Jobs at UC Santa Cruz Dining

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Student Positions - Earn While You Learn

Working at UC Santa Cruz Dining provides students with real world job skills and life experience. You’ll make new friends, earn money, and have the safety and security of working next door to where you live!

  • Work-study and non work-study students are welcome to apply
  • Students are permitted to work a maximum of 19.5 hours per week, and a minimum of 9 hours per week
  • Hours are available in the early morning, afternoon, evening, late night, and weekends
  • We have an ongoing training program that provides opportunities to advance to Student Supervisor after 2 quarters of employment. This opportunity is available to students who demonstrate responsibility and leadership qualities and wish to earn a higher salary.

Apply now to work in one of our dining halls, in our catering department, or at one of our retail locations. Visit the UCSC Career Center Employee Request System ( and search for the job number of your choice:

Dining Halls:

  • Colleges Nine & Ten - 2835
  • Cowell/Stevenson - 2831
  • Crown/Merrill - 2830
  • Porter/Kresge - 2833
  • Rachel Carson/Oakes - 2832

Hospitality Services:

  • Catering - 4327
  • Perk Coffee Bars - 6249
  • Terra Fresca - 8198

Retail Locations:

  • Banana Joe's - 8001
  • College Eight Cafe - 7847
  • Oakes Cafe - 5371
  • Owl's Nest Cafe - 5370
  • Stevenson Coffee House - 8192

Dning Administration:

  • Admin Assistant - 7892

 Dining Hall StaffCareer Staff Positions 

UC Santa Cruz Dining is a self-operated department under the Colleges, Housing and Educational Services organization. This multi-funded organization of the Business and Administrative Services division at UC Santa Cruz provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services and facilities, employee housing, capital planning, business and financial analysis, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, and ID card services. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children, and external constituents.

Dining employees over 200 professional staff with a wide variety of skill sets. To learn more about open positions and/or to apply for a dining staff position, visit the campus employement webpage.