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Campus Dining Hiring Event & Open Interviews

Apply now Job no: 498917
Work type: Limited - 9 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Food Service

Join us for our Campus Dining Hiring Event & Open Interviews

UWP Dining Services is busy for the summer of 2024.  Not only are we hosting the Wisconsin Badgers for pre-season football practice, our summer activities are at an all-time high! 

When: Tuesday, July 23rd from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery

0400 Ullsvik Hall, Ground Floor

30 S. Hickory St., Platteville, WI 53818


  • On-the-spot interviews, food, and fun!
  • Temporary full-time and part-time opportunities available
  • Resumes not required

Temporary Dining Employees

Dining employees work in the Student Dining Centers across campus maintaining a pleasant and clean atmosphere.  They will provide support in keeping all areas working efficiently, clean, and sanitized during meal periods. May serve food, assist with catering events, food preparation, and provide excellent service to dining patrons (students, staff, community members). 

  • Competitive wage
  • Varying shift times and hours available
  • Flexible schedules
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Reduced rate at the Pioneer Activity Center
  • Discounted meal rate
  • Access to beautiful campus

Open Positions

  • Food Service Assistant ($15/hour)
  • Cook ($17/hour)
  • Barista ($17/hour)


  • Adheres to federal, state, and local food safety regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Cleans, inspects, and maintains kitchen equipment and work areas.
  • Performs routine food preparation activities such as portioning, chopping food, and serving food to customers according to specifications.
  • Assists and guides student workers.
  • Prepares a variety of basic and complex dishes and drinks.
  • Greets customers, answers questions, and provides basic information regarding food preparation and associated activities.
  • Exhibits safe utensil and equipment usage at all times. Including, but not limited to, knife, meat slicers, gadgets, stove, oven, coffee machine, etc.
  • Maintains a customer focus at all times, and provide only the highest levels of service.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • HS Diploma/GED or currently enrolled in high school and are at least 16 years of age. 
  • Able to stand long periods of time
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. or more on a regular basis
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to reach department goals and expectations

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

We understand food is a very important part of a student's lifestyle. Dining Services strives to deliver a variety of options to satisfy all appetites. We have eight different dining locations on campus, with a diverse, quality selection of items at reasonable costs. We also know healthy eating is an important aspect and we strive to provide healthy options at all locations - whether it's for students, faculty, staff, and/or guests.

We are much more than what most of our visitors see daily. On top of the multiple dining locations on campus, Dining Services:

  • Has a professional catering team that serves meetings, weddings, banquets, and private parties, both on and off campus
  • Provides meals for the Children's Center on campus
  • Distributes food to the Grant County Nutrition for the Elderly, which has six different sites in the county
  • Supports efforts of the student-run food pantry on campus, Pioneer Provisions
  • Hydroponics lab on campus changes how close our locally grown lettuce and spinach is for all dining locations

We are a self-operated food service creating community and relationships through staff who are passionate about providing the best experience in campus dining. Whether it’s friends meeting for a meal, a comfort food that takes you back home, or being part of our food service team; Dining Services is here to make the campus dining experience one to fully enjoy.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal or at our Campus Dining Hiring Event on Tuesday, July 23rd from 2pm to 6pm! Applications will be accepted until positions have been filled. 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume (if available)
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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