Student Employment

Michigan Dining Employment

Want a job that will teach you new skills and keep UM running?

Work with us! A job with Michigan Dining teaches you fundamental customer service, strategy, planning, and leadership skills that will transfer to any job or internship in your future. On top of that, there are constantly new opportunities to advance within our organization, giving you an impressive resume to present to future employers.

Add in competitive wages, free food with your shifts, and the opportunity to build your culinary skills and you have the perfect recipe for a student job!

Why Work for Us?

  • Free meal when you work a 3-hour shift
  • Opportunities to advance to leadership positions such as Student Coordinator and Student Manager
  • Valuable work experience to add to your resume
  • Competitive wages
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Schedules that work around your classes
  • Opportunities to be a part of focus groups concerning Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Wellness, Student Staff Development, and more
  • Convenient on-campus locations
  • Valuable work experience to add to your resume
  • Learn important job skills including interpersonal communications, team dynamics, dependability and time management
  • No previous experience required (for most positions)

Available Positions

Dining Service Worker

Dining Service Worker – $11.00/hr

Michigan Dining Employment Dining Hall

Job Description:

Looking for a job that offers a flexible schedule, a fun and welcoming environment, opportunities for advancement into leadership positions, and a place to be around great people and even better food?

Join the award-winning Michigan Dining team as a Dining Service Worker in one of our seven public dining halls across campus. Michigan Dining strives to be the leader and best in culinary excellence and as a Dining Service Worker you will play a critical role in the customer experience. From greeting guests, to assisting in the preparation and plating of food, to maintaining the presentation of the dining halls, we have a variety roles and will find the right one for you!

Academic Term(s):


Hours per Week:

10 – 29


Multiple Locations

Resume Required?



Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

Wait Staff

Wait Staff – $12.00/hr

Michigan Dining Employment Catering

Job Description:

Michigan Catering delivers fresh and delicious food, creative menu ideas, beautiful presentations, and excellent customer service—whether for a continental breakfast for 15 guests, a wedding reception for 400 guests, a reception for up to 3000 guests—or anything in between.

As a server in Michigan Catering, you will play an intricate role in the guest experience from event set-up, serving the guests, and event breakdown after everyone leaves. Servers need to be able to work closely with other student employees, and must be able to interact with guests, solve problems, work as a team, and manage time efficiently – all with a positive attitude!

Schedules are flexible based on events; however you must be available to work on weekends.

No previous experience required.

Academic Term(s):


Hours per Week:

Up to 29 hours/week with flexible scheduling


Multiple Locations

Resume Required?



Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

Retail Cashier/Sales Clerk

Retail Cashier/Sales Clerk – $10.00/hr

Michigan Dining Employment Retail

We are not currently hiring for this position but we will be August 2019! Check back then for info on this sweet gig.

Program Staff

Program Staff – $11.00/hr

Program Staff Employment - Michigan Dining

Job Description

Database support:

CBORD-Update Pricing & items in FSS

  • Create Recipes & Items
  • Print, Proof read Standard Item reports for recipes, maintain files

Ingredient database

  • Research product ingredients
  • Input ingredients into FSS database

Specification Information-

  • Maintain information in FSS database

Nutrition information & Signage

  • Assist Nutrition Program graduate students with office support functions

Office support:

  • Filing, mailings, photocopying, organization of storage areas
  • Other duties as requested

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good Communication skills, written and Oral
  • Attention to detail especially numbers
  • Self-directed
  • Prefer a two-year commitment

Academic Term: 


Hours per week: 

Fall/Winter 10-15 hours & Spring/Summer 32-40 hours