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.

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.

$1,000 Bonus!

  • During the 2019-2020 Academic year, Dining Services will be offering a $1,000 bonus for our student employees. In order to receive this bonus, student employees must meet the following criteria:
    • Start or continue employment with Dining Services between August 16, 2019 and October 1, 2019
    • Work 500 hours or more from August 16, 2019 – April 30, 2020 (equals out to an average of 16 hours per week)
    • Have continuous employment throughout that time period and be an active current employee on April 30, 2020
  • During the wage pay period of April 16 – April 30, 2020, those that qualify will receive a $1,000 bonus added to that pay check which they will receive on May 15, 2020.

Virginia Tech is looking to hire dynamic and diverse candidates to fill a variety of salary and wage positions. Apply now and start your future today.

Application Instructions

  • Gather all documents needed to complete the application process before starting. Suggested information includes your complete education history, references, employment information, and any electronic documents you plan to attach to your application.
  • Go to the Jobs at VT website and select the "Search Jobs" section in the right side bar. Enter "Dining" into the Keywords section at the top of the page and seclect "Search".
  • To view a job posting, select "View" and then "Apply for This Job" if you wish to apply for the position.
  • If you are a new user, select "Create Account" on the left side and complete your electronic application. Your application will be stored in a secure environment and will be accessible for future job interests. Once your application is complete, you must then apply for a particular opening to be considered.

    Note: The more information you provide on your application, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities, and qualifications. Attaching a resume does not substitute for completing the application form (both must be completed to be considered for employment).

  • When creating your application, you must choose a unique user name and password. Use this log-in to view the status of your application, update applications, or withdraw from consideration. Once you submit an application you will receive a confirmation number and you will not be able to make further changes to your application for that position. If you have questions call Human Resources at 540-231-2784 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Need help applying? Come to the new Hiring Resource Center in room 2450 at the North End Center. It's open Monday 8-10 am, Wednesday 4-6 pm, and Friday 11 am-1pm.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation. Individuals desiring accommodations in the application process are requested to call Virginia Tech Personnel Services at 540-231-5301, or 711 for individuals with hearing or speech limitations.

During the 2019-2020 Academic year, Dining Services will be offering a $1,000 bonus for our student employees. In order to receive this bonus, student employees must meet the following criteria:

  • Start or continue employment between August 16, 2019 and October 1, 2019
  • Work 500 hours or more from August 16, 2019 – April 30, 2020 (equals out to an average of 16 hours per week)
  • Have continuous employment throughout that time period and be an active current employee on April 30, 2020
  • If starting August 16-23, you must work an average of 16.13 hours/week to make it to 500 hours for bonus.
  • If starting August 24-30,you must work an average of 16.57 hours/week to make it to 500 hours for bonus.
  • If starting August 31-September 6, you must work an average of 17.24 hours/week to make it to 500 hours for bonus.
  • If starting September 7-13,you must work an average of 17.56 hours/week to make it to 500 hours for bonus.
  • If starting September 14-20, you must work an average of 18.52 hours/week to make it to 500 hours for bonus.
  • If starting September 21-27, you must work an average of 19.23 hours/week to make it to 500 hours for bonus.
  • If starting September 28-October 1, you must work an average of 20.00 hours/week to make it to 500 hours for bonus.

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.