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

 Please email to request a time.

Culinary and Professional Career Opportunities

Go to to apply to our open career positions

  • Director of Dining - 59147

  • Baker (2 positions) - 60053

  • Assistant Cook (4 positions) - 59985

  • Storekeeper - 59929

  • Cook (Multiple positions) - 59843

  • Housing & Dining Sr. Custodian (4 positions) - 58388

  • Sous Chef - 55433


Student Employment Opportunities

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


Dining Center Positions

To be considered for any of the below positions in the Yablokoff-Wallace or Pavilion Dining Centers, you can 

APPLY NOW through Handshake. 

  • Dining Associate
    • 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
    • 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
    • Great entry level position
    • Minimal customer interaction
    • Plenty of hours available
  • Asst. Storekeeper/Receiver
    • 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
    • Assting Custodians in various duties in Dining Centers such as trash removal, cleaning & sanitizing
    • Minimal customer interaction so great entry level position

Catering Positions

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  • Catering Associate
    • Catering team assists with food for events on campus
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Great leadership opportunities avaialable
  • Catering Production Assistant
    • Assisting Catering team with food production for events
    • Working closely with Chef team
    • Interest in working with food is a must!

Retail Postiions

  • Lantern Cafe Associate - Apply Now through Handshake 
    • Great customer service skills
    • Barista experience preferred
    • Great leadership opportunites available
  • Bobcat Snack Stop Assoficate
    • Great customer service skills
    • Cashiering experience
    • Merchandising/retail experience preferred but not required
  • Marketplace Associate
    • Great customer service skills
    • Cashiering experience
    • Merchandising/retail experience preferred but not required

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