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Student Employment

Join our team and see why Dining Services is the best place to work on campus!

Why work for us?

Flexible schedules

We'll work with you to create a schedule that fits you and your classes.

Free Meal with any shift

We know it can be hard to stretch your money, so we offer a free meal with each shift.


We start all of our student workers at $7.75 per hour. There is also room for advancement by becoming part of our student leadership team.

How to Apply

Go to

Select "UK Jobs: Search and Apply"

Select "Create an Application" and create a "Student Employment Application"

After completing the application, from the UK Applicant Site home page, Select "Student Jobs"

When the listing appears, go to the first column and click the arrow box beside Job Title, to create an alphabetical listing. Scroll through the listings until you find Dining Sudent Worker - NWS.

Click the restaurant listings where you are interested in applying to read the job description. If you decide to apply for the opening, click Apply For This Posting.

After you apply, you should be contacted by a hiring official.


We look forward to having you on our team!



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The Department of Dining Services strives to be a responsible campus partner.
As a partner, we: provide a healthy, fresh and attractive dining service that is responsive to the changing desires of students, staff, faculty, and guests; encourage community development and campus involvement through communication, creative programming, and relevant facilities; operate in a fiscally viable manner while providing affordably priced food; educate the community in regards to nutrition, sustainability, and Kentucky Proud® products; create partnerships between dining services and academic programs; provide a flexible catering program that meets the needs of both student groups and campus groups; and provide services convenient to the campus community.