is preferred
    • Great connection to career positions in the culinary field
  • Dishwasher - 6474028
    • Great entry level position
    • Minimal customer interaction
    • Plenty of hours available
  • Asst. Storekeeper/Receiver - 6474159
    • Working in the Dining Centers assisting the Storekeeper in receiving of deliveries
    • A lot of lifting and moving required
    • Working in walk-in freezers and refrigerators at times
    • Great entry level position
  • Student Custodian - 6576385
    • Assting Custodians in various duties in Dining Centers such as trash removal, cleaning & sanitizing
    • Minimal customer interaction so great entry level position
  • Catering Associate - 6540930
    • Catering team assists with food for events on campus
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Great leadership opportunities avaialable
  • Catering Production Assistant - 6540995
    • Assisting Catering team with food production for events
    • Working closely with Chef team
    • Interest in working with food is a must!
  • Lantern Cafe Associate - 6576402
    • Great customer service skills
    • Barista experience preferred
    • Great leadership opportunites available

If you are a UC Merced student, please go to our Handshake page to apply. Follow up with us at dininghiring@ucmerced.edu.

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