Every year, University of Montana Campus Dining welcomes over 350+ students to join our family of dedicated student employees and professional staff members. As the largest employer on campus, we have the unique opportunity to engage with thousands of guests throughout our 21 venues and so can you! You may find your niche brewing coffee, cooking up stir-fries, or even managing a staff of students. We have many unique opportunities across campus, so let us work with you to find the best for you.

When looking for employment, we want you to know that we’re more than just food, Campus Dining means you are a part of something larger! We are a strong, connected community that will ensure you will excel professionally, all while you learn valuable skills along the way. As the Univeristy of Montana's premier food service provider, we can offer many unique benefits that you will only find on campus.

 All Campus Dining operations use the “general application” to hire new student employees. These varied, entry-level positions, start at $10.00 per hour. You are welcome to fill out a preference for the unit you are most interested in working, but remember that all positions are competitive. We will share your application and availability with other Campus Dining units to help you find the right spot. The sooner you apply, the better chance you will have of finding that “just right” fit. Many students apply in the spring semester so their job is waiting for them when they arrive in the fall!

We know that you can’t work when you are in class, but the more flexible you can be with your availability, the more chances you will have of finding an open position. 

Once your application is completed, you will be contacted by our personnel associate or one of the unit manages. 

In order to be employed with any Campus Dining operation, you must be able to produce two forms of federally accepted documentation that establish your identity, and your employment authorization.  Examples of these documents are; a current passport, a current drivers’ license, a school ID card (with photograph), a social security card, or a certified birth certificate.  Photocopies or faxed copies of these documents are not acceptable.  Please visit irs.gov for a complete list of acceptable I9 documents.

If you have any questions about how to apply, please contact our student coordinator at 243- 6325 or our personnel associate at 5160. You can also email our personnel associate. diana.barker@mso.umt.edu  * indicates a question that is required

Are you looking for evening work on campus? UM Dining is now hiring student custodial staff to assist in the general upkeep of the Lommasson Center. Experience preferred, but not necessary. Must have a positive attitude, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Looking for a student to work Monday-Friday nights from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Supervisor position is $11.50 per hour. Successful candidates must complete the UM Campus Dining Student Leadership Certification course within 6 months of hire. However, preferable candidates have already completed the Leadership Certification course and have experience within Campus Dining.

*Hours may potentially vary due to state and/or federal COVID-19 restrictions on athletics and events. 

General Description of Responsibilities

Stand Supervisor is an interchangeable title for Student Service Supervisor. As part of the UMD Student Leadership Team, the Student Supervisor works closely with the Student Managers, event employees (student, and temporary staff), Concessions Manager, and Concessions Assistant Manager to facilitate the smooth operation of the unit during events. This position ensures compliance with all UM Dining policies and procedures, health and safety standards, and other established guidelines during events.

General Description of Responsibilities:

1. Assist the Concessions Management team with implementation of employee training and orientation programs, establishing sound work ethics within the unit, and to give the employees a solid foundation for providing quality food and excellent guest service.

  • Provide high standards for guest service and efficiency at all times.

2. Follows up to ensure that staff has completed their assigned tasks.

  • Continually maintain the facility and equipment in excellent condition to present a clean, attractive, efficient operation to the guest, at all times.
  • At all times, follow all ServSafe food safety procedures relating to cleanliness, food handling and storage, time and temperature controls, and sanitation.

3. Assists the Concessions Management team with the hiring, disciplining, motivating, and development of employees.

4. Communicates issues with the appropriate personnel.

5. Participates in departmental unit management meetings.

6. Works as a team member with UMD management staff to encourage cooperation, coordination, and consistency amongst UMD, the University of Montana, and the community.

7. Contributes to event-week responsibilities and duties.

8. Oversees employees, operation, money, and guest relations for a specific stand.

Requirements of the Student Service Supervisor

1. Currently registered UM Student taking at least six credit hours.

2. Completion of the UMD Student Leadership Certification course.

3. Ability to work as needed evenings, weekends, and holidays.

4. Ability to work a minimum of 12 hours per week including the weekend shift. (Or as assigned in UM Concessions or University Catering depending on events and the availability of work.)

5. Ability to use or learn standard Microsoft Office computer applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.

6. Must have a positive attitude and excellent communication and interpersonal skills used to establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with co-workers, subordinates, guests and all other team members.

7. The Student Service Supervisor must be able to work in a stressful environment, resolve guest service issues or complaints, and address workplace conflicts with student employees.

8. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

9. Must be able to physically perform all student jobs within the unit.

Weekly duties include

· Have a working knowledge of and adhere to the UM Cash-Handling Policy and procedures.

· Operate a self-sufficient stand during events. Openings, closings, and event operations.

· Directly supervise stand employees for the duration of events.

· Follow the directions and instructions of the Event Managers (Student Managers, Concessions Manager and Concessions Assistant Manager).

· Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of entire area at all times.

· Provide positive leadership and training for all employees and continually strive to improve management and supervision abilities.

· Prior to Football games, Stand Supervisors coordinate with the UM Concessions Management team in order to make sure that their stands have everything prior to football game day. This includes filling stands in Washington Grizzly Stadium to stock levels of product and replace used cleaning supplies. Stand Supervisors are responsible for keeping their supplies stocked and accounted for at all times

· Game Day runners: A few Stand Supervisors are game day runner(s) which are available to assist the Event Managers. These few are fully aware of the layout of the stadium, the location of products in the WGS storage areas, and the overall workings of each stand. During events they are an extra pair of hands to deliver product to stands especially water and hot cocoa during the appropriate seasons. Also, when needed they are the back-up supervisors for stands when a Stand Supervisor is unavailable.

The UM Concessions Student Admin must provide exceptional guest service, have a positive attitude and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, communicate in an accurate and productive manner, be able to understand and follow instructions, have the ability to learn basic processes to complete daily tasks, be able to work independently and as part of a team, ability to perform general cleanup, and show ability and willingness to adapt to the daily needs of the unit.

Must be a currently registered student taking at least 6 credits. Computer skills, organizational, time management skills, along with the ability to be detail oriented are also required. 

*Hours may potentially vary due to state and/or federal COVID-19 restrictions on athletics and events.

General Description of Responsibilities

A student in the position of Student Admin is expected to:

1. Reports to the classified supervisor and provides guest service support to the operation.

2. Independently complete assigned tasks and duties to the highest standards with minimal supervision.

3. Perform their assigned roles and be able to learn and accomplish new assignments effectively.

4. Provide positive, professional guest service through in-person guest contact, effective telephone interactions, and/or email communications.

5. Communicate effectively with staff verbally, and in writing.

6. Demonstrate complete understanding of the Student Handbook, hiring, and scheduling procedures.

7. Create and maintain a positive work environment and improve student employee morale through effective communication.

Requirements of the Student Admin:

1. Currently registered UM Student taking at least six credit hours.

2. Must have excellent writing and communication skills, advanced computer skills, and a working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office Suite computer applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

3. Must have a positive attitude and excellent communication and interpersonal skills used to establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with co-workers, guests and all other team members.

4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

We have a great resume-building opportunity for you! The Food Zoo is currently recruiting for a Student Manager to join our fun and friendly student staff for employment starting next fall semester 2021. Seeking a personable, responsible, and confident individual to oversee employees, operations, cash handling, and guest relations for the Food Zoo Dining Room.

General Description of Responsibilities
A student in the position of Student Manager is expected to:

1. Provide outstanding guest service and production support for the Food Zoo through effective supervision of student and classified staff.

2. In the absence of a classified Manager or Assistant Manager the Student Manager will act as a supervisor by overseeing the Food Zoo and make decisions as necessary to manage the food operation. This may include emergency response as required by circumstances.

3. Be responsible for assisting with student personnel functions including hiring scheduling, training and development, shift supervision, evaluation, and performance management.

4. Maintain exceptional standards for food quality and presentation of menu items.

5. Create and maintain a positive work environment and improve student employee morale by providing direction, training, effective communication, and leadership by example.

6. Create and maintain a safe and sanitary work environment by ensuring that all sanitation, food handling, time and temperature controls, and safety regulations are followed at all times.

7. Assist in the development and presentation of UDS special events.

8. Work evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Occasionally the work schedule will change to accommodate special events.

9. Work with management staff on scheduling the student workforce.

10. Contribute to the success of UDS as an active member of the Student Leadership Team.

Requirements of the Student Manager/Food Zoo

1. Currently registered UM Student taking at least six credit hours.

2. Completion of the UMD Student Leadership Certification course.

3. Completion of one semester as a UDS Student Supervisor.

4. Ability to work an 8 hour shift on the weekends.

5. Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week including weekend shift.

6. Ability to use or learn standard Microsoft Office computer applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.

7. You must have a positive attitude and excellent communication and interpersonal skills used to establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with co-workers, subordinates, guests and all other team members.

8. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

9. Must be able to physically perform all student jobs within the unit.


UMCD Coffee Shops is hiring for Fall Semester 2021! Come join the fun and friendly student staff at multiple UMCD coffee venues. Rate of pay is $11.50 per hour. Seeking personable, responsible, and confident individuals to oversee employees, operations, cash handling, and guest relations for the coffee shops. Must complete the UM Campus Dining Student Leadership Certification course within 6 months of hire. Must be currently registered UM student taking at least 6 credits. Start date will be August 30th.

Important: students must be able to work at least 15 hours between the times of 8am and 3pm. Any students who do not have this availability will not be considered for leadership positions, but students with less availability may still apply under the general application.

General Description of Responsibilities

A student in the position of Student Service Supervisor/Coffee Operations is expected to:

1. Provide outstanding guest service and production support for multiple coffee operations through effective supervision of student and classified staff.

2. In the absence of a classified Manager, Assistant Manager or the Student Manager, the Student Service Supervisor will act as a supervisor by overseeing the assigned coffee operation and make decisions as necessary to manage the operation. This may include emergency response as required by circumstances.

3. Be responsible for assisting with student personnel functions including training and development, shift supervision, evaluation, and performance management.

4. Maintain exceptional standards for food quality and presentation of menu items.

5. Create and maintain a positive work environment and improve student employee morale by providing direction, training, effective communication, and leadership by example.

6.  Create and maintain a safe and sanitary work environment by ensuring that all sanitation,
 food handling, time and temperature controls, and safety regulations are followed at all times.

7. Work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Occasionally the work schedule will change to
  accommodate special events.

8.  Contribute to the success of UDS as an active member of the Student Leadership Team.

Requirements of the Student Service Supervisor/ Food Court

1. Currently registered UM Student taking at least six credit hours.

2. Completion of the UDS Student Leadership Certification course.

3. Completion of one semester as a UDS Student Supervisor.

4. Ability to work on the weekends and in the evenings.

5. Ability to work a minimum of 12 hours per week including the weekend shift.

6. Ability to use or learn standard Microsoft Office computer applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.

7. Expert knowledge of UDS Cash Handling Policy and Procedure and ability to run a Black Board POS system.




UMCD Coffee Shops is hiring for Fall Semester 2021! This is an advanced position within UMCD, starting at $12.00 per hour. The chosen candidate must complete the UM Campus Dining Student Leadership Certification course within 6 months of being hired. Start date will be August 30th.

Important: students must be able to work at least 15 hours between the times of 8am and 3pm. Any students who do not have this availability will not be considered for leadership positions, but students with less availability may still apply under the general application. 


General Description of Responsibilities

A student in the position of Student Service Supervisor/Coffee Operations is expected to:

1. Provide outstanding guest service and production support for multiple coffee operations through effective supervision of student and classified staff.

2. In the absence of a classified Manager, Assistant Manager or the Student Manager, the Student Service Supervisor will act as a supervisor by overseeing the assigned coffee operation and make decisions as necessary to manage the operation. This may include emergency response as required by circumstances.

3. Be responsible for assisting with student personnel functions including training and development, shift supervision, evaluation, and performance management.

4. Maintain exceptional standards for food quality and presentation of menu items.

5. Create and maintain a positive work environment and improve student employee morale by providing direction, training, effective communication, and leadership by example.

6.  Create and maintain a safe and sanitary work environment by ensuring that all sanitation,
 food handling, time and temperature controls, and safety regulations are followed at all times.

7. Work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Occasionally the work schedule will change to
  accommodate special events.

8.  Contribute to the success of UDS as an active member of the Student Leadership Team.

Requirements of the Student Service Supervisor/ Food Court

1. Currently registered UM Student taking at least six credit hours.

2. Completion of the UDS Student Leadership Certification course.

3. Completion of one semester as a UDS Student Supervisor.

4. Ability to work on the weekends and in the evenings.

5. Ability to work a minimum of 12 hours per week including the weekend shift.

6. Ability to use or learn standard Microsoft Office computer applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.

7. Expert knowledge of UDS Cash Handling Policy and Procedure and ability to run a Black Board POS system.

8. Must have a positive attitude and excellent communication and interpersonal skills used to establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with co-workers, subordinates, guests and all other team members.

9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

10. Must be able to physically perform all student jobs within the unit.

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