Employment

Earn $10.50+/hour - Enjoy free meals - Join our team

Dining Services is the biggest employer on campus, hiring hundreds of seasonal workers a year and maintaining a staff of thousands. Employees that choose to work for Dining Services experience a great work environment with competitive pay and chances for advancement. Our staff is the driving force behind our progressive programming and the continuation of our award-winning dining program.

Dining Services offers many benefits to salary and wage employees.

Gain Opportunities for Advancement

As a salary or wage employee, you will gain valuable career skills in leadership, teamwork, professional responsibility, and customer service. Some employees who worked for us have advanced to become operations managers or associate directors for the Virginia Tech dining program.

Free Meal Voucher for each Shift Worked

With every shift you work, you will receive a free meal voucher to use in selected dining locations. Not only does Dining Services pay you for your hard work, they also want to make sure that you are eating well.

Flexible Hours

Dining Services offers flexible hours that work around your schedule.

Competitive Starting Rate

Dining Services offers a competitive starting rate for salary and wage employees.

Experience from an Award-winning Program

Dining Services maintains a tradition of award-winning programming, venues, and service. In the last five years, more than 50 colleges and businesses have visited our facilities to see a successful university dining program in action.

To apply for a job at one of the dining centers, submit an electronic applicationDining Services no longer accepts paper applications for dining positions. If you have questions about salary or wage employment, you may contact any dining unit, email sheltb@vt.edu, or call Human Resources at 540-231-5039 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Virginia Tech's Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement is available online. 

Submit an application online.

Dining Services offers many benefits to students who need extra money or want to gain practical job experience while attending Virginia Tech. Students gain valuable skills and establish a good work ethic that will assist them in their employment endeavors following graduation.

Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled in a degree-granting program with a minimum of 6 credits/hours per semester to be eligible to work for Dining Services. The average full-time student works 15 hours per week, however students can work less or more to best fit their needs and schedule.

Stay On Campus

Virginia Tech has 14 dining centers, which offer many employment opportunities for students. The on-campus location makes traveling to work easy for students taking classes on campus. The Blacksburg Transit bus system runs daily, providing a convenient and safe commute to work.

Flexible Hours

As a Virginia Tech student, academics should be your number one priority. That's why Dining Services offers flexible hours that work around your class schedule. Dining managers work with you to make sure that your education comes first.

Get Free Food with Every Shift

With every shift you work, you will receive a free meal voucher to use in selected dining locations. Not only does Dining Services pay you for your hard work, they also want to make sure that you are eating well.

Get Paid $10.50 per Hour

Dining Services offers a starting pay of $10.50 per hour and Personal Touch Catering, our on-campus catering service, starts at $10.75 per hour. The starting pay for other local restaurants averages around only $8-9 per hour. Not only will you save money on gas, but you will also earn over 15 percent more money.

In order to begin employment with Virginia Tech Dining Services, students will need to provide proper ID and documentation to their hiring manager. Make sure you bring the original documents needed with you from home to get you started as quickly as possible. A full list of acceptable documents can be found here.