Ohio University

Student Employment

Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment with Culinary Services.  We look forward to having you join our team!



employee handbook

Culinary Services can offer you a paycheck and more. Consider the following benefits received by all of Culinary Services' student employees:

  • Starting wages range from $8.80 to $9.65/hr. Earn $1.00/hr. more for working hard-to-fill bonus shifts.
    • Jobs at Central Food Facility, West 82, and all Dining Courts pay 50 cents more per hour than Campus Markets and Campus Cafes. All OHIO Catering jobs start at $9.65/hr.
  • We will schedule your work around your classes and you may work up to 25 hours per week (per Ohio University policy).
  • Advancement to student leader positions will earn you a base rate of $9.35 to $9.85/hr. plus earned raises and free meals when you work.
  • Earn pay increases based on longevity.
  • Valuable work experience for your resume.
  • Awards and recognition for outstanding work.
  • Chances to meet a variety of people (we employ over 1,700 student workers!).

Specific departmental duties include:

  • Preparation and serving of three meals a day (2 on Sunday) in two Dining Courts throughout the academic year.
  • Operation of Campus Markets (convenience stores) at Nelson, Boyd and Jefferson Marketplace.
  • Operation of all retail concepts in Baker University Center. These include: the Front Room Coffeehouse, Latitude 39 (a casual dining restaurant) and West 82 Food Court with the following concepts: Southwest/Mexican, Italian/Pizza, N.Y. Deli, Grill, Grab N Go, and a salad/soup station.
  • Operation of five Campus Cafes (conveniently located across OHIO's campus).
  • Banquet and catering services for university organizations and the general public.
  • Assistance in the administration of the Bobcat Cash debit card system.
  • Administration of all campus vending contracts, including residence hall laundries.
  • Purchasing of all food products.
  • Staff training and development.
  • Support of the University's academic mission through internships and field experience.


FACT: In 2017, more than 59 percent of all Culinary Services student employees had a GPA of 3.0 or higher!

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

"Students who work a moderate amount of hours (15 hours per week or less) do better than students who do not work at all. They have less debt, higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate on time."

- Alan J. McMillan
Excerpt from: The Athens News (8-11-14)


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An employment eligibility verification form (I-9) must be completed by all new employees hired at Ohio University. Please ensure that you bring the appropriate identification materials to complete the hiring process!

All employees must present a document, or combination of documents, if applicable, from List A, which shows both identity and employment authorization; or one document from List B, which shows only identity, and one document from List C, which shows only employment authorization.

LIST A: Documents That Establish Both Identity and Employment Authorization All documents must be unexpired.

  1. U.S. Passport or Passport Card
  2. Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form 1-551)
  3. Foreign passport that contains a temporary 1-551 stamp or temporary 1-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa (MRIV)
  4. Employment Authorization Document (Card) that contains a photograph (Form 1-766)
  5. In the case of a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with Form 1-94 or Form I-94A bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien's nonimmigrant status, as long as the period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form
  6. Passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form 1-94 or Form I-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI

LIST B: Documents That Establish Identity All documents must be unexpired.

For individuals 18 years of age or older:

  1. Driver's license or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address
  2. ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address
  3. School ID card with a photograph
  4. Voter's registration card
  5. U.S. military card or draft record
  6. Military dependent's ID card
  7. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  8. Native American tribal document
  9. Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority

    For persons under age 18 who are unable to present a document listed above:
  10. School record or report card
  11. Clinic, doctor, or hospital record
  12. Day-care or nursery school record

LIST C: Documents That Establish Employment Authorization All documents must be unexpired.

  1. A Social Security Account Number card unless the card includes one of the following restrictions:
    3. VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION NOTE: A copy (such as a metal or plastic reproduction) is not acceptable.
  2. Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form FS-545)
  3. Certification of Report of Birth issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form DS-1350)
  4. Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal
  5. Native American tribal document
  6. U.S. Citizen Identification Card (Form 1-197)
  7. Identification Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
  8. Employment authorization document issued by DHS