Student Employment

Effective January 3, 2023:

Hourly Pay Rates for Student Employees

  • Level 1:  $11.00
  • Level 2:  $12.00
  • Level 3:  $13.25
  • Level 4:  $14.00
  • Level 5:  $14.75
  • Level 6:  $15.00
  • Level 7:  $16.50

Each student employee who works a minimum of a four-hour shift, per day, receives a free meal.

Student benefits working for Culinary Services include: 

  • Competitive pay starting at $11-$12/hr. 
  • Free meal for every shift worked
  • Very flexible schedule with up to 25 hours per work week 
  • Valuable resume enhancing experience 
  • $0.20 semesterly raises with good work performance and policy adherence
  • Advancement opportunity 
  • Meet a variety of people on campus
  • Refer A Friend program: Earn $25 Bobcat Cash if you refer a friend and they work for Culinary Services for at least 8 weeks

See complete details in the Culinary Services Student Employee Handbook



The Student Employee Referral Program


If a student refers two new hires, they will receive $25 in Bobcat Cash as soon as the new hires begins working.

If both new hires work at least 4 hours, every week for 8 straight weeks (not including academic breaks) the referrer will receive an additional $50 in Bobcat cash, AND each of the referrals will receive $25 in Bobcat Cash.

This program will also go in effect on September 25, 2022.

Venue-specific Employment Opportunities

  • Dining Courts

    Preparation and serving of three meals a day (2 on Sunday) in two Dining Courts, Nelson and The District on West Green, throughout the academic year.

    Jobs include:

    • Server/transporter
    • Food prep/stocker
    • Dining room/concept clean up
    • Dishroom & pots and pans
  • Campus Markets

    Join in one of our three campus markets (convenience stores) at Nelson, Boyd and Jefferson Marketplace.

    Jobs include:

    • Stocker
    • Inventory
    • Cashier
    • Barista at Jefferson's OHIO Cafe
    • Deli worker at Jefferson's Brick City Deli
    • Smoothie bar attendee at Boyd Market
  • Baker University Center

    Baker University Center (BUC) venues include West 82, Latitude 39, and OHIO Catering. In these BUC retail operations jobs are:

    • Server
    • Hostess
    • Bartender Cashier Kitchen help/prep
    • Kitchen cleanup
    • Stocker
  • Central Food Facility

    Central Food Facility houses a large-scale bakery, vegetable preparation kitchen, central supply kitchen, and warehouse.

    Jobs include:

    • Bakery staff
    • Vegetable preparation staff
    • Dishroom staff
  • Cafes

    Come be a barista in one of our four campus cafes on the Athens campus:

    • Alden Library - Cafe Bibliotech
    • Baker University Center - Front Room Cafe
    • Academic and Research Center - ARC Cafe
    • Heritage Hall College of Medicine - Cafe at Factory Street

Culinary Locations

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Contact Us

For information regarding employment opportunities, please email us at Once you complete an application, please allow a week for our staff to determine if there are any positions that need to be filled.

Apply now for a position with Ohio University Culinary Services!